Business Office Administration - Training Program
Start your career in the Business field

Career training for a job in the business field

This hands-on training program for business office administration can prepare you for a rewarding office job as an administrative assistant, data entry clerk or receptionist. You’ll learn business procedures and get hands-on computer training. After lecturing on various office basics, your business instructor will assign you tasks to complete- just like in a real office job. Upon graduating the business office administration job training program, we’ll help you find a job in the business administration field.


What you’ll learn in the business job training program:

  • Introduction to Business
  • Introduction to Computers
  • Internet Fundamentals
  • Business Office Procedures
  • Applied Business Math
  • Applied Business English and Communications
  • MS Word
  • MS Excel
  • MS PowerPoint
  • Customer Service
  • Job preparation, including interview and resume skills

Say yes to CET Business Office Administration!

New career in 8-9 months?* yes!
Job Placement Assistance? yes!
Support Services? yes!
Financial Aid Assistance for those who qualify? yes!
Training supplies, tools, books and uniforms included in tuition**? yes!

* Average program length based on attendance. ** Subject to change without notice.


FAQ about the Business Office Administration job training program

Where do the Business Office Administration job training classes take place?
You can train for a job in business at CET’s campuses at several locations in California. For directions to the business job training program, click on your closest city in California: Salinas, Santa Maria, and Coachella. You will be learning in a real office environment, working on business projects, preparing presentations, conducting business research and preparing business communications.
How long does it take to finish the office job training program?
With 30 hours a week of attendance, students usually finish the 900 hour program in 8-9 months.
When does the next Business Office Administration class start?
Right now! CET’s open enrollment means once your application is completed you can start the next day.
What types of office jobs can I find after I graduate?
The business office job training program gives you the skills needed for a variety positions, including:
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Office Assistant
  • Office Coordinator
  • Office Manager
  • Receptionist
  • Secretary
How soon after graduation will I start working as an office assistant or clerk?
Every student’s experience is different, but according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, business office administration has a higher than average job growth. To see what the job outlook is like for office assistants where you live, go to and plug in your state in the section for “Wages and Employment Trends.” And with CET’s job placement assistance, you will always have ready help to find the right job.
What can I expect to make as an office administration clerk?
The Bureau of Labor Statistics shared this information (see below) about what people can make as an office clerk. Remember that this is only an average- depending on where you live, the wages can be higher or lower. To see how much office clerks earn in your region, go to and plug in your state in the section for “Wages and Employment Trends.” National Wages & Employment Trends* For Office Clerks
Median wages 2017 $15.14 hourly, $31,500 annual
Employment 2016 3,118,000 employees
Projected job openings 2016-2026 356,00

*Data as August 2018. For additional information, including details on associated occupations, national and state wage and employment statistics, go to

How much does the business office job training program cost and how can I pay for this?
It costs $14,249, including training supplies, books, uniforms and a financial business calculator. If you qualify for financial aid, you may be eligible to receive grants, scholarships and/or federal student loans.
What if I didn’t graduate from high school or don’t have my GED?
At CET you may have options without them. Be sure to tell the Admissions Department so they can guide you through the eligibility process.
How big are the business classes?
Class size is approximately 20-25 students and varies by the type of program.
Do you provide any business certificates needed by employers?
The Business Office Administration program can prepare you for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification. MOS certification demonstrates to employers that you have the skills needed to get the most out of Office and could lead to higher earnings. Visit the Microsoft MOS site for more information about the benefits of certification. We also prepare you for the QuickBooks User Certification test.
What if I didn’t graduate from high school or don’t have my GED?
At CET you may have options without them. There are career pathway options you may qualify for and CET can help. Be sure to tell the Admissions Department so they can guide you through the eligibility process. CET has specific classes you will take during your training.
What do I need to get started? Are there any high school math classes I need to get started?
No. You’ll be provided with basic skills instruction, including vocational English and math. Additional one on one tutoring is available, if needed.
CET is national, but what about the graduation and job placement rates for office assistants in my CET location?
Good question! When you’re making decisions about your future, it’s important to be as informed as possible. To see statistics about CET’s program performance, click on the CET location below to access the Federal Student Right to Know and State Program Performance Fact Sheets.*. Remember- we’re here to help. Contact your local CET Admissions Department for additional information or assistance. Business Office Technology is offered at the following locations:

*Sources are listed to provide additional information on related jobs, specialties, and/or industry. Links to non-CET sites are provided for your convenience and do not constitute an endorsement.