Distance Education Diploma Programs

Microsoft Office Professional

Office Coordinators and Executive Assistants are expected to be among those with the largest number of new jobs.

Average Salary $32,443

Training time: 45 weeks

Start a career in Microsoft Office Professional

Ok. You know that the majority of the world’s most successful companies use Microsoft software. So, the opportunity to find employment should be pretty good. But, your chances can be much better if you choose to attend Canada’s Leading Distance Education College where you receive exceptional training, Industry Certification that PROVES you have what it takes, and our help to connect you with employers.

Our Microsoft Office Professional program will help turn you into a job-ready, office superstar! You’ll be proficient in one of the world’s most widely recognizable and acclaimed software suites; AND you’ll also possess abilities employers desperately need: efficiency, effectiveness, organization, and customer management.

What You Need to Get There

Employers Recognize Industry Certification. Stay ahead of your competitors! Get job ready and become industry-certified by obtaining the Microsoft Office Professional certification.

Microsoft Office Professional

Microsoft Office Professional Diploma Program

Includes all of these courses:

Discovering the Internet Course
Discovering Computers 2014 Course
Microsoft Word 2013 Course
Microsoft Access 2013 Course
Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Course
Administrative Office Procedures Course
Microsoft Windows 8 Course
Microsoft Excel 2013 Course
OH&S Course
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MDE Provides Flexible Training and Quick Online Courses that Lead to Real Jobs

If your aim is to work in any of these fields, then THIS program is for you:

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Customer Service Specialist
  • Data Entry Professional
  • Executive Assistant
  • Government Clerk
  • Office Administrator
  • Office Coordinator
  • Receptionist
  • Technical Secretary

Detailed Content

MDE programs contain practical, easy-to-follow lessons. Each lesson introduces fundamental skills followed by practice exercises to help you apply the material you've learned, and testing to ensure you've learned the objectives.

Administrative Office Procedures

Learn a practical & professional approach to office skills. You will learn to be confident and successful in today's diverse and dynamic Canadian office.

In an office environment technology really is everywhere; computers, telephones, fax machines, photocopiers, etc… Become familiar with today's ever-changing technologies. Acquire the skills and capabilities to competently use this equipment as well as communication skills, organizational skills, computer skills, and appropriate telephone skills. Gain the added advantage of learning “soft skills’ such as, self-discipline, organization, time management and multi-tasking.

Discovering Computers 2014

As technology continues to advance, computers are a part of everyday life.  This makes computer knowledge vital to success in today's world. 

To properly make full use of your computer, you will learn about the hardware needed, the best software to use, and how to navigate the Internet.  You also will discover how to input information and get information (or output) from your computer!

Learn the history of computers and the Internet to see just how far technology has advanced!

Discovering the Internet

This course is an introduction to using the Internet and the World Wide Web.  Learn to find information, communicate with others and conduct business.  Explore a wide range of topics such as; connecting to the Internet, navigating a Web page, online communications, and protecting your computer from viruses.

Email is one of the most popular features of the Internet. Explore elements of an email, email etiquette, learn how to review an incoming email and to compose and send an email.

Once you have mastered the basics, you will then learn to get more out of the Internet. Learn to shop online, manage your personal finances, research topics, play online games, and find information on news, sports and weather!

Microsoft Access 2013

Microsoft Access is a powerful database software, enabling you to create, query, and maintain databases. Organizations and individuals benefit from storing data in a database and using Access to manage the database. One of the major advantages is the capability to easily find the answers to questions and queries.

You will learn to enter, sort, or delete data or use special features to design and use custom forms and professional looking reports.

Microsoft Excel 2013

Learn Excel by creating and formatting a workbook; working with formulas and functions; creating charts, tables, and PivotTables; managing multiple workbooks; and developing an Excel application.

Excel spreadsheets create an efficient environment for manipulating and analyzing data. Spreadsheets are especially useful for inventory, accounting, client lists or other business needs.  You will learn to record and organize data in spreadsheet form, and then manipulate and analyze that data using functions, charts and graphs.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013

You will learn to create well-designed presentations using slides layouts, placeholders, themes, transitions, and animations.

PowerPoint has extensive and easy to use formatting and editing features, which enables you to organize information into powerful presentations. You can also use PowerPoint to create transparencies, paper printouts, slides, and handouts to aid you with your presentation.

You will learn to make slides that contain text, images, clip art, movies, audio, graphs, and tables.

Microsoft Windows 8

Expand your understanding of Windows 8 through experimentation, exploration, and planning ahead.

Windows 8 introduces a brand new way of interacting with computers and mobile devices such as tablets and smart phones.  The new interface, which includes tiles, charms, and apps, will revolutionize how people work.

This course will teach the new interface and approach in a way that is easy to learn; exposing you to real-world examples and procedures preparing you to be a skilled operating system user upon completion.

Windows 8 can be customized to fit your individual needs. You will learn skills to use in your personal and professional life such as; to customize desktops, to install hardware and software, to manage folders, to perform advanced searches, to create a document, to save pictures, and to play a music file.

Microsoft Word 2013

This course covers Word 2013 and teaches via step by step video tutorials. You will learn to create, edit and format documents; creating MLA-style research papers; working with tables; using advanced page layout techniques; working with graphics; performing a mail merge; and collaborating with others.

Explore concepts such as changing document settings, creating letterhead, editing and formatting tables. You‘ll learn to create, review, and publish important documents; sharing them in print, through e-mail, and on the web.


No matter what type of business or industry you work in, there’s a need for safety practices and procedures. Every year in Canada, many preventable workplace accidents occur. All workers are equally responsible to help prevent these accidents from happening.

Why wait for bad things to happen? Prepare for today.

This Occupational Health and Safety Course will explain employer and employee rights, explore roles and responsibilities as well as examine OH&S Legislation in jurisdictions throughout Canada.

Lessons You Will Learn

Lesson 1: A Career as an Office Professional
Lesson 2: Human Relations
Lesson 3: Cultural Diversity and International Business Relations
Lesson 4: Management of Work, Time, and Resources
Lesson 5: Reference Solutions
Lesson 6: Organization, Structure and Office Layout
Lesson 7: Office Technology
Lesson 8: Web-Based Tool and Security
Lesson 9: Incoming and Outgoing Mail
Lesson 10: Project Management
Lesson 11: Information Management
Lesson 12: Front-Line Reception
Lesson 13: Travel Arrangements
Lesson 14: Meetings and Conferences
Lesson 15: Business Communication
Lesson 16: Office Commerce and Keeping Records
Lesson 17: Employment Strategies
Lesson 18: Professional Development
Lesson 1: Digital Literacy Introducing a World of Technology
Lesson 2: The Internet; Accessing, Searching, Sharing, and Communicating
Lesson 3: Computers and Mobile Devices; Evaluating the Possibilities
Lesson 4: Programs and Apps; Using Software at Work, School, and Home
Lesson 5: Digital Safety and Security; Identifying Threats, Issues, and Defenses
Lesson 6: Inside Computers and Mobile Devices; Exploring the Components
Lesson 7: Input and Output; Examining Popular Devices
Lesson 8: Digital Storage; Preserving on Media and in the Cloud
Lesson 9: Operating Systems; Managing, Coordinating, and Monitoring Resources
Lesson 1: Into the Internet
Lesson 2: Browsing the Web
Lesson 3: Searching the Web
Lesson 4: Communicating Online
Lesson 5: Getting More Out of the Internet
Lesson 1: Databases and Database Objects: An Introduction
Lesson 2: Querying a Database
Lesson 3: Maintaining a Database
Lesson 4: Creating Reports and Forms
Lesson 5: Multiple-Table Forms
Lesson 6: Advanced Report Techniques
Lesson 7: Advanced Form Techniques
Lesson 1: Creating a Worksheet and a Chart
Lesson 2: Formulas, Functions and Formatting
Lesson 3: Working with Large Worksheets, Charting, and What-If Analysis
Lesson 4: Financial Functions, Data Tables, and Amortization Schedules
Lesson 5: Working with Multiple Worksheets and Workbooks
Lesson 6: Creating, Sorting, and Querying a Table
Lesson 7: Creating Templates, Importing Data, and Working with SmartArt, Images, and Screen Shots
Lesson 1: Creating and Editing a Presentation with Pictures
Lesson 2: Enhancing a Presentation with Pictures, Shapes, and WordArt
Lesson 3: Reusing a Presentation and Adding Media and Animation
Lesson 4: Creating and Formatting Information Graphics
Lesson 5: Collaborating on and Delivering a Presentation
Lesson 6: Navigating Presentations Using Hyperlinks and Action Buttons
Lesson 7: Creating a Self-Running Presentation Containing Animation
Lesson 1: Getting Started with Windows 8
Lesson 2: File and Folder Management
Lesson 3: Personalizing Windows
Lesson 4: Connecting to the Internet
Lesson 5: Working with the Windows Desktop
Lesson 1: Creating, Formatting, and Editing a Word Document with Pictures
Lesson 2: Creating a Research Paper with References and Sources
Lesson 3: Creating a Business Letter with a Letterhead and Table
Lesson 4: Creating a Document with a Title Page, Lists, Tables and a Watermark
Lesson 5: Using a Template to Create a Resume and Sharing a Finished Document
Lesson 6: Generating Form Letters, Mailing Labels, and a Directory
Lesson 7: Creating a Newsletter with a Pull-Quote and Graphics
Lesson 1: Glossary & Introduction
Lesson 2: The Department, The Division, and The Act
Lesson 3: Employer, Employees, and Safety Officers: Roles and Responsibilities
Lesson 4: OH&S Responsibilities for Organizations
Lesson 5: Workers’ Rights – The 4 R’s
Lesson 6: Information Regarding OH&S Legislation in Other Provinces


Certification exams for this program include:

What You Get

You receive all of this and more with your education

What's Included

What You Can Expect

  • Microsoft Specialist Certification Exam Vouchers
  • Practical hands-on exercises that reinforce critical skills
  • Real-world scenarios that put what you've learned into context
  • Simulation tutorials
  • Tutorials
  • Unlimited Support