Business Administration
The Business Administration program teaches individuals how to maintain a competitive edge in business today through theory and practical application. Whether you are intending to work for yourself or for someone else, Clark's career and technical education programs are specially designed to meet your specific needs. Clark's Business Administration graduates have found successful positions in accounting, sales and service, merchandising, and management.

Computer Training


Computers have revolutionized the business world. Clark College's business administration courses provide a solid foundation in using computers for business functions. Students receive practical, hands-on training using current equipment and software programs. Classes are designed to closely reflect the needs of business. Computers are available for class use and individual practice.

Students must complete all specifically listed courses and Major Area Requirements with a minimum grade of "C" or better in order to successfully complete the program and earn the award.

Refer to the Degree & Certificate Requirements Section of the Clark College Catalog to identify the courses needed to satisfy the General Education Requirements.
Accounting Clerk (CP)
This program is designed to prepare the student for an entry-level position as an accounting system operator, an accounting clerk, or a bookkeeper. The student learns bookkeeping skills in both the manual and computerized environments.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (3 credits required)
 
BTEC 087
APPLIED OFFICE ENGLISH
3 cr.
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
MATHB065
FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS MATHEMATICS
5 cr.
Human Relations (3 credits required)
 
BTEC 147
PROFESSIONAL SELF-DEVELOPMENT
2 cr.
Major Area Requirements
BTEC 101
BEGINNING KEYBOARDING *
1-3 cr.
or BTEC 190
REFRESHER KEYBOARDING *
1-3 cr.
BTEC 135
10-KEY CALCULATOR
1 cr.
BTEC 149
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS ESSENTIALS
3 cr.
BTEC 170
EXCEL FOR BUSINESS
3 cr.
BUS 028
BASIC ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES
3 cr.
BUS 029
BASIC ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES
3 cr.
BUS 036
ACCOUNTING APPLICATIONS
3 cr.
BUS& 101
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
5 cr.
or MGMT 100
THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
5 cr.
BUS 130
COMPUTERIZED ACCOUNTING
3 cr.
BUS 199
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
1-5 cr.
Total Required Credits: 46-50
* Register for BTEC 100.

To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Perform all steps of the accounting cycle using both general and specialized journals: record, post, adjust, close, and prepare financial statements for service and merchandising businesses.
  • Prepare payroll register.
  • Analyze and present financial statements.
  • Prepare cash flow statements.
  • Manually and using a calculator, perform basic computations to approach practical business problems using appropriate mathematical techniques.
  • Use the latest accounting software to perform the steps of the accounting cycle.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Accounting (AAS)
The completion of this two-year program prepares the graduate for entry-level employment in private or public accounting. In addition, this degree provides a solid foundation for the student who is interested in completing a four-year degree in accounting.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (6 credits required)
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
Health & Physical Education (3 credits required)
 
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
BUS 203
DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS
3 cr.
Human Relations (3 credits required)
 
Humanities (3 credits required)
 
Social Sciences (3 credits required)
ECON&201
MICRO ECONOMICS
5 cr.
Natural Sciences (3 credits required)
 
Major Area Requirements
ACCT&201
PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I
5 cr.
ACCT&202
PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING II
5 cr.
ACCT&203
PRIN OF ACCOUNTING III
5 cr.
BTEC 101
BEGINNING KEYBOARDING *
1-3 cr.
or BTEC 190
REFRESHER KEYBOARDING *
1-3 cr.
BTEC 135
10-KEY CALCULATOR
1 cr.
BTEC 150
COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS
5 cr.
BTEC 170
EXCEL FOR BUSINESS
3 cr.
BUS& 101
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
5 cr.
or MGMT 100
THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
5 cr.
BUS 130
COMPUTERIZED ACCOUNTING
3 cr.
BUS& 201
BUSINESS LAW
5 cr.
ECON&202
MACRO ECONOMICS
5 cr.
MATHB065
FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS MATHEMATICS
5 cr.
Additional Major Area Electives
Select sufficient credits from the following areas to reach the degree total of 90 credits:
  • Business Administration (BUS)

  • Economics (ECON)

  • Supervisory Management (MGMT)

  • Microcomputer Applications (BTEC - 6 credit maximum)
Total Required Credits: 90-91
* Register for BTEC 100.

Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Accurately prepare, interpret, and analyze financial statements for service and merchandising businesses.
  • Accurately prepare, interpret, and analyze financial statements using computerized systems for service and merchandising businesses.
  • Accurately analyze financial data and information to make business decisions.
  • Provide accounting data and information for all types and sizes of businesses, including sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations.
  • Accurately create and maintain payroll records required under federal and state laws.
  • Communicate effectively using verbal, non-verbal and written language with clarity, coherence and purpose.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Health and PE: Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Humanities: Analyze, interpret, and evaluate works and ideas in the Humanities within appropriate global and historical contexts as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Social Science: Evaluate, analyze, and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Science: Apply fundamental principles and relationships from the Natural Sciences to solve problems as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Business Administration (CP)
This certificate is designed to provide basic training in business applications, emphasizing skills that are necessary within the business environment. Full credit for all courses completed for this certificate applies to the Business Administration Associate in Applied Science degree.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (3 credits required)
 
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
MATHB065
FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS MATHEMATICS
5 cr.
Human Relations (3 credits required)
CMST&230
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
Major Area Requirements
BTEC 100
KEYBOARDING
1-3 cr.
BTEC 147
PROFESSIONAL SELF-DEVELOPMENT
2 cr.
BTEC 150
COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS
5 cr.
BUS 028
BASIC ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES
3 cr.
BUS 029
BASIC ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES
3 cr.
BUS 036
ACCOUNTING APPLICATIONS
3 cr.
BUS& 101
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
5 cr.
or MGMT 100
THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
5 cr.
BUS 199
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
1-5 cr.
BUS 260
PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING
5 cr.
MGMT 101
PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT
3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 47-50
Refer to the Degree & Certificate Requirements section in the Clark College Catalog to identify the courses needed to satisfy the general education requirements.

To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Communicate effectively using business terminology in written and verbal language.
  • Analyze a target market and develop product, pricing, promotion, and distribution strategies to meet customers? needs at a profit.
  • Identify and demonstrate professional traits and behaviors that apply to job performance in real-world environments.
  • Accurately maintain payroll register as required under federal and state laws.
  • Accurately prepare, interpret, and analyze financial statements for service and merchandising businesses.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Business Administration (AAS)
The Business Administration Applied Science degree is designed for the student who wishes to complete a general business program rather than one of the specialty areas. This degree requires a core of business courses as well as additional courses that can be structured to meet a student's individual needs.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (6 credits required)
 
CMST&220
PUBLIC SPEAKING
5 cr.
or CMST&230
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
Health & Physical Education (3 credits required)
 
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
MATHB065
FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS MATHEMATICS
5 cr.
Human Relations (3 credits required)
 
Humanities (3 credits required)
 
Social Sciences (3 credits required)
 
ECON 101
INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS
3 cr.
or ECON&202
MACRO ECONOMICS
5 cr.
Natural Sciences (3 credits required)
 
Major Area Requirements
BTEC 100
KEYBOARDING
1-3 cr.
BTEC 147
PROFESSIONAL SELF-DEVELOPMENT
2 cr.
BTEC 150
COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS
5 cr.
BUS 028
BASIC ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES
3 cr.
BUS 029
BASIC ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES
3 cr.
BUS 036
ACCOUNTING APPLICATIONS
3 cr.
BUS& 101
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
5 cr.
or MGMT 100
THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
5 cr.
BUS 199
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
1-5 cr.
BUS 260
PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING
5 cr.
MGMT 101
PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT
3 cr.
Additional Major Area Electives
Select sufficient credits from the following areas to reach the degree total of 90 credits:
  • Business Administration (BUS)

  • Economics (ECON)

  • Supervisory Management (MGMT)

  • Microcomputer Applications (BTEC - 6 credit maximum)
Total Required Credits: 90
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Communicate effectively using business terminology in written and verbal language.
  • Analyze a target market and develop product, pricing, promotion, and distribution strategies to meet customers? needs at a profit.
  • Identify and demonstrate professional traits and behaviors that apply to job performance in real-world environments.
  • Accurately maintain payroll register as required under federal and state laws.
  • Accurately prepare, interpret, and analyze financial statements for service and merchandising businesses.
  • Use micro- and macroeconomic concepts to analyze domestic and global business situations.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Health and PE: Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Humanities: Analyze, interpret, and evaluate works and ideas in the Humanities within appropriate global and historical contexts as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Social Science: Evaluate, analyze, and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Science: Apply fundamental principles and relationships from the Natural Sciences to solve problems as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Customer Service (CA)
This program provides students with basic customer service skills to help them:
  1. Develop a positive internal and external organizational/institutional customer climate,

  2. Develop a long-term customer service strategy to build a strong base for the profit and/or not-for-profit sectors, and

  3. Understand the entry-level jobs in the customer service field within a short completion time.

Major Area Requirements
BTEC 135
10-KEY CALCULATOR
1 cr.
BTEC 150
COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS
5 cr.
BTEC 170
EXCEL FOR BUSINESS
3 cr.
BUS& 101
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
5 cr.
or ECON 110
INTRODUCTION TO THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
5 cr.
or MGMT 100
THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
5 cr.
BUS 110
CUSTOMER SERVICE
3 cr.
BUS 251
PROFESSIONAL SELLING
3 cr.
CMST&210
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
HDEV 117
COLLEGE SUCCESS
3 cr.
HDEV 186
STRESS MANAGEMENT
1 cr.
Total Required Credits: 32


To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Understand and analyze the needs of internal and external customers of for-profit and nonprofit organizations.
  • Collaborate in the establishment of rules, procedures and processes to create a positive work environment and to prevent and/or resolve operational issues.
Management I (CA)
Professionally trained managers and supervisors are vital to achieving success in today's marketplace. This 12-credit program will teach supervisory techniques to build a positive and productive work environment. Coursework will focus on real management problems faced by large and small businesses, as well as non-profit organizations. Current management concepts will be examined from actual cases, such as developing enthusiasm and creativity among employees, finding a shared vision and encouraging teamwork.
Major Area Requirements
Students must complete one course from four of the following five course clusters:
Cluster 1
MGMT 100
THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
5 cr.
MGMT 103
APPLIED MANAGEMENT SKILLS
3 cr.
MGMT 106
MOTIVATION AND PERFORMANCE
3 cr.
Cluster 2
MGMT 120
SUPERVISOR AS A TRAINER COACH
3 cr.
MGMT 122
LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLES
3 cr.
Cluster 3
MGMT 128
HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
3 cr.
MGMT 132
LEGAL ISSUES IN EMPLOYEE RELATIONS
3 cr.
Cluster 4
MGMT 110
CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING
3 cr.
MGMT 125
TEAM BUILDING AND GROUP BEHAVIOR
3 cr.
MGMT 133
PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
3 cr.
Cluster 5
MGMT 107
SUPERVISORY COMMUNICATION I, WRITTEN
3 cr.
MGMT 112
CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
2 cr.
Total Required Credits: 11-12
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Basic introduction of management concepts.
Marketing (AAS)
Marketing provides the critical link between the producers of goods and services, and the consumers of those products. Marketing professionals design, price, promote, and distribute goods and services that meet the needs of target consumer groups. With the foundation that this program provides, the student will be prepared for an entry-level career in the varied and interesting manufacturing, distribution, and retail fields.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (6 credits required)
 
CMST&220
PUBLIC SPEAKING
5 cr.
Health & Physical Education (3 credits required)
 
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
MATHB065
FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS MATHEMATICS
5 cr.
Human Relations (3 credits required)
 
Humanities (3 credits required)
 
Social Sciences (3 credits required)
ECON 101
INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS
3 cr.
or ECON&202
MACRO ECONOMICS
5 cr.
Natural Sciences (3 credits required)
 
Major Area Requirements
BUS 029
BASIC ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES
3 cr.
BUS& 101
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
5 cr.
or MGMT 100
THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
5 cr.
BUS 117
ADVERTISING
3 cr.
or BUS 217
PRINCIPLES OF ADVERTISING
5 cr.
BUS& 201
BUSINESS LAW
5 cr.
BUS 251
PROFESSIONAL SELLING
3 cr.
BUS 260
PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING
5 cr.
Additional Major Area Electives
Select sufficient credits from the following areas to reach the degree total of 90 credits:
  • Business Administration (BUS)

  • Economics (ECON)

  • Supervisory Management (MGMT)

  • Microcomputer Applications (BTEC - 6 credit maximum)
Total Required Credits: 90
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Successfully manage a buyer-seller relationship to include service follow-up, using professional selling techniques.
  • Analyze a target market and develop product, pricing, promotion, and distribution strategies to meet customers? needs at a profit.
  • Create an effective business ad to meet the needs of specific target market(s).
  • Use micro- and macroeconomics concepts to analyze domestic and global business situations.
  • Accurately prepare, interpret, and analyze financial statements using manual and computerized systems for service and manufacturing businesses.
  • Accurately maintain payroll register as required under federal and state laws.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Health and PE: Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Humanities: Analyze, interpret, and evaluate works and ideas in the Humanities within appropriate global and historical contexts as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Social Science: Evaluate, analyze, and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Science: Apply fundamental principles and relationships from the Natural Sciences to solve problems as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Merchandising Management (AAS)
Broadly speaking, merchandising refers to the transfer of products from producers to consumers. With the problems of distribution and merchandising becoming more complex, there is a need for men and women who possess the training necessary for leadership in this marketing/purchasing field. The recommended program is designed to give students the necessary background to advance to positions of managerial responsibility in the field of merchandising.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (6 credits required)
 
Health & Physical Education (3 credits required)
 
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
MATHB065
FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS MATHEMATICS (or equivalent)
5 cr.
Human Relations (3 credits required)
 
Humanities (3 credits required)
 
Social Sciences (3 credits required)
ECON 101
INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS
3 cr.
or ECON&201
MICRO ECONOMICS
5 cr.
Natural Sciences (3 credits required)
 
Major Area Requirements
BUS 028
BASIC ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES
3 cr.
BUS 029
BASIC ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES
3 cr.
BUS& 101
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
5 cr.
or MGMT 100
THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
5 cr.
BUS 115
SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
3 cr.
BUS 116
MERCHANDISING MANAGEMENT
3 cr.
BUS 117
ADVERTISING
3 cr.
or BUS 217
PRINCIPLES OF ADVERTISING
5 cr.
BUS 199
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE (optional)
1-5 cr.
BUS& 201
BUSINESS LAW
5 cr.
BUS 251
PROFESSIONAL SELLING
3 cr.
BUS 260
PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING
5 cr.
Additional Major Area Electives
Select sufficient credits from the following areas to reach the degree total of 90 credits:
  • Business Administration (BUS)

  • Economics (ECON)

  • Supervisory Management (MGMT)

  • Microcomputer Applications (BTEC - 6 credit maximum)
Total Required Credits: 90
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Health and PE: Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Humanities: Analyze, interpret, and evaluate works and ideas in the Humanities within appropriate global and historical contexts as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Social Science: Evaluate, analyze, and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Science: Apply fundamental principles and relationships from the Natural Sciences to solve problems as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Professional Sales (CP)
The success of most organizations in our economy is dependent on the ability of sales professionals to sell their products, services, or ideas. Career opportunities are available for qualified applicants as manufacturers' representatives, brokers, and industrial and retail salespersons. Successful sales experience can be financially rewarding and can lead to managerial positions.

Sales and marketing provide the critical link between the producers of goods and services and the consumers of those products. Sales and marketing professionals identify target groups of customers and then design, promote, sell, and distribute goods and services that meet the needs of those customers. With the foundation this program provides, the student will be prepared for a career in distribution, manufacturing, retail, or wholesale businesses. The two-year program in Marketing is recommended for entry into the varied and interesting marketing field.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (3 credits required)
 
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
MATHB065
FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS MATHEMATICS
5 cr.
Human Relations (3 credits required)
 
Note: CMST& 230 satisfies the Human Relations requirement if taken as part of the Major Area Requirements.
Major Area Requirements
BTEC 101
BEGINNING KEYBOARDING *
1-3 cr.
or BTEC 190
REFRESHER KEYBOARDING *
1-3 cr.
BTEC 150
COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS
5 cr.
BUS 028
BASIC ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES
3 cr.
BUS 029
BASIC ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES
3 cr.
BUS& 101
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
5 cr.
or BUS 115
SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
3 cr.
or MGMT 100
THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
5 cr.
BUS 116
MERCHANDISING MANAGEMENT
3 cr.
BUS 117
ADVERTISING
3 cr.
or BUS 217
PRINCIPLES OF ADVERTISING
5 cr.
BUS 251
PROFESSIONAL SELLING
3 cr.
BUS 260
PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING
5 cr.
CMST&220
PUBLIC SPEAKING
5 cr.
or CMST&230
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION [HR]
5 cr.
ECON 101
INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS
3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 47-51
* Register for BTEC 100.

To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Successfully manage a buyer-seller relationship to include service follow-up, using professional communication and selling techniques.
  • Analyze a target market and develop product, pricing, promotion, and distribution strategies to meet customers? needs at a profit.
  • Create an effective business ad to meet the needs of specific target market(s).
  • Accurately prepare financial statements using manual and computerized systems for service and manufacturing businesses.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Small Business Management (CP)
This program is designed to provide current and prospective entrepreneurs and small-business owners with a basic foundation in small business management. Coursework includes accounting, business law, marketing, and business plan development. Upon completion of this program, students will be prepared to take on the challenge of starting, owning, and managing a small business or a franchise.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (3 credits required)
 
BTEC 087
APPLIED OFFICE ENGLISH
3 cr.
or BTEC 107
BUSINESS ENGLISH
5 cr.
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
MATHB065
FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS MATHEMATICS
5 cr.
Human Relations (3 credits required)
 
CMST&230
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
Major Area Requirements
BTEC 100
KEYBOARDING
1-3 cr.
BTEC 150
COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS
5 cr.
BUS 028
BASIC ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES
3 cr.
BUS 029
BASIC ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES
3 cr.
BUS 036
ACCOUNTING APPLICATIONS
3 cr.
BUS 115
SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
3 cr.
BUS 133
FEASIBILITY PLAN
1 cr.
BUS 135
BUSINESS PLAN
3 cr.
BUS& 201
BUSINESS LAW
5 cr.
BUS 251
PROFESSIONAL SELLING
3 cr.
BUS 260
PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING
5 cr.
MGMT 101
PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT
3 cr.
MGMT 107
SUPERVISORY COMMUNICATION I, WRITTEN
3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 54-59


To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Analyze a target market and develop product, pricing, promotion, and distribution strategies to meet customers? needs at a profit.
  • Accurately maintain payroll register as required under federal and state laws.
  • Accurately prepare, interpret, and analyze financial statements for service and merchandising businesses.
  • Prepare feasibility and business plans.
  • Apply legal and managerial principles related to starting and managing a small business.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Supervisory Management (CA)
The supervisory manager has the important role of getting work completed by leading, managing, and motivating people. Clark College offers a comprehensive training program that leads to a Certificate of Achievement in Supervisory Management and provides a major base for the Associate in Applied Science degree. Courses deal with solutions to supervisory problems regularly encountered on the job. This program provides an opportunity for current and potential supervisors to increase and broaden their performance levels and to advance into more responsible positions.
Major Area Requirements
MGMT 101
PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT
3 cr.
MGMT 103
APPLIED MANAGEMENT SKILLS
3 cr.
MGMT 110
CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING
3 cr.
One course in written communication from the following:
MGMT 107
SUPERVISORY COMMUNICATION I, WRITTEN
3 cr.
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
ENGL 135
INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL WRITING
5 cr.
One course in oral communication from the following:
CMST 212
ORAL COMMUNICATION IN BUSINESS
3 cr.
CMST&220
PUBLIC SPEAKING
5 cr.
CMST&230
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
Additional Major Area Requirements
Select a minimum of 18 credits:
BTEC 150
COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS
5 cr.
MGMT 100
THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
5 cr.
MGMT 106
MOTIVATION AND PERFORMANCE
3 cr.
MGMT 107
SUPERVISORY COMMUNICATION I, WRITTEN
3 cr.
MGMT 112
CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
2 cr.
MGMT 113
HUMANIZING THE WORKPLACE
1 cr.
MGMT 120
SUPERVISOR AS A TRAINER COACH
3 cr.
MGMT 122
LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLES
3 cr.
MGMT 125
TEAM BUILDING AND GROUP BEHAVIOR
3 cr.
MGMT 128
HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
3 cr.
MGMT 132
LEGAL ISSUES IN EMPLOYEE RELATIONS
3 cr.
MGMT 133
PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
3 cr.
MGMT 199
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
1-5 cr.
MGMT 280
SELECTED TOPICS
1-5 cr.
Strongly Recommended Electives
BTEC 100
KEYBOARDING
1-3 cr.
MATHB065
FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS MATHEMATICS (or equivalent)
5 cr.
Total Required Credits: 33-37


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Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Effectively manage people and resources to meet organizational and institutional goals.
  • Design a comprehensive management project with given criteria using latest software.
  • Communicate effectively using verbal, non-verbal and written language with clarity, coherence and purpose.
Supervisory Management (AAS)
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (6 credits required)
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
or ENGL 135
INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL WRITING
5 cr.
or MGMT 107
SUPERVISORY COMMUNICATION I, WRITTEN
3 cr.
and CMST 212
ORAL COMMUNICATION IN BUSINESS
3 cr.
or CMST&220
PUBLIC SPEAKING (also counts for Humanities)
5 cr.
or CMST&230
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION (also counts for Humanities)
5 cr.
Health & Physical Education (3 credits required)
 
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
MATHB065
FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS MATHEMATICS
5 cr.
Human Relations (3 credits required)
 
PSYC&100
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
5 cr.
Humanities (3 credits required)
 
Social Sciences (3 credits required)
ECON 101
INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS
3 cr.
Natural Sciences (3 credits required)
 
Major Area Requirements
BTEC 150
COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS
5 cr.
BUS 028
BASIC ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES
3 cr.
BUS 029
BASIC ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES
3 cr.
BUS& 101
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
5 cr.
or MGMT 100
THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
5 cr.
BUS& 201
BUSINESS LAW
5 cr.
ENGL 212
BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
3 cr.
or MGMT 107
SUPERVISORY COMMUNICATION I, WRITTEN
3 cr.
MGMT 101
PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT
3 cr.
MGMT 103
APPLIED MANAGEMENT SKILLS
3 cr.
MGMT 126
PROJECT MANAGEMENT
3 cr.
MGMT 128
HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
3 cr.
MGMT 133
PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
3 cr.
Additional Area Requirements
Select a minimum of 18 credits:
BUS 260
PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING
5 cr.
BUS 115
SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
3 cr.
BUS 203
DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS
3 cr.
ENGL 212
BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
3 cr.
or BUS 211
BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
3 cr.
MGMT 106
MOTIVATION AND PERFORMANCE
3 cr.
MGMT 110
CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING
3 cr.
MGMT 112
CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
2 cr.
MGMT 113
HUMANIZING THE WORKPLACE
1 cr.
MGMT 120
SUPERVISOR AS A TRAINER COACH
3 cr.
MGMT 122
LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLES
3 cr.
MGMT 125
TEAM BUILDING AND GROUP BEHAVIOR
3 cr.
MGMT 132
LEGAL ISSUES IN EMPLOYEE RELATIONS
3 cr.
MGMT 199
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
1-5 cr.
MGMT 280
SELECTED TOPICS
1-5 cr.
Additional Major Area Electives
Select sufficient credits from the following areas to reach the degree total of 90 credits:
  • Business Administration (BUS)

  • Economics (ECON)

  • Supervisory Management (MGMT)

  • Microcomputer Applications (BTEC - 6 credit maximum)
Total Required Credits: 90-92
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Effectively manage people and resources to meet organizational and institutional goals.
  • Design a comprehensive management project with given criteria using latest software.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the legal environments in business.
  • Apply the understanding of human resource issues and functions.
  • Communicate effectively using verbal, non-verbal and written language with clarity, coherence and purpose.
  • Identify applicable laws in terms of managing human resources.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Health and PE: Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Humanities: Analyze, interpret, and evaluate works and ideas in the Humanities within appropriate global and historical contexts as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Social Science: Evaluate, analyze, and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Science: Apply fundamental principles and relationships from the Natural Sciences to solve problems as appropriate for a career and technical education program.