Business Administration

Train to Work as a Business Professional

SJVC’s Business Administration program prepares our online and on-ground students to start their careers in business.

Our students learn to organize and manage work tasks, sales and management techniques, general office procedures, as well as many computer applications. With these varied work skills, our graduates leave SJVC as qualified candidates for many competitive jobs.

Our Business Administration graduates leave SJVC able to:

  • Demonstrate a working understanding of economics and marketing and how they correlate to current global business trends
  • Demonstrate keyboarding and ten key skills commensurate with industry standards
  • Interact confidently and communicate effectively with businesses and community organizations
  • Relate and apply concepts of communication, reasoning, critical analysis, ethical behavior and appropriate interpersonal interaction to situations in their career and personal life

Business Administration Program Details

Skills Students Learn

Our Business Administration students learn:

  • Microsoft® Office Software
  • Accounting Principles
  • Business Writing
  • Business Math
  • Economics
  • Business Ethics
  • Human Resources
  • Modern Business Operations

Program Course Examples

Courses* taken by our Business Administration students include:

Strategic Management & Leadership
This course focuses on strategic managements and leadership in the business world. Students will examine and analyze strategic planning questions. Other topics include: Analytical and critical thinking development, competitive advantage and positioning, global environment, identification of opportunities and threats, and implementing strategy. Students will analyze case studies and participate in scenarios in conjunction with strategic management concepts, theories and models.

Introduction to Microsoft Office® I
This course is designed to provide introductory and intermediate skills in Microsoft Office® through hands-on operations and practice of simulated business projects and activities. Emphasis is placed on Word and PowerPoint® applications. This course includes functions such as word processing, document formatting, mail merge, automating your work, and organization and arrangement of PowerPoint® presentations. Skills competency will be assessed throughout this course. Keyboarding skills are included.

Introduction to Microsoft Office® II
This course is designed to provide introductory and intermediate skills in Microsoft® Office through hands-on operations and practice of simulated business projects and activities. Emphasis is placed on Excel® and Access applications. Students will learn to build a worksheet using commands such as copying, formatting, identifying ranges and the functions of formulas. Students also will learn the basics of Access: How to create, maintain and work with a database. Skill competency will be assessed throughout this course. Keyboarding skills are included.

*Students will take additional program courses on top of the three listed example courses. Courses may vary by program, credential level and campus.

Program Outcomes

Our graduates can earn a certificate of completion in approximately 7 months, or an associate of science degree in approximately 14 months. Program credential levels vary by campus.

SJVC graduates are eligible to take the Microsoft® Office Specialist exam for certification in Word, PowerPoint® and Excel®. These examination fees are paid by SJVC for students.*

*Payment for retakes and subsequent examinations are the responsibility of the graduate. Failure to sit for these exams does not constitute a refund or discount in tuition.

Program Availability

SJVC’s Business Administration program is available Online and at the following campuses:

Career Opportunities

Employers across the U.S. look to hire business professionals who are familiar with business technology and equipment, in addition to appropriate business practices and communication.

Our Business Administration training qualifies graduates for careers as an:

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

Accreditation & Approvals

Institutional Accreditation

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

State Approvals

SJVC is a private institution and is approved to operate as an accredited institution by the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). Approval to operate means that SJVC has been found in compliance with the standards set forth in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (California Education Code, Title 3, Division 10, Part 59, Chapter 8) and Title 5, Division 7.5 – Private Postsecondary Education of the California Code of Regulations.

Any questions that a student may have regarding the college catalog and/or catalog supplement that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at:

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 980818
West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818

Physical Address
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95833

Telephone Numbers
Toll free (888) 370-7589
(916) 431-6959

Fax Number
(916) 263-1897


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