Academic Catalog

Business & Professional Studies

Office Professional Certificate of Specialization

This certificate is designed for students interested in entry-level positions in a broad spectrum of office environments. Utilizing a short-term, intensive format, students are provided with the basic skills necessary to be productive employees. The curriculum provides the foundation for further study and advancement in the clerical field, which is one of the largest employment areas in our information processing society.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  • Explain the basic language and concepts within the field of business office technology.
  • Use computer input devices (e.g., keyboard and mouse) to properly and efficiently create and edit documents in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation programs such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and electronic communications such as email.

Certificate Requirements

Select one of the following:1-3
Basic Keyboarding
Keyboarding/Document Processing I
and Keyboarding/Document Processing II
Intermediate Keyboarding/Document Processing I
and Intermediate Keyboarding/Document Processing II
BOT-106Effective Job Search1
BOT-107Office Systems and Procedures2
BOT-114Essential Word1
BOT-115Essential Excel1
BUS-128Business Communication3
Total Units9-11

Certificate of Specialization

Students who complete the requirements above qualify for a certificate in that area of emphasis. An official request must be filed with the Admissions and Records Office prior to the deadline as stated in the Academic Calendar.