You can use this to enhance career opportunities in:
All the classes required for my Business Office Technology degree that I have taken help so much with my job as an office manager.
—Heather Martin, Student
All classes needed for this certificate are available online. See Counseling for specific help with enrolling and completing this certificate.
This certificate requires 30 units and will likely take 3 semesters.
x $46 per unit
x ($193 + $14) per unit
= $1380 in tuition and fees
= $6210 in tuition and fees
+ ~$2498* for books and supplies
= $3878 across three semesters or $1293 per semester
= $8708 across three semesters or $2903 per semester
*This is an estimate. Actual costs will vary.
The Business Office Technology Certificate of Achievement (30 units) is designed to prepare learners for challenging positions as administrative assistants and office managers through courses in communication, industry standard computer applications, business, office procedures, and bookkeeping in order to meet the needs of the technologically dynamic office.
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 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 C121||Beginning Word||1|
|BSOT C123||Beginning Excel||1|
|BSOT C125||Beginning Access||1|
|BSOT C127||MS PowerPoint||1|
|BSOT C129||Microsoft Outlook||1 Unit|
|BSOT C132||Intermediate Computer Keyboarding||1|
|BSOT C133||Advanced Computer Keyboarding||1|
|BSOT C135||Beginning Adobe Acrobat||1|
|BSOT C151||Intermediate Word||1|
|BSOT C153||Intermediate Excel||1|
|BSOT C154||Office Personnel Seminar||3|
|BSOT C155||Intermediate Access||1|
|BSOT C161||Advanced Word||1|
|BSOT C163||Advanced Excel||1|
|BSOT C165||Advanced Access||1|
|CSCI C070||Computer Literacy||1|
For general questions, contact:Karen O'Connor
Counseling can provide specific help with enrolling and completing this certificate.