Award: Certificate in Business Management
For more information: Contact Prof. Sherry Massoni,
443-412-2645, email@example.com; or Career, and Transfer Services, 443-412-2301.
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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.
Upon successful completion of this certificate program of study students will be able to:
- Use the language of business and demonstrate effective and professional communication skills.
- Demonstrate administrative problem-solving skills in business decision making.
- Use information technology applications to develop business solutions.
- Prepare for Associate of Applied Sciences (AAS) degree in Business Management.
Business Management-Administrative Professions, 24 credits
SOC: 43-6014, 43-6011
Occupations: Administrative Assistant, Executive Secretary
Link to O*Net: http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/43-6011.00
Tuition and Fees: $3,400.00
Time to Completion: 1.5 years
Note: The 2011-2012 Catalog was used to define credits to completion, and program cost.
Program length is calculated based on average 9 credits per semester, assumed the student was college ready and not required to take developmental course(s).
These figures are based on estimations, and do not include any increases that may occur in course materials or credit fees.
For additional information go to: http://www.harford.edu/catalog/pdf/gainful-employment.pdf
According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment is expected to grow about as fast as the average. Opportunities should be best for applicants with extensive knowledge of computer software applications. The Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) initiative is expected to have a major impact upon administrative professions positions that will be created in the Harford County region. Recent data published in the September 13, 2010 issue of Bloomberg Businessweek noted that administrative professions positions experienced a 34% salary increase in 2009.
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). According to IAAP 's 2009 Benchmarking survey, 64% of members are working toward post-high school education and 39% of members have an associate's degree or higher, up from 37% in 2005. 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).
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 001 or MATH 010. See graduation requirement details in this catalog for further information.