Microsoft Office Certificate Programs


Office and Administrative Support jobs are the largest occupation group in Monmouth County. According to the Monmouth County Workforce Investment Board, 1 in 6 jobs fit this category and they are projected to be among the top 10 fastest-growing set of jobs through 2022.

The Center for Career Development has several programs to prepare you for the next step in your career. Students in any of our certificate programs can take advantage of the Job Placement Assistance and access the Brookdale Job Portal. All certificates are eligible for WIA or WDP Funding. Here is a list of recent placements:

JBJ Soul Kitchen – Volunteer Coordinator
EPS Corporation – Executive Assistant
RCP Management – Property Manager
Children’s Center of Monmouth County – Administrative Assistant
Brookdale Community College – Office Assistant
New Jersey Natural Gas – Sales Representative

Business Office Support Specialist With MOS Certification

Be the “BOSS” of your career and learn the essential Microsoft Office tools you need to compete in today’s job market. This course now includes the Microsoft Office Specialist certification for Word. The Business Office Support Specialist (BOSS) course is a 15 week, hands-on, program that includes Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and an introduction to the accounting software package, QuickBooks.

BOSS is tailored to help you succeed in your next job. Our practical approach uses examples that you will encounter working in an office. When you complete the program, you will have a portfolio of your work to demonstrate your skills to potential employers. Job placement assistance is available and some students may qualify for funding toward the cost of the class. Workbooks and exam fee included. 300 Hours. 85% attendance required.

97% Pass Rate on National Certification Exam for 2017-2018 graduates

Prerequisite: Basic typing skills.

Mon-Fri, Sept 24-Jan 17, 2019, 8:30 am-12:30 pm (no class Nov 22, Nov 23, Dec 24-Jan 1)

Mon-Fri, Nov 5-Mar 1, 2019, 8:30 am-12:30 pm (no class Nov 22, Nov 23, Dec 24-Jan 1 & Jan 21)
Fee and Code: $4000, XCOMT 030

MS Office 2016 Level 1 Certificate

Learn the newest version of the most popular Microsoft Office applications that are required for today’s workplace. This Brookdale certificate program is for the student who wants to learn the basics of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, or get a refresher. Workbooks included. 30 hours. 85% attendance required.
Prerequisite: Knowledge of Windows

Wed, Sept 26-Dec 5, 6:30-9:30 pm, (no class Nov 21)
Fee and Code: $559, XCOMO 296