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Business Technology Career Certificate Programs

New! Career Certificate Program Pathways

Earn a career certificate in one of three pathways:

  • Business & Accounting
  • Microsoft Certification
  • Office Occupations

All pathways start with Basic Computer Essentials. Once you have successfully completed or tested out of Basic Computer Essentials, you can begin the pathway of your choice. Students may also test out of pathway classes based on prior experience and knowledge. Completion times are approximate and are based on 25-hour per week attendance. Some career certificate programs may require multiple open-entry sessions.

Begin any time!

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Start Here: Basic Computer Essentials

Basic Computer Essentials is a prerequisite for all three of our Career Certificate Pathways.

COURSE TITLE HOURS
Intro to Computers 20
Windows 60
Keyboarding (30 WPM) 60

 

Course Fee: $360

Enroll in Basic COmputer Essentials

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Business & Accounting Pathway

Account Clerk / Payroll Account Clerk

Account Clerks produce financial records for organizations. They record financial transactions, update statements, and check financial records for accuracy. Provides eligibility for QuickBooks Certified User Exam (QCBU). 

Payroll Account Clerks compile and record employee time and payroll data. May compute employees’ time worked, production and commission. May compute and post wages and deductions or prepare paychecks. Provides eligibility for QuickBooks Certified User Exam (QBCU).

Prerequisite: Basic Computer Essentials

COURSE TITLE HOURS
Accounting 1 or Payroll Accounting 114 / 75
10 Key 30
Excel Level 1 40
Excel Level 2 45
QuickBooks Level 1 30
QuickBooks Level 2 30

 

 

 

 

 

Course Fee: $360

Enroll in Account clerk

Bookkeeper

Bookkeepers produce financial records for organizations. They record financial transactions, update statements, and check financial records for accuracy. Provides eligibility for National Exams in Bookkeeping, Microsoft Office Specialist, and QuickBooks.

Prerequisites: Basic Computer Essentials AND Account Clerk / Payroll Accounting Clerk

COURSE TITLE HOURS
Accounting 2 114
Accounting 3 100
Excel Level 3 35

 

Course Fee: $360

Enroll in Bookkeeper

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Microsoft Certification Pathway

Microsoft Certification 1: General Office

General Office Clerks perform a variety of clerical tasks including answering telephones, typing documents and filing records. Microsoft Certification Level 1 is a basic level of Microsoft Office Programs and provides eligibility for Microsoft Office Specialist Certification (MSO).

Prerequisite: Basic Computer Essentials

COURSE TITLE HOURS
Excel Level 1 40
Word Level 1 45
PowerPoint Level 1 40
Access Level 1 40
Keyboard Speedbuilding (35 wpm) 25
Outlook 15

 

Course Fee: $360

Enroll in General Office

Microsoft Certification 2: Advanced Office

Microsoft Certification Level 2 is an intermediate level of Microsoft Office programs and provides eligibility for Microsoft Office Specialist Certification (MSO).  Advanced Office assistants perform tasks such as entering data in spreadsheets, maintaining databases, creating and organizing documents, and creating and presenting PowerPoint presentations.

Prerequisites: Basic Computer Essentials AND Microsoft Certification 1: General Office

COURSE TITLE HOURS
Excel Level 2 45
Word Level 2 40
PowerPoint Level 2 30
Access Level 2 50
Keyboard Speedbuilding (40 wpm) 25

 

Course Fee: $360

Enroll in Advanced Office

Microsoft Certification 3: Office Specialist

Microsoft Certification Level 3 is an advanced level of Microsoft Office programs and provides eligibility for Microsoft Office Specialist Certification (MSO).  Office Specialists perform tasks such as, creating spreadsheets, creating and maintaining databases, readying a presentation for final delivery, create and organizing long documents and handbooks. 

Prerequisites: Basic Computer Essentials, AND Microsoft Certification 1: General Office, AND Microsoft Certification 2: Advanced Office

COURSE TITLE HOURS
Excel Level 3 35
Word Level 3 45
PowerPoint Level 3 25
Access Level 3 40

 

Course Fee: $360

Enroll in Office Specialist

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Office Occupations Pathway

Front Desk Associate

Front Desk Associates perform a variety of clerical tasks such as typing documents, filing records, answering phones, receiving visitors, and providing general information about their organization to the public and customers.

Prerequisite: Basic Computer Essentials

COURSE TITLE HOURS
Excel Level 1 40
Word Level 1 45
Outlook 15
Keyboard Speedbuilding (35 wpm) 25
Telephone Techniques 48

 

Course Fee: $360

Enroll in Front desk Associate

Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistants perform routine clerical and administrative duties including organizing files, preparing documents, scheduling appointments, and supporting other staff. Provides eligibility for Microsoft Office Specialist Certification (MSO).

Prerequisites: Basic Computer Essentials AND Front Desk Associate

COURSE TITLE HOURS
Business English Review 50
Word Level 2 40
Excel Level 2 50
Proofreading 50
PowerPoint Level 1 40
PowerPoint Level 2 30
Keyboard Speedbuilding (40 wpm) 25

 

Course Fee: $360

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Executive Assistant

Executive Assistants perform routine clerical and administrative duties including organizing files, preparing documents, scheduling appointments, and supporting other staff. Provides eligibility for Microsoft Office Specialist Certification (MSO).

Prerequisites: Basic Computer Essentials, AND Front Desk Associate, AND Administrative Assistant

COURSE TITLE HOURS
Word Level 3 45
Excel Level 3 35
Access Level 1 40
Access Level 2 50
PowerPoint Level 3 25
Keyboard Speedbuilding (50 wpm) 25

 

Course Fee: $360

Enroll in Executive Assistant

Design Your Own Program

Meet with the instructors to design a career program to reach your goals. Register in the classroom. Completion time varies.