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Business Information Professional Pathway

12-month certificate | 24-month degree | Next semester starts June 13

Learn the skills you need to get hired or promoted for professional & clerical jobs.

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Skills for Business, Skills for life

Start learning job-relevant skills that employers are looking for.

Research, organize, and manage all kinds of business data

Learn general accounting principles and common business computations

Learn the soft skills necessary to complete work independently and professionally

Competently use office technologies and resources to create documents and communicate

What does a Business Information Professional do?

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  • Oversees daily operations—including supporting employees
  • Edits complex documents, spreadsheets, presentations and databases
  • Plans and schedules meetings and appointments
  • Manages projects and conducts research
  • Organizes and maintains paper and electronic files
  • Disseminates information using telephone, mail, websites and emails
  • Develops and supports marketing and advertising efforts
  • Manages the company’s social media presence
  • Assists with budgets as well as monitoring and maintaining office resources
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Start learning real-world skills right away

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Earn your first certificate in less than 12 months

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Earn another certificate plus your degree after just
12 months more


Clerical Certificate

Get the basic skills you need to work in entry-level office assistant jobs.


Administrative Assistant Certificate

Comprehensive training for more advanced positions requiring business, computer, and communication skills.


Business Information Professional A.S. Degree

Take just a few more general education courses to round out your technical training.

Take your training as far as you want.

Each class and certificate builds on the next, so at each level you only need a few more classes to earn your way to the top.

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Why take a business class at Woodland Community College?


Learn from experienced professors and instructors that have worked in the field.


Most courses are available wherever you are and work around your schedule.


With every class, you'll be earning credits that can help you transfer to a 4-year university.

What courses do I start with?

You only need 7 courses to earn the first Clerical Certificate
in the Business Information Professional pathway.

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Intro to Business Information Worker

Learn entry-level office procedures and how office professionals function in the workplace. Plus skills such as workplace communication, ethics, customer focus, and teamwork. The focus is an introduction to skills that are relevant to success as an office clerk, administrative assistant, office manager, or other business information worker roles.


Business Mathematics

Take this introductory course to learn the kind of math used for accounting, management, real estate and marketing. Topics include: payroll, inventory controls, trade and cash discounts, simple and compound interest, present value, annuities and sinking funds, discounting of notes, buying and selling of mutual funds and stocks, depreciation, financial statements and real estate loans.

Plus the following computer skills courses:

  • BCA15–Business Computer Applications–Beginning
  • BCA20–Computer Calculation
  • BCA59–Computer Literacy
  • BCA60–Computer Keyboarding
  • BCA66–Microsoft Outlook
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Annette Lee

Annette leverages her long and varied experience in high-tech, logistics consulting, and start-ups to help you learn all of the "ins and outs" of running a business of your own.

As an arts enthusiast, Instructor Lee owned and operated Konocti Dance Academy which she founded in 2007. Prior to teaching and serving as Executive Dean, Annette was a Senior Consultant at Ernst & Young LLP focused on supply chain projects in the Bio-Tech industry. At AMD she developed a strategic procurement consortium aimed at improving efficiency and reducing cost for companies such as Cisco Systems Inc. and National Semiconductor. She has also held Program and Product Management positions at Spin Media Network Inc. and Sun Microsystems where she provided strategic direction and overall management for B2B e-commerce applications. As a FedEx Freight Product Manager, she led the development of portfolio products to extend the reach of FedEx services into the lucrative China market.

Annette Lee Business Instructor


Ready to get started?

  • Learn the skills to apply or get promoted in better paying jobs
  • Feel a sense of confidence in yourself and make your dream a reality
  • Make connections through professors, classmates, and internships