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Looking to start a new career in the Business field? Want to update or improve your skills?

Clovis Adult Education’s CTE Business Certificate Program offers an Administrative Assistant certificate, a Medical Assistant Front Office certificate, plus individual classes and workshops that are aligned to industry standards. The Administrative Assistant program prepares students to work in a variety of offices. The Medical Assistant Front Office program prepares students to work in a medical office setting or to upgrade their existing medical office skills. Both certificate programs provide in depth knowledge and develop expertise in: the Microsoft Office 2016 software suite, filing, data entry, computerized bookkeeping, research, effective communication, business ethics and customer service.

Prepare yourself with skills that meet the demands of today’s office environment. New classes begin every two months and students may attend classes part-time or full-time. Both the Administrative Assistant and the Medical Assistant Front Office programs eligible for the PELL Grant, a form of financial aid. For more information about financial assistance, please see the Financial Aid link.

Admission Policy for the CTE Business Certificate Program
Prior to enrolling in classes, students must attend our Testing Orientation and Registration (TOR) meeting. When enrolling, the student must show proof of a high school diploma from an accredited institution or an HSE/GED® certificate and pass the TABE test in reading comprehension vocabulary and math at the 7th grade level.

To learn more about joining our program, please see the Getting Started link.

Keyboarding Certification

Keyboarding Certification testing is available for a low $25 fee. Call 559.327.2800 to make an appointment. Testing days are Tuesday (1:30 pm - 3:30 pm) and Thursday (8:15 am - 10:15 am), during regular sessions.
This computerized test measures an applicant’s typing speed and accuracy. Certificates are issued for 25 net words per minute or higher. If you do not meet this standard, you will receive a performance report that will detail the speed and accuracy achieved. Typing certificates are issued immediately following the test and are good for one (1) year.

Please call 559.327.2800 to make an appointment. There will be no testing on the following dates:
  • March 5, 2019
  • March 7, 2019
  • May 7, 2019
  • May 9, 2019
The CTE Business programs are accredited by both WASC and COE, as such these programs qualify for Title IV financial aid assistance.
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