The Microsoft Software Applications certificate is designed to provide you with knowledge and skills that are essential building blocks in the field of Business Technology. All courses within this certificate are also part of a AAAS degrees in Business Technology.

Completion Award
Certificate of Completion
Length of Study
22 Credits
Starting Quarter
Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Online, On Campus

  • A working knowledge of word processing
  • A working knowledge of spreadsheets
  • A working knowledge of databases
  • A working knowledge of graphic presentations

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Graduates with knowledge and skills in business Microsoft software applications are ready to work in entry-level office positions or apply these skills to current positions. Potential positions include Administrative Assistant, Receptionist and Office Coordinator. Salaries are dependent upon position and level of responsibility.

Potential employers include: Small businesses, corporations, government agencies, non-profits, schools, health care facilities - or any business or organization using Microsoft software applications. For more, please visit career information and resources at

Estimated Tuition & Fees

(does not include additional program or course fees, books, or supply costs)

Per Quarter
WA-Resident Non-WA resident,
US citizen, &
Eligible non-citizen

On Campus
Non-WA resident
Non-US citizen¹
Non-WA resident, US citizen
Online Only
1 credit $150.18 $246.87 $337.97 $166.09
5 credits $658.90 $1,142.35 $1,597.85 $738.45
12 credits (full-time) $1,418.96 $2,393.98 $3,312.20 $1,579.76
15 credits $1,592.00 $2,579.20 $3,508.25 $1,755.35

¹ Includes all International Students, both on campus and overseas online

Additional Fees
Approximately $20 - $120 per quarter, depending on courses selected

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