At a Glance:

Contact: Britt Pitre
Britt Pitre, Chair person, Design & Media Technology
Phone: 404-225-4439
Department: Academic Affairs, Academic Affairs, Business & Public Service Technologies Division
, Program Chair
Direct: (404) 225-4439



Microsoft Word Application Professional

Program Overview

The Microsoft Word Application Professional Technical Certificate of Credit program prepares students for employment by meeting the proficiency requirements in today's business environment.  This certificate program provides students with the knowledge and skills to perform word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation applications in an office environment.

Minimum Program Length: 2 Semesters

Estimated Program Cost: $2,266

Entrance Requirements

Admissions Requirements
  • Must be 16 years of age.
  • Official high school or GED transcript is not required to apply, however, you must complete and provide the official high school or GED transcript as a requirement for graduation.  No credential will be awarded until the official transcript is received in the registrar's office.
  • 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 (14 hours)
Occupational Courses (11 hours)
This course covers the knowledge and skills required to use word processing software through course demonstrations, laboratory exercises and projects. Minimal document keying will be necessary as students will work with existing documents to learn the functions and features of the word processing application. Topics and assignments will include: word processing concepts, customizing documents, formatting content, working with visual content, organizing content, reviewing documents, sharing and securing content.
Reinforces the touch system of keyboarding placing emphasis on correct techniques with adequate speed and accuracy and producing properly formatted business documents. Topics include: reinforcing correct keyboarding technique, building speed and accuracy, formatting business documents, language arts, proofreading, and work area management.
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.
Advisor Guided/Approved Electives (3 hours)
This course introduces the touch system of keyboarding placing emphasis on correct techniques. Topics include: computer hardware, computer software, file management, learning the alphabetic keyboard, the numeric keyboard and keypad, building speed and accuracy, and proofreading. Students attain a minimum of 25 GWAM (gross words a minute) on 3-minute timings with no more than 3 errors.
Introduces organization and management concepts of the business world and in the office environment. Topics include business in a global economy, starting and organizing a business, enterprise management, marketing strategies and financial management.