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Exploring Business, Management & Finance Careers

20-105-1 Certificate (C) 15 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

Aren’t sure what career fits your interests, personality and abilities? This certificate program lets you explore possible careers in business, management and finance. You’ll learn about job opportunities and pay and benefits in these fields. Instructors show you how to get into the career program you choose and your credits will apply toward several degree programs.

COURSE LIST

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Written Communication
10-801-195
3
Teaches the writing process which includes prewriting, drafting and revising. Through writing assignments, students analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Class sessions and assignments involve giving oral presentations and using computers.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Sent) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree. Personal/prof dev students who have not taken ACCUPLACER or ACT must consult with instructor.
Intro to Ethics: Theory & App
10-809-166
3
Provides a basic understanding of ethical theories and uses diverse ethical perspectives to analyze and compare relevant issues. Students will critically evaluate individual, social and/or professional standards of behavior and apply a systematic decision-making process to these situations.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Sent) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree. Personal/prof dev students who have not taken ACCUPLACER or ACT must consult with instructor.

Select a total of 9 credits from these options

Spreadsheets, Beginning
10-101-145
1
Covers developing, constructing and printing basic business-related worksheets and reports using spreadsheet software. Students create, modify and print various charts based on worksheet data.
Corequisite: MS Office Suite, Intro (10103120) or Microcomputer Applications (10107150)
QuickBooks Accounting Applications
10-101-102
1
Lays the foundation for students to gain experience using QuickBooks Pro. Students practice creating a company using a chart of accounts, creating vendors and customers, demo payroll, record transactions, and generate and use financial reports. Being familiar with Windows, business experience or completion of an accounting course is helpful.
Prerequisite: Financial Accounting 1 (10-101-180) for Accounting and Accounting Assistant students OR Accounting, Principles of (10-101-107) for Business Mgmt students or active in Exploring Business, Mgmt & Finance cert or Bank/Finance
Financial Accounting 1
10-101-180
4
Prepares students to analyze, record, summarize and interpret accounting information. The course focuses on business transactions, financial statements, merchandising, inventory, special journals, internal controls, receivables, plant assets and payroll.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Arithmetic >= 65 OR ACT (Read/Math) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not currently pursuing a degree.
Business Law 1
10-102-103
3
Introduces legal principles and standard business law concepts and their implications for business. It emphasizes contracts, sales, commercial paper, bailment, agency and real property, with references to the Uniform Commercial Code and recent consumer legislation.
Business, Introduction to
10-102-112
3
Provides an overview of the variety of activities in the world of business. It focuses on the responsibilities connected with operating a business from both organizational and managerial viewpoints. It also examines the role of government in business.
Intro to Medical Administrative Careers
10-160-100
1
Introduces various aspects of medical administrative careers. Explores a variety of topics including career expectations, future employment opportunities and current employment trends.
Effective Business Practice
10-106-118
3
Provides hands-on experience and practice using a variety of business communication techniques providing students with knowledge, poise, tact and the skills to conduct themselves in the business world with confidence. Included in the course is The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People developed by Stephen Covey.
Office Software Applications
10-106-121
3
Focuses on introductory features and applications of the Microsoft Office Suite. Students will apply introductory software features to the successful completion of business-related projects and scenarios.
Meeting & Event Management Fundamentals
10-106-140
3
Focuses on planning a successful meeting/event. Topics include conducting the planning activities, managing the finances, promoting the meeting/event, facilitating the on-site needs, analyzing contracts, arranging travel and transportation needs, and conducting follow-up activities while communicating effectively with all stakeholders.
Supervision
10-196-191
3
Uses a practical approach to training people in the basics of supervision and management. This course emphasizes the application of theory and covers management functions, the skills needed to perform those functions, the history of management, contemporary management trends, ethics, communication and total quality management.
Peachtree Accounting Applications
10-101-103
1
Lays the foundation for students to gain experience using Peachtree. Students practice creating a company using a chart of accounts, creating vendors and customers, record payroll and other transactions, and generate and use financial reports. Being familiar with Windows, business experience or completion of an accounting course is helpful.
Prerequisite: Financial Accounting 1 (10-101-180) for Accounting and Accounting Assistant students OR Accounting, Principles of (10-101-107) for Business Mgmt students or active in Exploring Business, Mgmt & Finance cert or Bank/Finance

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