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33 ECC students earn Microsoft Certifications

Thirty-three Ellsworth Community College students earned a Microsoft Certification for the 2016-2017 academic year. Microsoft certification is a valuable credential recognizing the desktop computing skills needed to use the full features and functionality of the software. The certification promotes academic preparedness and workforce readiness for students.

The Microsoft certifications are free, through the Microsoft Imagine Academy grant, to students who take Computer Applications classes at ECC. The Microsoft Imagine Academy gives students an opportunity to sharpen their skills and gain industry-recognized certification, which gives them a competitive advantage when applying for jobs.

ECC is a Microsoft-approved testing center and state-approved Microsoft Imagine Academy. ECC offers certification exams for Word, Word Expert, Excel, Excel Expert, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Computer Applications instructor, Janet Siert, is an  Microsoft Authorized Instructor. These students earned the following Microsoft Certifications this year:

Microsoft Office – Excel: Ben Cherry, Carlyna Gray, Noelle Hines, Ryan Kloetzer, Ashley Kraber, Kristen Frye, Barb Muilenburg, Leslie Owusu, Devon Recker, Denise Walker, Rachel Worthington, Haley Nerland, Elizabeth Symens and Trevor Smith.

Microsoft Office – Word: Isaiah Cronk, Breanna Fisher, Sebastian Holte-Mancera, Alexandra Larsen, Jake Schuman, Alex Vugigi, Merna Bonin, Keni Geis, Javaar Harrington, Erin Heldt, Kayla Meyer, Adam Walter, Erica Corrigan, Sandra Cizek and Dalia Gonzalez.

Microsoft Office – PowerPoint: Jordan Mulford, Adam Walter, Jeramiah Clemons and Sandra Cizek.

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