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Associate in Arts Degree in Management

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Associate in Arts Degree in Retail Management and Entrepreneurship

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Associate in Arts Degree in Management

This program is designed for students who wish to expand their job skills and those who are seeking to advance to supervisory or management positions in their current place of employment.

Program Level Learning Outcomes

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

  • Define and describe the functions of management.
  • Increase one’s leadership and teamwork skills.
  • Develop analytical skills for gathering, organizing, and utilizing information to meet situational demands.
  • Enhance communication skills for managerial effectiveness.
Required courses

Business G100 – Introduction to Business – 3 units
Management G110 – Elements of Management – 3 units
Management G115 – Essentials of Organizational Behavior – 3 units
Management G140 – Business and Organizational Ethics – 3 units
Business G130 or G139 – Introduction to Business Writing or Business Communication – 3 units

Electives: choose 2 courses from the following list:
Management G111 – Human Resources Management – 3 units
Management G130 – Team Building and Group Dynamics – 3 units
Management G152 – Small Business Ownership and Management – 3 units
Management G155 – Customer Service – 3 units
Marketing G135 – Retail Management – 3 units

Total units: 21


Semester at a Glance – Associate in Arts Degree in Management

Semester 1
Business G100 – Introduction to Business – 3 units
Management G110 – Elements of Management – 3 units
General Education – TBD

Semester 2
Management G140 – Business and organizational Ethics – 3 units
Management G115 – Essentials of organizational Behavior – 3 units
General Education – TBD

Semester 3
Business G130 – Intro to Business Writing – 3 units
or
Business G139 – Business Communication – 3 units

One course from:
Management G111 – Human Resources Management – 3 units
Management G130 – Team Building and Group Dynamics – 3 units
Management G152 – Starting a Business – 3 units
Management G155 – Customer Service – 3 units
Marketing G135 – Retail Management – 3 units
General Education – TBD

Semester 4
One course from:
Management G111 – Human Resources Management – 3 units
Management G130 – Team Building and Group Dynamics – 3 units
Management G152 – Starting a Business – 3 units
Management G155 – Customer Service – 3 units
Marketing G135 – Retail Management – 3 units
General Education – TBD

Major Total: 21 units
GWC GE Pattern, CSU General Education Breadth or IGETC Pattern: 21-39 units
DEGREE TOTAL UNITS (maximum): 60 units


Associate in Arts Degree in Retail Management and Entrepreneurship

This curriculum provides students with the fundamentals of marketing, sales, and customer service and prepares students that are pursuing 4-year business and marketing degrees. The program is well suited to provide academic and career foundations for marketing related fields including communication skills, marketing concepts and techniques, and related technologies.

Program Level Learning Outcomes

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

  • Explain how marketing management is a business discipline focused on the practical application of marketing techniques and the management of a firm’s marketing resources and activities.
  • Describe how marketing managers are often responsible for influencing the level, timing, and composition of customer demand in a manner that will achieve the company’s objectives.
  • Define roles and responsibilities related to marketing, sales, and customer service.
  • Develop vital skills for effective business writing and communication that are necessary for successful careers in sales and marketing.
  • Analyze and leverage market research, marketing strategy, marketing communication techniques, and technology.
Required courses

Business G139 or G130 – Business Communication or Introduction to Business Writing – 3 units
Computer Science G130 Survey Of Computer Science/Information Technology – 4 units
Management G110 – Elements of Management – 3 units
Management G115 – Essentials of Organizational Behavior – 3 units
Marketing G100 – Principles of Marketing – 3 units
Management G155 – Customer Service – 3 units
Management G152 – Starting a Business – Entrepreneurial Small Business – 3 unit

Total units: 22


Semester at a Glance – Associate in Arts Degree in Retail Management and Entrepreneurship

Semester 1
Marketing G100 – Principles of Marketing – 3 units

Business G130 – Intro to Business Writing – 3 units
or
Business G139 – Business Communication – 3 units

General Education – TBD

Semester 2
Management G110 – Elements of Management – 3 units
Management G115 – Essentials of organizational Behavior – 3 units
General Education – TBD

Semester 3
Management G155 – Customer Service – 3 units
Management G152 – Small Business Ownership and Management – 3 units
General Education – TBD

Semester 4
Computer Science G130 – Survey of Computer Science – 4 units
General Education – TBD

Major Total: 22 units
GWC GE Pattern, CSU General Education Breadth or IGETC Pattern: 21-39 units
DEGREE TOTAL UNITS (maximum): 60 units

Certificates

Management Certificate Of Achievement

Required courses | Semester at a Glance

Human Resources Management Certificate Of Achievement

Required courses | Semester at a Glance

Retail Management Certificate Of Achievement

Required courses | Semester at a Glance

Entrepreneurship And Small Business Management Certificate Of Achievement

Required courses | Semester at a Glance


Management Certificate Of Achievement

This program is designed for students who want to expand their job skills and those who are seeking to advance to supervisory or management positions in their current place of employment.

Program Level Learning Outcomes

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

  • Define and describe the functions of management.
  • Increase one’s leadership and teamwork skills.
  • Develop analytical skills for gathering, organizing, and utilizing information to meet situational demands.
  • Enhance communication skills for managerial effectiveness.
Required courses

Business G100 – Introduction to Business – 3 units
Management G110 – Elements of Management – 3 units
Management G115 – Essentials of Organizational Behavior – 3 units
Management G140 – Business and Organizational Ethics – 3 units
Business G130 or G139 – Introduction to Business Writing or Business Communication – 3 units

Electives: choose 2 courses from the following list:
Management G111 – Human Resources Management – 3 units
Management G130 – Team Building and Group Dynamics – 3 units
Management G152 – Small Business Ownership and Management – 3 units
Management G155 – Customer Service – 3 units
Marketing G135 – Retail Management – 3 units

Total units: 21


Semester at a Glance – Management Certificate Of Achievement

Semester 1
Business G100 – Intro to Business – 3 units
Management G110 – Elements of Management – 3 units

Semester 2
Management G115 – Essentials of organizational Behavior – 3 units
Management G140 – Business and organizational Ethics – 3 units

Semester 3
Business G130 – Intro to Business Writing – 3 units
or
Business G139 – Business Communication – 3 units

Choose one course from the following:
Management G111 – Human Resource Management – 3 units
Management G130 – Team Building and Group Dynamics – 3 units
Management G152 – Starting a Business – 3 units
Management G155 – Customer Service – 3 units
Marketing G135 – Retail Management – 3 units

Semester 4
Choose one course from the following:
Management G111 – Human Resource Management – 3 units
Management G130 – Team Building and Group Dynamics – 3 units
Management G152 – Starting a Business – 3 units
Management G155 – Customer Service – 3 units
Marketing G135 – Retail Management – 3 units

Total Units: 21


Human Resources Management Certificate Of Achievement

This program is designed for students who wish to study or pursue careers in the human resources field.

Program Level Learning Outcomes

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

  • Obtain a general knowledge of the human resources function, including pertinent laws and regulations.
  • Explore theoretical, practical, and strategic approaches to human resources management.
Required courses

Management G111 – Human Resources Management – 3 units
Accounting G110 – Payroll Accounting and Taxation – 3 units

Choose 2 courses from the following list:
Business G108 or G110 – Legal Environment of Business or Business Law – 3 units
Management G110 – Elements of Management – 3 units
Management G115 – Essentials of Organizational Behavior – 3 units
Management G130 – Team Building and Group Dynamics – 3 units
Management G140 – Business and Organizational Ethics – 3 units

Total units: 12


Semester at a Glance – Human Resources Management Certificate Of Achievement

Semester 1
Management G111 – Human Resources Management – 3 units

One course from:
Business G108 – Legal Environment of Business – 3 units
or
Business G110 – Business Law – 3 units

Management G110 – Elements of Management – 3 units
Management G115 – Essentials of organizational Behavior – 3 units
Management G130 – Team Building and Group Dynamics – 3 units
Management G140 – Business and organizational Ethics – 3 units

Semester 2
Accounting G110 – Payroll Accounting and Taxation – 3 units

One course from:
Business G108 – Legal Environment of Business – 3 units
or
Business G110 – Business Law – 3 units

Management G110 – Elements of Management – 3 units
Management G115 – Essentials of organizational Behavior – 3 units
Management G130 – Team Building and Group Dynamics – 3 units
Management G140 – Business and organizational Ethics – 3 units

Total Units: 12

Retail Management Certificate Of Achievement

This Retail Management Certificate, designed in collaboration with industry leaders, prepares individuals for promotion in management in the retail field. This program is also intended to help students develop an understanding of the retail manager’s job and the requirements for success in the field.

The certificate is designed to prepare current and future retail employees for the fast-paced challenges in a competitive industry. This certificate includes business essentials such as accounting and marketing, and also emphasizes the “soft skills” of behavioral management and communication required for career success. Completion of the Retail Management certificate enhances the opportunity for entry employment as well as advancement in a retail career.

Program Level Learning Outcomes

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

  • Develop a business plan for a small business which will include a mission statement, organizational structure, financial plan, cost analysis, and logistics and supply chain management.
  • Develop guidelines for customer service for both suppliers and customers.
  • Incorporate business solutions software to logistics and supply chains.
  • Develop employment guidelines following Federal policies governing affirmative action and the American Disabilities Act.
Required courses

Accounting G100 – Accounting for Small Business – 3 units
Business G139 or G130 – Business Communication or Introduction to Business Writing – 3 units
Computer Science G130 – Survey of Computer Science/Information Technology – 4 units
Management G110 – Elements of Management – 3 units
Management G111 – Human Resources Management – 3 units
Management G115 – Essentials of Organizational Behavior – 3 units
Marketing G100 – Principles of Marketing – 3 units
Marketing G135 – Retail Management – 3 units

Total units: 28.0


Semester at a Glance – Retail Management Certificate Of Achievement

Semester 1
Accounting G100 – Accounting for Small Business – 3 units
Business G150 – Business Math – 3 units

Business G130 – Intro to Business Writing – 3 units
or
Business G139 – Business Communication – 3 units

Semester 2
Management G110 – Elements of Management – 3 units
Management G111 – Human Resources Management – 3 units
Management G115 – Essentials of organizational Behavior – 3 units
Marketing G100 – Principles of Marketing – 3 units

Semester 3
Computer Science G130 – Survey of Computer Science – 4 units
Marketing G135 – Retail Management – 3 units

Total Units: 28


Entrepreneurship And Small Business Management Certificate Of Achievement

This curriculum is designed for students seeking to start, manage, and successfully run their own small businesses. The program is suited for students who are working and wish to move into management positions in their present jobs or who wish to open their own businesses.

Program Level Learning Outcomes

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

  • Develop the necessary skills to start, manage, and successfully run a small business, including start-up procedures, management, marketing, leadership, and finances.
  • Develop strategic planning and effective decision making processes necessary to start and run a successful business.
  • Assess a company’s internal strengths, weaknesses and organizational culture against the opportunities and threats in the external environment.
  • Identify key functions, skills, and competitive goals to be successful in today’s business landscape.
  • Develop skills in leadership, communication, team-building, problem- solving, and motivation.
Required courses

Business G100 or G153 – Introduction to Business or Writing an Effective Business Plan – 3 or 1.5 units
Management G152 – Small Business Ownership and Management – 3 units
Management G155 – Customer Service – 3 units
Marketing G100 – Principles of Marketing – 3 units
Business G108 or G110 – Legal Environment of Business or Business Law – 3 units
Business G130 or G139 – Introduction to Business Writing or Business Communication – 3 units
Accounting G100 or G235 – Accounting For Small Business or QuickBooks – 3 units

Electives: choose one course from the following list
Accounting G215 – Internal Control Compliance – 3 units
Business G121 – Personal Finance – 3 units
Business G210 – Securities and Investments – 3 units
Marketing G135 – Retail Management – 3 units
Marketing G140 – Internet Marketing – eCommerce – 3 units

Electives: choose one course from the following list
Management G110 – Elements of Management – 3 units
Management G111 – Human Resources Management – 3 units
Management G115 – Essentials of Organizational Behavior – 3 units
Management G130 – Team Building and Group Dynamics – 3 units
Management G140 – Business and Organizational Ethics – 3 units

Total units: 25.5 to 27


Semester at a Glance – Entrepreneurship And Small Business Management Certificate Of Achievement

Semester 1
Business G100 – Intro to Business – 3 units
or
Business G153 – Writing an Effective Business Plan – 3 units

Management G152 – Starting a Business – 3 units

One course from:
Accounting G215 – Internal Control Compliance – 3 units
Business G121 – Personal Finance – 3 units
Business G210 – Securities and Investments – 3 units
Marketing G135 – Retail Management – 3 units
Marketing G140 – Internet Marketing – 3 units

Semester 2
Business G108 – Legal Environment of Business – 3 units
or
Business G110 – Business Law – 3 units

Marketing G100 – Principles of Marketing – 3 units

Semester 3
Accounting G100 – Accounting for Small Business – 3 units
or
Accounting G235 – QuickBooks – 3 units

One course from the following:
Management G110 – Elements of Management – 3 units
Management G111 – Human Resources Management – 3 units
Management G115 – Essentials of organizational Behavior – 3 units
Management G130 – Team Building and Group Dynamics – 3 units
Management G140 – Business and organizational Ethics – 3 units

Semester 4
Business G130 – Introduction to Business Writing – 3 units
or
Business G139 – Business Communication – 3 units

Management G155 – Customer Service – 3 units

Total Units: 25.5-27

Course Descriptions

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The Business Department offers classes in other disciplines. Please see classes in Accounting, Business, and Marketing sections.

MANAGEMENT G110 – 3 Units
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Elements of Management
This course covers the framework of management principles and explores the functional roles of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling within business organizations. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

MANAGEMENT G111 – 3 Units
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Human Resources Management
Employment, wages and salary, and labor relations are explored from the viewpoint of employees and first-line supervision. Practical handling of a variety of typical personnel problems encountered in business and industry are simulated through the use of role playing. An objective of this course is to provide an unbiased consideration of labor and management problems in industry and to show the need for cooperation. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

MANAGEMENT G115 – 3 Units
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Essentials of Organizational Behavior
(Formerly known as: Behavioral Management)
Emphasis will be placed on the application of behavioral science approach to management and employer/employee relationships. Various psychological principles which affect employee motivation and productivity will be explored in depth. Also included will be experiential exercises and role-playing. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

MANAGEMENT G130 – 3 Units
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Team Building and Group Dynamics
Students are led through all aspects of team formation and management, such as goal setting, assessment, mid-course correction, and closure. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

MANAGEMENT G140 – 3 Units
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Business and Organizational Ethics
This course introduces students to the ethical concepts that are relevant to resolving moral issues in business, including development of reasoning and analytical skills needed to apply ethical concepts to business decisions. Identification of the moral issues involved in the management of specific problem areas in business and an examination of the social and natural environments within which moral issues in business arise are also emphasized. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

MANAGEMENT G152 – 3 Units
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Starting a Business – Entrepreneurial Small Business
(Formerly known as: Small Business Ownership and Management)
This course covers the basics of planning and starting a new business including personal and organizational readiness, entrepreneurship options and opportunities, business idea development and analysis, business plan development, funding and support resources, and new business launch. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

MANAGEMENT G155 – 3 Units
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Customer Service
(Formerly known as: Customer Service for the 21st Century)
This course covers the skills, strategies, and techniques required in the 21st century for developing, improving, and delivering quality customer service to attract new customers, retain existing customers, and increase overall profitability within an organization. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

MANAGEMENT G162 – 3 Units
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Managing a Small Business
This course covers the concepts, operations, and approaches for managing a small business. Content areas include planning and budgeting, accounting basics, marketing and promotion, employee and contractor management, inventory management, risk management, and business growth and improvement. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

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