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Business Information Management**

Career Studies Certificate (C.S.C.)

Purpose

A cross-discipline curriculum designed to provide a foundation in business management and information technology. This career studies certificate program recognizes the blend between information technology skills and business management knowledge and practice. Most managers find technology an integral part of their work, while IT professionals find that information technology specialists require an understanding of the management of both data and people. This is a first-level program for a person who intends to pursue a certificate and/or associate degree in either business or information technology.

Program Requirements and Special Conditions

Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students must also complete placements tests (or equivalent) in English, and scores will be used for appropriate course placement. If students have deficiencies in English, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should see a counselor and returning students their advisor for more information.

Program Curriculum

1st Semester Credits Standard Course Options
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3  
ENG 111 College Composition I 3  
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3 See Note 3.
Total Credits 9  
2nd Semester Credits Standard Course Options
Business Elective 3 AST 205, BUS 200, BUS 205
Information Technology Elective 3 ITE 140, ITE 150, ITE 215
Business/Information Technology Elective 3  
Total Credits 9  
Total Credits For Program 18  

Notes and Additional Curriculum Options

  1. The business/information technology elective requirement can be satisfied by courses with the following prefixes: BUS, ITD, ITE, ITN or ITP.  Selection must be approved by the faculty advisor. When selecting electives, the student must consider the prerequisite courses that apply to some BUS and IT courses.
  2. The courses in this career studies certificate program provide foundations in basic business practices and information technology that can be applied to other certificate and degree programs.
  3. Students with good computer skills may seek to satisfy this requirement by CLEP.

For additional information on this program, please contact the Division of Engineering, Business and Public Services: 804-706-5121 (Chester) or 804-594-1480 (Midlothian).

2014-2015 College Catalog & Student Handbook

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