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2018-2019 Catalog Year
Certificate of Achievement

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The Business Certificate of Achievement provides students with knowledge and skills for employment in a wide variety of occupations in the field of business.

Student Outcomes:

Upon completing the Certificate in Business, students will be able to

  • Articulate and demonstrate their personal employment related knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Evaluate the impact of various economic systems and policies.
  • Summarize, record, analyze, interpret and communicate accounting and financial information for decision making.
  • Devise, implement and evaluate managerial decisions, actions and outcomes.
  • Apply technology to aid in communications and decision making.
  • Present research, data, analysis and conclusions through written and oral means.
  • Describe the changing landscape of the global market and it's impact on the United States.
  • Summarize the impact of social, ethical, legal and diversity issues within contemporary business.
  • Develop business, financial, and marketing plans for established and emerging businesses.

A minimum of 30 total credits chosen from the following categories:

Program Requirements21 Units (Credits)

ACC 135 Bookkeeping I3
or ACC 201*Financial Accounting
BUS 101Introduction to Business3
IS 101  Introduction to Information Systems3
OR IS201
MGT 201Principles of Management3
MKT 210Marketing Principles3

Electives (Choose six units from the following)6 Units (Credits)

Any Accounting, Business, Economis, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Management, Marketing, or Real Estate Course

General Education Requirements9 Units (Credits)

English/Communications Requirement
Recommended: BUS 107, BUS 108 OR ENG101*,ENG102*; must be a writing course
Mathematics Requirement3

*Recommended for students who plan to enroll in a bachelor's degree program.

Suggested Course Sequence

Program Requirements: 30 Credits. Please see a counselor or academic advisor for more information.

1st Year

First Semester: 15 Credits

ACC 135 or ACC 201 3
BUS 101 3
BUS 107 or ENG 101 3
Business Elective 3
IS 101 or IS 201 3

Second Semester: 15 Credits

BUS 108 or ENG 102 3
BUS 109 or MATH 120 3
Business Elective 3
MGT 201 3
MKT 210 3


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