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Business Information Worker Cohort and Certificate

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Be skilled... Be qualified... BIW!

Every office needs a computer applications expert, and it can be you! Earn a Business Information Worker certificate in only two semesters, and start your career. Develop expertise in Microsoft Office, business technology, and other high-demand skills to be ready to work in any business office, while getting the added support of a learning cohort. Members of this learning community are guaranteed enrollment in all required CABT courses.

Instructions: Read Carefully!

Complete the Business Information Worker (BIW) program application by filling in all the information requested. Be sure to click on the "Submit" button to enter your application data (you may have to scroll down).

  • Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Classes: Required courses will be held Monday through Thursday 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM, and some work will be completed at a time you schedule in the Computer Technology Center (CTC). Courses include:
    Fall Semester Classes 12.5 Units Spring Semester Classes 12.5 Units
    CABT 101 Computer Proficiency CABT 100 Business Technology & Procedures
    CABT 156 Writing for the Workplace CABT 157 Business and Technical Writing
    CABT 110A Keyboarding CABT 110B Intermediate Keyboarding
    CABT 118 Microsoft Windows CABT 31 Microsoft Word
    CABT 109 Customer Service/Human Relations CABT 41 Microsoft Excel
    CABT 160 Internet and Outlook      
    CG 51 Planning for Success      
  • Terms of Application: By signing and submitting this application, I confirm that my educational goal is to complete the two-semester Business Information Worker certificate program offered by the Computer Applications/ Business Technology department at Cabrillo College. I understand that attendance is required Monday through Thursday, from 9 am until 2:30 pm. I will take all of the required courses at their designated day and time. I also understand that, in order to continue in the program, a 2.0 GPA must be maintained. Finally, I confirm that I understand that this program follows a cohort model, and I will be expected to participate positively as part of the BIW cohort.
  • Acceptance, Orientation, and Next Steps: Applicants will be notified by email from the Computer Applications/Business Technology Department Chair of their eligibility to be accepted into the Business Information Worker Program (BIW). Students are required to attend a brief meeting before acceptance, and a mandatory one-day orientation before the start of the fall term. Accepted students will be informed how and when to register for their fall classes. Students in the BIW program will have guaranteed placement in all required CABT courses for the length of the BIW program. If you have questions, or would like to check on the status of your application, please email the CABT Department Chair.

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