Business Office Assistant Certificate - BF31

(Stand-alone)

Program Description:

This Technical Certificate of Credit Business Office Assistant Certificate is designed to provide inclusive higher education experiences that supports positive employment outcomes for individuals with intellecutal and/or cognitive disabilities in preparation for a career in any business office. Graduates with this certificate are prepared to perform a variety of duties in any office clerical occupation that requires knowledge of office systems and procedures. Along with taking credit classes, the participants will be required to participate in human resource development workshops, social community integration, job shadowing and internernships.

Entrance date: Each semester

Program admission requirements:

Minimum Test Scores

ACCUPLACER – Sentence Skills 30 COMPASS – Writing 15
Reading Comp. 36 Reading 49
Arithmetic 23 Math 19

 No High School diploma or equivalent required for admission.

Credits required for graduation: 18

Business Office Assistant Certificate Curriculum Essential Courses

Courses 18 credits

This certificate is a vital component of teh - Leveraging Education for advancement Program (LEAP) for Inclusive Learning. This is a program of studey for unique learners who are highly motivated young adults who have a developmental or intellectual disability. "Intellectual disability is a disability characterized by significant limitations in both intellectual functioning and in adaptive behavior, which covers many everyday social and practical skills (**AAIDD)


Acceptance into the L.E.A.P. is a competitive application process. Successful applicants will have typically received extensive special education services in their secondary schools, graduating with a special education diploma, certificate of attendance or alternative diploma or been awarded their diploma via HB 91 and would be denied access to a traditional college degree program. Contact Regina Watts, Special Needs/Disability Services Coordinator/LEAP DIRECTOR at (22) 430-2854 for additional information.

BUSN 1100Introduction to Keyboarding

3

BUSN 1240Office Procedures

3

BUSN 1330Personal Effectiveness

3

BUSN 1440Document Production

4

BUSN 2160Electronic Mail Applications

2

COMP 1000Introduction to Computer Literacy

3

Select elective courses from list below for min. of 6 credits:

BUSN 2190Business Document Proofreading and Editing

3

BUSN 1410Spreadsheet Concepts and Applications

4

BUSN 1100Introduction to Keyboarding

3

BUSN 1300Introduction to Business

3

BUSN 1320Business Interaction Skills

3

This certificate is a vital component of the - Leveraging Education for Advancement Program (LEAP) for Inclusive Learning. This is a program of study for unique learners who are highly motivated young adults who have a developmental or intellectual disability. "Intellectual disability is a disability characterized by significant limitations in both intellectual functioning and in adaptive behavior, which covers many everyday social and practical skills" (**AAIDD)


Acceptance into the L.E.A.P. is a competitive application process. Succesfful applicants will have typically received extensive special education services in their secondary schools, graduating with a special education diploma, certificate of attendance or alternative diploma or been awarded their diploma via HB 91 and would be denied access to a traditional college degree program. 

Contact Regina Watts, Special Needs/Disability Services Coordinator/LEAP Director at (229) 430-2854 for additional informaiton.