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Business Business Administration - General Business

Advanced Certificate (AC)

Beginning Summer 2016, this program is no longer accepting new students. Please refer to CCC’s other Business offerings.

View the Semester Map for Business Administration/General Business Advanced Certificate
This certificate can lead to employment in management positions in business, industry or government, such as accounting, economics, finance, labor economics, marketing and personnel management.   ​
 

Details: Advanced Certificate (AC)

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Credit Hours (CH)

Credits

Program/Plan Number

042

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Prerequisites

  CH

Program General Requirements

  CH

Program Core Requirements

20 CH
Select Business 211 OR Business 214.
Business
BUSINES 111
Introduction To Business 3
Survey of modern US business, analyzing organization and types of businesses, major business functions, business and the environment, roles played by business and consumers in the economy and various economic systems. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 181
Financial Accounting 4
This course presents accounting as an information system that produces summary financial statements, primarily for users external to a business or other enterprise. Students study the forms of business organization and the common transactions entered into by businesses. The emphasis is on understanding and applying basic accounting principles and other concepts that guide the reporting of the effect of transactions and other economic events on the financial condition and operating results of a business. How to analyze and interpret historical financial statements as well as the limitations of using these statements in making forward-looking business decisions are included. The primary content emphasis will be accounting for current assets and liabilities, long-term assets and liabilities, corporations, cash flow statements and financial statement analysis. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Business 111 or Business 141 or Mathematics 098 or higher; or concurrent enrollment in Business 141; or placement test; or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 182
Managerial Accounting 4
This course presents accounting as a system of producing information for use in internally managing a business. The course emphasizes the identification, accumulation and interpretation of information for planning, controlling and evaluating the performance of the separate components of a business. Included is the identification and measurement of the costs of producing goods or services and how to analyze and control these costs. Decision models commonly used in making specific short-term and long-term business decisions are included. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Business 181, OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 211
Business Law I 3
Laws of business transactions, including contracts, agency, employment and partnerships, and study of the Uniform Commercial Code. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 214
The Legal & Social Environment of Business 3
A study of the legal and social environment of business with emphasis on business ethics and corporate social responsibilities. Areas of concentration include governmental regulation of business, securities law, consumer protection law, labor law and employment law. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Computer Information Systems
CIS 120
Intro to Microcomputers 3
Fundamental concepts of computer information systems as applied to microcomputers in business and personal use; includes hands-on experience with a variety of microcomputer software. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Allowed Repeatable Course: Not more than three credit hours will be counted towards the CIS/IT degree requirements. Additional earned credit hours up to six will be counted towards elective credit and requires the consent of Departments Chairperson. ARC: 3 times.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Economics
ECON 201
Principles Of Economics I 3
Covers macro or income analysis; includes money, income determination, public finance, and economic development. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright

Additional Requirements

  CH

Program Elective Requirements

10 CH
Students should select a minimum of 10 credit hours from the following courses or others as recommended by a College Advisor.
Business
BUSINES 203
Intro Cost Accounting 3
General accounting principles applied to factory operations. Includes methods of finding costs of specific orders, lots and processes, and basis of allocating overhead expenses. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in BUSINESS 181 OR BUSINESS 182
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 204
Computer Applications Intermediate Accounting 1
Utilizes a computer to perform major accounting tasks such as recording entries, posting to ledgers, generation of trial balances and financial statements, as well as special reports, all encountered in Business 205. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Concurrent enrollment in Business 205.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 205
Intermediate Accounting 3
Application of funds, analysis of working capital, investments, inventories, amortization and depreciation, and cost expirations. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Business 182 and concurrent enrollment in Business 204.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 212
Business Law II 3
Continues study of laws covering corporations, negotiable instruments, sales, real estate, and bailments. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 230
E-Business Marketing 3
Explores resources, knowledge, skills, practices and techniques necessary to conduct business online. Explores nature and impact of e-commerce on business and business operation, resources required and available, customer relationship management, ordering systems, end-to-end marketing and performance and control systems. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in BUSINESS 111 or CIS 120 or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Richard J. Daley
BUSINES 231
Marketing 3
Examines the functions and objectives of marketing. Includes flow of industrial and consumer goods through the marketing system, and the role of the consumer, the product, the market, the pricing policies, promotion and distribution methods. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Business 111.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 232
Fundamentals of International Business 3
Analysis of problems stemming from the movement of goods, services, human resources, technology, finance, and ownership across national boundaries. Direct focus on the development of management skills in handling problems of multinational business. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Business 111.
Offered at: Harold Washington Richard J. Daley
BUSINES 241
Introduction To Finance 3
Surveys methods of financing business enterprises and their relationships to personal and company investment policies. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Business 181, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 269
Principles Of Management 3
Analysis of major functions and principles of management; emphasis on supervisory and operating levels of management; theories, policy-making, effective communications and art of decision-making. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in BUSINESS 111, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Computer Information Systems
CIS 101
Computer Science 101 3
An introductory course in computer science and programming, with emphasis on the logical analysis of a problem and the formulation of a computer program leading to its solution. Topics include basic concepts of computer systems, computer types, cloud computing, and computer programming languages. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Economics
ECON 201
Principles Of Economics I 3
Covers macro or income analysis; includes money, income determination, public finance, and economic development. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
ECON 202
Principles Of Economics II 3
Covers micro or price analysis; includes the markets, production function, income distribution, and international trade. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Entrepreneurship
ENTRE 201
Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3
The interdisciplinary course introduces participants from various disciplines to the concept of sustainable entrepreneurship, a manageable process applicable across careers, work settings, and time. The course focuses on building entrepreneurial attitudes and behaviors that will lead to creative solutions within the business community and other organizational environments. Course topics include the history of entrepreneurship, the role of entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs in the 21st century global economy, and opportunity identification. The course will examine elements of creative problem-solving, development of an enterprise concept/model. Examination of feasibility studies, and the social/moral/ethical implications of entrepreneurship. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 and Math 118, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Wilbur Wright
ENTRE 202
Opportunity Recognition and Development 3
Participants will learn techniques and processes leading to opportunity (value) recognition to include the assessment of target market, current economic, social, and political climate that provide value opportunities for entrepreneurial ventures. Entrepreneurial opportuntites will be assessed relative to personal strengths and weaknesses, financial, professional, social, and personal goals. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 and Math 118, and Grade of C or better in ENTRE 201, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Wilbur Wright

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