2020-2021 Spring Edition 
    Sep 28, 2023  
2020-2021 Spring Edition [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Information Worker I Certificate of Achievement

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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.

This program will provide a foundation in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office and skills to prepare students to meet the workforce demands of today’s business environment.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Use basic oral and written communications
  • Use basic computer application skills, including beginning Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Demonstrate the fundamentals of computer systems
  • Use critical thinking and problem solving skills


Course ID Title Units
CIMA 283B   Office Skills–Keyboarding 0.5
CIMA 283D   Office Skills–Windows 0.5
CIMA 283E   Office Skills–Word Processing (Word) 0.5
CIMA 283F   Office Skills–Spreadsheets (Excel) 0.5
CIMA 283K   Office Skills–Business Email (Outlook) 0.5
CIM 1   Computer Information Systems 4
BUS 104  * Business Communication 3
BUS 125   Human Relations in Business 3



*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.

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