Vocational ESL Office Training

What will I learn in this program?

The 1-Year Certificate Program prepares students for a wide variety of entry-level clerical positions in the automated office environment or for further advanced studies. Class instruction includes basic business skills (keyboarding, 10-key calculation, office correspondence and filing), business communication skills (business English, telephone training, and job search), and computer applications (word processing, database management, and spreadsheets).  Upon successful completion of the program, students will be prepared for an entry-level clerical job, such as a general office clerk or clerk typist.

What kind of jobs can I get once I complete the program? How much will they pay?  What “demand” is expected for these jobs?


Average Annual Salary

Expected Regional Demand

Office Clerks, General


Average Growth

Receptionists/Information Clerks


Average Growth

Secretaries (excluding legal, medical, executive)


Average Growth

Word Process and Typists


Lowe than Average Growth


Does this program have any special enrollment requirements?


Does this program have any special costs?


How long will it take to complete this program?


Time to Complete*

Certificate in Vocational ESL Office Training

1 Year

*Based on full-time attendance or 12 units per semester

How do I get more information on this program?

Department website:  of Business
Department contact information:  For more information, please call the department at 415-239-3003