Not for Profit Management, Certificate of Specialization
Not Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_CE_NFPM
Through the Not-for-Profit management certificate a potential, new or mid-level professional will be prepared to take on the challenges and opportunities of an evolving not-for-profit industry that demands strong management, communication, and critical thinking skills. It will prepare these professionals to take on new roles and approaches in the areas of strategic planning, financial management, capacity building, and program creation and evaluation.
- Students who complete this certificate will be equipped with the knowledge, skills, and resources to take on the challenges and opportunities of an evolving not-for-profit industry that demands strong management, communication, and critical thinking skills.
Orange Coast College offers two types of certificate awards in career programs designed to prepare the graduate to enter a particular field of employment. At least 3 units in an advanced course from the certificate must be completed at OCC.
- Certificate of Achievement - 8 units or more in a state-approved program. 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 his or her final requirements. The petitioning periods are listed in the Graduation Requirements section of this catalog.
- Certificate of Specialization - 16 units or less in a locally approved program. Certificates of Specialization are not automatically awarded, not printed on official academic transcripts, and there is no acknowledgment of completion given at graduation. Please contact the division for details regarding the submission of petitions as procedures for each division vary. Most division offices prefer that students complete all of the required courses and then provide a copy of the transcript while some divisions allow petitions for Certificates of Specialization before finishing.
Minimum Grade Requirement
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. A list of certificate programs can be found in the Programs A-Z section of this catalog. Check with a counselor to determine the requirements for completion.
|ACCT A107||Not for Profit Recordkeeping and Compliance||3|
|BUS A186||Not for Profit Management||3|
|BUS A187||Not for Profit Marketing||3|