Business Information Worker, Certificate of Specialization
Not Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_CE_CSOA
Completion of this certificate, issued through the Business and Computing Division, will prepare students for entry-level employment in business environments using Microsoft Office Applications. All courses must be completed at Orange Coast College.
- Use a computer operating system and computer applications for word processing, electronic spreadsheet creation, database management, multimedia presentations, and electronic personal management with competence.
- Achieve personal development and responsibility for entering the job market
Orange Coast College offers two types of certificate awards in career programs designed to prepare the graduate to enter a particular field of employment. At least 3 units in an advanced course from the certificate must be completed at OCC.
- Certificate of Achievement - 8 units or more in a state-approved program. Certificates of Achievement are not automatically awarded. A petition must be filed in Enrollment Services or online at the beginning of the semester in which the student will be completing his or her final requirements. The petitioning periods are listed in the Graduation Requirements section of this catalog.
- Certificate of Specialization - 16 units or less in a locally approved program. Certificates of Specialization are not automatically awarded, not printed on official academic transcripts, and there is no acknowledgment of completion given at graduation. Please contact the division for details regarding the submission of petitions as procedures for each division vary. Most division offices prefer that students complete all of the required courses and then provide a copy of the transcript while some divisions allow petitions for Certificates of Specialization before finishing.
Minimum Grade Requirement
In order to be awarded a certificate, students are required to obtain a grade of “C” or better in all program-required courses. Grades of “CR” or “P” will be accepted whereas “CR” or “P” meets the equivalency of a “C” or better. A list of certificate programs can be found in the Programs A-Z section of this catalog. Check with a counselor to determine the requirements for completion.
|BUS A138||Business English||3|
|CIS A090||Beginning Computer Keyboarding 1||1.5|
|CIS A091||Keyboarding Speed and Accuracy||1.5|
|CIS A092||Beginning Computer Keyboarding 2||1.5|
|CIS A100||Introduction to Computer Applications||3|
|CIS/BUS A134||Excel 1||2|
|CIS A137||Microsoft Outlook||2|
|CIS A149||Office Skills||2|