Business Office Systems and Support (BOSS), Administrative Assistant, Certificate of Technology

Program Information

Now more than ever, administrative assistants play an integral role in the success of an organization. They are highly valued, collaborative team members with a wide range of skills that enable them to work in a variety of industries. In the Business Office Systems and Support (BOSS) program, our students develop competencies in office procedures, software applications, accounting skills, organizational skills, office management, and project management, as well as in the essential workplace soft skills employers demand.

The San Jacinto College Business Office Systems and Support (BOSS) program:

  • Provides graduates with the skills, knowledge, and training that will enable them to be successful in a business office environment;
  • Offers courses in the latest office techniques, current technology, accounting terminology, financial document preparation, filing procedures, oral and written communication skills, and business forms preparation; and
  • Ensures that students will be able to manage a variety of administrative duties such as planning meetings, scheduling appointments, preparing reports, greeting visitors, and assuming responsibilities including organizing an office and resolving relational problems with people inside and outside the organization.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the San Jacinto College BOSS program are employed in:

  • Schools,
  • Hospitals,
  • Corporate settings, and 
  • Government agencies.

Graduate opportunities may also extend beyond this program with certification from the International Association of Administrative Professionals as a Certified Administrative Professional (CAP). Certification in this field usually leads to a higher salary.

Earning Potential

Executive Administrative Assistant - $63,451 per year1

For more information, students may contact Central campus, 281-476-1836;  North campus, 281-998-6150, x7242; or South campus, 281-929-4603.

Campuses

Central Campus
North Campus
South Campus

Information

Now more than ever, administrative assistants play an integral role in the success of an organization. They are highly valued, collaborative team members with a wide range of skills that enable them to work in a variety of industries. In the Business Office Systems and Support (BOSS) program, students develop competencies in office procedures, software applications, accounting skills, organizational skills, office management, and project management, as well as in the essential workplace soft skills employers demand.

Completion of the Office Assistant Occupational Certificate is the first step to take toward achieving your goal of having a fulfilling and challenging career in this field. Keyboarding proficiency is recommended for all the certificates as well as the degree in this program.

Certificate of Technology

These courses are required for the Administrative Assistant Certificate of Technology, and they also apply toward the level 2 certificate and the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in the Business Office Systems and Support (BOSS) program.

Plan of Study

All Campuses
4BOAA

Plan of Study Grid
First TermCredits
ACNT 1303 Introduction to Accounting I 3
BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications 3
POFT 1301 Business English 3
POFT 1309 Administrative Office Procedures I 3
POFT 1319 Records and Information Management I 3
 Credits15
Second Term
POFT 1325 Business Math Using Technology 3
ACNT 1311 Introduction to Computerized Accounting 3
POFI 1341 Computer Applications II 3
BUSI 2304 Business Communications 3
POFT 2301 Intermediate Keyboarding 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits30

Capstone Experience: POFT 2301 Intermediate Keyboarding