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General Business, Certificate of Achievement

Banner Code: 3_CN_GNBUS

Control Number: 23044

Financial Aid Eligible

The General Business certificate is designed to help students explore an educational path in business for ultimate employment at a small, medium, or large firm. Graduates will be conversant in business terminology, business functions, communication, planning, organizing, and decision-making. Coursework exposes students to the fields of marketing, human resource management, operations and manufacturing, accounting, and finance. Students may select specific elective courses to meet their professional or personal business education goals. The courses in the program allow for further career and industry research.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Effectively communicate solutions to business problems using appropriate business terms and strategies.
  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.

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
Complete the following:
BUS C100Introduction to Business3
BUS C110Business Law/Legal Environment of Business3
BUS C150Introduction to Marketing3
MS C100Principles of Management3
or MGMT C100 Principles of Management
Program Electives
Complete two of the following:6
Introduction to Accounting
ACCT for Non-Financial Managers, Entrepreneurs, Business Owners
Introduction to Project Management
Personal Finance
Introduction to International Business
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Introduction to Information Systems
Information Systems, Programming, and Database Management
Human Relations in Business
Human Relations in Business
Human Resource Management
Human Resource Management
Logic and Critical Thinking
Total Units18