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Business Information Professional - Certificate

Business Information Professional 1 - Certificate

The Business Information Professional I Certificate of Achievement is a career pathway designed to help students acquire communication, technical, and management skills and knowledge that are in demand for the 21st Century workplace. These include presentation, critical thinking, and oral/written communication skills; proficiency in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook); and management skills including leadership, collaboration, decision-making, problem solving and human relations. Students who complete the Business Information Professional I Certificate are prepared for entry-level office and administrative support positions in a variety of business environments.

Program Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will apply effective business communication and presentation skills to satisfy customers’ needs.
  • Students will create a variety of business documents using Microsoft Office software.

To earn this certificate, students must complete the minimum required courses with a grade of C (or P) or better.

Core Curriculumn Courses (Required):
Code Class Units
BUS 021 Introduction to Business Computing (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
BUS 078B Business Communications (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
BUS 107 Soft Skills for Project Managers (2.0 Lecture) 2.0
BUS 118 Human Resources Management (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
CAP 010A Learning the Keyboard (1.0 Lab) 1.0
CAP 033A Word Processing - Course 1 (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
CAP 046D Introduction to Microsoft Powerpoint (1.0 Lecture) 1.0
CAP 062B An Introduction to Microsoft Excel (1.0 Lecture) 1.0
CAP 070 Using MS Windows (1.0 Lecture) 1.0
CAP 071E Microsoft Outlook (1.0 Lecture) 1.0

Units Required

Total Required Units 19.0
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Career/Transfer Opportunities:

Office administrators, office clerks, office managers, retail salespersons, customer service representatives, receptionists, information clerks, and administrative assistants.