Get the Skills to Be a Professional Microsoft Office Specialist

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Bredin College students get real-world experience and learn in-demand Microsoft Office Specialist skills

20 Week* Microsoft Office Specialist Career Training Program

Next Program Start Dates

  • Apr 23rd: Microsoft Office Specialist Microsoft Office Specialist Bredin College (Calgary) 500, 744 - 4th Avenue SW Calgary AB Canada T2P 3T4
  • Apr 30th: Microsoft Office Specialist Microsoft Office Specialist Bredin College (Edmonton) 9th Floor 10004 – 104 Avenue NW Edmonton AB Canada T5J 0K1
  • May 14th: Microsoft Office Specialist Microsoft Office Specialist Bredin College (Red Deer) 5010 - 43 Street, 5th Floor Red Deer AB Canada T4N 6H2

Get specialized training in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, and Microsoft PowerPoint to become a Microsoft Office Specialist!

A strong foundation with Microsoft Office Specialist training can open a lot of doors and pave the way for many opportunities for advancement. From high-finance to small business, organizations rely on capable staff to run effectively.

Never a dull moment! The training covers the suite of tools used in most professional offices; each day you could be asked to organize timely mass mailings, compile important reports or even create compelling presentations. Gain that sense of accomplishment once you start contributing using real skills and see just how much you make a difference in any professional setting.

If you’re an organized individual who enjoys working with and helping others and you’re looking to get established in a steady professional career, focused Microsoft Office Specialist training could be an excellent opportunity!

Become a Qualified Microsoft Office Specialist

The Microsoft Office Specialist Diploma Program from Bredin College provides the hands-on training, real-world experience and industry support it takes to pursue a rewarding career, without spending years in school.

You’ll become confident using Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, and Microsoft PowerPoint. Classes are active and led by experienced business professionals. As a student, you’ll train on industry-current software and get up-to-date skills in areas employers look for, including:

  • Keyboarding Skill Development
  • Working with Contacts
  • Organizing Information and Formatting Content
  • Using Tables
  • Working with Illustrations
  • Creating Mass Mailing Documents
  • Constructing Cell Data and Using Formulas
  • Working with Charts and Graphics
  • Retrieving Data and Working with Forms
  • Designing Reports
  • Creating and Delivering Presentations
  • And More!

Students can complete this program in 20 weeks*.

Upon completion of the program, all students will be prepared for Microsoft Office Specialist certification – vouchers for the certification are included.

Flexible Schedules

Already working? No problem! Students can choose between morning and afternoon classes—4 hours per day. Choose the schedule that best fits your life!

Real-World Training

Microsoft Office Specialist students at Bredin have an opportunity to practice the skills learned in the classroom through a 4-week practicum in a real office setting. Gain on-the-job experience alongside working professionals. You’ll also gain greater awareness of the specific responsibilities and daily experience of workers in the Office field.

A professional practicum can be a great way to get a feel for your new career and make helpful industry connections before you graduate.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program, with experience and initiative, may progress into jobs in the modern office in areas of administration, human resources, payroll, accounting, or computer systems. Graduates may qualify for such positions as:

  • Senior Secretary
  • Executive Secretary
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Supervisor
  • Coordinator
  • Office Manager

Students may also become freelancers or employees at small or large firms.

Are You Career Training Ready? Find Out! Take the Bredin College “Career Training Readiness Quiz”

The fun, online quiz takes 3-minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get Your Career Training Readiness score now.

Get the Support of a Proven Employment Leader

Our roots are in employment solutions. Our parent company, Bredin Centre for Learning, has been an employment leader in Alberta for over 40 years. We’ve helped thousands of people get the tools and support it takes to secure rewarding professional positions.

As a Bredin College student and graduate you’ll benefit from the resources and rich network of employer connections Bredin has developed over the years. Our Career Placement staff have the skills to help you every step of the way, from developing a standout resume to job hunting, interview techniques and more!

We offer career-focused training that’s directly tied to today’s labour market.

Get AFFORDABLE Career Training

Bredin College is dedicated to offering an affordable, accessible career training option in Alberta. You get the skills you need to succeed with no unnecessary filler to drag out the program and drive up costs. We pride ourselves on offering high-value programs.

Get Help to Fund Your Education

Education is one of the most important investments you can make. Don’t let your financial situation stand in the way of your education. Many students require some form of financial assistance.

The dedicated Financial Aid team at Bredin College will help you through the financing process and discuss funding options with you such as Student Aid, personal line of credit or loan, or RESP’s. They will take time to personally assist in determining which financial option is right for you. Once this is decided they work with you to help secure funding before starting your program.

Is a Microsoft Office Specialist Career Right for You? Get More Information…

If you’re interested in learning more about a career as a Microsoft Office Specialist and exploring whether Bredin College is right for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.

A helpful Admissions Representative would be happy to answer any questions you have.

For immediate questions, call Edmonton (780-784-2020), Calgary (403-261-5775), Spruce Grove (780-784-2020), or Red Deer (587-273-0225).

* Program length when completed in normal time.