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Business Office Assistant


The Business Office Assistant program is an eight-month Certificate of Completion program. Students earn college credits that are counted toward an Associate of Science degree and transfer as electives toward a four-year degree. Students attend six months of in-class training and participate in a two-month internship. The program's total cost is approximately $1,550, and students will earn 30 college units.

Students are expected to achieve a minimum keyboarding speed of 40 wpm and 110 cspm on the ten-key calculator. Students completing the program can expect to obtain a job as a typist, file clerk, receptionist, secretary or administrative assistant.


Class   Units
BT 1 Typing/Document Processing I 4
BT 2 Typing/Document Processing II 4
BT 9 Computer Applications I 4
BT 19 Work experience (Coop), Occup 3
BT 23 Job Search and Workplace Skills 3
BT 29 Microsoft Word II 2
BT 116 Spelling & Vocabulary Building 2
*BT 250 Office Skills Lab 2
BT 270 Business Math & 10 Key 2
BT 271 Business Grammar Fundamentals 2
BT 280    Basic Office Procedures 2
 Total 30
* Course is taken twice.

Note Students must demonstrate the ability to type 40 words per minute with
97% accuracy on three 5-minute timed writings and key 110 correct
strokes per minute on the ten-key calculator.

Last updated: 9/14/2009 3:00:17 PM