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Advanced Office Skills Certificate

Program Requirement Sheet

Certificate Pathway

This is a suggested certificate pathway, a sequence of courses to earn the degree completely online. Please connect with an advisor to customize your program to meet your needs.

- Fall - Winter - Spring - Summer

Quarter 1

Course # Qtr. Offered Course Title Requirements Credits
BSTEC 130       Computer Fundamentals Elective; Offered online and grounded 5
BSTEC 107       Business English Requirement; Offered online and grounded
BSTEC 110 or BSTEC 245 may substitute for BSTEC 107
5

Total: 10 credits

Quarter 2

Course # Qtr. Offered Course Title Requirements Credits
BSTEC 109       Word Requirement; Offered online with optional open lab; Microsoft Office Specialist Certification opportunity
BSTEC 213 may substitute for BSTEC 109
5
BSTEC 211   PowerPoint Elective; Offered online with optional open lab; Microsoft Office Specialist Certification opportunity 5
BSTEC 260     Supervision and Management Requirement; Offered online 5

Total: 15 credits

Quarter 3

Course # Qtr. Offered Course Title Requirements Credits
BSTEC 224       Excel Elective; Offered online with optional open lab; Microsoft Office Specialist Certification opportunity 5
BSTEC 222   Access Elective; Offered online with optional open lab; Microsoft Office Specialist Certification opportunity 5

Total: 10 credits

Grand Total: 45 credits

Important notes that are not included above

BSTEC 211 and 222 alternate quarters. The order these classes are taken may be switched depending on quarter available.

If students need 12 credits per quarter for financial aid, courses can be added from the BSTEC Technology Skills Center. Good options include Outlook BSTEC 210 (2 credits), OneNote BSTEC 134 (2 credits), Publisher BSTEC 209 (1-3 credits).

If Access BSTEC 222, Excel BSTEC 224, and PowerPoint BSTEC 211 are taken as electives, then students have the opportunity to earn Microsoft Office Specialist Certifications in each of these applications. They also earn the 20-credit Office Applications Certificate (551A) from Edmonds CC.

This plan also earns the 20-credit Office Applications Certificate (551A)