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Business Communication

Program Information

Business certificates focus on the development of job- or career-specific
skills in a short-term, concentrated format. The Business Communication
certificate program strengthens written, verbal, and interpersonal
communication skills used in the business environment. It is intended
for students seeking to improve communication abilities before entering
the workforce, returning to the workplace, or those interested in pursuing
career growth opportunities. This certificate is earned after completing 10
credits. Courses may apply toward the Business Transfer Pathway Associate
of Science (AS) degree, the Business, Industry, and Technology (AS)
degree, and the Business: Workplace and Technology Emphasis Associate
of Applied Science (AAS) degree.

  • By completing this program, students will achieve the following learning goals:

    1. Exhibit interpersonal skills, professional attitudes, and ethical principles
      in business practices and communications;
    2. Apply appropriate methods to effectively manage a business environment;
    3. Express ideas, information, proposals, and reactions clearly and professionally
      in written and spoken form.
  • 10 credits

    BUS 1102 Business Writing Essentials 1
    BUS 1103 Human Relations in the Workplace 3
    BUS 1104 Written Business Communications 3
    BUS 1124 PowerPoint and Web Conferencing 3
    • A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 in courses numbered 1000 or above at ARCC.
    • A minimum grade of C must be earned in all program requirements.
    • All program requirements must be completed at ARCC.
    • Courses must be completed within four years. Students may petition to extend the window beyond the four years.
    • All course requirements must be complete before a certificate will be awarded.
    • Students must complete a Certificate Application. Certificate Applications are available online at under Records and Registration. Alternative formats of the form are available at the Records and Registration Office per request.
    • The requirements of this program are subject to change without notice.

    NOTE: You are encouraged to contact an academic advisor at 763-433-1230 for course planning assistance and information about transfer credit evaluation and transfer options.

  • The sequence that follows is suggested for full-time students. Part-time students will need more time to complete this program; many courses are offered in the evening or online.

    First Year

    Fall Semester Spring Semester
    BUS 1102 1 BUS 1103 3
    BUS 1124 * 3 BUS 1104 3

    *Offered Fall Semester only

  • *Some occupations may require advanced education

    • Administrative Assistant
    • Advertising Coordinator
    • Collections Representative
    • Customer Service Specialist
    • Data Entry Administrator
    • Digital and Social Media Specialist
    • Employee Training Specialist
    • Executive Secretary
    • Front Desk Representative
    • Hospitality
    • Marketing Communications Assistant
    • Operations Supervisor
    • Public Relations Assistant
    • Retail


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