CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT2019 - 2020
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE
Administrative Professions
Award: Certificate in Business Management
No. of credits required: 
24
For more information: Contact Sherry Massoni, 443-412-2645, smassoni@harford.edu; or Admissions, 443-412-2109.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The Business Management Administrative Professions Certificate is designed to enable students to obtain knowledge, skills, and competencies in the challenging business field of Administrative Professions. Students completing the certificate in Administrative Professions are able to combine the credits earned to complete an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Business Management degree to satisfy their individual career goals.

PROGRAM GOALS
Upon successful completion of this certificate program of study students will be able to:
  1. Use the language of business and demonstrate effective and professional communication skills.
  2. Demonstrate administrative problem-solving skills in business decision making.
  3. Use information technology applications to develop business solutions.
  4. Prepare for Associate of Applied Sciences (A.A.S.) degree in Business Management.

REQUIRED COURSES
 NumberTitle Credits
 BA 101Introduction to Business 3   
 OS 100Keyboarding Basics 1   
 OS 113Intermediate Keyboarding and Document Processing 3   
 OS 214Advanced Keyboarding & Document Processing 3   
 OS 129Introduction to Office Procedures and Management 4   
 OS 136Introduction to Bookkeeping: Quickbooks 3   
 OS 116Communication Technologies  4   
 BA 245Contemporary Issues in Business 3   
 Total Credits24  

EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION
According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment of administrative professionals is expected to decline 5% through 2026, although there are still projected to be nearly 4,000,000 jobs in this field. Opportunities should be best for applicants with extensive knowledge of computer software applications.

The courses listed in the Business Management Administrative Professions Certificate are designed to align with the competencies identified by the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP). Students successfully completing the Administrative Professions Certificate are prepared to pursue certifications recommended by IAAP in Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) and Certified Professional Secretary (CPS).

 

CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS
Students earning a certificate from HCC must complete or demonstrate exemption from the following courses: ENG 003 and ENG 012, or ENG 018, and MATH 020. See graduation requirement details in this catalog for further information.