Business, Clerical Certificate

The Business Department is committed to providing a broad and flexible professional education. Recognizing the importance of office communications, office computer applications, records management, and virtual technology in the business community, these areas provide students with learning opportunities relevant to everyday business. For individuals currently working within these listed fields, there may be potential for salary and/or career advancement. The Business, Clerical Certificate will be awarded for the completion 5 core courses and 2 elective courses for a total of 21 units.


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Begin by exploring MSJC program maps to find career or transfer opportunities.  Program maps show the recommended course sequence that leads to graduation or transfer. The maps were developed by program experts to give you the skills and knowledge you need to succeed.    

  • Starting in Spring? Choose Fall Semester 1 courses.   
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Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
Business Math
or Accounting for Non-Accountants and Entrepreneurs
CAPP-122 Using Microsoft Excel 3
ENGL-101 College Composition 3
OTEC-505 Office Procedures and Systems (formerly OTEC-098) 3
Spring Semester 1
ACCT-777 QuickBooks Accounting 3
BADM-104 Business Communications 3
Business Computer Applications
or Introduction to Computers and Data Processing
CAPP-523 Using Microsoft Access - Level 1 (formerly CAPP-123) 3
 Total Units24
Course Title Credits
Required Courses
BADM-104Business Communications3
or BADM-104H Honors Business Communications
BADM-545Business Computer Applications3
or CSIS-101 Introduction to Computers and Data Processing
BADM-710Business Math3
or ACCT-740 Accounting for Non-Accountants and Entrepreneurs
CAPP-122Using Microsoft Excel3
OTEC-505Office Procedures and Systems (formerly OTEC-098)3
Elective Courses
Select two of the following:6
Bookkeeping (formerly ACCT-076)
QuickBooks Accounting
Introduction to Business
Honors Introduction to Business
Using Microsoft Access - Level 1 (formerly CAPP-123)
Total Units21

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Note: There are no guaranteed positions for students completing these programs. Education and work experience required will vary by employer. The salary and benefits for specific occupations will be dependent on work experience, education, background, and employer.

Gainful Employment Disclosures: Business Clerical

Gainful Employment Disclosures – 2024 


This program is designed to be completed in 8 months.  

This program will cost $966 if completed within normal time.  There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.   

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $ 0 of debt.   

The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: California 

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Cost per unit $46
Nonresident Fees- Tuition: $318
Capital Outlay: $58
Parking Permits cost $90 a year or $45 a semester
RTA Go Pass cost $16 a year or $8 a semester
SGA discount sticker (optional) - $14 a year or $7 a semester
Student representation fee (optional) - $4 a year or $2 a semester
Student Health Center Fee - $52 a year or $26 a semester
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