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A Business Office Administration Certificate or Associate Degree will give you the skills necessary to develop into a business professional.

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At a Glance

  • Earn an associate of science degree in as few as 15 months.

  • Earn a Certificate of Completion in as few as eight months.

  • Conveniently available online.

  • Affordable tuition, learn more now.

About the Program

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:

  • Human resource management
  • Small business management
  • Marketing

Career Opportunities

Employers look to hire professionals who are familiar with basic business practices and technologies. SJVC’s online Business Office Administration program will prepare you for a wide range of business-related careers thanks to the mixture of foundational curriculum and specialized concentration coursework. Our Business Office Administration program can help you qualify for a career as a:

  • Customer Service Representative
  • Administrative Assistant
  • And more!

In addition to laying the foundation for entry into a professional career field, earning your Certificate or A.S. Degree also gives you the option to continue your education. More education could mean more opportunities and higher earning potential.

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 Consumer Information to learn about program costs by campus and credential level. You also can talk to an Admissions Representative to discuss the costs of your chosen program, and schedule an appointment with an experienced financial aid officer.

Accreditation & Approvals

Institutional Accreditation

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.

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 (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 (

View additional State Approvals for SJVC.

Read Our Guide On A Career As A Business Office Administrator

A career in a business office administration field can be a rewarding path, giving you job security, a good salary, and a chance to make important contributions to a business.

Online Business Office Administration FAQ

What skills can you acquire from an online business administration course?

While different programs may focus on different skills, at the SJVC online Business Office Administration program, students learn principles and skills for business including business math, communication, and management. Other topics covered include human resource management, small business management, and marketing. 

Is it better to get a business office administration degree online?

The decision to take a program online is a personal one. Some may consider an online Business Office Administration program beneficial because it offers more flexibility. Students taking SJVC’s online Business Office Administration program have the same credit load and learning outcomes as on-campus students, but without the need to commute. 

What jobs can you get with an online Business Office Administration certificate?

SJVC’s online Business Office Administration program graduates may go on to work as:

  • Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, except Legal, Medical, and Executive 
  • Customer Service Representatives
  • Receptionists and Information Clerks
  • Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks

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