Business Information Professional Pathway and Certificate
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.
|CAP 010A (1.0 units)
Learning the Keyboard
|BUS 021 (3.0 units)
|CAP 062B (1.0 units)
|CAP 070 (1.0 units)
|BUS 078B (3.0 units)
|CAP 033A (3.0 units)
|BUS 107 (2.0 units)
Soft skills for project managers
|CAP 046D (1.0 units)
Intro to MS PowerPoint
|BUS 118 (3.0 units)
|CAP 071E (1.0 units)
|Total Units: 7 units||3 units||9 units|
What's In It For Me?
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
|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|
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.
“Learning the skills from the BIW Program has given me confidence at work.” Business Information Worker Graduate