Whatcom offers the following certificates:

 Certificates:  New! Office Administration - Logistics
 Office Administration
 Certificate of Proficiency:
 Clerical Assistant

 

Note: Core course requirements are listed alphabetically within each certificate template, not necessarily in the order they should be taken.

Certificate - Office Administration - Logistics

The office administration - logistics certificate provides students with knowledge and skills required to assist in the daily tasks associated with import/export processes, logistics, customer relations, and records management, all within the framework of international business, global trade, and inter-cultural issues. Specific topics include: The functions and characteristics of transportation companies; import/export documentation; laws and regulations pertaining to logistics; methods of payment; country of importation requirements.

Course requirements (effective fall 2016)

CORE REQUIREMENTS (courses are listed alphabetically) Credits
ACCT& 201
Principles of Accounting I
5
or ACCT 100 Introduction to Accounting
3
BIS 101
Introduction to Business Computing
3
BIS 121
Word Processing I
3
BIS 141
Spreadsheets I
3
BIS 122
Business Document Design
5
or BIS 142
Spreadsheets II
5
ECON 260
Introduction to International Trade
5
OFFAD 105
Records Management
3
OFFAD 154
Introduction to Logistics
5
OFFAD 150
Office Procedures
5
or OFFAD 160
Office Management
5
Subtotal 35-37
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS/RELATED INSTRUCTION Credits
BUSAD 100
Business Math (CP)
5
or Any course designated as Computation on the Related Instruction list (CP) 5
ENGL& 101
English Composition I (CM)
5
or BUSAD 140 Business Research and Communication (CM)
3
CMST& 230 Small Group Communication (HR)
5
or CMST 145 Introduction to Organizational Communication (HR)
5
or BUSAD 170 Customer Service for Professionals (HR)
3
Subtotal 11-15
ELECTIVES/COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE Credits
CO-OP 180
Preparing for Career Work Experience
1 to 2
or CO-OP 190
Cooperative Education/Internship
1 to 5
Subtotal 1-5
Total 47-57

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Certificate - Office Administration

This certificate offers the technical, interpersonal, and organizational skills needed to perform the full range of office duties required in administrative assistant, office assistant, and payroll positions, using both manual and computerized systems.

Course requirements (effective fall 2014)

CORE REQUIREMENTS (courses are listed alphabetically) Credits
ACCT& 201
Principles of Accounting I
5
or ACCT 100 Introduction to Accounting
3
ACCT 130
QuickBooks Pro
3
OFFAD 104
Keyboarding for Speed and Accuracy I
2
OFFAD 105
Records Management
3
OFFAD 150
Office Procedures
5
OFFAD 160
Office Management
5
BIS 101
Introduction to Business Computing
3
BIS 121
Word Processing I
3
BIS 141
Spreadsheets I
3
BIS 122
Business Document Design
5
or BIS 161
Database Management I
3
or BIS 181 Introduction to Presentation Software
3
Subtotal 33-37
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS/RELATED INSTRUCTION Credits
BUSAD 100
Business Math (CP)
5
or Any course designated as Computation on the Related Instruction list (CP) 5
ENGL& 101
English Composition I (CM)
5
or BUSAD 140 Business Research and Communication (CM)
3
CMST& 230 Small Group Communication (HR)
5
or CMST 145 Introduction to Organizational Communication (HR)
5
or BUSAD 170 Customer Service for Professionals (HR)
3
Subtotal 11-15
ELECTIVES/COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE Credits
CO-OP 180
Preparing for Career Work Experience
1 to 2
or CO-OP 190
Cooperative Education/Internship
1 to 5
Subtotal 1-5
Total 45-57

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Certificate of Proficiency - Clerical Assistant

This training endorsement provides office skills appropriate to entry-level positions requiring specialized knowledge of payroll and benefits record keeping methods. Coursework may be applied towards a one-year certificate in Office Administration or an AS in Business.

Course requirements (effective spring 2013)

 CORE REQUIREMENTS (courses are listed alphabetically)  Credits
 ACCT 100
 Introduction to Accounting
 3
 ACCT 130
 QuickBooks Pro
 3
 BIS 101
 Introduction to Business Computing
 3
 BIS 121
 Word Processing I
 3
 BIS 141
 Spreadsheets I
 3
 or BIS 161  Database Management I
 3
 or BIS 181  Introduction to Presentation Software
 3
 BUSAD 170
 Customer Service for Professionals
 3
 OFFAD 104
 Keyboarding for Speed and Accuracy I
 2
 OFFAD 105
 Records Management
 3
 OFFAD 150
 Office Procedures
 5
 Subtotal  28
 Total  28

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