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Business Administration

Program Highlights

SJVC’s Business Administration program provides a framework of office procedures and skills that can adapt to any company’s operation. Students develop into knowledgeable, ethical and technologically competent business professionals. You learn to organize and manage work tasks, sales and management techniques, general office procedures, as well as many computer applications.

Certificate or AS Degree

Earn your Certificate in just 8 months or go on to finish your Associate of Science Degree in Business Administration – the choice is yours. The first academic year focuses on the specific career skills employers demand. The second academic year provides general education courses tailored to your chosen career field, giving you a competitive edge in the job market.


  • Professional Writing
  • Microsoft® Office Software
  • Accounting Principles
  • Economics & Finance
  • Business Ethics
  • Human Resources
  • Business Operations

Our learn-by-doing training approach focuses on developing general business skills, including word processing, accounting, database management and electronic spreadsheets.

You will know you are in the right career if you...

  • Appreciate order and a comfortable routine
  • Enjoy using a computer
  • Like helping others solve problems
  • Like being part of a team
  • Enjoy having others depend on you

Career Opportunities

Employers want to hire those who are familiar not only with business technology and equipment but also with appropriate business practices and communication. Business Administration training qualifies you for a variety of career paths:

  • Executive Assistant
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Collections Officer
  • Bookkeeper
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Account Manager
  • Data Entry Clerk
  • Sales Representative

Your on-the-job responsibilities might include such activities as:

  • Produce computer reports
  • Respond to customer requests and complaints
  • Assist or manage other employees
  • Produce a sales presentation
  • Perform accounts receivable and payable tasks.

Your career growth path might take you into areas such as Office Manager, Sales Manager or Department Manager.

Certifications Earned

Graduates are qualified to take the Microsoft Office Specialist certification exam, which includes:

  • PowerPoint
  • Word
  • Excel

Graduates from SJVC’s Business Administration program are equipped to step into any office or sales environment . They are ready for success—taking the skills and confidence they have earned through hard work. Employers trust our graduates to be among the best in their chosen field.

  • Fast Information in Content-Rich 5 Week Courses
  • Flexible and Convenient Online Classroom
  • Career Oriented Specialized Programs
  • Earn Your Certificate or Associate of Science Degree
  • Experienced and Dedicated Faculty
  • Respected Regional Accreditation by WASC


Business Administration: San Joaquin Valley College

Business Administration - San Joaquin Valley College