Business Operations Assistant Certificate

The Business Operations Assistant (C1_BOA1) certificate is offered at LSC-Kingwood, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball. For more information, please contact the Administrative Services Department.

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Program Description

Administrative support certificates provide students with technical skills in just two or three semesters. Skills include time management, human/customer relations, telephone techniques, administrative management, information management, oral and written communications, word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation, document layout, and Internet research. Bookkeeping skills are included for those choosing the bookkeeping track of the administrative support certificate, and specialized legal and medical office skills are included for those choosing these specializations.

A wide variety of job opportunities are available to program graduates in many types of offices. Jobs include office assistant, bilingual office receptionist, administrative assistant, bookkeeper, medical office receptionist, medical secretary, medical administrative assistant, legal office receptionist, legal office assistant, and legal office administrative assistant. After a few years in the field, graduates can become an executive assistant, office manager, or office coordinator. Skilled administrative professionals are expected to be in demand in several industries, including education, manufacturing, construction, financial services, employment services, health care and social assistance, legal services, local government, and energy production.

The Business Operations Assistant Certificate builds the core requirements for each Administrative Services Degree and Certificate.

First Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
POFT 1329 Beginning Keyboarding 3
POFT 1301 Business English 3
POFT 1325 Business Math Using Technology 3

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Second Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
ITSC 1301 Introduction to Computers 3
ITSW 1304 Introduction to Spreadsheets 3
ITSW1 1301 Introduction to Word Processing 3

TOTAL Credit Hours for Second Semester:


Total Credits

TOTAL Credit Hours for Business Operations Assistant Certificate:


  1. Capstone Course