The following certificate is offered:
CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT
Required Program (units)
ACCT 301 Financial Accounting (4)
BUS 300 Introduction to Business (3)
or BUS 310 Business Communications (3) 3
MGMT 310 Introduction to Public Management (3)
or MGMT 362 Techniques of Management (3) 3
MGMT 315 Government Relations and Policy Development (3)
MGMT 316 Management for Nonprofit Organizations (3)
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
ACCT 311 Managerial Accounting (4)
CISA 320 Introduction to Database Management (1)
MGMT 308 Personnel and Human Resources Management (3)
MGMT 372 Human Relations and Organizational Behavior (3)
POLS 301 Introduction to Government: United States (3)
PRJMGT 300 Intro to Project Management (3)
TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 19
This program is designed for students interested in careers in state, county, or municipal governments and community based non-profit organizations. The curriculum focuses on various competency areas for those wishing either to upgrade their managerial skills or enhance their existing abilities.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
- identify the various types of public agencies: their administrative structures, lines of authority, roles and accountability.
- define the various levels, roles and concepts of public management and develop an understanding of how government works.
- describe the political, intergovernmental and environmental impacts facing public managers.
- distinguish the various federal, state and local fiscal planning cycles and their implications for policy making and program evaluation.
- review the development and management of government budgets, including budget formats, budget cycles, budget processes, operating budgets, analysis of revenue and expenditures, and related expenditure controls, cash management and accounting.
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