Certificate of Achievement in Business

Division: Business

This certificate prepares students for entry-level employment in the field of Business. Students completing this certificate will acquire preparation for entry-level employment through the study of general business, communications, math, computers, ethics, and human relations. Students will acquire skills in computer applications, keyboarding and ten-key, office management and procedures, and oral and written communications.

Program Outcomes

  • Communicate effectively in a business environment.
  • Actively participate in the day-to-day operations of a business office.

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be prepared for employment in the following fields: administration, management, human resources, finance, secretarial, and various office positions.

Required Certificate Courses (32 Units)32
Introduction to Business
Career Strategies
Public Speaking for Business
Business Communications
Ethics in Business & Industry
Human Relations in Business
Electronic Calculating
College Keyboarding Level 1
College Keyboarding Level 2
Business English
Computer Concepts
Intro to Personal Computers
Restricted Electives - List A (3 Units)3
Select three units from the following courses:
Business Statistics
Quantitative Methods
Business Mathematics
Restricted Electives - List B (3 Units)3
Select three units from the following courses:
Marketing Principles
Intro to Entrepreneurship
Bus & Ind Wrk Exp-1st Sem
Bus & Ind Wrk Exp-2nd Sem
Bus & Ind Wrk Exp-3rd Sem
Bus & Ind Wrk Exp-4th Sem

The Certificate of Achievement requirements include completion of the certificate courses with a “C” or better grade in each course. Required and support courses may be substituted with the approval of the Business Division Chair.