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Microsoft Database Certifications | College of Marin Career Technical Education

Get Microsoft Specialist Certified with College of Marin

Microsoft Office is a standard in the business workplace. Now you can get certified as a Microsoft Word, Microsoft Access, or Microsoft Excel Office Specialist.

  • Achieve industry-recognized certification
  • Learn computing skills companies want
  • Boost your resume
  • Gain valuable experience and confidence
  • Prepare for a successful future

Students who successfully complete the coursework in a MS Office application will have the opportunity to take the corresponding MS Office Specialist certification exam for FREE.

Available Certificates and Degrees

Skills Certificate – Microsoft Access Database – 4.5 units

  • Time to Complete: Can be done in 1 semester.

Skills Certificate – Microsoft Access Database Specialist – 6 units

  • Time to Complete: Can be done in 1 semester.

For a Certificate of Achievement programs, see Computer Information Studies.

Why College of Marin?

  • Affordable: College of Marin classes are open to all and cost only $46 per unit for California residents. Financial aid and student support services are available to those who qualify.
  • High-Quality Instruction for High Wage Industries: Our instructors are highly experienced industry professionals who are recognized as experts in their respective fields and who understand their industry’s needs and trends. Our graduates enter the workforce with the comprehensive work skills and the ability to be innovative, critical thinkers.
  • Small Class Size: Most classes have 10-22 students. This low student-to-teacher ratio allows instructors to work individually with students as needed while covering material in-depth.


Questions? Contact Counseling:

  • (415) 485-9432
  • (415) 485-9430

Computer Information Systems Dept.

A Joe Ritchie (415) 457-8811 x7598


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How long does it take to earn a certificate?
  • You can complete in the Skills Certificates in 1-2 semesters.