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 COURSES32
BUS 082Introduction to Business3
BUS 100Career Strategies3
BUS/COMM 112Public Speaking for Business4
BUS 184Business Communications3
BUS 185Ethics in Business & Industry3
BUS 188Human Relations in Business3
BUS 268Electronic Calculating2
BUS 270College Keyboarding Level 13
or BUS 271 College Keyboarding Level 2
BUS 293Business English4
COMP 005Computer Concepts4
or COMP 130 Intro to Personal Computers
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RESTRICTED ELECTIVES - LIST A3
Select three units from the following courses:
BUS 020Business Statistics3
BUS 119Quantitative Methods3
BUS 295Business Mathematics3
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RESTRICTED ELECTIVES - LIST B3
Select three units from the following courses:
BUS 174Marketing Principles3
BUS 181Intro to Entrepreneurship3
WEXP 193 IBus & Ind Wrk Exp-1st Sem1-3
WEXP 194 IBus & Ind Wrk Exp-2nd Sem1-3
WEXP 195 IBus & Ind Wrk Exp-3rd Sem1-3
WEXP 196 IBus & Ind Wrk Exp-4th Sem1-3
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TOTAL38

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.