GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS / BUSINESS OFFICE TECHNOLOGIES
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Program Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this program, the student will be able initiate and respond to correspondence effectively while using the latest automated technology, system software (Windows OS), and application software (Word, Excel, and Outlook) to perform more advanced skills; become familiar with Global information systems to be able to sign on to an account and use common utilities, including e-mail, Gopher, and Web browsers to search a variety of databases for information; acquire the necessary knowledge and skills of accounting and bookkeeping to be able to use journals and ledgers to prepare balance sheets and income statements and be able to translate accounting records into a basis for sound decision making in a variety of businesses; be able to use a variety of office procedures to perform such tasks as sorting mail, filing and processing documents; develop interpersonal skills to conduct and participate in job interviews, practice effective human relation skills in business, handle telephone conversations with ease, and develop skills to communicate more effectively with customers and other employees verbally; and type by touch at a minimum of thirty (30) words a minute and to create, edit, and format advanced features for any business document including forms, medical and legal forms, resumes, job applications, bibliographies, footnotes/endnotes, newsletters.
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PREREQUISITE COURSES REQUIRED COURSES FOR CERTIFICATE UNITS

ACCTG 101 or
ACCTG 110
Financial Accounting
Basic Accounting I
5 or
4
CABOT 105 or eligibility for ENGL 101 BUSAD 106

Written Business Communications

3
  BUSAD 110 Human Relations in Business 3
  BUSAD 152 Management Communications—Oral 3
  CABOT 101 Business Office Procedures 3
CABOT 103 or equivalent CABOT 102 English for Business 4
Eligibility for ENGL 189 or ESL 133 CABOT 103 Business Vocabulary Development 3
  CABOT 104 Filing Methods and Systems 1
  CABOT 110 Collegiate Business Mathematics 3
  CABOT 208 Windows Basics 1
   CABOT 210* Computer Keyboarding/Typing II 3

CABOT 265 Microsoft Word I 3
CABOT 265 or equivalent CABOT 266 Microsoft Word II 3
  CABOT 270 Microsoft Excel I 3
  CABOT 285 Microsoft Outlook 3
  CS/IS 191 Internet Orientation 1
  TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 44-45
* A minimum typing speed of 40 wpm is required for this certificate. CABOT 230 is available to help students reach this goal. Students should request a card from their GCC instructor verifying their keyboarding speed. This card is valid for one year and must be current at the beginning of the semester/session in which the certificate is awarded. Replacement cards may be obtained by retesting.
Courses taken more than five years before granting of this certificate must have the approval of the division chair for acceptance. Substitutions for some of the above courses may be made with department approval.
NOTE: ADDITIONAL COURSEWORK MIGHT BE REQUIRED IF PREREQUISITES ARE NOT MET. SEE A COUNSELOR TO PREPARE A STUDENT EDUCATIONAL PLAN.
August 2014 GCC Catalog 2014-2015

Important Notice: In the event of a discrepancy between the information presented above and the online and/or print versions of the GCC Catalog, please contact a counselor or the office of Admissions and Records.

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