Business Certificate

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

IHE Certificate of Completion

Method of Delivery

Hybrid or blended

When offered

Daytime Hours, Evening Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Business/Commerce, General. 520101


Program Synopsis Business Certificate

Program Location: Signal Peak, Aravaipa, Maricopa, Superstition Mountain, & San Tan Campus. 

Course Objective:
Description: The Business Certificate prepares individuals for entry level positions in businesses, provides skills to help them organize their own business, and leads to the Business AAS.

Competencies to be achieved:

* Apply math concepts to solve business problems. (Application Level)
* Demonstrate and explain the process of maintaining accounting records for a business. (Analysis Level) 
* Appraise the environments in which businesses operate in local and global markets, including technology influences.(Analysis Level)  
* Examine the importance of ethical behavior and social responsibility from a business perspective. (Analysis Level)  
* Use word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software to complete business reports. (Application Level)
* Analyze the concept of entrepreneurship as it applies to various business career sectors. (Analysis Level) 
* Recognize business terminology necessary for clear communication. (Comprehension Level)
* Evaluate skills needed for organizing and operating a business, including financial, marketing and management aspects. (Evaluation Level) 

Total Cost of Program (include all costs to student including testing, licensure):
Tuition (In-State) 18 x $75 = $1,350
Tuition (Out of State) 18 x $150 = $2,700
Additional fees: No additional fees

Provide a list of all books required for the program (even if cost of books is included in tuition):
* BUS101- Practical Business Math Procedures w/ Connect (Looseleaf)
* BUS100- BUSN 12w/ Mind Tap
* CIS120 – Test Out Office Pro
* ECN200 Principles of Economics (OER)
* ACC100 – College Accounting, Chapters 1-27 w/ Cengage Now v2 (Looseleaf)
* Elective – TBD by selection of class

Provide a list of all supplies required for the program (even if costs are included in tuition):
* CIS classes require a computer, internet access, Microsoft Office and Windows Operating Systems (Latest Version)
* ECN classes require Blackboard and software that will run the accesses that come with the textbook.

WIOA Contact for Enrollment Status /Credential Verification:

Name: Veronica Duran
Phone number: 520-494-5111 

Direct Website link to the program:

Additional information:

Background check requirements for licensing and background restrictions for working in the occupation: N/A
Other requirements needed: N/A

Refund Policy (provide a summary if Refund policy is not listed on school website):

: (The following questions must be answered along with a supporting explanation for each)
Industry Recognized: (Developed and offered by, or endorsed by a nationally-recognized industry association or organization representing a sizeable portion of the industry sector)
Yes or No: No
Nationally Recognized Industry Association or Organization:
Stackable: (Part of a sequence of credentials)
Yes or No: Yes
Career Pathway: Courses may be applied toward the Business A.A.S.
Portable: (Recognized in other geographical areas; by other educational institutions; or by other industries/companies) Yes or No (Explain):
Yes or No: Yes. HLC accredited courses are recognized by other educational institutions.
Accredited Curriculum: (This is referring to the course being accredited, not the test or school)
Yes or No: Yes.
Accrediting Agency and link to website: Higher Learning Commission (HLC);

Credential Attainment Rate:
Percentage of students in the last 24 months who obtained a postsecondary credential during WIOA program participation or within one year after exit from WIOA. Not Tracked at this time.


Program Length (Weeks)




Entrance Requirements



Central Arizona College

WIOA Approved Program


Curriculum Competency Based


Training Location(s)

AC; MC; SMC; SPC; STC; 100% Online

Local WIB

2003 - ARIZONA@WORK - Pinal

Type of Attainment:


Name of Credential

Business Certificate

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

Pell Grant; Scholarship

Refund Policy

See Synopsis

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?

Yes - Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

Books (Estimated)


In-State/District Tuition


Out-of-State/District Tuition


Supplies/Materials/Hand Tools (not included in tuition)


Total In-State Program Cost


Total Out-of-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

43-4051.00Customer Service Representatives
$16.12 per hour

Provider Status



8470 N Overfield Rd, Coolidge, Arizona 85128

Phone Number

(520) 494-5444

Web Address

Last Updated

Mar 28, 2024


Feb 16, 2012


Sep 27, 2024

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