Business Assistant

Business Assistant

Interested in business, but not sure where to start? Our Business Assistant program provides you with the fundamentals of business! With the flexibility to complete this certificate entirely online or in person, you can start your education in the way that best fits your busy schedule. With this certification, you can either start your career right away or continue for an additional year and seamlessly complete the Accounting or Administrative Office Professional Associate of Applied Science degree.

Is the Business Assistant program for you?

Want to start your business journey and explore other options in business? The Business Assistant certification will help you acquire the core knowledge you need to start your career in business. No matter how busy you are with work and home, you can complete your Business Assistant certification at Lane through our flexible online classes. If you aren’t sure exactly where you want to go with Business, the Business Assistant certification is a good place to start. Use the certification on its own or use it to propel you into your Accounting or Administrative Office Professional degree at Lane!

When you’re ready to get started, just apply! Our Admissions office staff will guide you through the steps to enroll to get you started right. You can also contact Admissions with any questions you have about the college, to schedule a tour of the campus, or just to say hello. If you’re not ready to apply today, you can request more information on the program and we’ll get in touch to make a plan that works for you.

What will you learn in the Business Assistant program?

While earning this certificate, you’ll learn recordkeeping, effective research, and general office duties that will make you successful in many business environments.Through our classes both in-person and online, you’ll learn to:

  • understand the fundamentals of accounting.
  • collaborate in diverse business environments.
  • organize and manage the daily business functions of an organization.
  • appropriately apply fundamental management techniques.
  • use software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation tools.
  • understand professional ethics, legal standards, and organizational expectations.
  • create professional, organized documents.
  • anticipate, research, and explore innovative solutions to technological and organizational challenges.
  • Use analytical and critical thinking skills to understand business needs and reach timely decisions.
  • give effective and engaging presentations.
    Improve your keyboarding skills to quickly prepare accurate documents.

With the option to take your classes online or in person, you have the flexibility to complete your certificate the way that works best for you. Your instructors will help prepare you for your career with one-on-one attention in small classes, and if you need extra help outside of class you’ll have access to free tutoring through the Business Resource Center.

What can you do next?

You can use this program as a jumping off point for starting your career as a receptionist, office clerk, human resources assistant, and more. Many students also use this certificate to start the Accounting or Administrative Office Professional degrees at Lane.

Personal attention from engaging faculty

Lane offers students the best of both worlds: a wide variety of courses to choose from and small class sizes. At Lane, you’ll never take a class with more than 40 students, and your class will always be taught by an instructor, not a grad student. Our attentive faculty have real world experience, and they bring those experiences to the classroom! Because of our small class sizes, you’ll have the opportunity to get to know your instructor on a first name basis.

Get to know the Business Assistant faculty and advisors

The faculty and advisors for the Business Assistant program can help you meet your career goals. They can answer any program specific questions you might have, and help you find opportunities outside of the classroom. Business advisors will help you schedule your classes and plan for the future. You’ll work with them to create a term by term planner that meets your needs and goals to ensure you complete your certificate. And if you’re planning on transferring to a four-year school they can help you take the classes you need to count towards your bachelor's degree.

State of the art facilities

Every business student at Lane has access to our Business Resource Center. This dedicated space offers business specific tutoring as well as instructor led study sessions for many of our classes. A computer lab just for business students provides you access to the software you’ll need to be successful.

Attending Classes at Lane

Lane’s main campus is tucked into the foothills of the Oregon Cascades, providing a stunning landscape for your education. With incredible resources on campus like advising, tutoring services, the library, First Year Experience and so many more, you have the opportunity to make the most out of your degree.