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Computer Studies: Microsoft Excel Entry-Level Certificate Computer Studies Total Units: 3
Term Effective: Fall 2018


The Computer Studies: Microsoft Excel Entry-Level Skills Certificate provides an entry-level course of study in Microsoft Excel. This course of study helps prepare the student to take the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) industry-standard exam in Microsoft Excel. A person who passes the Excel MOS exam has earned a certification that validates entry-level skills in creating and editing a workbook with multiple sheets for a variety of purposes and situations. Examples include professional-looking budgets, team performance charts, sales invoices, and exercise logs. Candidate roles might include students, clerical workers, bookkeepers, instructors, and others. This certificate stacks with the Computer Studies: Microsoft Office Specialist Certificate, which builds on this certificate to add more advanced Office skills.

More information about Computer Studies programs can be found at the Computer Studies Department website.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  1. Create, edit, and format Excel worksheets;
  2. Organize multiple worksheets and workbooks;
  3. Use advanced Excel tools such as macros and VBA, Solver, Scenarios, PivotTables and Pivot Charts.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Computer Studies: Microsoft Excel Entry-Level Certificate program are:

  • Complete 3 units from
    • Computer Studies: Microsoft Excel Entry-Level Requirements

Computer Studies: Microsoft Excel Entry-Level Requirements - complete 3.00 units
CS 61.11AMicrosoft Excel, Part 11.50
CS 61.11BMicrosoft Excel, Part 21.50

Term Effective: Fall 2018

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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