Business Office Administration
SJVC’s Business Office Administration program provides a framework of business knowledge and skills that can adapt to any company’s operation. Earn a Certificate of Completion in as few as 8 months or an Associate of Science degree in as few as 15 months.
CHOOSE YOUR PATH
FLEXIBLE LEARNING OPTIONS
The Business Office Administration program opened my eyes to the real world of business management; it made me grow up. I didn’t really know what a business manager is until I see the background it takes in scheduling, accounting, and ethics. It made me more qualified for that position.
Ready to Do This?
Find your path as a Business Professional
Talk to an Admissions Advisor about your options and earn your Certificate in as few as 8 months!
What Will I Learn?
Accounting Cycle Concepts
Principles of Management
Principles of Human Resources
Your experience and day-to-day responsibilities working in an office will partially depend on your position. For instance, a Secretary or Administrative Assistant’s duties may include answering the phone, scheduling appointments and staff meetings, preparing and editing memos and documents, performing bookkeeping, and more.1 As a Customer Service Representative, your primary responsibilities will be to interact with customers and answer questions through phone, email, chat, and more.2 Many professions work in an office environment, each with its own unique set of daily responsibilities. The type of position you hold may also affect the environment you work in. Customer Service Representatives sometimes work in large office rooms alongside other employees, which can make for a noisy and distracting environment.3 Some office arrangements may allow you to have your own room within the office, while others may adopt the open office layout in which staff sits at communal desks in large spaces. This open floor plan design can make for a louder environment, but it may also help to facilitate collaboration and communication.4
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
All students enrolled in the Business Office Administration program learn core business principles and skills, including business math, communication, and management. As students move through the program, they will explore topics including marketing and HR, and learn specialized skills that will benefit them in their careers or as they pursue more education beyond a Certificate or A.S. Degree.
Some of the skills our students learn:
- Business Management Concepts
- Law and Ethics
COST & FINANCIAL AID
Education is the most important investment you can make in your future. There is a financial plan available for everyone, including a broad range of financial assistance options. Visit SJVC’s Net Price Calculator to get personalized information on college costs and financial aid. Check out SJVC’s Academic Catalog to learn about program costs by campus and credential level. You also can talk to an Admissions Advisor to discuss the costs of your chosen program and schedule an appointment with an experienced financial aid officer. Student loans, grants, and scholarships are available to those who qualify.
SJVC’s Business Office Administration program is available at the following campuses:
- Antelope Valley (Lancaster)*
- Modesto (Salida)*
- Rancho Mirage*
- Victor Valley (Hesperia)*
*These locations offer both the Certificate of Completion and Associate of Science Degree programs.
ACCREDITATION & APPROVALS
San Joaquin Valley College is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, (510)748-9001.
The WSCUC is an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.
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 (as amended) and Title 5, Division 7.5, – Private Postsecondary Education of the California Code of Regulations. As a prospective student, you are encouraged to review this catalog prior to signing an enrollment agreement. You are also encouraged to review the School Performance Fact Sheet, which must be provided to you prior to signing an enrollment agreement.
A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling (888) 370-7589 or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the Bureau’s internet website (www.bppe.ca.gov).
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Check out our guide on Business Office Administration
A career in a Business Office Administration field can be a rewarding path, giving you a chance to make important contributions to a business. While many upper-level business positions require that you have a graduate degree, there are also plenty of entry-level positions that will hire candidates who haven’t attended college.
Ask one of our graduates about their SJVC experience and they’ll likely describe it as life-changing.
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Business Office Administration FAQ
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