Program: Business Information Worker

Overview

Business Information Worker

The Business Information Worker Associate Degree offers students and employers a state-sponsored pathway that ensures job candidates have the basic digital, web literacy, and office productivity skills employers are looking for.

Over 400 small businesses validated the top skills needed for the BIW pathway. At LBCC, our Computer and Office Studies Advisory Board, which is made up of local employers and professionals, updated and approved the pathway to meet the specific needs of the region.

Team work, work colleagues, working together

 

DEGREES & CERTIFICATES

Business Information Worker (AS + Cert) Curriculum Guide


Associate in Science (AS), Business Information Worker
Certificate of Achievement (ACH), Business Information Worker
Certificate of Achievement (ACH), Digital & Social Media
Certificate of Achievement (ACH), Microsoft Essentials
Certificate of Achievement (ACH), Telecommuting Fundamentals
Certificate of Accomplishment (ACC), Business Digital Literacy
Certificate of Accomplishment (ACC), Customer Relations Specialist
Certificate of Completion, Computer Hardware Technician
Certificate of Completion, Office Technologies – Job Search Skills
Certificate of Completion, Office Technologies – Microsoft Access
Certificate of Completion, Office Technologies – Microsoft Excel
Certificate of Completion, Office Technologies – Microsoft Outlook
Certificate of Completion, Office Technologies – Microsoft PowerPoint
Certificate of Completion, Office Technologies – Microsoft Word
Certificate of Completion, Telecommuting Fundamentals
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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Start your career as a professional and/or specialist in Medical, Legal, Business.

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Executive Assistant
  • Social Media Coordinator
  • Office Clerk
  • Customer Service Representative

COURSE OFFERINGS

View courses offered in different semesters to assist in academic planning.

Course Name Fall Winter Spring Summer

BCOM 15
Business Communications

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BCOM 25
Digital and Social Media

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BCOM 222
Job Search Skills

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BCOM 260
Business Telephone Procedures

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BCOM 262
Soft Skills for the Workplace

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BCOM 263
Customer Service

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COSA 1
Computer Information Competency

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COSA 2
Critical Thinking Using Computers

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COSA 5
Microsoft Windows Operating System

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COSA 10
Microsoft Word for Windows

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COSA 15
Microsoft Excel for Windows

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COSA 20
Microsoft PowerPoint for Windows

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COSA 30
Introduction to Computers

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COSA 35
Microsoft Office

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COSA 214
Records Management and Filing

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COSA 215
Microsoft Outlook for Windows

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COSK 200
Beginning Keyboarding and Document Production

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COSK 209
Speed and Accuracy Building for Typist

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COSK 233
Computer Keyboarding Skills

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FAQ

How long does it take to complete the program?

Depending on the number of units you take and whether you are a full-time or part-time student, completing a certificate program can take as little as one semester and completing an associate degree program can take about two years.

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Make a 30-minute appointment with an academic counselor to receive services in educational plans, transcript evaluation, and career planning.

How much does the program cost?

Please visit Financial Aid for tuition cost and Federal Work Study information.

Who are the Career & Technical Education (CTE) counselors?

Schools/Program Counselor Location
Career & Technical Education Alicia Andujo LAC
Career & Technical Education Lorraine Blouin LAC
Career & Technical Education Laura Garcia LAC
Career & Technical Education Diana Ogimachi LAC
Career & Technical Education Robert Olmos PCC
Career & Technical Education Tom To PCC
Please visit the Counseling Office for Academic Counseling, Career Exploration, Educational Planning, College Transfer, Student Resources, and many others to help you achieve your educational goals.

How to transfer and lookup comparable course listings.

To help determine if courses taken at other schools are comparable to Long Beach City College courses, please visit LBCC Transfer Evaluation System (TES).

For more information, please visit LBCC Transfer Center.

How do I receive my degree or certificate after I finish the coursework?

You will need to complete an application for your degree or certificate and submit that application to the LBCC Admissions & Records office. Visit Admissions & Records for more details.