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Business Assistant Certificate

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). This program can be completed entirely through online delivery.

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 the Business Assistant Certificate of Completion are:

  • Analytical Skills
    Develop critical thinking by applying problem-solving skills techniques to various areas of business.
  • Technology
    Use technology to assist with business operations.
  • Business Ethics
    Demonstrate knowledge of ethical and legal behaviors in business.
  • Business Communication
    Develop professional communication methods appropriate to business situations.
  • Employability Skills
    Develop the interpersonal skills necessary to preserve effective working relationships.

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.

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.

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.

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS:

54-58
Program email address: [email protected]
Program Prerequisites
Course No. Course Title Alternate Course(s) Comments

MTH20

Pre-algebra

 

or designated placement score

RD90

College Reading

WR91

or designated placement score, WR91 fulfills RD90/WR90

WR90

Fundamentals of Composition

WR91

or designated placement score, WR91 fulfills RD90/WR90

Prerequisites - credits vary based on Placement Score(s): 0-12

 

 

Fall
      Check in with Advisor

BT101

Human Relations in Organizations

 

 

BT113

Business English I 1

 

 

BA131

Introduction to Business Computing

 

 

BA101

Introduction to Business

 

 

 

Term Credits: 15

 

 

Winter

BT178

Customer Service

 

 

BT114

Business English II 1

 

 

BT160

Business Math

 

 

LIB127

Introduction to Academic Research

 

 

 

Term Credits: 12

 

 

Spring

BA218

Personal Finance

 

 

BA211

Financial Accounting I 2

 

 

CIS125WW

Word Processing Applications (Microsoft Word)

 

 

BA109

Ready, Set, Work: Techniques for Landing A Job

 

 

 

Term Credits: 12

 

 

Pick a Specialty Track

Accounting Assistant

BA285

Advanced Business Applications: Excel

 

 

BA213

Managerial Accounting

 

 

BA177

Payroll and Tax Procedures

 

fall term only

BA228

Computer Accounting Applications

 

spring term only

BT105

Business Ethics

 

or approved program elective

BT102

Introduction to Supervision

 

or approved program elective

 

Specialty Track Credits: 19

 

 

Administrative Support

BA214

Business Communications

 

 

BT105

Business Ethics

 

 

BT111

Conflict Managment

 

fall term only

BA224

Human Resource Management

 

winter term only or approved program elective

BA243

Social Media Marketing

 

or approved program elective

 

Specialty Track Credits: 15

 

 

Assistant Manager

BA206

Management Fundamentals

 

winter term only

BT226

Business Law

 

 

BT102

Introduction to Supervision

 

 

BA224

Human Resource Management

 

winter term or approved program elective

BA238

The Art of Selling

 

spring term only or approved program elective

 

Specialty Track Credits: 16

 

 

Approved Program Electives

(not taken as part of core requirement)

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

BA199

Special Studies: 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 Applications

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

1Students who have successfully completed the 3-credit versions of BT113 and BT114 will have met the requirements, but will need at least 50-52 applicable business credits to receive this certificate.

2Students 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 Technology Department.

Business Technology Department faculty and staff can also be reached by:
Phone: 541-956-7500
Email: [email protected]
Web address: www.roguecc.edu/business
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