Microsoft Office Essentials


Program Number: 901031CERT

Credits: 6

Area of Study: Business

Delivery Method:
100% Online*
Some Online / Some In Person*

Estimated Program Cost:

Tuition - $846.00
Materials/Supplemental Costs
Other Costs
Total Estimated Program Costs*:

Madison College developed the Microsoft Office Essentials to help you get hired, earn a promotion or update your skills for work in today's modern offices. Completing the Microsoft Office Essentials 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 Essentials certificate can attend part time and some courses are also available in a bilingual format.

Microsoft Office Essentials certificate classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

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

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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.


Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2021-2022 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

Current and newly admitted program students, go directly to your Degree Progress Report to view:

  • Progress toward your specific requirements
  • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

If you have questions after reviewing your degree progress report (advisement report), please see Advising Services.


There are currently no Transfer Partnerships for this program. Review our Transfer Opportunities page for information on all Madison College transfer options.


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

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

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Flexible Learning Options

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