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

REQUIRED CERTIFICATE COURSES32
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
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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.