Call (831) 424-6767


Get to Know our Business Programs, with our Featured Student Spotlight Series

Are you interested in a professional career with room for advancement? If you’re organized and detail oriented, a career in the business field could be a great choice for you. At Central Coast College, we offer business training programs that can be completed in as few as 48 weeks. Why should you choose Central Coast College (CCC) for your business career training? CCC offers you a supportive community culture, practical, skill-based training, and career placement assistance. Students come to CCC for focused career training programs, achievable in a short amount of time, and designed to prepare graduates with the competitive skills needed to confidently enter the job market. Check out this Student Spotlight, featuring CCC students Jasmin Valdez and Guadalupe Valdez, to learn more about CCC, our business training programs, and why so many students just like you choose Central Coast College for their career training. Get to know us better, with this edition of our Featured Student Spotlight Series.  

Jasmin Valdez, Business Administrative Specialist (BAS) program

Jasmin, a student in Central Coast College’s Business Administrative Specialist (BAS) program, was nominated for the Featured Student Spotlight by her instructor, Kathleen Evans, due to her dedication to her schooling and her persistence even while facing challenges. When Jasmin didn’t pass two of her initial courses, she doubled down on her commitment and made her schooling a priority. It was her courage to persevere through these challenges that led Instructor Kathleen Evans to nominate her for the Student Spotlight. Evans says, Jasmin had the courage to persist in her chosen career choice… I emphasize courage. After a rough start, yet determined to complete her program, Jasmin decided “to get her stuff together” and commit herself to her education. She is currently heading her class while understanding, liking and applying her education to real-world situations.”

Guadalupe Valdez, Business Administrative Specialist (BAS) program

Guadalupe, also a student in CCC’s Business Administrative Specialist (BAS) program, is recognized in this Featured Student Spotlight due to her commitment to her schooling, her peer community, and her family. Guadalupe first began the BAS program two years ago, but then took time away in order to have a child. Of her decision to return to CCC to finish the BAS program, Guadalupe says, “I decided to make myself a priority in order to make a better life for both me and my daughter.” Instructor Kathleen Evans, acknowledged Guadalupe’s commitment to finish what she had started, saying, “She came back to finish the program and to make herself responsible for her college success.” Evans continued on to highlight Guadalupe’s qualities as a student, saying, “Lupe is an outstanding student, a team-player and a great communicator, never failing to help out a fellow student with constructive criticism and tutoring.”

Similar to the Business Administrative Specialist program, CCC’s Computer Specialist: Accounting program is designed to prepare students with the critical skills needed for careers in the business field. The Computer Specialist: Accounting program is a 48-week program designed to prepare students with intensive training emphasizing accounting principles, workplace computer skills, written and oral communication skills, and knowledge of office procedures. In the Computer Specialist: Accounting program, students learn:

  • Accounting Principles (General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Payroll)
  • Manual and Computerized Accounting Environments
  • Accounting Theories with Hands-on Practice
  • Workplace Computer Skills in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Excel
  • Computerized Spreadsheets
  • Word Processing
  • Payroll
  • Written and Oral Communication Skills

Students in the Computer Specialist: Accounting program also benefit from real-world, practical experience through a five-week externship course. Upon completion of the program, graduates receive a Certificate of Completion, Office Specialist: Accounting diploma, and are prepared for positions including as an Accounting Clerk, Auditing Clerk, Bookkeeping Clerk, Payroll Clerk, and Accounts Receivable/ Accounts Payable Manager. 

After completing their program of study, Central Coast College graduates enter the job market with confidence, thanks to the support of CCC’s Career Services department. Central Coast College is committed to assisting our program graduates in the pursuit of stable, rewarding employment, and the Career Services department provides every student with a wide range of career support services, including resume writing assistance, job searching and networking, interviewing skills, and comprehensive job placement assistance. While the school cannot guarantee employment upon graduation, CCC instructors and Career Services staff consistently seek to assist students with employment opportunities prior to and after graduation. At Central Coast College we are committed to offering both a quality educational experience, and individualized job placement assistance, so graduates can utilize the knowledge and skills they have gained to successfully enter their chosen career fields.

Students like Jasmin and Guadalupe choose Central Coast College for their business career training because CCC’s programs are focused, achievable in a short amount of time, and provide the competitive skills needed for today’s job market. Why should you choose CCC for your business career training? Come to Central Coast College for a focused training program that can be achieved in a short amount of time, a supportive community culture, and hands-on competitive skills training. With Central Coast College, you can gain the skills, knowledge, and practical experience you need to enter the job market with confidence. If you are ready to take the next step towards your new career in business, Central Coast College, located in Salinas, California, is here to help you make it happen! Call 831-424-6767 or click here to get started today!


Posted in: Business, Education