Build skills in basic computing, data management, web essentials, business writing and math, and MS Office applications. This certificate leads to enrollment in key professional technical programs in Accounting, Business, Business Intelligence and Data Analytics, Health Informatics, Purchasing & Supply Chain Management, and Visual Communications Technology.

Completion Award
Certificate of Completion
Length of Study
28 Credits
Starting Quarter
Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
On Campus

  1. Use professional communication skills to effectively interact with others in their organization and with the public using a variety of formats;
  2. Use software tools including basic mathematical formulas and functions to clean, prepare and filter data;
  3. Implement and deliver on projects requiring interactive use of the Microsoft Office Suite and critical thinking;
  4. Understanding social responsibility and ethics in in a range of business environments including e-commerce, entrepreneurship and franchising;
  5. Exploring/appreciating the opportunities present in an increasingly diverse and interconnected global community.

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Estimated Tuition & Fees

(does not include additional program or course fees, books, or supply costs)

Per Quarter
WA-Resident Non-WA resident,
US citizen, &
Eligible non-citizen

On Campus
Non-WA resident
Non-US citizen¹
Non-WA resident, US citizen
Online Only
1 credit $145.17  $245.71  $339.54 $162.51
5 credits $673.85  $1,176.57  $1,645.70  $760.55
12 credits (full-time) $1,462.52  $2,476.40 $3,422.10  $1,637.76
15 credits $1,641.05 $2,667.59  $3,624.45 $1,819.05

¹ Includes all International Students, both on campus and overseas online

Additional Fees
Approximately $20 - $120 per quarter, depending on courses selected

Ways to pay for school

Federal aid, scholarships, grants, and more are available to help you pay for school.

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