Virtual Business Office Professional

Associate in Science
Career/Technical (Major Code: A2454)

Prepares students to create a virtual (Web-and technology-based) business and how to set up a virtual office to work effectively in this environment. Emphasizes the creation, marketing, and management of the virtual office, the use of new technologies, and the development of key office support and technical skills required in the virtual environment.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Student will evaluate information presented on the Internet to determine its validity and reliability for the success of a virtual business.
  • Student will thoughtfully analyze the ideas and information shared by others in an online/virtual environment to determine the veracity and reliability of the information before they pass it on to their customers or constituents.
  • Student will maintain a keen awareness and sensitivity of the cultural values of different ethnic groups in order to provide excellent service on a global scale.
  • Student will conduct research for a business, clients, or self utilizing a wide variety of research tools with ease.
Program Requirements
BUS 135eBUSINESS II: CREATING AN EFFECTIVE WEB PRESENCE3
BUS 140BUSINESS LAW/THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS3
BUS 182KEYBOARDING FOR OFFICE PROFESSIONALS2
BUS 183BUSINESS MATHEMATICS3
BUS 200AMICROSOFT WORD: BEGINNING2.5
BUS 200BMICROSOFT WORD: ADVANCED2.5
BUS 206FILING AND RECORDS MANAGEMENT2.5
BUS 211COMMUNICATION IN BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY3
or BUS 212 BUSINESS COMMUNICATION
Select 2-4 units of the following:2-4
WORK EXPERIENCE IN BUSINESS I
WORK EXPERIENCE IN BUSINESS II
WORK EXPERIENCE IN BUSINESS III
WORK EXPERIENCE IN BUSINESS IV
Plus the courses required for the Virtual Business Professional certificate18-19
Total Units41.5-44.5

To earn an associate degree, additional general education and graduation requirements must be completed.