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Exploring Business, Management & Finance Careers

20-105-1 Certificate (C) 12 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 list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.

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/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Select a total of 9 credits from these options
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.
Prereq: Acctg & Acct Asst programs = Fin Acctg 10101180; Bus Mgmt & Adm Prof programs = Prin Acctg 10101107; Entrep & Small Bus program = Intro to Entrep 10145104 or Princ Accntg 10101107; Or active in Expl Bus, Mgmt & Finance, QuickBooks or Bank/Finance
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.
Coreq: MS Office Suite, Intro (10103120) or Microcomputer Applications (10107150)
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.
Sage Accounting Applications
10-101-103
1
Lays the foundation for students to gain experience using Sage Accounting. 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.
Prereq: Financial Accounting 1 (10101180) for Accounting and Accounting Assistant students OR Accounting, Principles of (10101107) for Business Mgmt students or active in Exploring Business, Mgmt & Finance cert or Bank/Finance
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.
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 7 Habits developed by Stephen Covey.
Meeting & Event Management Fundamentals
10-106-140
3
Focuses on planning a successful meeting/event. Included are pre-planning activities, managing on-site meeting needs, and conducting follow-up activities.
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.
MS Office Suite, Introduction
10-103-120
2
Provides an opportunity to gain technical skills employers are seeking, by using the features in Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Through hand- on course work, students will be able to integrate Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

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