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The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in General Business is designed to provide business training for various entry-level positions in business. The courses include an introduction to business concepts, accounting and computer principles, and legal issues related to business. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) is also available.

Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester: CG, GC, GW, MC, PC, RS, SM

Course Sequence by Term

The following is a suggested course sequence by term for the pathway.  Students should keep in mind the items below that affect their success in completing the pathway as listed:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term.  It is understood that students may enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Academic achievement is related to initial course placement determined by course placement tests, completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites,  any courses below 100 level, and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor, or program director, or counselor who can assist in assessing student needs that may affect course enrollment.  Appropriate resources can be discussed and agreed to in order to address student needs and support successful course completion.

Program Area Key:

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HUM = Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Term 1

Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
RC ACC111 Accounting Principles I 3
RC CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems 3
RC GBS151 Introduction to Business 3

Term 2

Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
RC GBS205 Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business 3
RE Restricted Electives 9

Program Electives

Select from the following courses to meet the 9 credits of Restricted Electives requirement.

Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
RE ACC+++++ Any ACC Accounting prefixed courses not listed under the Required Courses area 1–9
RE GBS+++++ Any GBS General Business prefixed courses not listed under the Required Courses area 1–9
RE IBS+++++ Any IBS International Business prefixed courses 1–9
RE MGT+++++ Any MGT Management prefixed courses 1–9
RE MKT+++++ Any MKT Marketing prefixed courses 1–9
RE REA+++++ Any REA Real Estate prefixed courses 1–9
RE SBS+++++ Any SBS Small Business Management prefixed courses 1–9
RE CIS114DE Excel Spreadsheet 3
RE CIS117DM Microsoft Access: Database Management 3
RE CIS133DA Internet/Web Development Level I 3

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All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

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