Business Career Development

Division of Business — Curriculum Code: 3001

Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Academic Certificate

The Business Career Development Certificate program is designed to develop or refine technical and professional skills in business. The program is especially appropriate for employees who wish to upgrade job-related skills for the sake of career advancement. It is also designed to offer preparation for students seeking entry-level jobs in business and industry.

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About this Academic Certificate in Business Career Development

Are there any requirements I must satisfy before I start taking courses in my major?

Based on your placement test scores, you may have to take developmental courses in reading, English, and/or mathematics before taking the core curriculum courses in your major.

If I major in Business Career Development, can I transfer to an upper-division college or university?

The Business Career Development Certificate program is job-oriented and not designed for transfer to a bachelor’s degree program. However, many of the courses you take may be applied toward an associate’s degree at ECC. Check with a Business Division academic advisor (faculty member) for more information.

How long will it take for me to complete this degree?

If you do not need developmental coursework and you register for an average of 15 credits each semester, you can complete the academic certificate in one year. You may shorten the amount of time required by taking courses in the summer sessions.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic business principles;
  • Demonstrate proficiency in keyboarding and document processing;
  • Demonstrate dependability in carrying out responsibilities; and
  • Communicate effectively with accurate ‘business’ terminology in written and/or oral form, with a demonstrated proficiency in the use of technology.

Where should I direct specific questions about this program?

Call the Business Division at (973) 877-3222.

Program Requirements

General Education Requirements

Written & Oral Communication (3 credits)
ENG 101 (3 credits)

Technological Competency (3 credits)
CIS 131 or CIS 135 (one 3-credit course)

Major Course Requirements

BUS 101 Business Organization and Management (3 credits)
BUS 141 Business Mathematics (3 credits)
BUS 201 Principles of Management (3 credits)
BUS 204 Introduction to Organizational Behavior in Business (3 credits)
OCT 105 Microcomputer Keyboarding and Document Processing (3 credits)

Choose any two additional (non-repeated) Business electives (200-level courses in Business) (two 3-credit courses)

Additional Course Requirements

Choose any one additional (non-repeated) free elective (one 3-credit course)

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Total Credits Required for Academic Certificate: 30

First Semester
BUS 101 Business Organization and Management (3 credits)
BUS 141 Business Mathematics (3 credits)
CIS 131 Microcomputers in Business or CIS 135 Microcomputer Spreadsheets (one 3-credit course)
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
OCT 105 Microcomputer Keyboarding and Document Processing (3 credits)

Second Semester
BUS 201 Principles of Management (3 credits)
BUS 204 Introduction to Organizational Behavior in Business (3 credits)
Business elective (3 credits)
Business elective (3 credits)
Free elective (CEE 298 Cooperative Education Experience I is strongly recommended) (3 credits)

NOTES: 

(1) The two General Education Integrated Course Goals, Ethical Reasoning & Action and Information Literacy, are both addressed by the required curriculum described above, regardless of specific choices made by the individual student.

(2) This plan assumes the completion of all required developmental courses in Reading, English, and Mathematics as well as other pre-requisites and co-requisites for some of the courses, as listed in the Course Descriptions section.