Certificate Overview

All you need is seven units in three courses to earn this certificate.

Complete the following REQUIRED courses:

Course Course Name Units
BCOM 15 OR 20

Business Communications or Business Writing

BCOM 15: This course covers the principles of collecting, organizing, analyzing, and presenting business information. Written and oral communication involving problem solving in business are emphasized. 

BCOM 20: This course delivers a basic understanding of business communication. The curriculum is designed to familiarize students with the techniques, strategies, and forms of writing used in the professional world. Emphasis will be placed on developing precise and persuasive language skills to achieve business goals. The course will prepare students for communication in the workplace and in other business classes.

BCOM 222

Job Search Skills

Recommended Preparation: COSK 200

Formerly CAOTO 222. This course is designed to help students develop occupational competence for obtaining desired positions in the workforce. The course covers self-evaluation, researching specific careers and companies, conducting informational interviews, preparing required documents (resume, cover letter) that get the interview, interviewing to sell yourself as the best candidate, and applying follow-up procedures.


Digital and Social Media

In this course, students will explore the design and impact of digital and social media technologies for both personal and professional application in a wide variety of organizational situations.  Additionally, students will learn to understand digital and social media etiquette and ethics.  Both the potential and the limitations of this technology will be explored and students will have access to hands-on experience with several forms of social media technology. Those who complete this course will be prepared to use digital and social media productively and will have a framework for understanding and evaluating new technology tools and platforms as they are developed.  This course is not open for credit to students who have completed GBUS 25.

BCOM 262

Soft Skills for the Workplace

Formerly CAOTO 262. This course covers the fundamentals of human relations in various business environments and develops a basic proficiency using these principles in order to enhance success in the workplace.

Total units needed to complete - 7