Course Description

Next to public speaking, the fear of revealing your inadequate computer skills has been reported to be the greatest fear of American workers. If you have ever felt like that, this course is for you! It will give you competence AND confidence to use the latest versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint 2019. These computer applications are valued and, frankly, expected of employees across all job sectors: banking and finance, healthcare, education, tourism, information technology, retail, real estate and so many more.

The online course is designed to be very user-friendly. Your assignments are graded instantly giving you feedback that makes learning faster and easier. Many of the assignments can be repeated until YOU have mastered the concepts. Also, you will have a local instructor to be your success coach who is available to help you every day!

Successful completion of this course will provide you the opportunity to earn Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certifications.

Microsoft is the world's largest software company; therefore, your certifications will be recognized and valued by thousands of employers. These certifications will move you to the top of the list of applicants for the jobs you want, as well as help you to get a better job. This course also includes the fees you would normally pay out of pocket to take the certification exams for Word, Excel and PowerPoint! It even includes additional books from Microsoft to help you prepare for those exams.

Job Outlook

Learner Outcomes

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Use the basic features of computing applications to communicate effectively.
  • Use operating system interfaces to manage computing resources effectively and securely.
  • Use online resources for research and communication.
  • Define, explain, and demonstrate proper computing terminology usage in areas such as hardware, software, and communications.
  • Describe ethical and security issues involved in the use of computing technology.
  • Qualify to take the MOS Certification exams for Word, Excel and PowerPoint.


If you are a student with a documented disability please contact the Disability Support Services Office (DSSO) in ‘Ilima 107, ph.734-9552, or email kapdss@hawaii.edu for assistance. For students whose primary disability is Deaf or hard of hearing, contact the KCC Deaf Center at ph. 734-9210 (V), 447-1379 (videophone), or email kapdeaf1@hawaii.edu. Please note: you will need to contact Kapi’olani CC’s DSSO or Deaf Center to request accommodations in a KapCC course even if you’ve already registered or are receiving services at another UH campus’s disability support program.

Refund/Drop Policy:

100% refund: Notification to Non-Credit Registration made 10 business days or more prior to start of course.

50% refund: Notification to Non-Credit Registration made 5-9 business days prior to start of course.

0% refund: Notification to Non-Credit Registration made less than 5 business days prior to start of course.


Students should have MS Office 2019 version. Students should have basic computer skills - they will need to download files to their computer, save the file on their computer, and upload to the course site.

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Online - Independent Learning
Feb 08, 2021 to Mar 25, 2021
Delivery Options
Online Asynchronous  
Course Fee(s)
General non-credit $1,700.00
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