Prince George's Community College uses the Microsoft Office Suite programs to prepare students for entry-level jobs that require them to quickly produce reports, memos, presentations, databases, and spreadsheets. Microsoft Office is a set of interrelated desktop applications used by most businesses. Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, and PowerPoint are the most commonly used software programs.

Computer Skills for Business Applications Certificate Program

This five-course program is designed to recognize a student's achievement in using a personal computer for general business applications using the Microsoft Office Suite, including applications for word processing, spreadsheets, and data management. The following courses are required to earn the certificate:

  • Introduction to Personal Computers or Introduction to Windows 10.
  • MS Word.
  • MS Excel.
  • MS Access and an Advanced Office Suite Course.
  • MS PowerPoint.

Entry-Level Administrative Assistant Certificate Program

This four-course program recognizes students' achievement in Microsoft Office's procedures and practices. You will learn to provide support by conducting research, handling information requests, performing clerical functions, receiving visitors, arranging conference calls, and scheduling meetings. The following courses are required to earn the certificate: 

  • Applied office skills or computer skills for the workplace.
  • MS Word.
  • MS Excel.
  • MS PowerPoint.
TEC-400 Introduction to Personal Computers with Windows 10     

This course is designed to teach the student the most basic computer skills needed for daily computer operation in a workplace setting in Windows 10. Topics include mouse and keyboarding techniques, navigating around the desktop and within programs, demonstrating the types of programs most commonly used in a work setting, and basic techniques for opening, creating, editing, and saving documents.

$195 (includes a $95 lab fee).

Summer 2024 Session

09181 | 5/7 - 5/16 | 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. | Tue/Thu | CE 113

Fall 2024 Session

11768 | 8/27 - 9/5 | 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. | Tue/Thu | TBA

TEC-401 Applied Office Skills and Procedures

Administrative assistants and secretaries are some of the most in-demand workers in today's business world. Learn how to provide support by making daily routine plans, using phone etiquette, utilizing filing systems, handling information requests, performing clerical functions, receiving visitors, arranging conference calls, and scheduling meetings. You will be taught how to understand and manage Outlook and email basics with administrative skills.

$230* (includes $75 lab fee).

Summer 2024 Session

09183 | 5/21 - 5/30 | 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. | Tue/Thu | CE 113

Fall 2024 Session

11769 | 9/10 - 9/26 | 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. | Tue/Thu | TBA

TEC-402 Introduction to Microsoft Word 2019 - Level 1 (1.8 CEUs)

Topics will include creating and modifying documents, adding, navigating, changing the size or appearance of text, and printing your documents.

$270* (includes a $95 lab fee).

Summer 2024 Session

09187 | 6/4 - 6/20 | 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. | Tue/Thu | CE 113

Fall 2024 Session

11770 | 10/22 - 11/7 | 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. | Tue/Thu | TBA

TEC-404 Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2019 (1.8 CEUs)

Topics include the Excel interface, exploring shortcuts for efficiency, creating worksheets, charts, and graphs, utilizing functions to determine formulas and statistics, and using macros.

$270* (includes a $95 lab fee).

Summer 2024 Session

09189 | 6/25 - 7/16 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Tue/Thu | CE 113

Fall 2024 Session

11771 | 10/22 - 11/7 | 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. | Tue/Thu | TBA

TEC-405 Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2019 - 1.8 CEU

This is the second in the series of courses designed to provide instruction on using the more advanced features of Microsoft Excel 2019. Topics include calculating data with advanced formulas, organizing worksheets and table data, presenting data using charts, analyzing data using pivot tables, slicers, pivot charts, and more.

$270* (includes $95 lab fee).

Classes are not being offered at this time. 

TEC-406 Introduction to PowerPoint 2019 (0.9 CEUs)

This continuing education course is designed for business professionals and office support staff pursuing professional development training in business technology and provides instruction using Microsoft PowerPoint 2019. Topics include presentation themes, slide layouts, outline view, spelling check, AutoCorrect, thesaurus, Smart Lookup, charts and chart tools, and skills presentation.

$125* (includes lab fee of $55).

Summer 2024 Session

09194 | 7/20 - 7/27 | 9:00 a.m.-2:15 p.m. | Sat | CE 113

Fall 2024 Session

11772 | 11/9 - 11/16 | 9:00 a.m.-2:15 p.m | Sat | TBA

TEC-407 Introduction to MS Access 2019 (1.8 CEUs)

This course introduces the Microsoft Access 2019 database program. The program enables one to design and create databases for presentation, analysis, and data sharing. Students should bring a USB-compatible flash drive to each class. Prerequisite: Students should be familiar with personal computers and have used a mouse and keyboard. 

$270* (includes a $95 lab fee).

Summer 2024 Session

09202 | 7/23 - 8/8 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Tue/Thu | CE 113

Fall 2024 Session

11773 | 11/19 - 12/10 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Tue/Thu | CE 113

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Contact Information

Phone: 301-546-0752
Email: itcerts@pgcc.edu