Business Administration Fastrack - CCL

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Business Administration Fastrack program is designed for individuals 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 or eight-week formats. Additional features of the program include: Student directed learning stressing the dynamic business environment, communication skills and leadership development; utilization of Microsoft Office package.

An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Business Administration Fastrack is also available. The AAS degree contains all of the features of the Certificate with the addition of comprehensive general education requirements.

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
2019-2020

At Scottsdale...

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College Tabs

Course Format

All courses are accelerated (5- or 8-week courses) and available online. Some courses are available only in an online format.

Program Length

Students who take at least 12-15 credits per semester can complete the certificate in two semesters. Student taking 9 credits per semester can complete the certificate in three semesters.

Textbooks

The total cost of textbooks will vary depending on choice of rental or purchase options. Some courses do not require textbooks. Students can expect to spend $200-$700 for the entire program. 

Program Contacts

Mark Barton, Program Director 
Office: BUS 130
Phone: 480.425.6913
mark.barton@scottsdalecc.edu

Sue Sandblom, Department Chair
Office: BUS 126
Phone: 480.425.6792
susan.sandblom@scottsdalecc.edu

Brenda Lawson, Division Secretary
Office: BUS 121
Phone: 480.423.6253
brenda.lawson@scottsdalecc.edu

What You’ll Learn

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

  1. Identify and describe basic accounting skills and practices and use a computerized accounting system to analyze and record common business transactions.
  2. Demonstrate appropriate and effective written and oral communication skills in a variety of workplace situations.
  3. Identify, describe, and analyze external environmental factors in terms of their impact on a business, domestically and globally.
  4. Identify and describe contemporary legal issues, ethical issues and the regulatory climate and explain how these factors affect business policies and decisions.
  5. Identify and use the basic 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. Describe human relations challenges faced by the individual and the business organization.
  8. Outline the principles and procedures involved in starting, organizing and operating a small business.
  9. Identify and evaluate marketing strategies as presented in case studies using basic computer skills.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this program 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 2018.
Admission Criteria

None

Course Sequence by Term

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

  • 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 CPD150, CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.

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
Program Area Key
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 program website for the Certificate of Completion in Business Administration Fastrack (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=95915).

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