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Possible career opportunities - Business accounting
Study in accounting prepares students for careers in booking, private and public accounting, auditing, tax preparation and administration, cost and manufacturing accounting, financial services, payroll, software systems, corporate governance and financial investigation. Some career options require more than two years of college study.
Possible career opportunities - Business information management
The office assistant curriculum prepares students for employment as an office assistant, office supervisor, medical or legal secretary, event coordinator, word processor, desktop publishing specialist, account assistant, or support team coordinator.
Degrees and certificates offered by the Business Administration Department
Associate in arts degree
Associate in science degrees
Associate in science degree for transfer
Certificates of achievement
Certificates of accomplishment
DVC has partnered with community leaders to present relevant business workshops and events.
Some past enterprises are detailed below.
This extraordinary event was proudly presented by the DVC Business Department in conjunction with the DVC Business Advisory Board on Friday, April 26, 2013 from
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the BFL Community Conference Center.
Interactive workshops with local business leaders were featured, plus it was a perfect opportunity to network with community leaders while learning about business education and career paths.
The unique interactive workshops included Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management, Real Estate, Financial Services, Architecture/Construction, and Non-Profit/
Community/Government teams. Students joined with business leaders in exploring topics, innovations, and questions in these areas.
The keynote speaker was be Dick Callahan, the voice of the Oakland A's and St. Mary's Gaels basketball team. He is a well-known and important figure in Bay Area athletics programs.
Career Quest was a free event and is open to DVC students and everyone in the local community.
Career Connections Day - Diablo Valley College Business Education Division and Rotary Club Walnut Creek - presented September 25, 2012
On Tuesday, September 25, the first annual Career Connections Day took place at The Gardens at Heather Farm in Walnut Creek. The DVC Business Administration Department and the Rotary Club of Walnut Creek cosponsored Career Connections Day, a special day to bring DVC business students and local business leaders together for a day of learning, sharing information, job shadowing, and networking.
The students and mentors arrived at 8 a.m. and began the morning with breakfast prepared by Wilma Lot Catering.
Students were matched up with mentors who worked in industries in which they are planning to major. After an hour, student rotated to new mentors, followed by a third session.
In all, 22 DVC business students met with 17 Rotary Club mentors. The mentors who volunteered their time were small business owners and entrepreneurs: a financial advisor, a food and beverage manager, an event planner, a technical writer, a franchise business owner, a banking VP and senior IT manager, a bank branch manager, an executive director of a nonprofit organization, a community education coordinator for a nonprofit, a city manager, a postmaster, a sales engineer for a telecommunications company, an attorney, a CEO with Boy Scouts of America, and a professional videographer.
After lunch the students got to hear four Rotary members give a keynote address about the Four-Way Ethics Test that can be used to make ethical decisions:
1. Is it the truth?
2. Is it fair to all concerned?
3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
We want to thank the Rotary Club of Walnut Creek for giving our students this memorable, beneficial, and very special day!
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The Business Administration Department offers a variety of courses in the areas of accounting, office administration, computer applications, and business English/communications.
Whether you are working toward your AA degree, taking courses to transfer to a four-year college or university, earning a certificate, or updating your skills, we have the courses you need.
Drop in counseling is available for business students on Thursdays from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. in the Counseling Center. No appointment is needed and walk-ins are welcomed.