2019-2020 Spring Edition 
    Jan 27, 2022  
2019-2020 Spring Edition [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Business Certificate of Achievement

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The General Business Skills low-unit certificate prepares students for entry-level positions for many industries. Students learn how businesses operate, under what influences, with what stakeholders. They learn to communicate clearly on business matters, and they develop an understanding of human relations in the workplace. Completion of this low-unit certificate with the BUS13 elective option provides students with the three core courses required of most of the Business Certificates of Achievement. Entry level positions that need the skills learned by students who complete this low-unit certificate include entry level office clerks, accounting assistants, production assistants, office assistants, recreation assistants, audio and video equipment assistants, billing and posting clerks, and many others across a wide range of industries.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  1. Effectively and appropriately apply principles, planning, organization, and styles to written and oral business communications, including proper consideration of ethical, cultural, gender, and other aspects of the communication.
  2. Create appropriate written business documents, such as letters, memorandums, reports, proposals, requests for proposals (RFPs), instructions, employment-related documents, as well as email and other online written business communications. Use correct grammar, style, and format.
  3. Apply familiarity with the functions of business including the major concepts related to business ownership and the factors that influence them; competition and marketing; and the systems, technologies, and operational controls through which business organizations operate, to business communications.
  4. Behave in a professional manner appropriate to organizational expectations, including getting along well with others, exercise of initiative and self-direction and observation of laws, rules, and ethical practices.
  5. Apply analytical and organizational skills, including the ability to exercise judgment, manage finances and solve workplace problems, as well as ability manage time and prioritize tasks.

Total Units for the Certificate: 16-17

*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.

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