Business at College of San Mateo - Associate in Arts Degree: Business - Option 1 Microcomputer / Office Assistant
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AAMajor in Business Information Processing Option 1: Microcomputer/Office Assistant

Career opportunities available to Business Information Processing graduates include employment in both entry-level positions and mid-level office management. Other areas of career opportunities include sales, marketing, public relations, and human resources.

Students develop the ability to organize and manage work tasks and information through the use of computer/office technology. These programs offer training in decision-making and administrative duties that are required for promotion.

Among career opportunities for those skilled in microcomputer word processing are office assistant, administrative staff assistant, executive secretary, senior secretary, secretary supervisor, and secretarial services entrepreneur.

Degree Requirements
Complete General Education and other requirements listed for the Associate degree and

Major requirements: 23-24.5 semester units

A grade point average of 2.0 is required for the major courses.

MGMT 220 Organizational Behavior 3.0 units
BUS 115 Business Mathematics 3.0 units
BUS 315 Keyboarding I 3.0 units
BUS 317 Keyboarding: Skill-Building 1.5 units
BUS 326 Electronic Filing and Records Management 1.5 units
BUS 401 Business Communication 3.0 units
BUSW 105 Introduction to Microcomputers 1.5 units
BUSW 114 Windows Fundamentals I 1.5 units
BUSW 214 Word Processing I Using WORD for Windows 1.5 units
BUSW 215 Word Processing II Using WORD for Windows 1.5 units
BUSW 383 Business Presentations Using PowerPoint for Windows 1.5 units
BUSW 415 Spreadsheet I Using Excel for Windows 1.5 units
BUSW 530 Introduction to Internet Competency 1.5 units
CRER 127 Career Choices II: Job Search 0.5 units