Install Microsoft Office 365 on a Personal Computer

Video Instructions:

Students- You can install Office on a personal computer through your CSCC email account beginning on the first day of the semester. This software will include offline access to popular programs like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and more!

Written Instructions:

Access to Microsoft Office is only available to current Columbus State Students and Employees. When you are no longer enrolled in CSCC courses or stop receiving a CSCC paycheck, the Office 365 applications installed on your device become inactive.

If you do not want to download the desktop applications of Office, you can use the web applications instead.

1. To download, open a web browser, such as Chrome or Firefox.

2. Navigate to

3. Once you are on the Sign in screen, log in using your email address and password (same password that you use for CougarWeb and Blackboard).

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  • Employee -


4. Click the Install Office button to download the desktop applications. 


5. Let the installer download, then open the installer and follow the installation wizard to complete the install.

 For further support or troubleshooting, contact the IT Support Center
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