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Business Administration – Public Administration Certificate

Credential: Cert.
Code: C25120PA

Business Administration curriculum is designed to introduce students to the various aspects of the free enterprise system. Students will be provided with a fundamental knowledge of business functions, processes, and an understanding of business organizations in today’s global economy.

Course work includes business concepts such as accounting, business law, economics, management, and marketing. Skills related to the application of these concepts are developed through the study of computer applications, communication, team building, and decision making.

Through these skills, students will have a sound business education base for lifelong learning. Graduates are prepared for employment opportunities in government agencies, financial institutions and large to small business or industry.

This program leads to a Certificate. To be eligible for graduation, the student must have satisfactorily completed the course requirements as outlined below.

To qualify for admission into this program, the applicant must have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

This curriculum is designed for the student that wishes to obtain the Associates in Applied Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Public Administration.


Course Prefix, No. Title Class Lab Clinical Credit
PAD 151 Intro to Public Admin 3 0 0 3
PAD 152 Ethics in Government 3 0 0 3
PAD 251 Public Finance & Budgeting 3 0 0 3
PAD 252 Public Policy Analysis 3 0 0 3
PAD 254 Grant Writing 3 0 0 3
Total Semester Hours in Program 15 0 0 15

Expected program competencies are maintained by the lead instructor for this program, while course competencies are maintained by the respective instructors of specific courses.

NOTE: The above curriculum outline is intended as a guide only. The sequence of course offerings is subject to change at the discretion of the administration.

Several of these courses are offered via distance education. Refer to your class schedules and/or your advisor for more details.