Business Technology students at NCK TECH recently achieved 2016 Microsoft Office Certification for both Word and Excel programs. These students now have the ability to obtain seven MOS certifications throughout the school year.

Microsoft Office Specialist 2016 certification provides industry — leading assessments of skills and knowledge through project-based testing giving students and professionals real-world exercises to appraise their understanding of Microsoft Office.

This guarantees that every certified user has demonstrated the ability to command the full features and functionality of Microsoft Office, preparing them for future academic or workforce opportunities.

MOS certification is a global phenomenon. Throughout the world, people in dozens of countries are receiving certification through Certiport. Jennifer Younger, instructor of the Business Technology program at NCK TECH stated, “Students who earn MOS certifications have been shown to earn higher GPA’s, graduate at a higher rate and get higher-paying jobs.”

Austin Miller, a Business Technology student, is ranked third in the state of Kansas for his score in Microsoft Excel.

“Kansas students earn roughly over 2000 certifications each school year. Jennifer Younger's class at NCK TECH continually produces some of the top results in the state,” said Logan Staab, who manages the Microsoft Imagine Academy program for 150-plus schools in Kansas and whose office is out of NCK Tech.

The Business Technology program at NCK TECH, Hays Campus, is a nine-month program which focuses on the preparation, interpretation and analyzing financial statements using the business and financial tools, software and practices utilized by professionals. Applications are now being accepted for the 2019-2020 school year. For more information on the Business Technology program and NCK TECH, visit our website at