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.

 Program Requirements

BUS 082Introduction to Business3
BUS 100Career Strategies3
BUS/COMM 112Public Speaking for Business4
BUS 184Business Communications3
BUS 185Ethics in Business and 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 Introduction to Personal Computers
Select three units from the following courses:
BUS 020Business Statistics3
BUS 119Quantitative Methods3
BUS 295Business Mathematics3
Select three units from the following courses:
BUS 174Marketing Principles3
BUS 181Intro to Entrepreneurship3
WEXP 193IBusiness & Industry Work Experience – First Semester1-3
WEXP 194IBus & Ind Work Experience -Second Semester1-4
WEXP 195IWork Experience Business & Industry - Third Semester1-4
WEXP 196IWork Experience Business & Industry - Fourth Semester1-4

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.