Microsoft Office Certificate - Core


Area of Study: Business

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 

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All courses for this program are offered online and many are offered in person

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To Apply

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

  • Review the admission checklist to learn how to apply to a program or certificate at Madison College.
  • Attend an Academic Information Session to get started in the admission process.
  • Visit MATC to learn more about the Madison College experience including campus tours and program open houses.

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 2019-2020 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:

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

If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.


Madison College's Microsoft Office - Core 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 Certificate - Core program completely online without paying out-of-state tuition.