The Information Management Systems Department strongly encourages students to pursue certifications. By passing one or more certification exams, students can prove to employers their proficiency in computer applications and technologies.
If you are ready to take a certification exam, please contact Christine Danish in the Moraine Valley Community College Testing Services Center for an appointment. Christine will schedule a proctored exam. For an appointment call Christine at (708) 974-5309.
For additional testing services information, see the Moraine Valley Testing Services Center.
Click a certification logo below to view more information regarding these certification exams.
|Course(s)||Certification It Prepares For*||IMS-101||IC3|
|IMS-215||Microsoft Office Specialist Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word|
|MTA Software Development Fundamentals (98-361)|
|MIS-121||MTA Networking Fundamentals (98-366)|
|MIS-146||MTA Windows OS Fundamentals (98-349)|
|MIS-292||MTA Database Administration Fundamentals (98-364)|
|MIS-289||MTA .Net Fundamentals (98-372)|
|MTA HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals (98-375)|
|MIS-289 and MIS-285||MTA Windows Development Fundamentals (98-362)|
|MIS-285||MTA Web Development Fundamentals (98-363)|
|OSA-236||Visual Communication using Adobe Photoshop|
|OSA-135||Web Communication using Adobe Dreamweaver|
|OSA-135||Rich Media Communication using Adobe Flash|
|OSA-138||Video Communication using Adobe Premiere Pro|
|OSA-122||Microsoft Office Specialist Excel|
|OSA-116||Microsoft Office Specialist Outlook|
|OSA-145||Microsoft Office Specialist Word|
|OSA-230||Microsoft Office Specialist PowerPoint|
|OSA-257||Microsoft Office Specialist Access|
|OSA-249||QuickBooks Certified User|
*With use of test-specific training provided with the course
Certified Professional Secretary
Moraine Valley Community College Office Systems and Applications Department has a long history of helping administrative assistants work toward and accomplish the Certified Administrative Professional rating. We support CPS (Certified Professional Secretary) and CAP (Certified Administrative Professional) holders by offering college credit to those who possess these ratings.
Proficiency credit is available at $25 per class to those who have earned the CPS or CAP rating. The following courses have been approved for credit:
- CPS (Certified Professional Secretary)
- CAP (Certified Administrative Professional)
|Course Code||Course Titles||Hours||Certification Exam|
|IMS-101||Introduction to Computer Systems||3||CPS or CAP|
|IMS-115||Introduction to PC Applications||3||CPS or CAP|
|OSA-100||Keyboarding I||1||CPS or CAP|
|OSA-243||Business Writing||2||CPS or CAP|
|OSA-249||Accounting for Office Professionals||3||CPS or CAP|
|OSA-255||Administrative Office Procedures||3||CPS or CAP|
|BUS-136||Business Law||3||CPS or CAP|
|ECO-101||Principles of Macroeconomics||3||CPS or CAP|
|BUS-231||Principles of Management||3||CPS or CAP|
|BUS-232||Human Resources Management||3||CPS or CAP|
|PSY-201||Human Relations in Organizations||3||CPS or CAP|
Visit the International Association of Administrative Professionals, which sponsors the CAP certification.