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Business Operations Certificate

Certificate Number 901023

This certificate is a 15-credit program designed to develop understanding of basic concepts and skills in general business operations. The program is offered on a flexible schedule to include online, self-paced, or accelerated courses. There are no prerequisites for the courses included in the certificate. The certificate could be completed in one or two semesters.

Certificate Completers will be able to

. Demonstrate basic knowledge of contemporary business issues.
. Explore career options in business.
. Apply concepts, methods and processes in business operations.

Completers will be able to apply credits toward the following programs:

. 101023, Business Management
. 101092, Hotel & Restaurant Management
. 101023-H, Business Management - Hotel & Restaurant Emphasis

Requirements for Certificate Entry:

. Basic math.
. Ability to use a keyboard.


Catalog No. Description Credits

10-101-190 Accounting-QuickBooks
10-101-106 Accounting-for Non-Accountants
10-102-158 Business Principles
10-104-110 Marketing Principles
10-103-131 Micro: Excel-Intro
10-103-121 Micro: Word-Intro
10-102-156 Operations Management 1

Certificate Total

Course Descriptions

10-101-190 introductory course in using QuickBooks to create vendor/employee accounts, invoices, budgets, profit/loss statements, balance sheets, A/R, A/P, journals, graphs.

10-101-106 Accounting-for Non-Accountants...teaching non-accountants to read, analyze, and interpret financial information for making informed business decisions. This class de-emphasizes the use of debits, credits, journal entries and other accounting procedures.

10-102-158 Business Principles...economics and business; global business; ethics and social responsibility; business ownership; entrepreneurship; business management; marketing; managing financial resources; legal issues impacting business; using technology to manage information.

10-104-110 Marketing management, market segmentation, market research, consumer behavior, product decisions and management of distribution, pricing, promotional decisions for strategy planning.

10-103-131 Micro: Excel-Intro...creating a worksheet, enhancing worksheet appearance, moving and copying data, using formulas and functions, creating charts and using clip art. Windows experience improves success; consider 10-103-111, Windows/Computer Basics.

10-103-121 Micro: Word-Intro...word processing basics including creating, revising, formatting, printing; sections, tabs, multiple-page numbering; manipulating text; creating headers/footers; creating/formatting tables, graphics; and merging documents. Windows experience improves success; consider 10-103-111, Windows/Computer Basics.

10-102-156 Operations Management 1...a cross-functional approach to operations management with an overview of safety, quality, and service. (Prerequisite: 10-102-158 Business Principles)

For more information, please contact: The Business & Information Technology Department,(920) 498-5435 or (800) 422-NWTC, extension 5435,or contact Enrollment Services at 888-385-NWTC.