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.

Career opportunities

Careers in Medical, Legal, Business and more!

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

 

Degrees & Certificates

Explore the degrees and certificates offered by Business Information Worker Program.

Associate in Science (AS), business information worker

Plan Code: 2129 – This Associate Degree is a two-year program leading to the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree. Designed to prepare students for a wide variety of office positions in the Hospitality and Tourism, Retail, Health Care Services, Financial Services and Real Estate, and Business Services Industries.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Create a variety of business documents using business application software packages
  • Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills
 
2 years course sequence

This 2 year Course Sequence serve as recommended academic plans only. To fine-tune a personalized graduation plan and reach your specific academic goals, please visit LBCC Counselors.


First Semester:
Required Courses in Program
Code Course Name Units
BCOM 15

Business Communications  

3

COSK 200

Beginning Keyboarding and Document Production

3

in addition, Select a total of Four (4) courses from the following General Education Requirements
GE Area Requirements Units

Social Sciences

3

Natural Sciences

3

English Composition 3
Communication & Analytical Thinking 3
total: 18 units

Second Semester:
Required Courses in Program
Code Course Name Units
BCOM 25

Digital & Social Media 

3

COSA 30

Introduction to Computers

3

in addition, Select a total of Three (3) courses from the following General Education Requirements
GE Area Requirements Units

Health Education

3

Physical Fitness/Wellness 1
Humanities & Art 3
total: 13 units

Third Semester:
Required Courses in Program
Code Course Name Units
COSA 10

Microsoft Word for Windows

3

COSA 15 Microsoft Excel for Windows

3

in addition, Select a total of Four (4) courses from the following Electives
Code Course Name Units
BCOM 222 Job Search Skills

3

BCOM 260 Business Telephone Procedures

1

BCOM 262 Soft Skills for the Workplace 1
COSA 20 Microsoft Powerpoint 3
total: 14 units

Fourth Semester:
Required Courses in Program
Code Course Name Units
COSA 5 Microsoft Windows Operating Systems

3

COSA 215

Microsoft Outlook for Windows

3

BCOM 263 Customer Service 3
in addition, Select a total of FIVE (5) courses from the following Electives
Code Course Name Units
COSA 2 Critical Thinking Using Computers

3

COSA 35 Microsoft Office

3

COSA 214 Records Management & Filing 1
COSK 209 Speed/Accuracy Bldg. for Typists 1
COSK 233 Computer Keyboarding Skills 1
total: 18 units

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Certificate of Achievement, business information worker

Plan Code: 3129 – This Certificate of Achievement is a two-year program. It is designed to prepare students for a wide variety of office positions in the Hospitality and Tourism, Retail, Health Care Services, Financial Services and Real Estate, and Business Services Industries.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Create a variety of business documents using business application software packages
  • Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills

certificate of accomplishment, Business Digital Literacy

Plan Code: 4130 – This certificate will develop students’ current computer information competency skills in this short term course.

Certificate of Accomplishment, Microsoft Essentials

Plan Code: 4155 – Students acquire the in-demand productivity software skills and the formatting knowledge that employers are looking for.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Create appropriately formatted deliverables using a variety of Microsoft Office software

Certificate of Accomplishment, Digital and Social Media

Plan Code: 4156 – Students learn the most updated criteria for evaluating social media platforms and generating branding content.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Evaluate social media platforms to determine suitability for a variety of digital content

Certificate of Accomplishment, Customer Relations Specialist

Plan Code: 4157 – Students learn the communication skills and customer service techniques that are in-demand in the workforce.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Apply effective communication skills to satisfy customers’ needs and build relationships

Course offerings

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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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Course Descriptions

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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How much does the program cost?

Please visit Financial Aid for tuition cost.

HOW TO LOOK UP 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, see Transcript Evaluation & Credit Transfer. 

HOW TO APPLY FOR YOUR DEGREE OR CERTIFICATE?

Visit Admissions & Records to apply for your degrees and certificates.