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Computer Applications / Business Technology

Contact Information

Aptos 831.479.6277
Watonville 831.786.4703
Learning Communities Center 831.477.3340
Email cabt@cabrillo.edu

Jennifer Vered

Department Chair
831.479.6340
Room 511B

Business Information Worker Cohort and Certificate

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


CABT instructors and studentsBuild a career that will always be in demand, and get the office skills you need, with Cabrillo’s Business Information Worker (BIW) program. Earn your first certificate in just two semesters and you’ll be prepared to work in a variety of business environments!

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.


Apply and Start Building Your Career Today!

Complete the Business Information Worker (BIW) program application by clicking the orange button below and 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).

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BIW Class Information

  • Fall 2019/Spring 2020 Classes: Required courses will be held Monday through Thursday 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM at the Cabrillo College Watsonville campus, 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 132 Beginning Documents
    CABT 109 Customer Service/Human Relations CABT 133 Advanced Documents
    CABT 160 Internet and Outlook CABT 43 Beginning/Intermediate Spreadsheets
    CG 51 Planning for Success CABT 44 (optional) Advanced Spreadsheets
  • 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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