Academic Subject Certificate in Business

Academic Subject Certificate   
24 or 27 credits

Updated for 2014-2015

The Certificate in Business is designed to provide a strong foundation in accounting, economics, mathematics, computer applications, and written and oral communication for students who plan to earn a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

At least twelve of the 24 or 27 credits required for the Certificate will also apply as general education core requirements for the Associate in Arts (AA) degree. With proper planning, the Certificate may be completed within the total credit requirements for the AA degree.

Students planning to transfer into a bachelor’s degree program in business should obtain the applicable program requirements sheet for the college or university to which they intend to transfer and see a counselor for academic advising.


Course Alpha

Course Title


ENG 100

Composition I


SP 151
or SP 251

Personal and Public Speech (3)
Principles of Effective Public Speaking (3)


Accounting Series*

6 or 9

ACC 201 and ACC 202 (6)



ACC 201 Intro to Financial
Accounting (3)


ACC 202 Intro to Managerial
Accounting (3)

or ACC 124, ACC 125 and ACC 202 (9)



ACC 124 College Accounting I (3)



ACC 125 College Accounting II (3)



ACC 202 Intro to Managerial
Accounting (3)

ECON 130

Principles of Microeconomics


ECON 131

Principles of Macroeconomics


BUS 101
or BUS 201
or ICS 101

Business Computer Systems (3)
Advanced Business Computer Systems (3)
Digital Tools for the Information World (3)


MATH 103 or higher **



Total Credits: 24 or 27


Academic Subject Certificate in Business
Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the certificate, students will be able to:
Perform fundamental accounting tasks and maintain basic accounting systems
Access, analyze, and interpret information to make judgments and to solve basic business problems
Demonstrate basic competencies in oral and written communication
Demonstrate basic quantitative reasoning and problem solving skills
Analyze economic conditions that are internal and external to an organization
Use basic computer applications skills to create documents and produce information to help solve business problems