Management

Associate Degree

A.A. in Public Management/Civil Service

This program is designed for students interested in careers in state, county, or municipal governments and community-based nonprofit organizations. The curriculum focuses on various competency areas for those wishing either to upgrade their managerial skills or enhance their existing abilities. This program prepares students for careers in civil service. The courses in the program are transferable to the CSU system.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
ACCT 301 Financial Accounting 4
BUS 340 Business Law 3
COMM 301 Introduction to Public Speaking 3
ECON 302 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
MGMT 315 Government Relations and Policy Development 3
STAT 300 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 4
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
MGMT 372 Human Relations and Organizational Behavior (3)
   or ACCT 311 Managerial Accounting (4)
   or PRJMGT 300 Introduction to Project Management (3)
MGMT 310 Introduction to Public Management 3
Total Units: 26

The Public Management/Civil Service Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See FLC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • provide a comprehensive introduction of the theoretical and practical field of public management.
  • develop an understanding of the role of the public manager as it relates to organizational relations, leadership, ethics, fiscal management and policy-making.
  • develop an understanding of the political, intergovernmental, and external environments in which public managers operate.
  • enhance the students’ academic writing skills for public sector employment.
  • prepare students with the skills and knowledge to work in the public and nonprofit sectors.

Career Information

Program career opportunities include entry level public and non-profit agency careers including Public or Civil Service Program Analyst, Public or Civil Service Program Specialist, Public or Civil Service Program Officer, Non-Profit Agency Worker, Auditor, and Non-Profit Agency Assistant Director.

Certificate of Achievement

Public Management/Civil Service Certificate

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. This program prepares students entering Civil Service careers.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
ACCT 301 Financial Accounting (4) 4
BUS 300 Introduction to Business (3) 3
   or BUS 310 Business Communications (3)
MGMT 310 Introduction to Public Management (3) 3
   or MGMT 362 Techniques of Management (3)
MGMT 315 Government Relations and Policy Development 3
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
MGMT 498 Work Experience in Management (1 - 4)
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
ACCT 311 Managerial Accounting (4)
MGMT 372 Human Relations and Organizational Behavior (3)
POLS 301 Introduction to Government: United States (3)
PRJMGT 300 Introduction to Project Management (3)
Total Units: 19

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • identify the various types of public and Civil Service agencies; their administrative structures, lines of authority, roles and accountability.
  • define the various levels, roles and concepts, and functions of public management and Civil Service.
  • describe the political, intergovernmental and environmental, and ethical 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, related expenditure controls, and cash management and accounting.

Career Information

Program career opportunities include entry level public and non-profit agency careers including Public or Civil Service Program Analyst, Public or Civil Service Program Specialist, Public or Civil Service Program Officer, Non-Profit Agency Worker, Auditor, and Non-Profit Agency Assistant Director.