Students Receive Industry Recognized Technology Certification


Thirty-five West Shore Community College students have earned a total of 48 industry recognized Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certifications to help them become career ready. The students participated in the education technology program to help them develop their Microsoft Office skills.

According to Dr. Amy Wojciechowski, Business Division Chair, “The Microsoft Office Specialist program gives students in-demand technology skills that not only increase their desktop computing proficiency immediately, they also improve their workforce readiness and put them above the pack when looking for a job.”

The MOS certifications are delivered in the college’s authorized Certiport Testing Center as part of the business program curriculum.  Funding for the exams was provided by a grant from the Michigan Department of Education.

MOS certification is recognized globally as the premier credential to validate knowledge, skills and abilities relating to the Microsoft Office applications. With more than 1 million exams taken annually in 140 countries, MOS is the leading IT certification in the world.

For more information, visit the college’s web site.


Students earning the Microsoft Office Certifications are:

Eric Barton-Guss, Matthew Bauman, Tammy Beeman, Gabriel Bentz,  Rebekah Bialik, Virginia Boggs, Lynsey Chlebana, Mercedes Damian, Tyler Denton, Rhonda Dice, Tristan Gerbers, Robert Hasenbank , Jacob Hernandez, Jessica Johnson, Amber Johnson, Jessica Johnson, Heidi Keith, Jared Knapp, Tyler Kortge, L.J. Lindsey, Ashley Maddix, Alexandra Markov, Casey Mittemiller, Kyle Ray, Zachary Reau, Kylie Routley, Trevor Russell, Samantha Schafer, Johnathon Shafer, Lindsay Spence,  Joseph Sterling, Natalie Switaj, Joshua Wade, Austin Walicki, Bryan Wandrych, and Savanna Weber.

Author: Thomas Hawley | Executive Director of College Relations