The Business Education division of Career and Technology Education at Central High School is proud to announce that 39 students achieved Microsoft Office Specialist certification in Word during the 2014-2015 school year. MOS certification testing is administered online through Certiport, the leading provider of value-added test delivery services for the global workforce and academic markets. This is a universally recognized certification accepted by both colleges and employers as verification of mastery of word processing skills.
MOS certification helps students differentiate themselves in today's competitive job market, broadens employment opportunities by displaying advanced skills, and results in higher earning potential. Microsoft Office Specialist certification can also lead to increased job satisfaction. Research indicates that certified individuals have increased competence, productivity, and credibility with their employers, co-workers, and clients. For employers, the certification provides skill-verification tools that not only help assess a person's skills in using Microsoft Office programs but also the ability to quickly complete on-the-job tasks in Microsoft Office Word software. In addition, the American Council on Education (ACE) has recommended college credit for select Microsoft Certifications. Approved certifications are applicable for one to six semester hours of college credit in bachelor's-degree or associate-degree classes on computer applications, information technology, or computer information systems.
Students who achieved MOS certification during the 2014-2015 school year at Central High School in Pageland, SC are listed below in alphabetical order: