Bakersfield College

Office Assistant

Certificate of Achievement

Gainful Employment Information

An Office Assistant Certificate of Achievement increases the student’s employability as office support staff. Students who have completed the Job Skills Certificate courses can quickly upgrade to the Certificate of Achievement by completing the following courses with at least a ‘C’ grade.

To Achieve the Certificate of Achievement
Upon completion of the following courses with at least a ‘C’ grade in each course, the student will be awarded an Office Assistant Certificate of Achievement.

To Transfer Coursework
A minimum of 27-29 semester units in the major with a grade of ‘C’ or better while maintaining a minimum grade point average of at least 2.0 in all California State University transferable coursework.

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion, the student will:

  • demonstrate minimum acceptable skills in ten-key, keyboarding, and document processing.
  • demonstrate minimum filing competencies.
  • interact effectively in oral and written communication.
  • participate in office related work experience to achieve the following desirable job qualities:
    • function as a team member.
    • demonstrate interpersonal skills on the job.
    • manage multi-tasks efficiently.
    • model professional and ethical behaviors.
    • identify soft skills such as being on time.

Total Units: 27-29


Required Courses

Course Number Title Units
BSAD B252ABC Computer Keyboarding, Parts 1-2-3 3.0
BSAD B287 Filing 1.5
BSAD B85/B285 Business English 3.0
COMP B5 Introduction to Microsoft Office 3.0
BSAD B264 Ten-Key Prodiciency 0.5
BSAD B53A Introduction to Accounting 3.0
BSAD B5 Human Relations and People Skills 3.0
BSAD B88 Office Procedures 3.0
BSAD B253ABC Document Processing, Part 1-2-3 3.0
BSAD B280 Machine Transcription 1.5
  -or-  
WEXP B248 Occupational Work Experience Education 1-3.0
BSAD B20 Introduction to Business 3.0

**The courses and unit values on this page are representative of the typical values and courses required by this program. They are taken from the most current catalog, and therefore may not be accurate for the degree or certificate requirements for some students, depending on your year of catalog rights. Please refer to your appropriate catalog or see a counselor for accurate degree requirements.


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