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About the Programs

Administrative Office Assistant is a one year program that begins with students earning their Office Receptionist certificate and then proceeding to Administrative Office Assistant or Records Management curriculum. Students serve an internship at a local business second semester. For more information, click on the "Administrative Office Assistant Program Page" link in the blue box to the right.

Bookkeeping / Accounting is a one year program in which students, after completing their Office Core Competency courses, launch into the world of bookkeeping. Second semester internships are also available . For more information, click on the "Bookkeeping / Accounting Program Page" link in the blue box to the right.

About the Instructor

  • Instructor at ROC since 2000; KHSD staff since 1993.
  • California teaching credential in CTE Finance and Business.
  • 6 years’ clerical support experience for the Kern High School District. Served as Computer Instruction Technician creating databases for student records.
  • Property management, 1992 – Present.
  • Founder and original owner/operator of Golden State Tax Service. Business still owned/operated by family member.
  • Multiple certificates for Microsoft Office training and related computer applications workshops.
  • BTSA Support provider for new Kern High CTE teachers, 2011 – Present.
  • Member, Bakersfield Adult School Business Programs Advisory Board.

Recent Posts

Lucia at job site, HA

Lucia -  Arvin High School student

Job site:  Housing Authority of Kern

Lucia interned in the Property Management Department as an Office Assistant at their Sunset location.   One of the projects she worked on was to assist in coordinating events for the property's community garden.

AM Event #2 12-7-17
The Theme & Entertainment group hosting games and raffles for Customer Service event.  Student Lava is blindfolded playing Pin the Nose on the Snowman.
AM Class, Event #2; 12-7-17
Guest Speaker, Nancy Smith of First American Title Company gave the Business Administration Program students a presentation on Customer Service. 

High School Students Plan and Host Business Event

By Jose Barajas, ROC Small Business Entrepreneurship

Bakersfield, CA - ROC’s Bookkeeping & Accounting students are learning a wide variety of skills, from MS Office to computer accounting. Also embedded within the program is the unique opportunity for students to learn professional networking and event planning. These are a skills that will serve them well for years to come once they enter the world of business.

The students recently coordinated an “Employee Expectations Event” where they invited a business owner to talk about his experiences and expectations of young workers in business. The students had food and drinks after the guest had spoken, giving them all the opportunity to network. The entire event, from inviting the guest speaker to preparing the purchase orders for the food, were carried out by different student teams who worked together to plan and coordinate the overall event.

Crystal, an Independence High School student at ROC, says she likes ROC even more than her home school. Her part in arranging this event was planning the entertainment.

Maresa from South High School wants to be a veterinarian, but she wants to learn accounting as a career alternative. Even if she goes into medicine, one can never go wrong understanding and managing money properly. One thing she most liked about the event was that she got to meet new people.

Mrs. Summers, the Bookkeeping & Accounting teacher, said the purpose for this event was to give students the chance to network and also to learn about employee expectations once they begin their internship and eventually their job.

The speaker in the class for the day’s event was David Muth, owner of Muth Pumps. He said that has been in the business for 10 years. His grandfather started the firm in a single car garage and now he is in a 10,000 sq. foot warehouse. He talked about being early, dressing nice, and also on the correct way to shake someone's hand. Hearing these important tips from an actual employer seemed to really impact students.

Events like this help students learn professionalism, planning and implementation, and, of course, learn what future employers will be seeking from their workers.

High School Students ROCk a New Career

By Juan Cardenas, ROC Small Business Entrepreneurship

BAKERSFIELD, CA - ROC students, all high school juniors and seniors, have the opportunity to train in 30 different career areas. For the ROC Administrative Office Assistant students this means they are learning basic skills that will help them work with modern office equipment and professional clientele. By completing this class students will gain the skills and experience necessary to become a receptionist or office assistant.

Upon visiting the class, I noticed that everyone was productively working in groups. Students must be devoted and enthusiastic to succeed at ROC. By working in groups, as well as on individual assignments, students learn the value of teamwork and business communications.

I had the opportunity to interview one of the group of students, two whom are from Arvin High School and one from Shafter High School. They were working on a project when I asked them about their experience at ROC. Lucia, one of the Arvin High School students, said that “this program really allows us to get the experience that will be helpful (when we go to work).”

Students learn the basics within the classroom during first semester and then are sent to an internship at a local business, in which they put their skills to use four days a week, during the second semester of the school year. This internship will help students develop the hands-on skills they will need to get a start in office administration careers.

The ROC Office Administration program gives quality training and education to students who want to pursue a career in office work and business administration. I feel that this is an impressive program for young people to build the skills and experience that they are seeking.

Ethics in the Workplace;10/13/17
Guest speaker Stephanie Camarena from Kern Family Health presenting to Business Administration Program AM Class of 2018. 
Ethics in the Workplace; 10/13/17
Guest speaker Carl Breining from Kern Family Health presenting to Business Administration Program AM Class of 2018. 
Business Administration Ladies on ROC Career Exportation Day 2017.
Amanda, Ana, Lizbeth, Denise, Michelle, Jeniffer, Karen, and Sofia welcoming elementary school children on ROC Exploration Day 2017.
Business Administration certificate night, class of 2017.
Lizbeth, Lissette, Dafne, and Leslie proud to receive their certificates on certificate night.  Business Administration class of 2017.