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Associate of Science in Business Office Technology

Program Details

The online Associate of Science in Business Office Technology degree program from Cerro Coso Community College prepares students for challenging positions as administrative assistants and office managers. Courses in communication, computer applications, business, office procedures, and bookkeeping provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to:

  • Display business standards for efficiency, time management, and quality of work while projecting a professional image including ethical standards with respect to privacy, confidentiality, and personal behavior both independently and in group situations
  • ​Apply fundamental principles of spelling, grammar, and punctuation to a wide variety of business communication messages, documents, and reports appropriate for the intended audience
  • ​Select, apply, and adapt computer software tools such as word processing, spreadsheet, data base, accounting, presentation, and desktop publishing, to business related tasks and assess the logic of the results
  • ​Analyze and record a variety of business financial transactions including but not limited to petty cash, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and process through the accounting cycle from journalizing to financial statements
  • ​Apply standard records management procedures when establishing and maintaining systems to classify, organize, store, and retrieve hard copy and electronic files
  • ​Demonstrate active listening skills to accurately condense and record verbal information, instructions, and ideas


  • Accuplacer Placement Exam
  • Online Orientation
  • Transcripts (upon request)

Accreditation & Licensing

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges