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Office Technology

Office technology programs at HCC

Optimize your modern office technology skills and your earning potential with the convenience and support of HCC's Office Technology program.

The Business & Computer Systems Division on the main Columbia campus boasts unique Office Technology college courses to prepare those entering or re-entering the workforce to meet the demands of modern office technology.

The open-entry learning format offers the convenience and flexibility of completing courses without traditional classroom instruction and lectures, but with one-on-one instruction when you need it. Work in the Office Technology classroom, the student computer labs, or online from home.

Most of the coursework may be done outside of the classroom except for any graded speed and accuracy tests. You set your own pace to complete the coursework within the 14 week semester window.

Both the open-entry and online courses are available to learn specific computer and office skills, or to earn credentials or degree credits in a variety of specializations, including: 

  • Microsoft Certifications
    Certification Skills Gained HCC Credit Courses to Prepare

    Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)

    Validates fundamental technology skills and knowledge in three primary areas: Developer, Database, and IT Professional.

    CMSY 105 Managing and Maintaining PCs and Mobile Devices I

    CMSY 106 Managing and Maintaining PCs and Mobile Devices II

    CMSY 128 Introduction to HTML

    CMSY 156 Introduction to Python

    CMSY 162 Intro to Network Security Systems

    CMSY 166 Java I

    CMSY 167 Java II

    CMSY 168 Developing for the Web

    CMSY 172 Intro to Programming with JavaScript

    CMSY 205 Advanced JavaScript

    CMSY 219 Operating Systems

     

    Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)

    Demonstrates ability to command the full features and functionality of Microsoft Office.

    CMSY 101 Beginning Spreadsheets (Excel 2016)

    CMSY 102 Beginning Word Processing (Word 2016)

    CMSY 103 Beginning Databases (Access 2016)

    CMSY 104 Advanced Word Processing (Word 2016)

    CMSY 110 Software Applications (MS Office 2016)

    CMSY 116 Digital Presentations (PowerPoint 2016)

    CMSY 117 Advanced Spreadsheets (Excel 2016)

    CMSY 118 Advanced Databases (Access 2016)

    CMSY 127 Microsoft Outlook 2016

    As a benefit of the Free Certiport Test Voucher and GMetrics Practice Software grant, HCC is offering Microsoft Office Specialist/Expert (MOS) and Microsoft Technical Associate (MTA) test vouchers for students who are currently taking or have recently taken any of the aligned courses listed above.

    Contact Cindy Garnsey at cgarnsey@howardcc.edu.

    *Students must pay a $30 proctoring fee per exam; exams must be taken at the HCC Testing Center (RCF359). Vouchers expire August 24th, 2020. Limited supply of vouchers will be distributed.

 
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