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Business Office Administration

Practical Business Training to Begin a New Career

San Diego School of Business

The Business Office Administration at Newbridge College provides students with a solid foundational business education and the practical business skills needed to begin a new career.

Learn Marketable Business Skills and Earn a Diploma in as Little as 8 Months!

The Business Office Administration program at Newbridge College provides the training and education needed to begin a business career. This program features hands-on computer training using the software applications most commonly used by today's business employers along with marketing, business communications, accounting and other marketable real-world skills students can apply to actual business situations when they graduate.

Qualified instructors teach and help students learn business skills they need to succeed, including:

  • Business communication and professional writing skills
  • Microsoft© Office Software, Quickbooks© and other selected business applications
  • Business accounting principals, electronic banking, inventory, payroll, invoicing and receivables
  • Best practices, including telephone etiquette and customer service techniques
  • Business law and ethics, marketing, presentation skills and human resources
  • Professional development, time management, organization skills and more

Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Training and Testing

The Business Office Administration program includes in-depth training using Microsoft Office applications - the business software used in most offices today. In addition, Newbridge College is an official Certiport authorized Microsoft Office Testing Center which allows our students to take the certification exam at our campus and become recognized Certified Microsoft Office Specialists when they graduate.

Program Length

  • Day Classes: 36 weeks
  • Evening Classes: 36 weeks

Classes Included in the Program

The Business Office Administration program is divided into nine class modules; students must successfully complete all classes in order to complete the program.

  • Business Accounting and Payroll
  • Business Law and Marketing
  • Human Resources and Communications
  • QuickBooks 2011 Certification Course
  • Microsoft Excel 2010 Certification Course
  • Customer Service and Sales
  • Business Planning & Professional Development
  • Microsoft Word 2010 Certification Course
  • Microsoft Outlook and PowerPoint 2010 Certification Course

Graduates of this program earn a Diploma in Business Office Administration and are eligible to take the exams for several different certificates, including Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) and NACPB Bookkeeper, and Certified Specialist for Quickbooks.

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Occupation and Job Outlook

The Business Office Administration program is designed to help students hone and improve business skills and learn the best practices used in multiple business industries, giving our graduates the flexibility to begin working in a wide-range of different office environments.

Graduates who complete this program have the skills and training to begin working in a broad range of business occupations, including accounts payable/receivable clerk, accounting clerk, inventory control clerk, payroll clerk, assistant financial manager, general office clerk, receptionist, office assistant, administrative assistant, bookkeeper, customer service representative, clerical assistant and more.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), professional office jobs are expected to grow from 12% (for secretaries and administrative assistants) to 24% (for receptionists and information clerks) from 2010 through 2020. Competition will be strong and opportunities will likely favor those who stay educated in technology and business skills, particularly those with appropriate training and related experience.*

Nationally Accredited Business Career Training

Newbridge College is licensed and recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Newbridge College Santa Ana is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), a private, non-profit, independent accrediting agency. Newbridge College San Diego East is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET).

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*Growth figures represent a ten-year period ending 2020. Source: "National Industry-Occupation Employment Matrix," a publication of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. For more information, please visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook.

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