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Course Fee: $360, covers a 3-month period of time. 

Note: Windows course or demonstrated skills are required for any of the career certificate programs. Textbooks, workbooks, and supplies may be required.

Please note

Completion times are approximate. Speed-building keyboarding course may be needed to meet minimum requirements. Some Career Certificate Programs may require multiple Open Entry sessions.

Spring 2023 lab hours

Monday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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

Intro to Computers

Windows

Keyboarding (30 WPM)

HOURS

20

60

60

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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

Accounting 1 or Payroll Accounting

10 Key

Excel Level 1

Excel Level 2

QuickBooks Level 1

QuickBooks Level 2

HOURS

114 / 75

30

40

50

30

30

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

Accounting 2

Accounting 3

Excel Level 3

HOURS

114

100

40

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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

Excel Level 1

Word Level 1

PowerPoint Level 1

Access Level 1

Keyboard Speedbuilding (35 WPM)

Outlook

HOURS

40

40

40

40

25

15

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

Excel Level 2

Word Level 2

PowerPoint Level 2

Access Level 2

Keyboard Speedbuilding (40 WPM)

HOURS

50

40

40

48

25

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

Excel Level 3

Word Level 3

PowerPoint Level 3

Access Level 3

HOURS

40

45

35

40

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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

Excel Level 1

Word Level 1

Outlook

Keyboard Speedbuilding (35 WPM)

Telephone Techniques

HOURS

40

40

15

25

48

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

Business English Review

Word Level 2

Excel Level 2

Proofreading

PowerPoint Level 1

PowerPoint Level 2

Keyboard Speedbuilding (40 WPM)

HOURS

75

40

50

50

40

40

25

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

Word Level 3

Excel Level 3

Access Level 1

Access Level 2

PowerPoint Level 3

Keyboard Speedbuilding (50 WPM)

HOURS

45

50

40

40

35

25

Design Your Own Program

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