Business Skills Certificate

Division: Business and Computer Information Systems


The Business Skills Certificate (formerly titled Business and Technology Certificate) will prepare a student with practical business skills in a field of their choice. This certificate provides the professional skills to compete in today's workplace. Students can give their career a boost by mastering people and process expertise in areas like communication, critical thinking, finance, leadership, negotiation and problem solving. A grade of C or better is required in each course taken. This certificate requires a total of 12-15 units.

Select one BUSINESS course from the following (3 units):3
Introduction to Business3
Principles of International Business
Small Business Management
Select one COMMUNICATION course from the following (3-4 units):3-4
Business Communications3
Public Speaking for Business
Critical Reasoning and Writing for Business (formerly Writing for Business)
Honors Critical Reasoning and Writing for Business (formerly Honors Writing for Business)
Select one FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT course (3-5 units):3-5
Personal Financial Management3
Small Business Accounting
Financial Accounting
Select one MARKETING class from the following (3 units):3
Introduction to Marketing3
Principles of Selling
Total Units12-15

Outcome 1: Use a working vocabulary of business technology.

Outcome 2: Analyze a routine business request and respond with the best method that illustrates good business communication skills.