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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

Need a WPM typing Certificate for a job application?  We can help!  A 90-minute "test only" keyboarding certificate is available by appointment.  Please call 559-327-2800 to secure a test time. 
Due to COVID-19, we will be testing the following dates:
  • Tuesday 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm on going CAE A7 Staff $25 (temporarily unavailable)
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 10:00 am on going CAE A7 Staff $25 (Temporarily unavailable) 
  • Tuesday August 25 - 1:30 pm-3:00 pm  in CAE A7  $25.
  • Tuesday September 29 - 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm in CAE A7 Staff $25 
    No testing on the following dates:
    • August 11, 20, 25, and 22, 2020 
    • October 15, 20, and 22, 2020
    • November 24, and 26, 2020
    • December 22, 24, 29 and 31, 2020
    • January 5 and 7, 2021
    • February 25, 2021
    • March 2, 4 and 30, 2021
    • April 1 and 29, 2021
    • May 4 and 6, 2021
    • June 24, 2021 

    You will be required to wear a mask while you are on campus and in the testing room.  We will not provide masks.  If you are not wearing a mask, you will not be allowed to test.  Gloves are not mandatory, however, encouraged.  Each testing station is sanitized after every use.  

    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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