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48 IVCCD students earn Microsoft Certifications

48 IVCCD students earn Microsoft Certifications

Forty-eight Ellsworth and Marshalltown 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 ECC and MCC Computer Applications classes. 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.

Both ECC and MCC are Microsoft-approved testing centers and state-approved Microsoft Imagine Academies. Both colleges offer certification exams for Word, Word Expert, Excel, Excel Expert, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Computer Applications instructors Janet Siert (ECC) and Savitha Pinnepalli (MCC) are Microsoft Authorized Instructors. These ECC and MCC students earned the following Microsoft Certifications this year:

ECC Students

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.

MCC Students

Microsoft Office – Access: Christina Hiracheta, Stephanie Armato, Darci Wolf.

Microsoft Office – Excel: Rhiannon Benda, Skyelar Purchase, Alex Bartels, Victor Sanchez Garcia, Elaine Youngbear, Jonathan Rhodes, Bryan Toney, Ashley Nicole, Ben Hood and PaTricia Brady-Schossow.

Microsoft Office – Word: Allison Roberts and Ashley Hernandez.

For more information regarding Microsoft Office Certification, computer classes, or registration, contact ECC Admissions at 641-648-4611 or MCC Admissions at 641-752-7106.

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