Business Information Worker (BIW) (ND)

The Business Information Worker (BIW) Certificate of Achievement is designed to prepare students for entry-level office and administrative support in a variety of job positions, including general office clerks, retail salespersons, customer service representatives,receptionists, and information clerks, hospitality and tourism, financial services and real estate. Students can be expected to learn the following: Basic oral and written communications, Basic computer application skills, including beginning Excel, Word, and Outlook, The fundamentals of computer systems, Critical thinking and problem solving skills, Construct and modify solutions to very simple personal, educational or business needs applying use of office workplace computer programs. With a solid foundation in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office, as well as strong digital and web literacy skills, students will be better prepared to meet the workforce demands of today’s business environment. Program Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the Certificate of Achievement in Business Information Worker, students will be able to: produce basic business correspondence and reports with appropriate formatting using Word; maintain an office calendar for one or more individuals; develop simple spreadsheets with charting; discuss computer equipment and programming system needs; troubleshoot basic computer problems; communicate, make informed decisions, and handle personnel problems in office environments.

This certificate does not satisfy the major requirements for the Associate in Science degree.

PREREQUISITE COURSES REQUIRED COURSES FOR CERTIFICATE UNITS
  CABOT 205
Keyboarding & Document Processing I
3
   CABOT 208
Windows Basics
1
  CABOT 265
Microsoft Word I
3
  CABOT 270
Microsoft Excel I
3
  CABOT 285 Microsoft Outlook
3
CABOT 105 or eligibility for ENGL 101 BUSAD 106 Written Business Communications 3
  BUSAD 110 Human Relations in Business 3
  CS/IS 100 Computer Concepts 3
  TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 22

NOTE: ADDITIONAL COURSEWORK MIGHT BE REQUIRED IF PREREQUISITES ARE NOT MET.  SEE A COUNSELOR TO PREPARE A STUDENT EDUCATIONAL PLAN.
August 2018 GCC Catalog 2018-2019
Important Notice: In the event of a discrepancy between the information presented above and the online and/or print versions of the GCC Catalog, please contact a counselor or the office of Admissions and Records. For previous years requirements please see the catalog from that year.