Computer Studies: Microsoft Word Entry-Level Certificate Computer Studies Total Units: 3.0

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.

Associate Degree Requirements:

The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:

For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter, a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis, is required for each course applied toward the major.


The Computer Studies: Microsoft Word Entry-Level Skills Certificate provides an entry-level course of study in Microsoft Word. This course of study helps prepare the student to take the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) industry-standard exam in Microsoft Word. A person who passes the Word MOS exam has earned a certification that validates entry-level skills in creating and editing word processing documents. Examples include professional-looking business documents and letters. Candidate roles might include students, clerical workers, writers, 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.

For more information, see the Computer and Information Sciences website.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

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

  1. Create an array of business documents using MS Word.
  2. Utilize a variety of word processing features and functions.
  3. Compose documents with a quality acceptable to professional office standards.
  4. Use advanced features of Microsoft Word to create long and complex documents.
  5. Use advanced editing and formatting techniques.

Program Requirements:

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

  • Complete 3.0 units from
    • Computer Studies: Microsoft Word Entry-Level Requirements

Computer Studies: Microsoft Word Entry-Level Requirements - complete 3.00 units
CS 60.11AMicrosoft Word, Part 11.50
CS 60.11BMicrosoft Word, Part 21.50

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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