Academic Catalogs

Management Institute, Certificate of Specialization

Not Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_CE_MGMI

These selected courses are designed for students who desire to sharpen their managerial skills. Completion of all three courses will provide the basic skills necessary to succeed in any managerial position.

Program Outcomes

  1. Function effectively in a management position using the skills, principles, and tools they have acquired.
  2. Apply the management principles they have learned to effectively manage in a variety of settings. Distinguish between the qualities of effective and ineffective managers.

Certificate of Specialization Requirements

The Certificate of Specialization is a locally approved career program that requires sixteen units or fewer 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 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.  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
MGMT A100Applied Management for Public and Private Organizations3
MGMT A115Human Relations and Supervision3
or LEAD A200 Organizational Leadership
BUS/MGMT A239Professional Communication3
Total Units9