At a Glance:

Contact: Shunda Ware
Shunda Ware, Chairperson, Accounting and Business Administrative Technologies
Phone: 404-225-4553
Campus: Main
Department: Academic Affairs, Academic Affairs, Business & Public Service Technologies Division
, Program Chair
Direct: (404) 225-4553


Microsoft Excel Application Professional

Program Overview

The certificate program provides students with the knowledge and skills to perform intermediate and advanced Microsoft Excel.  It provides short-term training and an opportunity for students to gain the skills necessary to obtain the expert user certification.

Minimum Program Length: 2 Semesters

Estimated Program Cost: $2,557

Entrance Requirements

Admissions Requirements
  • Must be 16 years of age
  • Completion of high school or GED and submission of official transcript required to apply
  • Achievement of minimum program admission scores in Reading, English, and Math
  • Transfer of previous post secondary credits will be determined by the registrar
  • Student Performance/Graduation Requirements: Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average and complete all required courses to graduate


Course Overview

Contact Hours
Credit Hours
Curriculum (13 hours)
Occupational Courses (13 hours)
This course covers the knowledge and skills required to use spreadsheet software through course demonstrations, laboratory exercises and projects. Topics and assignments will include: spreadsheet concepts, creating and manipulating data, formatting data and content, creating and modifying formulas, presenting data visually and, collaborating and securing data.
Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include an introduction to computer terminology, the Windows environment, Internet and email, word processing software, spreadsheet software, database software, and presentation software.
Specific Occupational-Guided Electives
Select One of the Following (3 hours)
Emphasizes mathematical concepts found in business situations. Topics include basic mathematical skills, mathematical skills in business related problem solving, mathematical information for documents, graphs, and mathematical problems.
Emphasizes the application of basic mathematical skills used in the solution of occupational and technical problems. Topics include fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportions, measurement and conversion, formula manipulation, technical applications, and basic statistics.