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Computer Business Office Technology: Administrative Assistant/Secretarial

Award Type: Certificate of Achievement

Administrative Assistant/Secretarial is designed to prepare students for entrance into positions working with upper level management. Training includes all phases of administrative/secretarial work with emphasis on software applications such as word processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheets, presentation graphics and records management. Business communication and administrative operations and procedures are also emphasized.

The graduate of the Certificate of Achievement in Computer Business Office Technology: Administrative Assistant/Secretarial will:

  • Create memos and letters addressing critical thinking assignments.
  • Apply proper filing rules and create an electronic database using appropriate software.
  • Demonstrate the use of software applications to accomplish appropriate tasks.
  • Analyze and solve problems related to administrative operations.
  • Communicate clearly and professionally.

Program Requirements

A major of 29 units is required for the certificate. Required core courses (23 units):

Course Number Course Title Units
BUS 160 Business Communications 3.0
CBIS 141 Microsoft Excel-Comprehensive 3.0
CBOT 131 Introduction to Word Processing 3.0
CBOT 132 Advanced Word Processing 3.0
CBOT 302 Records Management 2.0
CBOT 333 Business Desktop Publishing 3.0
CBOT 334 Administrative Office Procedures 3.0
CBOT 337 Presentation Design - PowerPoint 3.0

Plus a minimum of 6 units selected from the following:

Course Number Course Title Units
ACCT 317 Bookkeeping 1 3.0
BUS 107 Human Relations in Business 3.0
CBIS 142 Microsoft Access-Comprehensive 3.0
CBOT 312 Keyboarding Speed and Development 1.0
CBIS 371 Intro to Excel 1.0
CBIS 372 Intro to Access 1.0
BUS 386 Business Resume Writing 1.0
CWE 149 Cooperative Work Experience OCCUPATIONAL 1.0 - 8.0 units