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About the Business Office Systems & Support (BOSS) Program

 
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How to Get Started

To get started in the BOSS program, complete the admissions process at one of the five colleges that offer the program (Brookhaven, Eastfield, El Centro, North Lake or Richland). When you meet with an academic advisor, mention your interest in the BOSS program so he or she can help you determine which courses you should take.

If you are planning to earn an associate degree or certificate in Business Office Systems and Support, please note that you must complete 25 percent of your degree requirements at the college awarding the degree.

Tuition

Dallas County residents pay $156 per three-hour class — that is $52 per credit hour, or just $624 for a full-semester load of 12 credit hours.

Compare that to what you’d pay elsewhere! See our tuition rates for tuition according to your place of residency.

Rising Star Program

If you are a Dallas County high school graduating senior, you may qualify for Rising Star funds to help pay for this program. The Rising Star program offers academic support services and up to $4,000 for tuition and books, if you have established financial need.​​

Courses Offered (Curriculum)

Our catalog provides detailed information about the following, as well as which of our colleges offers a particular degree or certificate:

Accreditation and Affiliations

The colleges of Dallas County Community College District — Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland — are individually accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The official statement of accreditation for each college is published on the college’s accreditation Web page.

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Medical Front Office Program

The Medical Front Office specialization, formerly in the BOSS program, is now a stand-alone program offered at Brookhaven College. Learn more about the Medical Front Office program.

Related Programs

You may also want to explore other programs related to management and business administration, including Business Administration, International Business and Trade, Management or Small Business Academy programs.  

Other Degree and Certificate Options

The colleges of DCCCD offer nearly 350 career and technical degrees and certificates, plus more than 50 academic degrees. For more information, see a chart of degree plans by college or visit the credit programs home page.​​

A Real-World Learning Environment

Most BOSS courses are taught in a hands-on, computer lab environment. All of the courses for the certificates and degrees are available online. All students must complete one semester of cooperative education to earn their degree.

Certified Professional Secretary Exam

Students who pass all sections of the Certified Professional Secretary (CPS) exam will be granted credit for 15 hours (or five courses) from a selected list of BOSS courses:

POFI 1301 — Computer Applications I 

POFI 1341 — Computer Applications II (MS Office) or
POFI 1349 — Spreadsheets (Excel)

POFT 1301 — Business English
POFT 1309 — Administrative Office Procedures

POFT 1319 — Records Management
POFT 2312 — Business Correspondence and Communication

Students must complete 12 college level hours within the colleges of DCCCD and at least two courses must be completed in the Business Office Systems and Support BOSS program with a grade of C or better. Credit earned through the CPS exam is applicable only to the BOSS program.

Faculty Profiles

Our BOSS faculty members not only have advanced degrees, they also have real-world experience in the business arena, which makes them able to relate to the challenges you face at your job.

Our professors work with you one-on-one, helping you to apply new techniques to your job and to map career-enhancement strategies. See profiles of some of our BOSS faculty.

Transfer Information

BOSS courses are designed for direct entry into the workforce. However, if you are interested in earning a degree at a four-year institution, please visit the Transfer Services website for guidance on the transfer process.

Accreditation and Affiliations

The colleges of Dallas County Community College District — Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland — are individually accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The official statement of accreditation for each college is published on the college’s accreditation Web page.

Links to Additional Information

Note: The link to the following website is provided for your convenience and information, and does not constitute official endorsement by the colleges of DCCCD.

  • The International Association of Administrative Professionals is a not-for-profit association for office professionals with 28,000 members and nearly 600 chapters worldwide. Founded in 1942 as the National Secretaries Association, its mission is to provide a professional network and educational resources for secretarial staff. The association’s name was changed in 1998 to encompass the large number of varied administrative job titles and recognize the advancing role of administrative support staff in business and government.

Contact Us

If the information on our website doesn’t answer all of your questions about the Business Office Systems and Support program, please feel free to contact us.