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Computer Business Applications

GWC Business Information Workser Pathway to Success Courses

The Business Information Worker is a job readiness pathway or certificate for office
workers, developed in conjunction with local employers.

Enrolled students are prepared in a broad range of entry-level office skills and applications which promote success in a variety of office environments.

With a solid foundation in Microsoft Windows and Office as well as strong digital and web literacy skills, the Business Information Worker brings efficiency and productivity to the workplace. Learn more...

The Office Administration’s Computer Business Applications department successfully provides students with an introduction to computers and computer literacy, and prepares students for gainful employment in any type of business, professional, educational, and industrial business setting.  Emphasis is placed on learning state-of-the-art computer business applications and fundamental business skills so that students have a working knowledge of the most frequently used computer business application programs common in today’s business offices.  Business applications include Microsoft Windows operating system; Microsoft Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word; and financial applications such as QuickBooks Pro.  Computer keyboarding, proofreading, business procedures and filing and records management skills are also emphasized.  All of the courses are transferable to a California State University.
The primary focus of the Computer Business Applications department is to provide students the knowledge and skills to not only achieve certification at the college level, but at the national and international certification level as well.  To this end, the department offers students the option of majoring in Computer Business Applications with its certification of achievement so that students can apply the units towards their Associate of Arts degree.  In addition, the department utilizes Microsoft Certified Application Specialist Approved Courseware so that students can take and achieve national certification at the Core and Expert levels upon completion of the required CBA courses.  Golden West College is a member of the Microsoft IT Academy and the department uses the curriculum to further reinforce those skills for students to acquire the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist (MCAS) certification.  The Computer Business Applications program offers certification for the Certified Business Professional bringing recognition to Golden West College as one of a few international testing sites in the State of California that offer the International Association of Administrative Professional Certified Professional Secretary and the Certified Administrative Professional Exams.

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Use the link below to view Golden West College’s gainful employment reports. These reports provide you, the student, with important information regarding the costs, benefits and potential employment options of our certificate programs.
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