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 12 units and will likely take 1 semester.
x $46 per unit
x ($200 + $42) per unit
= $552 in tuition and fees
= $2904 in tuition and fees
+ ~$833* for books and supplies
= $1385 in one semester
= $3737 in one semester
*This is an estimate. Actual costs will vary.
Business Office Technology: Office Clerk Certificate of Achievement (12 units): This course of study prepares the student to perform basic competencies as an entry level office clerk whether or not the individual has previous office experience. This certificate of achievement is a foundation for the Office Assistant Certificate and 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 Business Office Technology. Employment preparation for such careers as Office Clerk, Receptionist, Data entry clerk, Mail room clerk, Sales clerk, Filing clerk, Inventory clerk, Counter clerk, Clerk I.
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|
|BSOT C100||Introduction to Business Office Technology||3|
|BSOT C121||Beginning Word||1|
|BSOT C123||Beginning Excel||1|
|BSOT C125||Beginning Access||1|
|BSOT C127||MS PowerPoint||1|
|BSOT C131||Basic Computer Keyboarding||1|
|CSCI C070||Computer Literacy||1|
For general questions, contact:Karen O'Connor
Counseling can provide specific help with enrolling and completing this certificate.