Jan 28, 2023  
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog

Business Assistant, 1-yr Certificate

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Length: 54 credits

Program Contacts

Estimated Cost: $11,296

  • Resident Tuition: $7,155*
  • Technology Fees: $702
  • General Student Fees: $542**
  • Online Course Fee: $540 (if applicable)
  •  Books / Materials: $1,157 (Some courses use Open Educational Resources (OER), which are free or low-cost materials.)
  • Other Cost / Expenses: $1,200*** (If applicable for computer + internet)

Costs provided are estimates only. Learn more and view current tuition and fee information at https://www.lanecc.edu/costs-admission/tuition-fees-and-payments/credit-tuition.

Resident tuition is based on all program requirements (general education, core, directed electives). Any prerequisites required prior to the entry of the program will be listed separately.

** General Student fees are paid once each term, depending on whether you are taking classes on Main Campus, or at one of the outreach centers or by distance learning. 

*** Any special info about program costs or expenses.

**** This is the total of all the differential fees attached to the courses in this program.

Program Learning Outcomes

The purpose of this program is to train business assistants for a wide variety of duties. They may handle correspondence, maintain electronic and manual files, assist with financial record keeping, operate a variety of office equipment, assist customers, answer telephones, act as a receptionist, act as an accounts receivable or payable clerk, perform general office duties, and use personal computers for internet research, word processing, and financial analysis.

Students who complete this program will be able to:
PLO 1 - Perform on the job in ways that reflect professional ethics, legal standards, and organizational expectations 
PLO 2 - Use accounting and financial information to make informed and timely planning and budgeting decisions to promote organizational goals
PLO 3 - Utilize current software technologies, including word processing, spreadsheets, and document management systems to input, organize, create, and present professional documents, workpapers, and presentations for both internal and external users 
PLO 4 - Use research and analytical skills to gather and interpret data to support business decisions

Program Requirements

General Education

General Education courses must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better, or Pass.

Writing (4 credits):

Math (4 credits):

Program Core Courses

Program Core courses must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better. P/NP not accepted. BA 278  meets the Human Relations requirement.


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