ITA is an introduction course for students to establish the skills for a career in a business administrative support career. This course will prepare you to take the Microsoft Industry Certification exams for Word 2016, Excel 2016 and PowerPoint 2016 and thus to be certified as a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS). Though this is not a certificate program, successful completion of this course and meeting pre-requisites of LWTC's certificate program are pre-requisites that will provide advanced standing in Accounting Operations, Legal Administrative Specialist, and Medical Administrative Specialist certificate programs. The class is conducted entirely online with support of a LWTC instructor. Students must have reliable access to a PC computer, Microsoft Office 2016 suite software and the Internet. Students are expected to complete the course in 150 hours (approximately 21 hours per week).