Get Started in the BOSS Program

How to Get Started

Complete the admissions process and meet with an academic advisor at the college you plan to attend.


Dallas County residents pay $177 per three-hour class — that is $59 per credit hour, or just $708 for a full-semester load of 12 credit hours.

Compare that to what you’d pay elsewhere! See 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)

The catalog provides detailed information about the following, as well as which college offers a particular degree or certificate:

Accreditation and Affiliations

Find out more about accreditation and affiliations.

Related Programs

Find out more about other programs in management and business administration.

Other Degree and Certificate Options

See a chart of degree plans by college or visit the credit programs home page.

Get Hands-On Skills for the Work World  

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 Administrative Professional Exam

Students who pass all sections of the Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) exam will be granted credit for 15 hours (or five courses) from a selected list of BOSS courses. Credit earned through the CPS exam is applicable only to the BOSS program.

Faculty Profiles

Our BOSS faculty members not only have advanced degrees but experience in business, so they can relate to the challenges you face at work. 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.

Link 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.

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.