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General Business


The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in General Business is designed to provide business training for various entry-level positions in business. The courses include an introduction to business concepts, accounting and computer principles, and legal issues related to business. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) is also available.


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Field of Interest
Business, Entrepreneurialism, and Management
General Business (CER)
Total Credits Required

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses in the program.

What You'll Learn
  • Demonstrate critical thinking through written and oral formats. (GBS151, GBS205, EPS+++, GBS+++)
  • Analyze the financial health of an organization using basic accounting principles. (ACC111, ACC+++)
  • Apply current technology to specific business tasks. (CIS105, CIS114DE, CIS117DM, CIS133DA)
  • Apply functions of modern business, including business principles, marketing, labor relations, and risk analysis to business situations. (GBS151, GBS+++, IBS+++, MGT+++, SBS+++)
  • Analyze legal, ethical and social implications of business decisions and their impact on various individuals, groups and societies. (ACC111, GBS151, GBS205, MGT+++, MKT+++)
  • Apply basic principles and techniques of management to recruit, select, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate employees. (GBS151, MGT+++)
  • Evaluate organizational structures and the functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling in a business setting (GBS151, MGT+++)
  • Apply functions of modern business, including business principles, marketing, labor relations, and risk to business situations. (GBS151, GBS205, MGT+++, MKT+++, REA+++)
Career Opportunities
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
ACC111Accounting Principles I3
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems3
GBS151Introduction to Business3
GBS205Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues in Business3
Course Sequence by Term
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Students should select nine (9) credits from the following courses.
Any 100/200 level prefixed courses may be selected, except courses used to satisfy the Required Courses area.
ACC+++ Any ACC Accounting course(s)
CIS114DEExcel Spreadsheet3
CIS117DMMicrosoft Access: Database Management3
CIS133DAInternet/Web Development Level I3
EPS+++ Any EPS Entrepreneurial Studies course(s)1-3
GBS+++ Any GBS General Business course(s)
MGT+++ Any MGT Management course(s)
MKT+++ Any MKT Marketing course(s)
IBS+++ Any IBS International Business course(s)
REA+++ Any REA Real Estate course(s)
SBS+++ Any SBS Small Business Management course(s)

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