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Business Office Technology Executive Assistant Associate in Science and Certificate of Achievement

The Business Office Technology curriculum prepares students for employment and advancement in today’s technology intensive office. The curriculum has been planned to accommodate a variety of needs and career paths. In addition to traditional office skills, students will acquire proficiency in using computers and current software to perform a variety of essential administrative functions. Graduates of the program will be prepared to work with management in all types of business environments.

Students wishing to earn a certificate or degree in Business Office Technology select an area of emphasis in either Administrative Assistant or Executive Assistant. The Administrative Assistant curriculum is designed for students who wish to acquire the skills necessary for entry to a mid-level administrative support position. The Executive Assistant curriculum is designed for students who wish to prepare themselves for a mid to upper level administrative support position. The Executive Assistant curriculum also prepares students to take the Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS) certification examination. With additional training at a baccalaureate level college or university, students may prepare for a position in business education or business management.

Note: If certain required proficiencies can be demonstrated, alternate courses may be substituted subject to department approval.

Students wishing to earn a certificate of achievement should complete all courses listed in their chosen area of emphasis. Students wishing to earn a degree should complete all courses listed in their chosen area of emphasis plus 30 units of general education courses and electives to total a minimum of sixty units.

Career Opportunities

Office Coordinator
Budget Manager
Event Coordinator
Quality Controller
Account Assistant
Human Resources Analyst
Legal Assistant
Word Processor
Desktop Publishing Specialist
Secretary: Executive, Medical, Educational, Financial, Government, Technical, Insurance, Small Business

The Program-level Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) below are outcomes that students will achieve after completing specific degree / certificate requirements in this program. Students will:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge, skills, and abilities relevant to BOT certificates / degree programs completed.
  2. Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior.
  3. Demonstrate appropriate human relations and workplace skills.

Associate Degree Major Requirements

Note: All courses must be completed with a letter grade of “C” or higher or “Pass.”

BOT-100Basic Keyboarding1
BOT-101AKeyboarding/Document Processing I1.5
BOT-101BKeyboarding/Document Processing II1.5
BOT-102AIntermediate Keyboarding/Document Processing I1.5
BOT-102BIntermediate Keyboarding/Document Processing II1.5
BOT-110Business English and Communication3
or BUS-128 Business Communication
BOT-120Comprehensive Word, Level I1
BOT-121Comprehensive Word, Level II1
BOT-122Comprehensive Word, Level III1
BOT-123Comprehensive Excel, Level I1
BOT-124Comprehensive Excel, Level II1
BOT-125Comprehensive Excel, Level III1
BOT-126Comprehensive Access, Level I1
BOT-127Comprehensive Access, Level II1
BOT-128Comprehensive Access, Level III1
BOT-129Comprehensive PowerPoint, Level I1
BOT-130Comprehensive PowerPoint, Level II1
BOT-132Google Applications for Business3
BOT-150Using Microsoft Publisher1
BOT-151Using Microsoft Outlook1
Select a minimum of three (3) units from the following courses:3
Elementary Accounting
Introduction to Business
Human Relations in Business
Financial Accounting
Business Law: Legal Environment of Business
Introduction to International Business
Total Units29

Plus General Education and Elective Requirements

Certificate of Achievement

Any student who completes the preceding major requirements for Executive Assistant qualifies for a Certificate of Achievement in Business Office Technology. An official request must be filed with the Admissions and Record Office prior to the deadline as stated in the Academic Calendar.