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2024-25 RCC Catalog 
2024-25 RCC Catalog

Business Assistant

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Certificate of Completion

About the Program

The Business Assistant four-term certificate program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in bookkeeping and small business fields (Accounting Assistant Specialty), administrative fields (Administrative Support Specialty), or supervisory management fields (Assistant Manager Specialty). This program can be completed entirely through online delivery.

Program Learning Outcomes

The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant to the discipline. Program learning outcomes for the Business Assistant Certificate of Completion are:

Analytical Skills

Develop critical thinking by applying problem-solving skills techniques to various areas of business.


Use technology to assist with business operations.

Business Ethics

Demonstrate knowledge of ethical and legal behaviors in business.

Business Communication

Develop professional communication methods appropriate to business situations.

Employability Skills

Develop the interpersonal skills necessary to preserve effective working relationships.

Entry Requirements

Students are required to complete the Placement Process to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading, and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within their skill level as determined through the Placement Process.

Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with college policies and the Business Technology Department Chair’s approval. In order to ensure that coursework is current, program courses over 10 years old must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate department chair before being accepted toward core requirements. Students must complete coursework in their major at a “C-” or better level before proceeding to advanced coursework. College Now credit will be accepted in accordance with the current articulation agreement.

Credits earned in the successful completion of this program can be applied to other certificates and degrees in the career pathway. For more information, speak to a program advisor.

Graduation Requirements

Students completing all courses in this program with a grade of “C-” or better will earn a Business Assistant certificate. Certain prerequisite courses are graded on a pass/no pass basis only. A grade of “P” for these courses indicates a student earned the equivalent of a “C-” or better grade.

This guide lays out an optimal path to graduate. Where zero credits are listed in the prerequisites, students may place into a higher level(s) based on designated placement. Note: some prerequisites may be required for graduation. Please consult an advisor with any program completion questions.

Total Program Credits: 53-57

Program email address: BusinessInfo@roguecc.edu

Program Prerequisites:


Prerequisite Credits: 0-4

Term Credits: 15

Term Credits: 11

Term Credits: 12

Pick a Specialty Track

(6 elective credits required for each track)

Accounting Assistant

Specialty Track Credits: 19

Administrative Support

Specialty Track Credits: 15

Assistant Manager

Specialty Track Credits: 16

Approved Program Electives

(not taken as part of core requirement, 6 elective credits per specialty track required)


1 Students who completed BA211 between summer 2017 and winter 2021 must also have passed BA 212  with a grade of C or higher, otherwise they must retake BA 211Z . Please speak with your academic advisor.

For more information, contact the Business Department:

Phone: 541-956-7500

Email: BusinessInfo@roguecc.edu

Web address: www.roguecc.edu/business

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