Business Office Technician


bustechnicianBusiness Administration programs at IVC, both at the associate degree and certificate of achievement levels, prepare the student by offering courses that allow students opportunities to acquire practical skills, technical knowledge and experience in a variety of fields. The fields of study available are: Business Administration for transfer, Accounting Technician, Administrative Assistant, Financial Services, Management, Marketing and Office Technician. These programs introduce the student to the world of commercial transactions, which occur in the distribution of resources in our American economic system.

This program provides students with entry level competencies for employment in an office environment with the latest technology applications. Students will become team players, communicators, leaders, and self-starters with a high level of organizational skills and confidence. Interpersonal and analytical skills will not only help students do well in the workplace, but also provide possible career advancement opportunities.

Degree and Certificate Requirements

I. Required courses for the major (29.0 units)

BUS 059 Practical English for the Workplace 3.0
BUS 061 Business English 3.0
BUS 063 Essentials in Workplace Communication 3.0
BUS 105 Business Office Math 3.0
BUS 164 Microsoft Word for the Workplace 3.0
BUS 169 Records Management 2.0
BUS 172 Office Procedures for the Workplace 3.0
BUS 180 Microsoft Office Suite for the Workplace 4.0
BUS 260 Business Communications 3.0
WE 201* Employment Readiness 1.0
WE 220* Internship 1.0


* It is recommended that the work experience courses be taken after the completion of at least 12 units in the major.

II. Required skill level for the major

Keyboarding skill level 40 nwpm. (BUS 154, Beginning Keyboarding and Document Formatting and BUS 156, Keyboarding: Speed & Accuracy, may be helpful in obtaining this skill level.)

Total Major Units 29.0


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