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Business Administration Fastrack

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Business Administration Fastrack program provides opportunities for individuals to update, upgrade, or develop essential business skills. The program's focus is preparing students for job advancement and career opportunities in today's business environment as defined by industry practitioners. Each course includes learning activities and projects which may be offered in an accelerated five-week or eight-week format. Additional features of the program include: student directed learning stressing the dynamic business environment, communication skills, leadership development, and performing effectively within a team environment.

Details

Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Certificate
Academic Plan
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Academic Plan Code
5152
Total Credits Required
27
Catalog Year
2020-2021

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

  1. Use basic accounting principles to develop and maintain business financial records.
  2. Create and use effective oral, written, and visual business communication skills.
  3. Analyze external environmental factors in terms of their impact on a business, domestically and globally.
  4. Analyze legal, ethical and social implications of business decisions and their impact on various individuals, groups and societies.
  5. Recommend techniques for measuring, managing, and monitoring internal and external customer expectations and services.
  6. Evaluate human relations problems as they arise in work situations.
  7. Apply basic principles and techniques of management to recruit, select, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate employees.
  8. Evaluate marketing strategies as presented in case studies.
  9. Apply current technology to specific business tasks.
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 Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. 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.

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2019.
Admission Criteria

None

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
GBS120 Workplace Communication Skills 3
MGT251 Human Relations in Business 3
MKT271 Principles of Marketing 3
BPC110 or
CIS105
Computer Usage and Applications or Survey of Computer Information Systems Critical course CS 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ACC110 or
ACC111
Understanding And Using Accounting Systems or Accounting Principles I 3
MGT126 Customer Service Skills and Strategies 3
MGT175 Business Organization and Management 3
GBS205 Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business 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
BPC110 or
CIS105
Computer Usage and Applications or Survey of Computer Information Systems Critical course CS 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
GBS120 Workplace Communication Skills 3
MGT251 Human Relations 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
ACC110 or
ACC111
Understanding And Using Accounting Systems or Accounting Principles I 3
MGT126 Customer Service Skills and Strategies 3
MGT175 Business Organization and Management 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MKT271 Principles of Marketing 3
GBS205 Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business 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.

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.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Business Administration Fastrack (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=139027).

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 advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

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:

Catalog YearEffective Dates
2019-20205/28/2019 – 5/25/2020