The Transfer Prep certificate program will teach you the fundamentals of business law, financial and managerial accounting, computers, marketing, and management. It can be a credential built into a Business Administration degree or diploma path.
This is a certificate program and requires fewer credits and less time to complete than a degree or diploma program. Certificate programs can be taken alone but are often taken along with other Accounting and Finance programs.
This certificate is also available to high school students through our Career & College Promise program.
Learn more about this program’s student outcome data.
Skills You’ll Learn
The Transfer Prep program is focused on job-related skills in the following areas:
- Increasing professional readiness and marketability
- Enhancing the Accounting and Finance career path
- Understanding the basics of business, computers, accounting, management, and marketing
17 Credit Hours
Courses in this program
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This course introduces the student to the legal and ethical framework of business. Contracts, negotiable instruments, the law of sales, torts, crimes, constitutional law, the Uniform Commercial Code, and the court systems are examined. Upon completion, the student should be able to identify legal and ethical issues that arise in business decisions and the laws that apply to them.
This course introduces computer concepts including fundamental functions and operations of the computer. Topics include identification of hardware components, basic computer operations, security issues, and use of software applications. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the role and function of computers and use the computer to solve problems.
This course introduces business decision-making using accounting information systems. Emphasis is placed on analyzing, summarizing, reporting, and interpreting financial information. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare financial statements, understand the role of financial information in decision-making and address ethical considerations.
This course is designed to be an overview of the major functions of management. Emphasis is placed on planning, organizing, controlling, directing, and communicating. Upon completion, students should be able to work as contributing members of a team utilizing these functions of management.
This course includes a greater emphasis on managerial and cost accounting skills. Emphasis is placed on managerial accounting concepts for external and internal analysis, reporting and decision-making. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze and interpret transactions relating to managerial concepts including product-costing systems.