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2021-2022 Business Pathway
Business

Business Assistant: Business and Information Specialist

Career Pathway Certificate

About the Program

The Business and Information Specialist Career Pathway three-term certificate prepares students for entry-level office positions requiring “soft skills” in dealing with clients, customers, vendors and the public, as well as filing, records management, computer applications, and basic written communication duties. Courses included in this pathway can be applied toward completion of the one-year Business Assistant certificate and the Associate of Applied Science in Business Technology degree.

Program Learning Outcomes

The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant to the discipline. Program learning outcomes for business programs are:

Business Ethics
Demonstrate knowledge of ethical, legal, and socially responsible business behavior, while maintaining high levels of personal and professional integrity in today's rapidly changing multi-cultural, team-oriented business environment. 

Business Communication
Develop and deliver professional oral and written communications (using technology) that are appropriate to the topic, audience, and situation.

Analytical Skills
Demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills by identifying, understanding, and applying basic theories, terminology, and practices related to each functional area of business.

Employability Skills
Develop the interpersonal skills necessary to build and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external business stakeholders.

Technology
Use technology proficiently and professionally as both a tool to communicate with stakeholders and assist with business operations. 

Fundamentals of Business
Develop a solid understanding of fundamental business ideas, principles, concepts, and theories.  

Entry Requirements

Students are required to complete the Placement Process to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading, and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within their skill level as determined through the Placement Process. In addition, students may also be required to enroll in classes that would increase their employability and success.

Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with college policies and the Business Technology Department chair’s approval. In order to ensure that coursework is current, program courses over 10 years old must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate department chair before being accepted toward core requirements. Students must complete coursework in their major at a “C” or better level before proceeding to advanced coursework. High school College Now credit will be accepted in accordance with the current articulation agreement.

Credits earned in the successful completion of Career Pathways Certificates can be applied to other certificates and degrees in the Career Pathway. For more information, speak to a program advisor.

Completion Requirements

Students must complete all courses in this program with a grade of “C” or better to receive their pathways certificate. Certain prerequisite courses are graded on a pass/no pass basis only. A grade of “P” for these courses indicates a student earned the equivalent of a “C” or better grade.


TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS:

31

This guide lays out an optimal path to graduate. Where zero credits are listed in the prerequisites, students may place into a higher level(s) based on designated placement score(s). Note, some prerequisites may be required for graduation. Please consult an advisor with any program completion questions. 

Program Prerequisites
Course No. Course Title Credits Alternate Course Comments

MTH20

Pre-algebra

0-4

 

 

RD90

College Reading

0-4

WR91

WR91 fulfills RD90/WR90

WR90

Fundamentals of Composition

0-4

WR91

WR91 fulfills RD90/WR90

Prerequisites credits vary based on Placement Score(s):

0-12

Fall

BA131

Introduction to Business Computing

4

 

 

BT113

Business English I 1

4

 

 

BT101

Human Relations in Organizations

3

 

 

BT160

Business Math

4

 

 

 

Total Credits:

15

 

 

Winter

BT178

Customer Service

3

 

 

BT114

Business English II 1

4

 

 

CIS125WW

Word Processing Applications

3

 

 

 

Total Credits:

10

 

 

Spring

BA285

Advanced Business Applications: Excel 2

4

 

 

BT111

Conflict Management

2

 

 

 

Total Credits:

6

 

 


1Students who have successfully completed the 3-credit versions of BT113 and BT114 will have met the requirements, but will need at least 31 applicable business credits to receive this certificate.

2 Students who have successfully completed the 3-credit version of CIS125SS Spreadsheet Applications will have met the requirement, but will need at least 31 applicable business credits to receive this certificate.


For more information, contact the Business Technology Department.

Business Technology Department faculty and staff can also be reached by:
Phone: 541-956-7500
Email: rvcbusiness@roguecc.edu or rwcbusiness@roguecc.edu
Web address: www.roguecc.edu/business
TTY: Oregon Telecom Relay Service, 711

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