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Business Certificate
Semester Hours:  18-19
Effective Term: Fall 2015
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

Program Description: The Business certificate prepares individuals for entry-level positions in businesses, provides skills for helping them organize their own business and leads to the AAS in Business.

Gainful Employment Disclosures per 34 CFR 668.6: centralaz.edu/documents/disclosures/Business/Gedt.html

Recommended Proficiencies: Students may be required to complete prerequisites before enrolling in some of the required courses.

Course Requirements
Business Certificate (18-19 Credits)

Core Requirements (15):
ACC100 Fundamentals of Accounting (3) OR
ACC201 Financial Accounting (3)

BUS100 Introduction to Business (3)
BUS101 Business Mathematics (3)
CIS120 Survey of Computer Information Systems (3)

Select one of the following courses (3)
ECN200 Contemporary Economic Issues (3)
ECN201 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
ECN202 Principles of Microeconomics (3)

Electives (3)
Complete 3 credits from the following prefixes to total 18 credits:

Optional Internship course (1):
BUS196 Applied Business Internship (1)
(45-90 hour internship in related industry)

Other Requirements
Students must earn a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Students must earn at least one-third of the Certificate credits from CAC.
Program Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Application Level) Apply math concepts to solve business problems.
2. (Analysis Level) Demonstrate and explain the process of maintaining accounting records for a business.
3. (Analysis Level) Appraise the environments in which businesses operate in local and global markets, including technology influences.
4. (Analysis Level) Examine the importance of ethical behavior and social responsibility from a business perspective.
5. (Application Level) Use word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software to complete business reports.
6. (Analysis Level) Analyze the concept of entrepreneurship as it applies to various business career sectors.
7. (Comprehension Level) Recognize business terminology necessary for clear communication.
8. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate skills needed for organizing and operating a business, including financial, marketing and management aspects.
Standards for Program