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Business Technology Degrees and Services

Mastery and Competency Certificates

The SFCC Business Technology Department provides opportunities for students to document their skills and abilities. Our department offers competency and/or mastery certificates that "showcase" a student's business and technology skills. Listed below are the certificates offered.

Certificates of Mastery and Competency - Requirements and Request Form
  • Advanced Software Integration
  • Business and Digital Communications
  • Office Management
  • Software Applications

Business and Software Applications: Gainful Employment Disclosure
Office Assistant: Gainful Employment Disclosure


Microsoft Office Specialist Certification

Earning a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification is a nod from Microsoft to employers around the world that you have taken the time to prepare for and successfully pass project-based assessments to demonstrate your skills. Earning this certificate validates your proficiency for employers.

How do I prepare?

There are a variety of opportunities available out there for you to prepare for each exam. Here at SFCC, completing the first and second level of an application and taking advantage of the free, publisher-provided MOS practice exams will prepare you for a successful testing experience. The courses you should take to prepare for the core level of each exam are listed below. Those earning a 90 percent or better on the capstone projects for the course, earn a voucher for 50 percent off the price of the MOS exam.

  • CAPPS 141 and 142 – Word
  • CAPPS 151 and 152 – Excel
  • CAPPS 161 and 162 – Access
  • CAPPS 171 and 172 – PowerPoint

Where can I test?

SFCC is a certified MOS testing center. Contact donna.evenson@sfcc.spokane.edu for information regarding practice tests and scheduling.