Academic Catalogs

Business, Certificate of Achievement

Financial Aid Eligible
See individual concentrations for Banner Code and Control Number.

The Business program consists of various concentrations that will prepare an individual to have an understanding of business practices and provides students with the opportunity to select specific courses to meet their professional or personal business goals. These concentrations will provide entry-level professionals with knowledge and skills to work in a variety of business environments.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Analyze and recommend effective business decisions/solutions using a systematic, evaluative, and information based approach.
  2. Develop and exhibit high standards of professional practice, demonstrating awareness of ethical and social responsibilities in today’s multicultural, team-oriented, rapidly-changing global environment.
  3. Effectively communicate solutions to business problems, using appropriate language and tools and demonstrating understanding of business terms and concepts.

Certificate Graduation Requirements

A Certificate is awarded upon completion of the required coursework with a grade of C or higher in each course. A grade of P (Pass) is acceptable, however, the student must meet an overall GPA requirement of 2.0 to receive the certificate. To receive the certificate, a student must file a petition for graduation during their final semester prior to the application deadline as noted on the Coastline Graduation webpage

Certificate of Achievement

Certificate programs are designed to prepare individuals to enter a particular field of employment or to provide in-service training to those already employed.  Certificates of Achievements are majors that include 16 units or more and will be posted on the transcript. They may be used as elective units towards the A.A. or A.S. Degree.

  • Student must be in attendance at the time requirements are completed.
  • Students must also earn a minimum of 12 units of coursework at Coastline, excluding experiential credit.
  • A student with prior experience may be excused from certain certificate courses.
  • 50 percent of the certificate program’s units must be completed at Coastline no matter how the total number of units required for the certificate can be met.
Course Title Units
Required Core
BUS C100Introduction to Business3
BUS C110Business Law/Legal Environment of Business3
BUS C150Introduction to Marketing3
MS C100Principles of Management3
Total Core Units12
Select three courses from one concentration

Concentration in Business Administration

Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 3_CN_BADM
Control Number: 23050

Course Title Units
Select three of the following:9-10
ACCT for Non-Financial Managers, Entrepreneurs, Business Owners
Introduction to Project Management
Introduction to International Business
Information Systems, Programming, and Database Management
Economic Issues and Policy
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Management and Employee Communication
Human Relations in Business
Introduction to Leadership
Work Based Learning
Work Based Learning
Total for Concentration9-10
Required Core12
Total Units21-22

Concentration in General Business

Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 3_CN_GBUS
Control Number: 20344

Course Title Units
Select three of the following:9-10
Introduction to Accounting
Personal Finance
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Operations and Management
Introduction to Information Systems
Information Systems, Programming, and Database Management
Human Resource Management
Logic and Critical Thinking
Ethics
Work Based Learning
Work Based Learning
Work Based Learning
Work Based Learning
Total for Concentration9-10
Requried Core12
Total Units21-22

Concentration in Human Resources Management

Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 3_CN_BHR
Control Number: 20346

Course Title Units
Select three of the following:9-10
Information Systems, Programming, and Database Management
Management and Employee Communication
Human Relations in Business
Human Resource Management
Work Based Learning
Work Based Learning
Total for Concentration9-10
Required Core12
Total Units21-22

Concentration in Marketing

Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 3_CN_BUSM
Control Number: 23048

Course Title Units
Select three of the following:9-10
Personal Finance
E-Commerce: Strategic Thinking and Management
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Operations and Management
Information Systems, Programming, and Database Management
Introduction to Mass Communications
Work Based Learning
Work Based Learning
Total for Concentration9-10
Required Core12
Total Units21-22