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Client Services Specialist Certificate Business Total Units: 27
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Term Effective: Fall 2010


The Client Services Specialist Certificate of Achievement program prepares students for entry level employment in occupations requiring technical client service skills, such as records verification and documentation, and people skills such as human relations. The program also provides students with written and verbal presentation skills, as well as skills in computer application software, calculators, and filing.

Examples of specific job titles include Eligibility Worker, Intake Worker, Personnel Specialist Trainee, Customer Service Representative, Contract Clerk, Records Clerk, Housing Assistant, Claims Processor.

Job opportunities exist in a variety of fields including public and private social/human services, government agencies, insurance, financial, medical, and mortgage/real estate industries, as well as other fields emphasizing client services.

More information about the Business Administration programs can be found at the Business Administration website.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this certificate, the student will be able to:

  1. Satisfy the minimum educational requirements for the position of eligibility worker at the County of Sonoma as well as various other client and customer service positions;
  2. demonstrate written and oral presentation skills;
  3. demonstrate technical administrative support skills required for client services employment positions; and
  4. apply necessary skills required for managing the complex human interactions and communications that take place in organizations.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Client Services Specialist Certificate program are:

  • Complete 27 units from
    • Client Services Specialist Requirements

Client Services Specialist Requirements - complete 27.00 units
BAD 52Human Relations in Organizations3.00
BAD 53Introduction to Solving Business Problems w/Spreadsheets1.50
BGN 85Electronic Calculator0.50
BMG 52Written Communication in Organizations3.00
BMG 53Oral Communication in Organizations3.00
BMG 54Quantitative Skills/Math3.00
BOT 172Basic Filing, Self Paced0.50
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
BMG 61-67 courses to total 3 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 4.50 units from the following:
BGN 50.01ASelf-Paced Computer Keyboarding (Typing) on the Macintosh0.50-1.00
BGN 53.01Self-Paced Microsoft Word on the Macintosh0.50
BGN 150.1Self-Paced Computer Keyboard Skillbuilding on the Macintosh0.50-2.00
BGN 150.2Self-Paced Computer Keyboard Skillbuilding on IBM/DOS Equip0.50-2.00
CS 160.11AIntro to MS Word for Win, Level 1, for Office Professionals0.50
CS 160.11BIntro to MS Word for Win, Level 2, for Office Professionals0.50
CS 160.11CIntro to MS Word for Win, Level 3, for Office Professionals0.50
CS 160.11DIntro to MS Word for Win, Level 4, for Office Professionals0.50
CS 161.11AIntro to MS Excel, Level 1, for Office Professionals0.50
CS 161.11BIntro to MS Excel, Level 2, for Office Professionals0.50
CS 161.11CIntro to MS Excel, Level 3, for Office Professionals0.50
CS 163.11AIntro to MS Access, Level 1, for Office Professionals0.50
CS 162.11BIntro to MS PowerPoint, Level 2, for Office Professionals0.50
CS 165.31Integrating MS Office: Word, PowerPoint, Access, & Excel0.50
CS 167.11Microsoft Outlook0.50
BOT 162.9BQuickBooks Level 20.50
CS 172.91Microsoft Publisher for Office Professionals0.50
BOT 165.4Creating a Web Page Using Microsoft Word0.50
BGN 101Typing1.50
CS 65.11Microsoft Office3.00
CS 60.11AMicrosoft Word, Core1.50
CS 60.11BMicrosoft Word, Expert1.50
CS 61.11AMicrosoft Excel, Core1.50
CS 61.11BMicrosoft Excel, Expert1.50
CS 63.11AMicrosoft Access, Core1.50
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
HLC 160Medical Terminology3.00
RE 50Real Estate Principles3.00
SOC 2Modern Social Problems3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 2.00 units from the following:
WEOC 99I- a 2 unit Client Services internship

Term Effective: Fall 2010

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Fall 2012

Previous Versions:

Client Services Specialist - effective Fall 1992

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.


Prior to enrolling in courses from the 3 unit choices above, please consult with the Program Coordinator for assistance in choosing the appropriate course.
Before starting the internship, contact the Program Coordinator.

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(707) 527-4435