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Business Technology

Students learn to use Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and the Internet, as well as experiment with the latest tech tools. To showcase their newly acquired skills, each student creates final project to demonstrate the technologies they have mastered.

Motivated students also have the option of participating in the Microsoft Certified Office User Program. Students can earn designation as Microsoft Office Specialists in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and Project. Below is an excerpt from the Microsoft Certified Office User web site:

"The Office Specialist difference"

The Microsoft Office Specialist certification is fundamentally different from other certifications that Microsoft offers. People who pass the Office Specialist exams are frequently employed in professions outside of the computer field. They are real people performing a wide variety of jobs. Whether in a large corporation or a small office, Office Specialists use programs such as Word and Excel to function effectively as administrative assistants, as office managers, and in many other positions that require day-to-day problem-solving skills. The Microsoft Office System of products has helped the Office Specialist meet deadlines, impress managers, and perform work more efficiently. Office Specialists are interested in improving their skills and increasing their opportunities. As more and more employers begin looking for verification of employee software skills, you have no better way to stand out from the crowd than to show your credentials as a specialist in the software that a job requires."