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Business Information Worker

Business Information Worker Classes

Business Information Worker - NEW! 

The Business Information Worker (BIW) certificate program is a statewide structured pathway to equip students for entry-level employment in a variety of business environments. This pathway contains three stages of certification: Stage 1, Stage 2, and Specialist. Students enrolled in the Stage 1 BIW pathway will learn entry-level office skills that prepare them for success in a wide variety of office environments. Completion of all three Stages of the BIW pathway not only provides a solid foundation of technology skills but also offers other important components to complete the student’s preparation to be successful in the work place. The other components include critical thinking, problem solving, and interpersonal skills. HBAS is offering Stage 1 and Stage 2 Certificate Program.
Students must possess a GED/diploma and pass an English and math entrance exam.
FREE Required Information Session for students considering enrolling! Financial Assistance Available! 
Instructor: Tracy Foreman
Tracy Foreman is a Vocational Education credentialed instructor in Computer Applications, Office Occupations and Business Management. She has a Master’s Degree in Education Administration, a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and has been teaching at Huntington Beach Adult School for 19 years. Tracy is recognized as an online instructor, completing the Leading Edge Certification course. She also earned the California Council for Adult Education award for Excellence in Teaching in 2008. In addition to teaching, Tracy is the current Coordinator of the Career Technical Education department.

For questions please call (714) 842-4227 or email Tracy Foreman at [email protected]

Classes are located at our Main Campus: 17231 Gothard Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Proof of High School Diploma or GED Required

Program Requirements:

  • FREE Information Session
  • BIW Stage 1 Certification:
    • Keyboarding Certification
    • Computer Basics 1: Introduction to Computers
    • Windows Essential & File Management
    • Microsoft Word Beginning
    • Microsoft Excel Beginning
    • *Microsoft Outlook
    • *Customer Service
    • *Introduction to Business Writing
  • BIW Stage 2 Certification:
    • Microsoft PowerPoint Online
    • Microsoft Excel Intermediate Online
    • *Microsoft Access or Introduction to SharePoint
    • QuickBooks Levels 1, 2 & 3
    • *Electronic Records Management
    • *Customer Relationship Management
*HBAS does not offer these classes currently. However, several local colleges offer them. HBAS will accept an official transcript that reflects course completion from an accredited college.