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Business & Technology Skills (SC)

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Stay on Top of Rapidly Changing Technology to Get Ahead in Business

Business office technology is constantly changing, but some software remains consistent. Be your office’s go-to person for any issues working in software programs like Excel, Access, Word, and the entire Microsoft Office Suite. Combine your technology skills with new information on business law and business computing to prepare for your next career move or be hired for that position you’ve wanted.

The business office is usually the hub of any operation and understanding key technologies that keep the company running smoothly are critical in today’s ever-changing business world.

Understanding technology and how it adapts to business operations will increase your skill sets and put you ahead of others when applying for jobs. It allows you to be more productive and a stronger employee every company will want to have. It will also position you as an excellent candidate for an internship so you gain valuable work experience.

Gaining new skills or enhancing your current skills will keep you on the cutting-edge of understanding and working with business technology. 

Careers in Business and Technology Skills 

Business and technology skills are used in all industry sectors. You will be able to identify industries of interest and target your search in those areas.

Here are some careers/professions/occupations and their salaries you could have by receiving a Skill Certificate in Business & Technology Skills: 

Career information below is taken from bls.gov February 2020. Go to bls.gov for most current career information.

Plan, direct, and coordinate supportive services of an organization.

Data for Los Angeles/Long Beach/Anaheim

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
Bachelor’s Degree  $107,350/year 
 $51.61/hour
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
Less than 5 years 9% increase
(faster than average)
15,420

Perform routine clerical and administrative duties.

Data for Los Angeles/Long Beach/Anaheim

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
Some college $42,250/year  $20.31/hour
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
None needed
6% increase 
(as fast as average)
92,170

Organize and manage health information data.

Data for Los Angeles/Long Beach/Anaheim

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
Some college $43,640/year
$20.98/hour
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
None needed 4% increase
(as fast as average)
7,890

 

What You’ll Learn at LASC in Business and Technology Skills 

You can get a Skill Certificate through LASC’s Business and Technology Skills program where you will have an introduction to business, learn about business law and software programs like Excel and Word. If you’re already working in a business office and need more training, this is the program for you so you can take your skills to the next level!

  • Advance your position in your company with your enhanced office and technology skills or use your skills to impress employers in your job search after you graduate. You can also be ready when that perfect internship comes along.
  • Gain opportunities to work on more projects with your knowledge of business and your expertise in popular office technology software programs. Support your colleagues by training them and helping them be more successful.
  • Get hands-on experience using the Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook to design, create, and edit word processing documents, spreadsheets, databases, and presentations to prepare you for any kind of office task.
  • Check out our Business Administration program for even more programs to help you succeed in business. Learn about networking opportunities to help you move forward, and consider volunteering to help tutor your fellow students. The opportunities are endless with this Skill Certificate.
  • Find out about upcoming events, business and job fairs hosted by LASC’s School of Career and Technical Education to network with community leaders and local business owners to find potential career opportunities as an office or administrative assistant.
  • Want to get a bachelor’s degree? Visit your academic counselor or the Transfer Center to find out how you can benefit from going to a four-year college or university to gain even more skills and education to advance your career.

 

Degrees & Courses You Will Take 

LASC’s Skill Certificate in Business and Technology Skills, and our suggested course of study for this program. Go to LASC’s current Course Catalog for specific course information:

Certificate Code: 504.00

Total Units Required: 17

Upon successful completion of this certificate program, you will be able to:

  • Solve problems and accomplish tasks through MS Excel and Access.
  • Understand and employ MS Office software to create business documents to help your company and fellow employees succeed in the business office.
Required Courses: Units
BUS 1 Introduction to Business     3
BUS 5 Business Law I    3
BUS 38 Business Computations   3
CAOT 82 Microcomputer Software Survey in the Office 3
CAOT 85 Microcomputer Office Applications: Spreadsheet 3
COOP ED 295 Work Experience General I 2
TOTAL UNITS 17

Get Ready Before You Start 

Interested in a career in business using office technology? Before your first class starts at LASC, you can start preparing for your career:

  • Make an appointment with your LASC academic counselor to review LASC’s program, start to develop a Student Education Plan (SEP), and discuss what additional support services, opportunities you can be a part of to meet your educational and career goals.
  • Still in high school? Check out your high school’s business clubs and events. Begin networking with fellow students and faculty to learn more about careers in business and office technology. Learn about events happening on campus that you can be involved in to increase your extra curricular activities. 

Program Learning Outcomes 

When you successfully complete this certificate program, you will be able to:

  • Solve problems and accomplish tasks through MS Excel and Access.
  • Understand and employ MS Office software to create business documents to help your company and fellow employees succeed in the business office.