Microsoft Office Specialist Certificate

What Follows is the Program Outline

This program is not designed for students transferring to other colleges or universities. As a rule, courses with a second digit "0" are designed to transfer. Students planning to transfer should consult a Counselor to verify the transferability of courses. Prerequisites for courses are noted in the IVCC Catalog. Program Pre-Admission Information is included if applicable.

Fall Semester

CSP 1203Microsoft Office



CSI 1002Intro To Business Computer Systems


SDT 1203Job Seeking Skills


Spring Semester

CSP 2213Advanced Business Applications I


CSP 2214Advanced Business Applications II


CSO 1202Microsoft Windows


Total Credit Hours: 12

Total Credit Hours: 12

Microsoft Office Specialist prepares students to earn a Microsoft Office Specialist certification which is an internationally recognized credential that demonstrates a high degree of proficiency in computer application skills using Microsoft 365 business applications. Coursework uses Microsoft-approved courseware and prepares learners to take the MOS certification exams.

CSO 1202: Spring only

*CSP 1203 is a pre-requisite to CSP 2213 and CSP 2214 and must be taken prior to enrolling in either course. CSP 1203, CSP 2213, and CSP 2214 are all offered every semester.

Proficiency exams are available for CSP 1203 & CSO 1202. Contact the Workforce Development Division at 815-224-0233 or or speak with a counselor about the available proficiency exams. Course outline provides course description, working outcomes and related competencies.

For additional information please consult any counselor at (815) 224-0360 or, (815) 224-0441.

  **Pending ICCB Approval 4/2024