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Business Noncredit Program Certificates

  1. New Students must APPLY to the college and obtain an Online Student I.D.
  2. Meet with a Counselor and enroll in one of our many program certificates.

Individual counseling is available by appointment throughout the semester at the Downtown Campus. Counseling services include educational planning, transcript evaluations, career counseling and short-term personal counseling. Appointments can be made by calling the New Student Counseling Department at 415-267-6555. 

NOTE:  If a class is filled attend the first class meeting and request to ADD the class (space permitting).  Online electronic Registration Forms can be dropped off in person at 88 4th Street (at Mission) or can be emailed to  There are four quarters in a noncredit business semester and courses start and end at each quarter once a month.  Course duration 15hr, 45hr, or 90hr classes.


QuickSkill certificates prepare students for employment in an array of fields, many which can be completed in one semester, depending on the track or skills desired.  Our program certificates provide a brief but intensive course of study in a particular area so that students may develop or retool on specific business and computer workplace skills, train for an entry-level position in the modern office, or advance to a better position.

Basic Computer Concepts (135 Hours)

To develop basic competency skills using applications such as Microsoft Windows, e-mail, searching the Internet, and proper keyboarding techniques.

Excel - Basics (45-90 Hours)

Essential Microsoft Excel skills are developed and practiced such that students establish a basic competency of and employability in working with Excel. 

Excels - Advanced (135 Hours)

Advanced Microsoft Excel skills are developed and practiced such that students gain a solid competency of Excel and capable of passing employment testing in this area.

Word Processing - Basics (90-135 Hours)

To develop both written and oral communication skills as well as effective ways to service and maintain customers or clients in business.

Word Processing - Advanced (105-135)

Increase word processing competency in efficiently producing more complex documents (such as multi-page reports and brochures, mail merge documents, and simple web pages) using Microsoft Word

Office Publishing (105-135 Hours)

The Office Publishing certificate(s) is intended for those seeking entry-level clerical office positions and who desire to enhance their job skills. This certificate provides current or prospective employers with tangible evidence of desktop publishing basics in Microsoft Publisher and Adobe InDesign.

Office Skills for Customer Service (68-100 Hours)

Develop basic employability in word processing skills to create typical business documents such as letters, memos and reports. Students learn basic editing and formatting skills, creating and formatting headers and footers, tables and reference.

Specialized Accounting Skills (60 Hours)

Basic familiarization of specialized accounting skills in the areas of Income Tax Preparation, Accounts receivable and payable, and Payroll using QuickBooks. Provides students with a minimum of skills towards employability.

Web Page Development (105-120 Hours)

Advanced Microsoft Excel skills are developed and practiced such that students gain a solid competency of Excel and capable of passing employment testing in this area.


A one-semester certificate program which familiarizes students with the skills needed for entry-level office positions. Topics include basic skills in Microsoft Office applications (Windows and File organization, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook), data entry/10 key, customer service, and general office procedures. 

Basic Office Support Skills I (360-450 Hours)


Prepare the student for entry-level assistant positions in A/P, A/R, billing, payroll, or in the financial services industry, such as bank teller or tax assistant. The student builds soft skills in customer service and communication with applicable computer skills.

Accounting Assistant (615-645 Hours )


Computer Applications for Business tracks are for students interested in all levels of administrative positions including administrative office practices (keyboarding, computer literacy/ applications, clerical and general office work, internet research, eBusiness and eOffice web technologies, scheduling and appointment systems, creating and organizing documents, and employee/customer relations). 

Computer Applications - Productivity Office Applications (660-690 Hours)

Computer Applications - Productivity Dynamic Media (660-690 Hours)

Computer Applications - Web Page Development (660-690 Hours)