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Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2019-2020

Palm Beach State College

Business Specialist CCC

Business Specialist  (6480)

Type of Award
CCC - College Credit Certificate

Program Website

Program Description
This college credit certificate program is designed to prepare the student for entry-level employment in business.

Course content prepares the student to become proficient in the planning, organizing, directing and controlling of a business, including organizational and human aspects, with emphasis on various theories of management, the knowledge and understanding necessary for managing economic resources, decision making and marketing.

Admission Requirements
Have a standard high school diploma or GED;
Complete an Application for Admission, located at

Completion Requirements
Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.

Program Length
The program can be completed in one semester full time or one year part time.

The program is offered at the Lake Worth, Palm Beach Gardens, Loxahatchee Groves, Belle Glade and Boca Raton campuses.

For More Information
Professor Debbie Beres, Department Chair,, (561) 868-3788 (Lake Worth)
Professor Juliett Tracey,, (561) 868-3813 (Lake Worth)                                                  Dr. William Paczkowski,, (561) 207-5051 (Palm Bch. Gardens)                               Professor Jeanne Murcia,, (561) 993-1178 (Loxahatchee Groves and Belle Glade)          Professor Robert Gillan,, (561) 862-4792 (Boca Raton)

To see when the course is offered, click the course number. To see a course description, click the course title.
Required Courses Credits: 12
CGS1100 Microcomputer Applications 3
GEB1011 Introduction to Business 3
MNA2100 Human Relations in Business 3
MAR2011 Principles of Marketing 3
Total Program Credits: 12

For individualized course sequence

Employment Opportunities
This program is designed to prepare the student for mid-management positions in a variety of business environments or to provide supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in management occupations.

Gainful Employment
Program length excludes this program from gainful employment reporting requirements.

Career Path Notes
Credits earned in this certificate program will transfer into the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Business Administration and Management.

Career Center
For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit:
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