Certificate of Completion in General Business

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
GBS151 Introduction to Business Critical course Gateway course 3
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems CS 3
RE Restricted Electives 3
RE Restricted Electives 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
GBS205 Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business 3
ACC111 Accounting Principles I 3
RE Restricted Electives 3

Restricted Electives

Students should select nine (9) credits from the following courses/subjects. Any 100/200 level courses in the following subjects can be used, except courses used to satisfy the Required Courses area.

A list of program electives for this pathway map
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ACC+++ Any ACC Accounting course(s) 3
EPS+++ Any EPS Entrepreneurial Studies course(s) 1–3
GBS+++ Any GBS General Business course(s) 3
MGT+++ Any MGT Management prefixed course(s) 3
IBS+++ Any IBS International Business prefixed course(s) 3
MKT+++ Any MKT Marketing course(s) 3
REA+++ Any REA Real Estate prefixed course(s) 3
SBS+++ Any SBS Small Business Management course(s) 3
CIS114DE Excel Spreadsheet 3
CIS117DM Microsoft Access: Database Management 3
CIS133DA Internet/Web Development Level I 3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
GBS151 Introduction to Business Critical course Gateway course 3
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems CS 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
RE Restricted Electives 3
GBS205 Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
RE Restricted Electives 3
ACC111 Accounting Principles I 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
RE Restricted Electives 3

Restricted Electives

Students should select nine (9) credits from the following courses/subjects. Any 100/200 level courses in the following subjects can be used, except courses used to satisfy the Required Courses area.

A list of program electives for this pathway map
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ACC+++ Any ACC Accounting course(s) 3
EPS+++ Any EPS Entrepreneurial Studies course(s) 1–3
GBS+++ Any GBS General Business course(s) 3
MGT+++ Any MGT Management prefixed course(s) 3
IBS+++ Any IBS International Business prefixed course(s) 3
MKT+++ Any MKT Marketing course(s) 3
REA+++ Any REA Real Estate prefixed course(s) 3
SBS+++ Any SBS Small Business Management course(s) 3
CIS114DE Excel Spreadsheet 3
CIS117DM Microsoft Access: Database Management 3
CIS133DA Internet/Web Development Level I 3

Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.