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SJVC’s Business Administration certificate program provides a framework of business knowledge and skills that can adapt to any company’s operation. Students develop into knowledgeable, ethical and technically competent business professionals.
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All students enrolled in the Business Administration certificate program learn:
Courses* taken by our Business Administration students include:
Course Description Students learn office productivity software such as word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and email. Topics include basic computer use, information literacy, and working with productivity applications in a professional setting.
Course Learning Outcomes Students can:
Course Description Students focus on effective communication techniques utilized in business. The student will develop skills in effective written, verbal, and digital communications. Learning activities emphasize attention to detail in the tone, format, content, and cultural contexts of communication.
Course Learning Outcomes After finishing this course, students will be able to:
Course Description Students are prepared for success in business by exploring effective management from theoretical and practical perspectives. Topics include characteristics of managers, decision-making, motivation and leadership, and managing conflict.
Course Description This course provides a foundational overview of marketing activities, practices, and processes. Additional topics include business ethics, market segmentation, product, distribution, pricing decisions, consumer products, advertising, and consumer behavior.
Course Description This course builds fundamental skills in Microsoft Excel® for use as a business tool. Students will create and manage worksheets, apply formulas and functions, and create data visualizations.
Course Description Students are introduced to customer service. Topics include customer perceptions, customer service strategy, verbal and non-verbal communication, and problem solving.
Course Description Learn how to use mathematics to solve business problems. Activities emphasize performing calculations associated with interest, retail, purchasing, credit, and other general business applications.
Course Learning Outcomes After completing this course, students will be able to:
Course Description Students receive an overview of the administration of human resources in business, emphasizing legal and regulatory requirements and ethical obligations. Topics include recruitment and hiring, training and evaluation, compensation and benefits, and labor relations.
Course Description Students learn the fundamental principles and terminology of accounting. Subjects covered include Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and the steps of the accounting cycle.
Course Learning Outcomes Successful students will be able to:
Course Description Students are introduced to laws impacting business. Topics include terminology, court systems, ethics, and compliance with civil and criminal law. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking, problem solving, and decision-making.
Course Learning Outcomes Students will be able to:
During externship, students complete 96 hours of real-world business experience. Externships give students the opportunity to put their skills to work on-site while also networking with other business professionals.
Course Description Students demonstrate the integration of their academic learning into their professional and personal lives. Students will use their self-awareness to model professional behavior, written and oral communication skills, and cultural competence by presenting program learning to an inter-professional audience.
*Course listings are subject to change. Reference the SJVC College Catalog for the most current program information.
Our graduates can earn a business administration certificate of completion in approximately 8 months.
SJVC’s Business Administration program is available Online and at the following campuses:
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 the following careers:
Students must successfully complete their courses and the Career Services Seminar (CSS100) to graduate. They must also meet a minimum keyboarding speed of 45 net words per minute.
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 www.accjc.org.
CALIFORNIA 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
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