Certification Programs

Office Expert CORE Program (OECP)

This program provides students with the training they need to master the basic skills today's employers require in an office professional. Students complete the Foundation Skill Classes and a minimum of four electives in the Accounting, Administrative Support, or Medical Office fields to receive their OECP Certificate. Please call M-TEC to schedule an appointment with our Career Services Coordinator.

Cost: ranges from $3,363 to $5,224

Foundation Skill Classes include the following:

  • Accounting I
  • Building Your Professional Brand
  • Business Communication
  • Introduction to Computers/Internet
  • Keyboarding
  • Microsoft Excel Core  (MOS Exam included)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint (MOS Exam included)
  • Microsoft Word Core (MOS Exam included)

Electives include the following classes in Accounting, Administrative Support and Medical Office:

Accounting:

  • Accounting II
  • Accounting III
  • Microsoft Access (MOS Exam included)
  • QuickBooks Pro

Administrative Support:

  • Designing Effective Websites (online)
  • Introduction to Photoshop CS6 (online)
  • Internet and Core Computing Certification (IC³)
  • Microsoft Excel Expert (MOS Exam included)
  • Microsoft Word Expert (MOS Exam included)
  • National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)

Medical Office:

  • Administrative Medical Assisting
  • Billing and Reimbursement
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology (online)
  • Medical Clinic Workflow
  • Medical Coding (online)
  • Medical Terminology

Microsoft Web Developer (Online)

This online program includes instruction on how to develop Web pages. Upon completion of this program, students will be equipped with the foundational knowledge needed to take the Microsoft Developing Azure & Web Services (70-487) exam, and the Developing ASP.net MVC Web Applications (70-486) exam. This program provides six training courses preparing you to be a Microsoft Web Developer.

Class Format:  Online
Cost:  $2,325 (Tuition $1,995 + Certifications $330)
Program Length: 200 hours
Location:  Thompson M-TEC

Upon completion of this program students will know:

  • Page layouts
  • Web technology
  • Web designing
  • Web Developing

Office & Technology FastTrack Certification Programs

Accounting/Payroll

Students will learn the basics of accounting for business applications and will have the foundation skills to perform accounting operations for a sole proprietorship or a corporation. Students will gain an understanding of accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll functions. Inventory valuation, accounting for uncollectible accounts, depreciation, and notes are also studied.


Certification: QuickBooks Certified User (QBCU)

Class Format:  Lecture
Cost:  $3,711 (Tuition $2,744 + Textbooks $822 + Certification $145)
Program Length: 368 hours
Location:  Thompson M-TEC

  • Accounting I
  • Accounting II
  • Building Your Professional Brand
  • Business Communications
  • Introduction to Computers
  • Keyboarding
  • Microsoft in Minutes - Excel
  • Microsoft in Minutes - Word
  • QuickBooks Pro
  • QuickBooks Certified User Exam

Administrative Office

Students will learn the basic skills to function in an office environment with the ability to manage information, create written documents, maintain schedules, operate the Microsoft Office Suite, maintain databases, and perform accounting tasks. Students will have the ability to earn Microsoft Office Specialist certification in Word Core. ‚Äč

Class Format:  Lecture
Cost: $3,235 (Tuition $2,466 + Textbook $796)
Program Length:  382 hours
Location:  Thompson M-TEC

  • Accounting I
  • Building Your Professional Brand
  • Business Communication
  • Introduction to Computers
  • Introduction to Microsoft Publisher (online)
  • Keyboarding
  • Microsoft in Minutes - Excel
  • Microsoft in Minutes - PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word Core (MOS Exam included)

Medical Office

This program includes instruction on how to function in an administrative role within a medical office. It includes patient scheduling; tracking patient activity; maintaining the integrity and protection of patient information; sending and receiving reminders, messages, and emails. This program also provides the knowledge and skills needed to successfully perform insurance and billing related duties in a medical office.

Upon completion of the program, students can prepare and take the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) and Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) certifications through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

Class Format:  Lecture
Cost:  $4,724 (Tuition $3,161 + Textbooks $1163 + Certification $400)
Program Length: 742 hours
Location: Thompson M-TEC 

Program Courses Include:

  • Administrative Medical Assisting
  • Billing & Reimbursement
  • Building Your Professional Brand
  • Business Communication
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Explore a Career in Medical Coding (online)
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology (online)
  • Introduction to Computers
  • Keyboarding
  • Medical Clinic Workflow
  • Medical Terminology
  • Microsoft in Minutes - Excel
  • Microsoft Word Core (includes MOS Exam)

Microsoft Office Specialist - Master

This program prepares students with tailored learning materials, practice tests, and performance-based exams that will help them earn the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Master which is the highest level of MOS certification officially endorsed by Microsoft. This credential validates advanced skills in office productivity and elevated progress toward career goals. Complete the following required MOS exams and automatically receive the MOS Master certification: MOS 2016 Word Expert, MOS 2016 Excel Expert, MOS 2016 PowerPoint, MOS 2016 Access OR MOS 2016 Outlook.

Certifications:  MOS Word Core and MOS Word Expert, MOS Excel Core and MOS Excel Expert, MOS PowerPoint, MOS Access, MOS Master

Class Format:  Lecture
Cost:  $3,609 (Tuition $2,917 + Textbooks $692)
Program Length:  466 hours
Location:  Thompson M-TEC

Program Courses Include:

  • Building Your Professional Brand
  • Business Communication
  • Introduction to Computers
  • Keyboarding
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Excel Core
  • Microsoft Excel Expert
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word Core
  • Microsoft Word Expert

Individual Classes and Schedules

Access 2016

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Course format: Open Entry
Schedule: Open Lab
Cost: $443 (Tuition $305 + Textbook $138)
Location: Thompson M-TEC

Prerequisite: Introduction to Computers

Certification: MOS Access 2016

Description:
Explore Access 2016 by creating a database where you will view and modify records as well as find, filter, sort, and summarize data. You will also discover how to manage data by adding and modifying forms and reports. Expand your Access knowledge by building links, relationships, and indexes within your database. You will also design advanced queries by building advanced forms and reports. Investigate the special controls and tools, and work with macros and modules. Includes MOS Access 2016 exam. Offers articulated college credit.

Accounting I

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Course Format:  
Traditional/Lab
Semester:  Winter 2019:  1/8/19 to 2/14/19 
Schedule:  Tuesday and Thursday; 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Semester:  Spring 2019:  4/9/19 to 5/16/19 
Schedule:  Tuesday and Thursday; 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Cost:  $569 (Tuition $348 + Textbooks $221)
Location:  Thompson M-TEC

Description:
Learn to journalize debits/credits; prepare a worksheet, balance sheet, and income statement for a sole proprietorship; complete adjusting and closing entries; journalize transactions into purchases, cash payments, sales and cash receipts journals. Offers articulated college credit.

Accounting II

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Course format:  Traditional/Lab
Semester:  Fall 2018:  10/25/18 to 1/31/19
Schedule:  Thursday; 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Semester:  Winter 2019:  2/21/19 to 5/16/19
Schedule:  Thursday; 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Cost:  $388 (Tuition $348 + Project $40 + Textbook $221 if not previously purchased in Accounting I)

Location:  Thompson M-TEC 

Prerequisite:  Accounting I

Description:
Learn basic accounting concepts for a corporation by posting to subsidiary ledgers; journalize into special journals; prepare and record payroll; prepare financial statements for a corporation. Offers articulated college credit.

Accounting III

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Course format:  Traditional/Lab
Semester:  Fall 2018:  10/25/18 to 1/31/19
Schedule:  Thursday; 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Semester:  Winter 2019:  2/21/19 to 5/16/19
Schedule:  Thursday; 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Cost:  $388 (Tuition $348 + Project $40 + Textbook $221 If not previously purchased in Accounting I)

Location:  Thompson M-TEC 

Prerequisite:  Accounting II

Description:  
The content includes sales and purchases and their contra accounts; accounting for uncollectible accounts; depreciation; inventory valuation; notes and interest; accruals and reversing entries. Offers articulated college credit.

Building Your Professional Brand

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Course format:  Traditional (Instructor-led)
Semester:  Winter 2019:  1/7/19 to 2/13/19
Schedule:  Monday and Wednesday; 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Semester:  Spring 2019:  4/8/19 to 5/15/19
Schedule:  Monday and Wednesday; 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Cost:  $423 (Tuition $348 + Textbook $75)
Location:  Thompson M-TEC

Prerequisite:  Word Core

Description:
As part of the FastTrack programs, this instructor-led course will equip you with the necessary skills to get you that perfect career! This course combines "soft" skills along with employment skills such as creating or updating that resume, cover letter, and a thank-you letter to that interview. Learn how to answer the toughest interview questions, and know how to ask great follow-up questions in an interview.

Business Communication

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Course format:  Traditional/Lab
Semester:  Fall 2018:  10/23/18 to 12/6/18
Schedule:  Tuesday and Thursday; 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Semester:  Winter 2019:  2/19/19 to 3/28/19
Schedule:  Tuesday and Thursday; 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Cost:  $438 (Tuition $348 + Textbook $90)
Location:  Thompson M-TEC 

Prerequisite:  Word Core

Description:
This course examines principles of communication in the workplace and introduces you to common formats, such as the memo, letter, and report. It helps you review your writing skills to gain greater mastery of grammar, mechanics, and style as well as the Association of Records Managers and Administrators, Inc. (ARMA) rules of record management. Offers articulated college credit.

CORE Financial Wellness

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Course format:  Traditional/Lab
Semester:  2018/2019:  Upon Request
Cost:  $176
Location: Thompson M-TEC 

Description:
This information and entertaining series will show your employees how to beat debt, build wealth, and get control of money like never before! When your team resolves their money issues, your company will enjoy an improved culture and a growing bottom line.

Excel Basic


Course Format:  Traditional/Lab
Semester:  Fall 2018:  11/29/18 & 11/30/18
Schedule:  Thursday and Friday; 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Cost:  $225 (Tuition $200 + Textbook $25)
Location:  Thompson M-TEC 

Prerequisite:  Pre-training assessment

Description:
This eight (8) hour instructor-led course provides thorough introductory training of Excel. This course covers beginning-level skills and is ideal for the newer computer user who wants to become well versed in Excel. Topics introduced include the ribbon interface; entering and editing data; selecting cells and ranges; printing worksheets; creating formulas and functions; formatting cell contents; inserting and deleting columns, rows, and cells; charts; and more. After completing this course, students can successfully face the challenges presented in the Excel Intermediate Training Course

Excel Intermediate


Course Format:
  Traditional/Lab
Semester:  Fall 2018:  12/6/18 & 12/7/18
Schedule:  Thursday & Friday; 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Cost:  $225 (Tuition $200 + Textbook $25)
Location:  Thompson M-TEC 

Prerequisite:  Pre-training assessment

Description:
This eight (8) hour instructor-led course provides thorough mid-level training of Excel. This text covers more complex skills than those presented in the Excel Basic course, but with the same proven instructional design. Topics introduced include large worksheets and workbooks; tables; outlines; inserting clip art, pictures, and SmartArt; templates; digital signatures; and more. After completing this course, students can successfully face the challenges presented in Microsoft Excel Advanced.

Excel Advanced


Course Format:
  Traditional/Lab
Semester:  Fall 2018:  12/13/18 & 12/14/18
Schedule:  Thursday & Friday; 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Cost:  $225 (Tuition $200 = Textbook $25)
Location:  Thompson M-TEC 

Prerequisite:  Pre-training assessment

Description:
This eight (8) hour instructor-led course provides thorough advanced training of Excel. This course provides more complex skills than those present in the Excel Intermediate course, but with the same proven instructional design. This is an advanced course that will challenge students. Topics introduced include PivotTables and macros, financial functions, data analysis, auditing and additional functions, advanced formatting and analysis tools, collaboration, and more. The course concludes with an integration lesson.

Excel 2016 Core

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Course format: Open Entry
Schedule:  Open Lab
Cost:  $443 (Tuition $305 + Textbook $138)
Location:  Thompson M-TEC 

Prerequisite:  Introduction to Computers

Certification:  MOS Excel 2016 Core

Description:
Explore the Excel 2016 interface by developing workbooks using simple formatting skills and working with basic formula. Learn the essential features by working with functions and argument basics. Use dates, times, and logical functions. Present and analyze data by building charts and working with tables and tools. Includes MOS Excel 2016 Core exam. Offers articulated college credit. 

Excel 2016 Expert

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Course format: Open Entry
Schedule:  Open Lab
Cost:  $443 (Tuition $305 + textbook $138-unless previously purchased)
Location:  Thompson M-TEC 

Prerequisite:  Excel Core

Certification:  MOS Excel 2016 Expert

Description:
Expand your workbook skills by working with additional functions and objects and by learning how to audit and validate workbook data. Explore how to consolidate data and link workbooks. Learn how to work with lists, macros, data and PivotCharts and PivotTables. Find out the many features to help share and protect your spreadsheet. Includes MOS Excel 2016 Expert exam. Offers articulated college credit.

Introduction to Computers & Internet

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Course format:  Open Entry
Schedule:  Open Lab/Online
Cost:  $190 (Tuition $115 + Online Fee $75)
Location:  Thompson M-TEC 

Prerequisite:  Keyboarding

Description:
Learn to navigate Windows Explorer; create, save, and print documents; work with the taskbar and folders; use the desktop; explore the Internet; and many other features. Offers articulated college credit.

Keyboarding

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Course format:  Open Entry
Schedule:  Open Lab
Cost:  $101
Location:  Thompson M-TEC 

Description:
In this beginner course, you will learn the alphabetic and numeric keyboard, the numeric keypad, and how to build your alphabetic skills using the Skill builder. You will learn to key at least 25 words per minute. 

Keyboarding Foundations

Course Format:  Open Entry
Schedule: Open Lab
Cost: $50
Location: Thompson M-TEC 

Description:
Learn how to quickly command control of your alphabetic and numeric keyboard as well as the numeric keypad. You will develop skill in order to gain speed! Within 24 hours, you will be cruising through your keyboard!

Microsoft in Minutes

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Course format:  Open Entry
Schedule:  Open Lab
Cost:  $139 (Tuition $99 + Textbook $40)
Location:  Thompson M-TEC 

Prerequisite:  Knowledge of computers and keyboarding

Description:  
Want to learn Access, Excel, PowerPoint, or Word but are short on time? Take these introductory courses at your convenience in a lab setting with teacher assistance using online technology.

National Career Readiness (NCRC) Prep

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Course format: Open Entry
Schedule:  Open Lab
Cost:  $154 (Tuition $99 + Test $55)
Location:  Thompson M-TEC 

Certification Available:  NCRC

Description:
In this course, you will earn the National Career Readiness Certificate by strengthening your skills using Key Train in the following key areas: Applied Math, Reading for Information, and Locating Information. This course is conducted in an open entry/open exit format and is designed to help students pass these three tests. Remediation is available.

PowerPoint 2016

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Course format:  Open Entry
Schedule:  Open Lab
Cost:  $410 (Tuition $305 + Textbook $105)
Location:  Thompson M-TEC 

Prerequisite:  Introduction to Computers

Certification:  MOS PowerPoint 2016
Description:
Explore the many features of PowerPoint 2016 by developing a presentation. You will create tables, charts, and SmartArt graphics incorporating them into a presentation. Expand your PowerPoint 2013 knowledge by customizing the colors and effects of your presentation. Animate and utilize multi-media effects within it, create themes and slide masters, integrate your presentation with other programs, and prepare it for delivery. Includes MOS PowerPoint 2016 exam.

QuickBooks Pro

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Course format:  Traditional (Instructor-led)
Semester:  Winter 2019:  1/7/19 to 2/13/19
Schedule:  Monday and Wednesday; 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Semester:  Spring 2019:  4/8/19 to 5/15/19
Schedule:  Monday and Wednesday; 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Cost:  $609 (Tuition $348 + Textbook $116 + Certification $145)
Location:  Thompson M-TEC 

Prerequisite:  Introduction to Computers or on-the-job experience, Accounting II

Certification Available:  QuickBooks Certified User 

Description:
In this hands-on approach you will be working with a chart of accounts, banking, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, reports, and graphs.

Skills4Success

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Course format:  Traditional/Lab
Schedule:  2018/2019 Upon Request
Cost:  $198 or $55 per Module
Location:  Thompson M-TEC 

Description:
Skills4Success is a course designed to teach and demonstrate effective and professional behavior for the workplace. Participants will learn the importance of developing a successful employer/employee relationship that includes self-awareness, teamwork, conflict resolution, listening, personal accountability, and the importance of a great attitude.

Windows in Minutes

Course Format:  Open Entry
Schedule:  Open Lab/Online
Cost:  $99
Location:  Thompson M-TEC 

Prerequisite:  Knowledge of computers and keyboarding

Description:
Become acquainted with the Window environment. Learn how to manage your desktop and files with this introductory course at your convenience in a lab setting with teacher assistance using online technology.

Word 2016 Core

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Course format:  Open Entry
Schedule:  Open Lab
Cost:  $443 (Tuition $305 + Textbook $138)
Location:  Thompson M-TEC 

Prerequisite:  Introduction to Computers

Certification:  MOS Word 2016 Core

Description:
Explore the Microsoft Word 2016 interface by utilizing the basic skills of creating documents and formatting characters and paragraphs. Learn how to use the tab features, create page and section breaks, and insert page numbers, headers, and footers. Use the find and replace features, styles, and themes, and create templates. Includes MOS Word 2016 Core exam.Offers articulated college credit.

Word 2016 Expert

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Course format:  Open Entry
Schedule:  Open Lab
Cost:  $443 (Tuition $305 + Textbook $138-unless previously purchased)
Location:  Thompson M-TEC 

Prerequisite:  MOS Word 2016 Core

Certification:  MOS Word 2016 Expert

Description:
Expand your Microsoft Word skills by creating tables, columns, charts, and text boxes. Learn the mail merge features, and create forms. Work in long documents by inserting footnotes, outlines, indexes, and table of contents. Find out the many features to help share and protect your document. Includes MOS Word 2016 Expert exam. Offers articulated college credit.

Online Courses

Introduction to Dreamweaver CS6

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Course format:  Online
Course length:  24 hours
Cost:  $115

Prerequisite:  Prior experience preferred

Description:
If you want to design professional-quality Web sites, this is the class for you! In this six-week online instructor-led course, you'll build an in-class Web site using Adobe Dreamweaver CS5-and in the process, you'll discover how to plan a Web site from the ground up

Intermediate Dreamweaver CS6

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Course format:  Online
Course length:  24 hours
Cost:  $115

Prerequisite:  Introduction to Dreamweaver CS6

Description: 
This course is a continuation of Introduction to Dreamweaver CS5. Take your web design skills to new heights as you master advanced Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 techniques! You'll get hands-on practice in using pure CSS layout and discover how to incorporate multimedia elements such as Flash video and audio. In addition, you'll explore the use of XML and XSL.

Whether you're planning a career in web design, designing a website for your business, or developing sites as a hobby, this course will give you the tools you need to look like a pro.

Introduction to Photoshop CS6

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Course format:  Online
Course length:  24 hours
Cost:  $115

Description:
Photoshop is the world's best-known photo-editing program and the tool artists, photographers, designers, and hobbyists all rely on for image creation and editing. In this six-week online instructor-led course, you'll learn how to use Photoshop with skill and confidence, even if you're a beginner.

Intermediate Photoshop CS6

Course Format:  Online
Course Length:  24 hours
Cost:  $115

Prerequisite:  Introduction to Photoshop CS6 or other experience

Description:
If you’re already using the basic tools in Adobe Photoshop CS5, take your
photo-editing skills to a new level! In this six-week instructor-led course,
you’ll become an expert at using layers, layer masks, and other advanced
features that let you change images easily long after you create them (and
long after the Photoshop “undo” command expires).
 

Introduction to Publisher

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Course format:  Online
Course length:  24 hours
Cost:  $115

Description:
As part of the FastTrack program, this six-week instructor-led online course will show you how to use Microsoft Publisher 2013 to create impressive publications. It's perfect for beginners who want to learn how to produce professional-quality newsletters, fliers, letterheads, and brochures.

You'll start by learning how to navigate the Publisher workspace using the ribbon, and how to access both local and online Publisher templates. Next, you'll find out how to create and manage text, pictures, graphics, and other elements, such as tables and shapes, and see how you can use these different components to create a variety of documents.