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Business Information Professional Pathway and Certificate

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A Career Pathway Built For You

The Business Information Professional Pathway and Certificate equips you with the technical, communication and management skills in just three semesters so that you can start working or advance in your career quickly. It is designed to prepare students for  entry level office and administrative  support positions (such as office administrative specialists, customer service reps, information  clerks, and  office managers) in a variety of business workplace environments.

Our Students Learn Together

Join a cohort of students who have the same career goals, take the same classes and support one another through the program. Working together with a common goal helps students excel in their classes, and friendships often develop among the class members! 

Below is the recommended pathway for students starting in Spring 2021.

Recommended Pathway
Spring  2021
Summer 2021
CAP 010A (1.0 units)
Learning the Keyboard
BUS 021 (3.0 units)
Business Computing
CAP 062B (1.0 units)
MS Excel
CAP 070 (1.0 units)
MS Windows
  BUS 078B (3.0 units)
Business Communication
CAP 033A (3.0 units)
Word Processing
  BUS 107 (2.0 units)
Soft skills for project managers
CAP 046D (1.0 units)
Intro to MS PowerPoint
  BUS 118 (3.0 units)
HR Management 
CAP 071E (1.0 units)
MS Outlook 
Total Units:    7 units 3 units 9 units
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What's In It For Me?

Acquiring the 21st Century workplace skills & traits small businesses look for when hiring.

  • Building connections with industry partners and discovering what job and/or internship opportunities they have.
  • Online, hybrid, evening and short-term classes  to help you quickly get the training to  prepare you for office and  administrative support positions. (See list of courses for the Program below)
  • Academic and career support
  • Counselor support for your academic and career pathway planning
  • Resume writing assistance 
  • Interviewing techniques 
  • Access to tutoring/tutorial services
  • Achieve industry recognized digital badges through Badgr
  • Certificate of Achievement
Certificate of Achievement

Below are the required courses to achieve a Business Information Professional I Certificate of Achievement.

Business Information Professional I
Course Name Units Skills Emphasized
CAP 010A Learning the Keyboard 1.0 Improving keyboarding proficiency
CAP 070 Using MS Windows 1.0 Microsoft Windows technical proficiency
CAP 071E Microsoft Outlook 1.0 email, communication, calendar, MS office proficiency
CAP 033A Word Processing Course 1 3.0 Presentation, business documents, MS Office proficiency
CAP 062B Introduction to MS Excel* 1.0 Technical proficiency in Basic Excel
CAP 046D Introduction to MS PowerPoint 1.0 presentation, Microsoft Office technical proficiency
BUS 078B Business Communications 3.0 business writing and related written communication
BUS 118 Human Resource Management 3.0 human resources and human relations; business processes
BUS 021 Introduction to Business Computing 3.0 business computing, business process
BUS 107 Soft skills for Project Managers 2.0 business processes, management, communication, leadership
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Spring 2021 Courses
Spring 2021 Business Information Professional Courses

Classes Begin February 1
Classes run full length of semester unless noted

CAP 010A Learning the Keyboarding ( 1.0 unit)* 
Online, CRN 30750

CAP 070: Using MS Windows (1.0 unit)* 
Short Term:
2/25 -4/11
Online/ Synchronous
R 6:30PM - 8:30PM CRN: 31833 

CAP 071E: Microsoft Outlook (1.0 unit)* 
Short Term: 
4/15 -5/28
Online/ Synchronous R 6:30PM - 8:30PM CRN: 31275

CAP 33A: Word Processing Course 1 (3.0 units)*
Online, CRN 30769

CAP 046D  Introduction to MS PowerPoint(1.0 unit)*
Short Term:  2/3 -3/10
Online; CRN: 30772

CAP 062B  Introduction to MS Excel(1.0 unit) 
Short Term:  2/3 -3/16
Online/synchronous; CRN: 30776  W 6:30 to 8:30

BUS 078B Busness Communications (3.0 units) 
Online; CRN: 30740

BUS 118 Human Resource Management (3.0 units) 
Online; CRN: 30749

*Take these if beginning BIP Program in Spring 2021.

students in a circleQuotation mark. “Learning the skills from the BIW Program has given me  confidence at work.” - Ya Qui -Business Information Worker Graduate
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