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Business Assistant


Count on your future by starting your business career with Lane's Business Assistant certificate.

What you'll learn

In this program, you can earn a certificate to find an entry-level job, or you can use the program to start your path to a degree.

1 year certificate

The Business Assistant certification will help you acquire the core knowledge you need to start your career in business. You’ll learn recordkeeping, effective research, and general office duties that will make you successful in many business environments.

1 year full-time
$11,465 Full program


  • Anticipate and actively explore innovative business solutions
  • Build cultural competency for workplace and customer interactions
  • Use software to input, manage, and interpret information
  • Learn professional ethics and legal standards
  • Apply critical thinking and analytical skills in decision-making and problem solving
  • Organize and manage daily business functions


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 degrees at Lane.

Faculty Spotlights

Jim Chase

You’ll hone your skills using business software programs with faculty member, Jim Chase.

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Patricia Boyle

You’ll take introductory business classes with faculty member, Patricia Boyle.

Ready to learn more?

Admissions staff - Susie, Nikki, and Rosa Maria

Talk one-on-one with a recruiter to learn more about what Lane has to offer you.

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Lane Community College
4000 E. 30th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97405
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