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Alice Chu
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Administrator:
Susan Girard
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Certificates

Certificate of Achievement in General Management

Certificate Requirements: 7 courses totaling 21 to 23 units

Required courses:

Accounting G100 Accounting for Small Business 3 Units
or
Accounting G101 Financial Accounting 4 Units
Business G100 Introduction to Business 3 Units
Business G130 Introduction to Business Writing 3 Units
or
Business G139 Business Communication 3 Units
Management G110 Elements of Management 3 Units
Management G115 Essentials of Organizational Behavior 3 Units
Computer Science G101 Computer Literacy 3 Units
or
Computer Science G130 Survey of Computer Science 4 Units

Elective courses: three units from the following

Business G108 Legal Environment of Business 3 Units
or
Business G110 Business Law 3 Units
Management G111 Human Resources Management 3 Units
Management G118 Organizational Leadership 3 Units
Management G130 Team Building and Group Dynamics 3 Units
Management G140 Organization and Professional Values/Ethics 2 Units
Management G152 Small Business Ownership and Management 3 Units

Certificate of Achievement in Human Resources

Certificate Requirements: 8 courses totaling 24 to 26 units

Required courses:

Accounting G100 Accounting for Small Business 3 Units
or
Accounting G101 Financial Accounting 4 Units
Business G100 Introduction to Business 3 Units
Business G108 Legal Environment of Business 3
or
Business G110 Business Law 3 Units
Business G130 Introduction to Business Writing 3 Units
or
Business G139 Business Communication 3 Units
Management G110 Elements of Management 3 Units
Management G111 Human Resources Management 3 Units
Management G115 Essentials of Organizational Behavior 3 Units
Computer Science G101 Computer Literacy 3 Units
or
Computer Science G130 Survey of Computer Science / Information Technology 4 Units

Certificate of Achievement in Small Business Management

This certificate is designed for students seeking to start, manage, and successfully run their own small businesses. The program is suited for students who are working or wish to move into managerial positions in their present jobs or who wish to open their own businesses.

Certificate Requirements: 10 courses totaling 30 to 32 units

Required courses:

Accounting G100 Accounting for Small Business 3 Units
or
Accounting G101 Financial Accounting 4 Units
Business G100 Introduction to Business 3 Units
Business G108 Legal Environment of Business 3 Units
or
Business G110 Business Law 3 Units
Business G130 Introduction to Business Writing 3 Units
or
Business G139 Business Communication 3 Units
Management G110 Elements of Management 3 Units
Management G115 Essentials of Organizational Behavior 3 Units
Management G152 Small Business Ownership and Management 3 Units
Computer Science G101 Computer Literacy 3 Units
or
Computer Science G130 Survey of Computer Science / Information Technology 4 Units

Elective courses: 2 courses from the following

Accounting G130 Computerized Accounting 3 Units
Marketing G100 Principles of Marketing 3 Units
Marketing G135 Retail Management 3 Units

Retail Management Certificate of Achievement

This certificate enhances the opportunity for entry-level employment as well as for advancement within the retailing industry. The certificate is intended to help students develop an understanding of the retail manager's job and to acquire the skills necessary for success in a merchandising environment.

Certificate Requirements: 9 courses totaling 27 to 28 units

Required courses:

Accounting G100 Accounting for Small Business 3 Units
Business G130 Introduction to Business Writing 3 Units
or
Business G139 Business Communication 3 Units
Business G150 Business Math 3 Units
Management G110 Elements of Management 3 Units
Management G111 Human Resources Management 3 Units
Management G115 Essentials of Organizational Behavior 3 Units
Marketing G100 Principles of Marketing 3 Units
Marketing G135 Retail Management 3 Units
Computer Science G130 Survey of Computer Science
/Information Technology 4 Units

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