90.00 Hours Required

Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills are a requirement in many modern offices and using them well will boost your productivity and effectiveness. Unlock the potential of this powerful suite of tools through this program, and learn about the functions that most casual users don't know about.

You will focus on the core tools that you use; completing any three of the five courses will earn you a Microsoft Office Specialist digital badge from the University of Calgary.

By completion of this program, successful learners will be able to:

  • Use Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint effectively at work
  • Create accurate, useful and user-friendly spreadsheets
  • Design clear and engaging slideshows
  • Compose clear, professional documents

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Microsoft Certification

Learners can also earn a Microsoft Office Specialist Associate certification by passing three associate certification exams (MO-100, MO-200, MO-300), or earn a Microsoft Office Specialist Expert Certification by passing two expert certification exams (MO-101, MO-201).

This program is perfect if you...

  • Want to learn and improve your skills using core Microsoft Office programs
  • Aspire to become a Microsoft Office Specialist Associate or Microsoft Office Specialist Expert

Digital Badge

What will I get?

Students who complete this program will receive a Digital Badge.

Program details


Courses in this program are delivered online using Jasperactive MOS Online. Courses are scheduled at convenient times, allowing you to complete the program at a pace that fits your life.

You should plan on studying and working approximately 8 to 9 hours per week per course.

Online learning fits into busy schedules by taking the learning experience out of the traditional classroom. Students have online access to instructors, fellow learners, and learning materials.

Before taking your first online course, we recommended taking our free course: Digital Skills for Learning Online

3 Courses, 90 Hours

All Continuing Education programs are developed with part-time learners in mind. Microsoft Office Specialist is a 90-hour program.

The length of time it takes to complete this program varies by student. If you take one course per term, you will likely complete the program in 9 months. You will complete the program faster if you take multiple courses per term.

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The approximate cost to complete Microsoft Office Specialist is $1,497.

You do not require a degree or diploma to apply for admission to this program.

To apply, you must meet the following requirements:

Students will be automatically admitted when they register for any of the courses in this program.

Become Microsoft Certified

Learners can earn a Microsoft Office Specialist Associate Certification by passing three associate certification exams:

Learners can also earn a Microsoft Office Specialist Expert Certification by passing two expert certification exams:

Each year, scholarships and awards are given to deserving students not only for their academic achievement, but also for community involvement. Award sponsors include both corporate and private donors.

To apply, you must meet eligibility criteria and submission deadlines. Students in this program may be eligible for the following awards:

It is the student's responsibility to ensure all requirements for graduation are fulfilled.

See Graduation for details.

This program does not qualify students to apply for an international study permit.

International students who wish to live and work in Canada should consider our International Professional Programs.

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