Computer Fundamentals with Microsoft Office

Learn new computer skills, improve the ones you have, and increase your value in the workplace!

The Computer Fundamentals certificate recognizes a student’s achievement in gaining fundamental knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and using computers for business or personal applications. 

Program Overview

Credential Earned:

Computer Fundamentals with Microsoft Office Certification


No. of Classes Required:

4 core courses

2 electives




Computer lab


Contact Information:




Must be at least 16 years of age

Courses in This Program

  • Core Computer Courses
  • Introduction to Business Computing
  • Learn Word in a Day (or 2 Nights!)
  • Learn Excel in a Day (or 2 Nights!)
  • Learn PowerPoint in a Day


Two Electives

Suggested courses: Word Intermediate Features, Word Advanced Features, Excel Intermediate Features, Excel Advanced Features, Advanced PowerPoint, Introduction to Access, or Introduction to Microsoft Project.


What Can I Do When I Complete This Program?

After completing this program, you may pursue a Microsoft Office Power User certificate or you may use your skills to enter or advance a career as an administrative assistant, receptionist, office manager or small business owner.



Administrative assistants in Maryland earn an average annual salary of $42,150*.


* Completing this program does not guarantee this salary.


Who Teaches This Program?

All faculty are experienced educators who are certified and are working professionals. The curriculum for each class is tailored to the most used functions in each software.