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Business Technology Program Certificates

Certiport Microsoft Office Specialist

Certiport MOS

Learning outocomes detailed information:

Word | Excel | PowerPoint | Access

Business Noncredit Certificates

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

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

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.

The Office Publishing certificate 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.

To develop basic knowledge and skills in web page development that can be applied to an entry-level office position requiring basic web page knowledge.

Basic Office Support Skills I is 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. 

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.

Certiport Intuit QuickBook User

Certiport MOS

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QuickBooks Student Learning Outcomes

Business Noncredit Certificates

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 references.

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

Basic Business Office Skills for Customer Service develops both written and oral communication skills as well as effective ways to service and maintain customers or clients in business.

Prepare students for entry-level and mid-level clerical office accounting positions. Students will learn skills needed to be competitive in the present job market—Microsoft Word, Excel, and accounting principles with the integration of QuickBooks. Students who receive this certificate will be qualified to apply for various accounting positions including, but not limited to, bookkeeper, accounts receivable, accounts payable and/or payroll clerk

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.

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). 


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.

  1. New Students must APPLY to the college and obtain an auto-generated Student I.D.
  2. Preregistration Form - Register for Classes
  3. Meet with a Counselor and enroll in one of our many program certificates.
  4. General Course Planner