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CCL - Business (FASTRACK)

The one-year Business "Fastrack" Certificate program is designed for working adults seeking to update, upgrade, or develop essential business skills. A specific objective of the program is to prepare students for job advancement and career opportunities in today’s business environment as defined by industry practitioners. Each course/module includes learning activities and projects in an accelerated five-week format. In-person classes meet once per week for four hours with study groups obliged to meet extensively outside of the classroom as prescribed by course/module requirements. Classes will be limited to a maximum of 20 students. The program also features an Internet component in which the courses are self-paced. Students have a maximum of eight weeks to complete each course. Additional features of the program include: Student directed learning stressing the dynamic business environment, communication skills and leadership development; Utilization of Microsoft Office package including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; Integration of international business issues and practices; Practical application of study concepts to workplace situations; Development of student portfolio intended for presentation to current/prospective employers. A Business (FASTRACK) AAS Degree Program is also available. This program contains all of the features of the Certificate with the addition of comprehensive general education requirements. Prerequisites of program/s include a minimum of two years of employment and/or current employment and permission of the department/division. Corequisites include appropriate BPC modules (3) or equivalent by assessment.
Major Code: 5152
Award: CCL
First Term: 4012
Total Credits: 33
Last Updated: May 20th, 2013
Required Courses: 33
ACC110 Understanding and Using Accounting Systems 3
GBS120 Workplace Communication Skills 3
GBS200 Understanding the Business Environment 3
GBS205 Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business 3
IBS201 International Studies for Business 3
MGT109 Development of Professional Skills and Standards 3
MGT126 Customer Service Skills and Strategies 3
MGT127 Managing and Leading for Competitive Advantage 3
MGT179 Utilizing the Human Resources Department 3
MGT206 Business Research Project (3) OR
MGT253 Owning and Operating a Small Business (3) 3
MKT210 Applied Marketing Strategies 3
Restricted Electives: None
Free Electives: None
General Education: None
General Education Core: None
First-Year Composition: None
Critical Reading: None
Oral Communication: None
Mathematics: None
General Education Distributed: None
Humanities and Fine Arts: None
Social and Behavioral Sciences: None
Natural Sciences: None
Program Competencies:
  1. Identify and describe basic accounting skills and practices and use a computerized accounting system to analyze and record common business transactions. (ACC110)
  2. Demonstrate appropriate and effective written and oral communication skills in a variety of workplace situations. (GBS120)
  3. Identify, describe, and analyze external environmental factors in terms of their impact on business domestically and globally. (GBS200)
  4. Identify and describe contemporary legal issues, ethical issues and the regulatory climate and explain how these factors affect business policies and decisions. (GBS205)
  5. Identify and analyze major international business issues and apply problem solving techniques to selected international business problems. (IBS201)
  6. Identify and describe a variety of professional skills and standards and demonstrate appropriate use of these skills in selected organizational settings. (MGT109)
  7. Identify and use the basic techniques for measuring, managing, and monitoring internal and external customer expectations and services. (MGT126)
  8. Apply a systems approach to managing organizational goals and identify and demonstrate a variety of techniques used to motivate employees and facilitate team development and processes. (MGT127)
  9. Explain how to utilize the human resources department as an integral function within an organization. (MGT179)
  10. Research, prepare, and present an in-depth analysis of a selected topic related to contemporary business. (MGT206)
  11. Outline the principles and procedures involved in starting, organizing and operating a small business. (MGT253)
  12. Identify, describe, and demonstrate basic principles and techniques used in developing effective marketing strategies. (MKT210)
  13. Compile a professional quality portfolio of work completed during participation in the FASTRACK program that is intended for presentation to a current or prospective employer. (ACC110, GBS120, GBS200, IBS201, MGT109, MGT126, MGT127, MGT179, MGT206, MKT210)