2018-2019 Pierce College Catalog 
    Apr 25, 2024  
2018-2019 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Office Assistant Certificate Course Map

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Created by Pierce faculty, this map outlines the initial coursework for this career field. It provides you a clear path to complete your certificate by listing a specific set of courses relevant to your program and career. The map is designed with the appropriate number of credits and meets certificate requirements. Courses are organized in a recommended sequence; please schedule accordingly. If a course is unavailable, select the next appropriate course within the sequence. For each course, a purpose statement explains how the content relates to your career field. On this map, there may be instances when you will be required to select a course from several options. Use these purpose statements and notes to choose the course that best aligns with your interests and needs. You will also find action items to complete to assure you progress and graduate on time. While this map is a great guide to courses required to complete the Office Assistant Certificate, you are responsible for fulfilling all certificate requirements. Questions? Your Success Network is ready to help you!

1. College Success

  • Course purpose:  A foundational course to explore and affirm a career choice and build upon the skills, knowledge, and resources that will support you at Pierce College and beyond.

2. Business English I

  • Course purpose: This course will help you build the skills needed to prepare grammatically correct business documents. You will develop skills in how to edit documents for grammatical correctness.

3. Records Management

Action Item: Meet with Advisor

Use your Success Network! In your first quarter, meet with your advisor to revisit your career and transfer path, make adjustments to your goals as needed, and plan for your next steps.

4. Business English II

  • Course purpose: You will further study and practice with the writing process to create effective business memoranda, letters, and short reports. You will continue to build a strong business vocabulary and fluency with punctuation and rules.

5. Keyboarding Skills Course Recommendation

Choose one group as advised.

Group B

6. Business Communications

  • Course purpose: You will learn the theory and practice in composing, evaluating, and analyzing written and oral business communications. This course emphasizes effective writing of business letters and reports, the psychology of business writing, methods of research, and oral reports.

7. Customer Relationship Management

Action Item: Apply for Graduation

Way to go! It is time to apply for graduation. Visit the Pierce College Graduation website for details. https://www.pierce.ctc.edu/graduation

8. Professional Development

9. Business Mathematics

10. Business Document Formatting: Basic

11. Ten-Key Mastery

Action Item: Internship

At this point, you need to prepare for Internship BTECA 245.

12. Cooperative Work Experience I

13. Microsoft Suite Skills Course Recommendation

Complete one group as advised.

Group A

Group B

Total Credits: 53

Program Code: 559D

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