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The Business Office
O C E A N
Technology Program NOT TO SCALE SAN DIEGO
offers career and technical
M iraC osta C ollege
education courses for Business Office Technology Program
students and working Kathy Striebel
professionals who wish to 760.757.2121, x6385
learn or update specific
job skills or obtain
specialized certificates in
assistant skill area.
For more information, go to
This brochure was funded by the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education
Improvement Act of 2006 (06-C01-032) awarded to MiraCosta College and
administered by the California Community College Chancellor’s Office. It is the
policy of MiraCosta College not to discriminate against any person on the basis
of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital or parental status, age,
sexual orientation, status as a Vietnam-era veteran or mental or physical disability
in all of its educational and employment programs and activities. Individuals with
verifiable disabilities can be accommodated with advance notice.
BU SINES S OFFICE Certificate of Proficiency PREPARE FOR A GREAT CAREER !
TECHNOLOGY PROGR AM Certificates of Proficiency are designed to be the first step
The skills taught in the Business Office Technology Program—
in a career ladder. They are short-term certificates, typically
MiraCosta College’s Business Office Technology Program keyboarding, word processing, basic office skills, office
requiring fewer than 18 units of course work, which introduce
courses are designed for all who seek to stay current and learn systems and procedures and others—are the ticket to
students to one aspect of a trade or occupation.
new technology and/or new equipment. immediate part-time or full-time employment.
Office Assistant 8–9 units
The department offers courses in an online format, allowing MiraCosta College Business Office Technology graduates
students to design a flexible schedule. Certificates of Achievement have been hired as administrative assistants; secretaries;
clerical, data entry and medical office staff; office managers;
MiraCosta College’s Business Office Technology Program offers Certificates of Achievement are designed to prepare
customer service representatives; and virtual assistants.
classes in: graduates for immediate employment in specific career
areas. The total units required for a certificate varies with Demand is always high for qualified professionals. Start today
• Introduction to Office Technology each discipline. on your path to a rewarding career!
• Basic Office Skills Office Manager 23 units
• Management Office Skills Secretary/Administrative Assistant 19.5–20.5 units
• Keyboarding Associate Degrees
• 10 Keypad MiraCosta College’s Business Office Technology Program offers
the following associate degrees:
• Advanced Keyboarding
• Office Systems and Procedures
• Word Processing
Students planning to transfer and/or earn a degree should
BU SINES S OFFICE TECHNOLOGY meet with a MiraCosta College counselor before or early
in their first semester to identify courses that will meet
CERTIFICATES & AS SOCIATE DEGREES requirements for transfer. Students interested in earning an
MiraCosta College offers a wide range of classes that A.A. degree must complete a Certificate of Achievement and
meet days, evenings, weekends and online. Classes are additional courses listed in the MiraCosta Catalog.
also offered in an online format, allowing students to
design a flexible schedule.
Students may choose to earn one or more of the following
certificates, work toward an associate degree, or complete
requirements to transfer. For more information about each
certificate and associate degree, please contact the
Counseling Department at 760.795.6670 or consult the
MiraCosta College Catalog at catalog.miracosta.edu. “MiraCosta College has been like
a letter of recommendation.”
—Mitzy Martinez, MiraCosta College
Business Office Technology graduate