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Office Assistant Certificate Business Total Units: 15.5
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Term Effective: Fall 1981


The Office Assistant Skills Certificate prepares the student for employment in a clerical-type position. Students may complete the program in less than two semesters. Most of the courses required of this certificate program will count towards the requirements of higher level certificate programs in this department.

A unique aspect of this program is the integration of 21st Century workforce skills emphasizing communication, teamwork, project management, problem-solving, and systems development. Students not only receive the technical training they need to qualify for clerical employment in an office, but also receive training in the soft skills that are highly sought after by business and industry.

Numerous clerical office positions are available in every occupational field. The titles for the positions will vary. Students should compare the skills sets obtained in the courses with the job descriptions. Students desiring more advanced skills may pursue the Administrative Assistant Certificate of Achievement. Students completing the Office Assistant Skills Certificate will have fulfilled a portion of the Administrative Assistant Certificate of Achievement.

Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, can view the recommended course sequence. More information about the Business Office Technology programs can be found at the Business Office Technology website.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Office Assistant Certificate program are:

  • Complete 15.5 units from
    • Office Assistant Requirements

Office Assistant Requirements - complete 15.50 units
BOT 50BKeyboarding and Document Processing1.50
BOT 153Typing-Skill Building1.50

Term Effective: Fall 1981

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 2011

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.


CS 65.11A was BOT 73.10A (Part of BOT/CIS to CS conversion. Curriculum Office 5/27/09)

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