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Madison WI 53704

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School of Business and Applied Arts

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1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

CALL: (608) 246-6003 ext. 8
FAX: (608) 243-4754

Business Lab

Microsoft Office Certificate - Core


Program number: 901031CERT


Madison College developed the Microsoft Office Certificate - Core to help you get hired, earn a promotion or update your skills for work in today's modern offices. Completing the Microsoft Office Certificate at Madison College will prepare you to become certified as a Microsoft Office Specialist.

Get credit toward this certificate for your work experience and prior learning.

Program Details

Students in the Microsoft Office – Core Certificate program can attend part time and some courses are also available in a bilingual format.

Microsoft Office – Core Certificate classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

  • Madison - Truax
  • Madison - South
  • Reedsburg
  • Portage
  • Fort Atkinson
  • Watertown 

This program is offered completely online.


To Apply

View the admission requirements for application deadlines, materials and requirements.

After Acceptance

Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at MATC. 


Contact the Enrollment Center at or (608) 246-6210.


The courses listed below outline the requirements for completion for students officially admitted in the 2016-2017 academic year. Requirements for completion may vary depending on the semester in which a student is admitted or may be completed by other equivalent courses. Current/continuing students should consult their Academic Requirements report available through their student account for specific requirements and equivalent courses.

Microsoft Office Certificate Core

1 credits


Madison College's Microsoft Office - Core Certificate graduates are ready for a range of professional positions in the field of administration, including:

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Word Processing Specialist
  • Secretarial Assistant
  • Administrative Services Coordinator
  • Program Assistant
  • Clerical Assistant
  • Office Assistant
  • Document Specialist
  • Administrative Clerk
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Office Support Assistant
  • Office Administrator
  • PC Specialist
  • Data Entry Operator
  • Information Assistant
  • Executive Assistant

Students who successfully complete this certificate typically earn $12 to $15 per hour based on their experience and other job skills.

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Flexible Learning Options

Out-of-state students can complete the Microsoft Office Certificate - Core program completely online without paying out-of-state tuition.