District gives students access to 2016 Office 365

Take advantage of free Microsoft applications

Melissa Maria Martinez, Times Staff

Students can download Microsoft Office Applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint on up to five computers free. San Jose Evergreen Community College District began offering Office 365 to students in April 2013.

The resource gives students access to software which can cost up to $100 for a year subscription.

Word 2016 offers new features such as Researcher—access to citable sources which can be easily integrated into your paper—and the Read out Loud function (Alt+Ctrl+Space) that will read to you the entire text of your research paper.

Office applications are essential tools all students are expected to know how to navigate. According to a 2016 study by the International Data Corporation, Microsoft Office and PowerPoint are among the top 20 most required skills across all occupations and thanks to the district, SJCC students have equal access to this expensive, useful resource free.