GED To Credential | Lackawanna College

GED To Credential

At A Glance

Receive an industry-recognized credential while working on the academic coursework of the GED
Start earning $28,000 per year and grow to earn up to $50,000 per year with the Microsoft Office Specialist certification.
Enter a steady job field with diverse career options.
Earn your GED and Microsoft Office Specialist certificate over the course of 22 weeks at Lackawanna College’s Scranton Campus.

Welcome to GED to Credential Program–GED to MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist)-Certificate Program

You’ve always wanted to jump start your career path and earn a certificate that will help you start working in a professional setting. Lackawanna College can help you achieve this with its GED to credential program–GED to MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) certificate.

At Lackawanna College you’ll gain the necessary skills and credentials you need to enter the professional world ready to work.

Your Career Starts Here

Employment of individuals who earned their GED and MOS certificate is projected to rise 8% through now and 2030. The median average pay for an individual with this certificate was $38,000 in June 2020.

The certificate will open many doors in the professional world. You’ll find employment in:

  • Hospitals
  • Home Owners Associations
  • Accounting Firms
  • Tech Companies
  • Marketing Firms
  • Start Up Businesses
  • And other office settings

Jobs you can begin or perform after earning your GED to credential program– ED to MOS certificate include:

  • Office Assistant
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Office Manager
  • Bookkeeper
  • General Office Clerk
  • Information Clerk
  • Receptionist

More About the Program

The GED to credential program–GED to MOS certificate is a 22-week innovative certificate at Lackawanna College offering students the ability to receive industry recognized credentials while working on the academic coursework of the GED for the cost of $6,000. 

This certificate provides an opportunity for students to graduate with job readiness and Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certifications to start a high-priority occupation.

Students simultaneously work on GED coursework and Microsoft Office certification which includes Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint. 

Students receive training in employment readiness skills, such as resume and cover letter writing, job search assistance and interviewing skills. Students will also learn accounting principles and QuickBooks for office settings.

The Course Work

The certificate offers a variety of skill training in the classroom. 

Some of these courses include:

  • GED prep and testing
  • Microsoft Office introductory concepts
  • Microsoft Office advanced concepts
  • Resume, cover letters, job searching, and interview skills