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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 supercharge your earning power! Lack of cutting-edge Microsoft Office skills putting you at a disadvantage in today’s competitive job market? Our in-depth program, which covers Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and an introduction to the accounting software package QuickBooks, quickly gets you up to speed while giving you a portfolio of work to show employers. What’s more, it includes the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification, linked to 20% more productivity, enhanced promotion opportunities, and an average pay increase of 15%! Exam fee included. 300 Hours. 90% attendance required.

Prerequisites: Basic Typing Skills

Mon – Fri, May 3 – Aug 18 (no class May 31, Jul 2 and 3), 9 am – 1 pm, online via Zoom
Fee and Code: $4,000, XCOMT 030

For more information, please contact Susan Pagano at 732-224-2685 or

97% Pass Rate on MOS Word exam through September 2020

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.

Prerequisites: Knowledge of Windows

Sect 1: Mon & Wed, Jan 25 – Feb 24, 6:30 – 9:30 pm, Online live instruction
Sect 2: Mon & Wed, May 24 – Jun 28 (no class 5/31), 6:30 – 9:30 pm, Online live instruction
Fee and Code: $539, XCOMO 296

Microsoft Office 2016 Master Certification Training (Vouchers Included)

Proficiency in Microsoft Office course is an essential skill in any profession, whether you are preparing for an entry-level position or are an experienced professional. This Microsoft Office 2016 Master Certification Training course will teach you how to work at an advanced level in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook 2016 and prepare you for the Microsoft Office Certification Exams which are Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Exams 77-727 and 77-728 (Excel), 77-725 and 77-726 (Word), 77-729 (PowerPoint), and 77-731 (Outlook). This course offers enrollment with or without a voucher. The voucher is prepaid access to sit for the certifying exam upon eligibility. This comprehensive course is the best way to learn Microsoft Office online. When you take Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel training courses together, you’ll get a certificate of completion showing you’re proficient—and that will allow you to get ahead in the workplace. The material is presented in a step-by-step manner, and you will learn by completing readings and hands-on exercises and watching video presentations. The course also includes quizzes and exams so you can test your skills at regular intervals throughout the material. 245 hours.

Fee: $2,495
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