Certificate of Completion in General Business

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Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Business, Entrepreneurialism, and Management

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in General Business is designed to provide business training for various entry-level positions in business. The courses include an introduction to business concepts, accounting and computer principles, and legal issues related to business. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) is also available.

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Field of Interest
Business, Entrepreneurialism, and Management
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
General Business (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5683
Total Credits Required
21
Catalog Year
2020-2021
Available Online
Yes
Program Notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses in the program.

What You’ll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Demonstrate critical thinking through written and oral formats.
  2. Analyze the financial health of an organization using basic accounting principles.
  3. Apply current technology to specific business tasks.
  4. Apply functions of modern business, including business principles, marketing, labor relations, and risk analysis to business situations.
  5. Analyze legal, ethical and social implications of business decisions and their impact on various individuals, groups and societies.
  6. Apply basic principles and techniques of management to recruit, select, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate employees.
  7. Evaluate organizational structures and the functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling in a business setting.
  8. Apply functions of modern business, including business principles, marketing, labor relations, and risk to business situations.

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this certificate. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

There are additional career opportunities associated with this certificate that do not have occupational data available for Arizona at this time. These occupations are listed below, with links to salary information for the United States as a whole (if available):
  • Administrative Services Managers
* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

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. 
Any 100/200 level prefixed courses may be selected, 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. 
Any 100/200 level prefixed courses may be selected, 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

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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.

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an academic advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in General Business (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=139982).

Other Versions

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:

A list of the current and previous versions of the pathway map for the General Business program
Catalog Year Effective Dates
2020-2021 (Current)    5/26/2020 – 5/24/2021
2019-2020 5/28/2019 – 5/25/2020
2018-2019 5/29/2018 – 5/27/2019