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2021-2022 Business Pathway
Business

Business Assistant – Assistant Manager Specialty Track

Certificate of Completion

About the Program

The Business Assistant four-term certificate program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in bookkeeping and small business fields (Accounting Assistant Specialty), administrative fields (Administrative Support Specialty), or supervisory management fields (Assistant Manager Specialty).

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. College Now credit will be accepted in accordance with the current articulation agreement.

Credits earned in the successful completion of this program can be applied to other certificates and degrees in the career pathway. For more information, speak to a program advisor.

Graduation Requirements

Students completing all courses in this program with a grade of “C” or better will earn a Business Assistant 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:

51-53

Program Map

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

BT101

Human Relations in Organizations

3

 

 

BT113

Business English I 1

4

 

 

BA131

Introduction to Business Computing

4

 

 

BA101

Introduction to Business

4

 

 

 

Total Credits:

15

 

 

Winter

BT178

Customer Service

3

 

 

BT114

Business English II 1

4

 

 

BA/BTELEC

Business Program Elective

2-4

BA224

winter term only/or approved program elective

LIB127

Introduction to Academic Research

1

 

 

BA206

Management Fundamentals

3

 

winter term only

 

Total Credits:

13-15

 

 

Spring

BT160

Business Math

4

 

 

BT102

Introduction to Supervision

3

 

 

CIS125WW

Word Processing Applications

3

 

 

BA226

Business Law

4

 

 

 

Total Credits:

14

 

 

Fall

BA218

Personal Finance

3

 

 

BA211

Financial Accounting I 2

4

 

 

BA109

Ready, Set, Work: Techniques for Landing A Job

2

 

 

 

Total Credits:

9

 

 

Approved Program Electives

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

BA199

Special Studies in Business

variable

BA206

Management Fundamentals

3

BA213

Managerial Accounting

4

BA223

Principles of Marketing

3

BA224

Human Resource Management

3

BA226

Business Law

4

BA228

Computer Accounting

2

BA238

The Art of Selling

3

BA243

Social Media Marketing

3

BA249

Retail Management

3

BA285

Advanced Business Applications: Excel

4

BT102

Introduction to Supervision

3

BT105

Business Ethics

3

BT106

Advertising

3

BT111

Conflict Management

2

BT121

Digital Marketing and e-Commerce

4

BT250

Entrepreneurship

3

——

Any CIS125 application class not taken to fulfill core or specialty requirements

1-4

ECON115

Introduction to Economics

3

WR110

Understanding English Grammar

2

——

Any world language

4

1 Students who have successfully completed the 3-credit versions of BT113 and BT114 will have met the requirements, but will need at least 51-53 applicable business credits to receive this certificate.

2 Students who completed BA211 between summer 2017 and winter 2021 but not BA212, will require BA212 to meet the new BA211 requirement. Please speak with your academic advisor.


For more information, contact the Business 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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