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Professional Business Systems

Professional Business Systems Degree

Occupational Associate Degree

About Professional Business Systems

This career-focused program helps students prepare for entry into the business world by guiding them through the core principles of accounting, marketing, business start-up and management

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Program Highlights:

The Professional Business Systems program gives students the opportunity to build a strong foundation for understanding business operations while also enhancing their skills in communication, digital presentations and business software. Among the courses taught in this Associate Degree program are:

• Principles of Accounting
• Marketing in Today’s World
• Introduction to Business Start-up Strategies
• Computer Presentations
• Introduction to Business Management
• Business Communications
• Principles of Economics
• Bookkeeping Essentials for Business
• Professional Publications

The Professional Business Systems program is available Online and at all Laurus College locations:

San Luis Obispo
Santa Maria

Upon completion of the Professional Business Systems program, students may compete for entry-level work in a variety of business-related fields including project coordination, account management, communications, accounts payable, marketing, human resources and office environment supervision.

Learn more about the Instructors in the Professional Business Systems Department

Learning Goals:

Upon completion of the Professional Business Systems Occupational Associate degree, students should be able to:

• Demonstrate an understanding of the key functions of business, including accounting, economics, management, marketing, and regulations.
• Understand the role of human motivation and relationships in an organization.
• Show proficiency in effective leadership skills, including communication and problem solving skills.
• Identify the basics for starting a business, including legal structure, local and state regulations, and the dilemmas faced by entrepreneurs.
• Apply the basic principles of marketing and develop a marketing plan.
• Create and edit documents using Microsoft Office, presentation and desktop publishing software.
• Create and work with spreadsheets, charts, data and databases.
• Perform scholarly research.

It’s as easy as 1-2-3!

Step One

Apply Online.
Start the Application Process by Completing the Online Application Form

Step Two

Set up an Appointment.
Meet with an Admissions Representative (Online appointments available)

Step 3

Enroll for the Next Term.
New Classes start on February 5!

Take the 1st step and complete the online application today by clicking here!

Career Summary:

Business Systems professionals plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, human resources, accounting, marketing, facilities planning and maintenance, purchasing and event planning.

Potential Careers:

Office Manager
Project Manager
Front Desk Receptionist
Business Development Specialist
Human Resources Specialist (HR Specialist)

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Standard Occupational Classification (SOC):
Administrative Services Managers
ONET Link: ONET Online
SOC Code: 11-3011.00

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC):
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
ONET Link: ONET Online
SOC Code: 13-1161.00

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC):
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary
ONET Link: ONET Online
SOC Code: 25-1194.00

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC):
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
ONET Link: ONET Online
SOC Code: 43-1011.00

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC):
Bill and Account Collectors
ONET Link: ONET Online
SOC Code: 43-3011.00

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC):
Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks
ONET Link: ONET Online
SOC Code: 43-3021.02

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC):
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
ONET Link: ONET Online
SOC Code: 43-3051.00

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC):
File Clerks
ONET Link: ONET Online
SOC Code: 43-4071.00

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC):
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping
ONET Link: ONET Online
SOC Code: 43-4161.00

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC):
Receptionists and Information Clerks
ONET Link: ONET Online
SOC Code: 43-4171.00

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC):
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
ONET Link: ONET Online
SOC Code: 43-6011.00

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC):
Office Clerks, General
ONET Link: ONET Online
SOC Code: 43-9061.00

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