Basic Business Skills

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Certificate Program
Program Coordinator: Edward Muenzner - 860-215-9456

This 24-25 credit certificate program is designed to give students not majoring in business sufficient basic business skills to be able to function adequately at a rudimentary level in a workplace environment immediately upon completion. This certificate is comprised of courses designed to provide students with a basic understanding of commerce in society, basic business structures and functions, communication skills (both oral and written), math and computer skills. This certificate is tailored to meet individual student needs and interests by incorporating a business elective course. Students are encouraged to develop their individual areas of interest or maximize employment opportunities by choosing a specific elective option.

Students deciding to continue on for an Associate in Science Degree in Accounting will find that all but one of the courses taken in this certificate course are acceptable for the degree program at TRCC.

Students may complete this certificate by completing the courses that are listed below.



Course ID Title of Course Credits
BBG* K101 Introduction to Business 3
BBG* K115° Business Software Applications (recommended)  
or or 3
CSA* K105 Introduction to Software Applications  
BFN* K110° Personal Finance 3
COM* K173° Public Speaking  
or or 3
ENG* K202° Technical Writing  
ECN* K10 Principles of Macroeconomics or higher 3
ENG* K101° Composition or higher 3
MAT* K135° Topics in Contemporary Math or higher 3
__________ Business Elective 3-4

° Course has a prerequisite. Students should check course description. 


Basic Business Skills, Certificate
Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. demonstrate knowledge of the role of commerce in U.S. society and the world community.

  2. demonstrate knowledge of how businesses are structured and function.

  3. exhibit fluency in oral and written communication skills.

  4. exhibit competency in basic math skills.

  5. exhibit competency in computer skills specific to a business environment.