2019-2020 Pierce College Catalog 
    May 19, 2024  
2019-2020 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Integrated Business Technology (I-BEST) Certificate Course Map

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 Integrated Business Technology (I-BEST) 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 Keyboarding: Key the Alphabet by Touch

3. Navigating and Customized Operating Systems

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. Manage Files and Using Help

5. Records Management

6. Microsoft Word: Prepare and Edit Documents

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

7. Ten-Key Mastery

8. Microsoft Outlook: Using E-Mail and the Calendar

9. Business Document Formatting: Basic

10. Microsoft Word: Enhance and Customize Documents

11. Office Procedures

  • Course purpose: You will take skills previously learned and apply them to specific office tasks such as telephone skills, creating work and excel documents, writing and formatting business letters, and team activities that deal with personalities and motivational theories.

12. Microsoft Excel: Prepare and Format Basic Worksheets

13. Microsoft Powerpoint: Create and Modify a Powerpoint Presentation

14. Beginning Keyboarding: Alphabetic and Numbers


Course purpose: You will take 5 credits of ABE 099 per quarter while taking the BTECH courses. These are pre-college level credits. You will take this for the quarters that you are in the BTECH IBEST program.

Total Credits: 24

Program Code: 559C