You can use this to enhance career opportunities in:
While I was doing my job searching, I found that even with an entry-level, clerk position, many would have liked at least 6 months of office experience. Luckily for me I was accepted on the fact that I had been taking BSOT classes for a year prior to applying for the job.
—Theresa Guerrero, Student
This certificate requires 18 units and will likely take 2 semesters.
x $46 per unit
x ($200 + $42) per unit
= $828 in tuition and fees
= $4356 in tuition and fees
+ ~$1665* for books and supplies
= $2493 across two semesters or $1247 per semester
= $6021 across two semesters or $3011 per semester
*This is an estimate. Actual costs will vary.
Business Office Technology: Administrative Office Assistant Certificate of Achievement (18 units): This course of study equips the student with the range of skills necessary to perform the duties of an entry level administrative assistant in today's technological office. Completers master skills in communication, bookkeeping, office skills, and an essential selection of intermediate computer applications for business. Those completing the Administrative Office Assistant Certificate may choose to continue with the Business Office Technology Associate in Science Degree.
Complete each course to be applied toward the certificate with a grade of "C" or better. Complete a minimum of 12 units in residence at Cerro Coso Community College.
This program prepares students for careers in Office Technology. Employment preparation for such careers as Office Assistant, Receptionist, Data entry clerk, Mail room clerk, Sales clerk, Filing clerk, Inventory clerk, Counter clerk, Clerk I, Clerk II, Bookkeeper, Accounts Receivable Clerk, Accounts Payable clerk, Payroll clerk.
Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be able to
Note: Some courses within the major may have a required prerequisite. If you feel you have equivalent knowledge and skills to those included in the prerequisite course through professional experience, licensure, or certification, you have the opportunity to submit a Prerequisite Challenge to be reviewed by the faculty chair. For the Prerequisite Challenge to be considered, you must submit documentation/verification to substantiate the basis for the challenge. Please consult a counselor for more information regarding Prerequisite Challenge.
Complete all of the following courses:
|BSAD C070||Business Mathematics||3 Units|
|BSAD C072||Introduction to Accounting||3|
|BSAD C145||Business Communication||3|
|BSOT C100||Introduction to Business Office Technology||3|
|BSOT C129||Microsoft Outlook||1|
|BSOT C132||Intermediate Computer Keyboarding||1|
|BSOT C135||Beginning Adobe Acrobat||1|
|BSOT C151||Intermediate Word||1|
|BSOT C153||Intermediate Excel||1|
|BSOT C155||Intermediate Access||1|
For general questions, contact:Karen O'Connor
Counseling can provide specific help with enrolling and completing this certificate.