Academic Catalogs

Business Administration, Certificate of Achievement

Banner Code: 1_CT_BSAD

Control Number: 22372

Financial Aid Eligible

The Business Administration program is designed to provide the opportunity for the transfer business major to achieve an Associate in Science degree. Students are advised to check course transferability for the school to which they intend to transfer.

Program Outcomes

  1. Function effectively in entry-level business positions or at a four-year college business program using the skills, principles, and tools they have acquired.
  2. Effectively apply and utilize the business principles and techniques they have learned in a business environment or at a four-year college business program.
  3. Demonstrate effective written and/or oral skills.

Certificate of Achievement Requirements

The Certificate of Achievement is a state-approved career program that requires a minimum of eight units and is designed to prepare the graduate to enter a particular field of employment.  In order to be awarded a certificate, students are required to obtain a grade of “C” or better in all program-required courses. Grades of “CR” or “P” will be accepted whereas “CR” or “P” meets the equivalency of a “C” or better.  At least 3 units in an advanced course from the certificate must be completed at OCC at the department’s discretion.  Certificates of Achievement are not automatically awarded.  A petition must be filed in Enrollment Services or online at the beginning of the semester in which the student will be completing their final requirements.  The petitioning periods are listed in the Graduation Requirements section of this catalog.  Check with a counselor to determine the requirements for completion.

A list of certificate programs can be found in the Programs A-Z section of this catalog.  

Course Title Units
Required Courses
ACCT A101Financial Accounting4
ACCT A102Managerial Accounting4
BUS A100Introduction to Business3
BUS A110Business Law3
BUS A139Business Communication3
CIS A111Introduction to Computer Information Systems3
ECON A170Microeconomics3
ECON A175Macroeconomics3
MATH A160Introduction to Statistics4
or PSYC A160 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
Select one of the following:4-5
Business Calculus
Calculus 1
Calculus 1 Honors
Calculus 1 and 2 Honors
Total Units34-35

Program Sequence

These sequences at Orange Coast College are curriculum maps for students to finish all requirements for the certificate. There may be advisories, prerequisites, or time requirements that students need to consider before following these maps. Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor for alternate sequencing.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
ACCT A101 Financial Accounting 4
BUS A100 Introduction to Business 3
ECON A170 Microeconomics 3
Freshman Composition
or ESL College Composition
Semester 2
ACCT A102 Managerial Accounting 4
BUS A110 Business Law 3
ECON A175 Macroeconomics 3
Introduction to Statistics
or Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
Year 2
Semester 1
BUS A139 Business Communication 3
CIS A111 Introduction to Computer Information Systems 3
Business Calculus
or Calculus 1
or Calculus 1 Honors
or Calculus 1 and 2 Honors
 Total Units37-38