Business Administration Program

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SJVC’s Business Administration program provides a framework of office procedures and skills that you can use to adapt to any company’s operation. Students become knowledgeable, ethical and technologically competent business professionals.

You learn to organize and manage work tasks, sales and management techniques, general office procedures, as well as many computer applications. This varied set of work skills helps our graduates get competitive jobs in California and across the United States.

Train for a career in Business Administration at SJVC.

Students Will Learn
Throughout SJVC’s Business Administration program, students will learn:

  • • Professional Writing
  • • Microsoft® Office Software
  • • Accounting Principles
  • • Economics & Finance
  • • Business Ethics
  • • Human Resources
  • • Business Operations

Program Outcomes
Graduates will earn a Certificate or Associate of Science degree depending on the campus and program, and are eligible to take the Microsoft® Office Specialist exam for certification in Word, PowerPoint®, and Excel®.

Business Administration students can earn either a Certificate of Completion in approximately 7 months, or an Associate of Science Degree in approximately 14 months. Certificate Completion students may continue their education at SJVC to earn an Associate of Science Degree.

Employers want to hire those who are familiar not only with business technology and equipment but also with appropriate business practices and communication.

Business Administration training qualifies you for a variety of career paths:

  • • Business Operations
  • • Executive Assistant
  • • Administrative Assistant
  • • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • • Customer Service Representative
  • • Collections Officer
  • • Bookkeeper
  • • Payroll Clerk
  • • Account Manager
  • • Data Entry Clerk

SJVC’s Business Administration program is available at 10 of our California campuses:

*Only Business Administration Degree program offered.
**Only Business Administration Certificate program offered.
Campuses not marked with an asterisk offer both the certificate and associate degree program.

The Business Administration program is also offered through SJVC Online.

Accreditation & Approvals
San Joaquin Valley College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at:

San Joaquin Valley College is a private institution and is approved to operate as an accredited institution in the state of California by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). BPPE physical address: 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833; mailing address: P.O. Box 980818, West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818; phone (916) 431-6959; toll free (888) 370-7589; fax (916) 263-1897; website:

If a certificate or degree in Business Administration sounds like the opportunity you’ve been looking for, please complete SJVC’s Request Information form. An Admissions Advisor will contact you soon to discuss how you can reach your career goals with SJVC.
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