Academics

Business Specialist

The mission of the Business Specialist certificate is to provide a broad-based set of skills and general business knowledge necessary for entry-level employment that may be completed in two semesters.

Degree

Certificate (Certificate Program)
Total Credit Hours: 30

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ACCTG 101SURVEY OF ACCOUNTING 3
BUS 100PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR EMPLOYEES 3
BUS 120BUSINESS MATHEMATICS 3
BUS 215LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS 3
ENGL 125
or
BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS 
or
3
ENGL 110COMPOSITION I 3
MKTG 112
or
PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING 
or
3
MGMT 205PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT 3
MGMT 113PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT 3
MGMT 214MANAGING TECHNOLOGY 3
OFACS 132ELECTRONIC SPREADSHEETS 3
OFACS 232ADVANCED SPREADSHEETS 3

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1BUS 100; OFACS 132; ENGL 110 or ENGL 125; MGMT 113; BUS 120
Spring Semester 1MKTG 112 or MGMT 205; ACCTG 105; BUS 215; MGMT 214; OFACS 232

Program Contact Information

Julie Howar, Dean

Business, Legal, and Information Systems

Room TC205

(309) 694-5558

Illinois Career Cluster

Business, Management and Administration

Career Pathway:
Management

Gainful Employment Disclosure

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Career Pathway

Pathway programs at ICC have a map that shows the courses/degree requirements that will lead students to their desired education and employment goals.

Career Cluster: Business Management and Administration
Pathway: General Management
ICC Pathway: Business Management

Early College

If you are a high school junior or senior, you can get a head start on your future by taking college-level courses now! Visit our Dual Credit webpage for a listing of area high schools with courses available

Composition I (ENGL 110) | Humanities | Lab Science

Point of Entry

High School Diploma or GED

Getting Started: Apply to ICC | Paying for College | Career Information: Management | Student Information

Certificate of Completion

Small Business Management (24 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

none

Employment Information

Small business owners, managers $15-20/hr

Certificate of Completion

Business Specialist(30 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

none

Employment Information

First-line supervisors, managers$15-20/hr

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Business(61 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

none

Employment Information

Sales managers, administrative services managers, general and operations managers$15-25/hr

OCCUPATION BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

Bachelor of Applied Science in Management

CAREER CLUSTER BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

Program transfer guides layout coursework to be taken at ICC and the transfer institution to complete specific programs of study or majors.

University of Illinois Springfield Business Administration

field Business Administration Management

GENERAL BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

General transfer agreements formalize the transfer process from ICC to other colleges and universities.

For additional transfer information:
Transfer Assistance
Useful Transfer Links
Transfer Agreements