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Academic Certificate Program in Business Professional

Division of Business — Curriculum Code: 3013

Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Academic Certificate

 

Why major in Business Professional Certificate?

This certificate program is designed to prepare individuals to pursue careers in business related fields. It is also to help students identify business opportunities where they can apply their talents. Students will acquire knowledge that will enable them to work as entrepreneurs, office assistants and/or shop associates. They will gain basic knowledge of the business world to enable them to function effectively within large and small corporations and also in non-profit organizations and government agencies. This certificate program is not intended to be transferred to a 4-year institution. It is intended to provide basic business skills for individuals who want to start or improve their own businesses. It is also designed to allow individuals to transfer credits towards an existing Associates Degree in the college.

If I major in Computer and Network Support, can I transfer to an upper-division college or university?

It is also designed to offer preparation for students seeking entry-level jobs in business and industry. Though this certificate program is not intended to be directly transferred to a 4-year institution, graduates will be able to transfer most credits towards an existing Associates Degree in the college.

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.

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

If you do not need developmental course work and you register for an average of 16 credits each semester, you can complete the degree in one year. You may shorten the amount of time by taking courses in the summer and winter sessions.

Where should I direct specific questions about this program?

Visit the Business Division in the Green Area of the Main Campus or Call us at (973) 877-3222.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
  • Identify the fundamental components of business and the importance of each in the business environment;
  • Demonstrate business management skills in today’s workplace;
  • Demonstrate effective application of business knowledge in pre-existing talents or career; and
  • Communicate effectively with accurate ‘business’ terminology in written and/or oral form, with a demonstrated proficiency in the use of technology.

 

 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

(6 credits)

Written & Oral Communication (3 credits)

ENG 101 English – College Composition I (3 credits)
CIS 131 Micro Computers in Business (3 credits)

 

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

(19-21 credits)
PART A
BUS 101 Business Organization and Management (3 credits)
Choose any two of the 200 Level Business Courses (6 credits)
CEE 298 Cooperative Education Experience: Internship (1 credit)

 
PART B
Choose three of the following courses (3 – 4 credits each):ACC 101, BUS 203, BUS 105, BUS 141, FIN 101, HMM 103, PAD 101, SCM 101,
or Any 3 LOG Courses – Logistics

 

ADDITIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

(6 credits)

Choose two of the following courses (3 credits each): ECO 101, ECO 102, ENG 105, ENG 109, FRN 101, SPN 101, OCT 105, OCT 107, or Any ART or MUS course.

Total Credits Required for Academic Certificate: 31-32

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES:

First Semester
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
BUS 101 Business Organization & Management (3 credits)
CIS 131 Micro Computers in Business (3 credits)
Two courses from PART B of the major requirements (6-7 credits)

Second Semester
Any Two 200 Level Business Courses (6 credits)
CEE 298 Cooperative Education Experience: Internship (1 credit)
One course from PART B of the major requirements (3-4 credits)
Two courses from Additional Course requirements (6 credits)

 

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