BUSINESS

The Business department offers a comprehensive program for transfer and non-transfer students. The first two years of coursework in preparation for a four-year degree in Accounting and/or Business Administration may be completed, or students may earn associate degrees and/or certificates while exploring areas of personal interest or job enrichment. The department offers a variety of courses in Accounting, Bookkeeping, Business Administration, International Business, Business Mathematics, Management, Finance, Investing, Marketing, Salesmanship, Retail Management, Electronic Commerce, Advertising, Ethics, Law, Conflict Resolution and Managing Diversity in the Workplace. Associate Degrees and Certificates are designed to allow students to specialize in a particular area, and are especially useful for persons seeking a first job, or looking to advance in a current career.

Accounting Technician Associate in Science and Certificate of Achievement

Student Learning Outcome
Analyze key issues relating to accounting principles and implement accounting procedures to organize financial data based upon generally accepted accounting principles. 

Accounting (Transfer) Associate in Science and Certificate of Achievement

Student Learning Outcome
Analyze financial, economic, and management issues and formulate strategies for the growth and development of a business entity.

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management Associate in Science and Certificate of Achievement
Student Learning Outcome
Demonstrate the management skills unique to the successful operation of a small business enterprise, including financial, marketing, and management strategies.
Finance Certificate of Specialization
Student Learning Outcome
Analyze key issues relating to personal finance, analyze the advantages and disadvantages of various alternatives to address these issues, determine the appropriate response, and devise specific plans to implement the response in an integrated manner.

Human Resources Management Associate in Science and Certificate of Achievement
Student Learning Outcome
Evaluate the sources of employee conflict in a diverse workforce.
Create a framework within which to resolve potential conflicts between business practice and professional or personal ethics.

Marketing Associate in Science and Certificate of Achievement
Student Learning Outcome
Analyze key issues relating to marketing principles, design marketing strategies, and integrate those strategies in business operations.

Customer Service Certificate of Specialization
This certificate provides training in key areas of customer service and supervisory leadership, and equips participants with communication, leadership and teamwork skills that can be applied in their workplace.
Student Learning Outcome
Demonstrate the skills necessary to provide customer service in a business environment, including communication, team building, decision making, problem solving, conflict resolution, time management, stress management, attitude management, and ethics.

E-Commerce: Business Certificate of Specialization
In recent years, various changes in the business environment have occurred, including the emergence of new information technologies. Consequently, many businesses need to realign with the new Internet economy in order to compete effectively in our changing world. In addition, there are opportunities for e-business start-ups with sound business foundations and competitive strategies. This certificate of completion in E-Commerce/Business attempts to provide students with the skill-building techniques and knowledge that will empower them to achieve career goals in the current e-business environment.
Student Learning Outcome
Analyze e-commerce principles and design an e-business plan to promote a competitive advantage in the current e-commerce environment.

International Trade-Finance Certificate of Specialization
The continuing trend toward globalization requires that students in business have a fundamental grasp of the social and economic factors leading to commercial internationalization and the management practices required to operate successfully in an international environment. This certificate of specialization provides students with a solid foundation in the concepts of trade and commerce with an emphasis on the financial aspects of globalization. It is ideal for those currently working in an international business environment and wish to increase their fundamental knowledge regarding concepts and practices in addition to those who desire a solid introduction to international business. Students should also consider the International Trade-Marketing certificate of completion in addition to this certificate for an even more comprehensive course of study.
Student Learning Outcome
Analyze and develop a commercial multinational or globalization financial strategy to ensure the financial stability of an ongoing business.

International Trade-Marketing Certificate of Specialization
The continuing trend toward globalization requires that students in business have a fundamental grasp of the social and economic factors leading to commercial internationalization and the management practices required to operate successfully in an international environment. This certificate of specialization provides students with a solid foundation in the concepts of trade and commerce with an emphasis on the marketing aspects of globalization. It is ideal for those currently working in an international business environment and wish to increase their fundamental knowledge regarding concepts and practices in addition to those who desire a solid introduction to international business. Students should also consider the International Trade-Finance certificate of completion in addition to this certificate for an even more comprehensive course of study.
Student Learning Outcome
Analyze and develop a business transnational or globalization marketing strategy for goods and services.

Restaurant Entrepreneur Certificate of Specialization
This certificate will combine classes offered by the Hotel/Restaurant and the Business departments to create a Certificate of Achievement for students that complete the series of classes. This program responds to the large number of students that are currently requesting a limited number of courses specifically targeted to preparing them to open up their own restaurant. This program is part of a multi-year grant-funded initiative sponsored by the state chancellor's office to add an entrepreneurship component to traditional academic/vocational programs statewide.
Student Learning Outcome
Demonstrate proficiency in the core entrepreneur skills and knowledge required for employment in the restaurant industry.

Retail Management Certificate of Achievement
Retail Management is an expanding career path supported by many industry sectors. Strong retail managers are essential to business success in electronics, clothing, food, entertainment, home furnishings, children's supplies, publishing, cosmetics, educational materials, gift, athletic equipment, pet supplies, and just about every other imaginable consumer product and service. The retail industry is at the heart of many local economies. Effective management is the key to long-term economic security throughout the state. This program, designed in collaboration with industry leaders, is intended to provide the student with many of the competencies required for success at the management level within the vast retail industry. This program encompasses the business essentials such as accounting and marketing, and also emphasizes management and communication skills required for career success.
Student Learning Outcome
Demonstrate the skills necessary to successfully manage a retail business enterprise, including human resources, marketing, and bookkeeping.​