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  Oct 22, 2017
2017-2018 Course Catalog


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The Management certificate provides a background in management principles, business functions, human relations and communication skills to employees wishing to develop or polish management skills. Students also develop behaviors necessary to become an effective and respected manager. This certificate is also beneficial to people currently employed in management who wish to upgrade and improve chances for further promotion.

For more information about the Management certificate, please visit our website at

Location: Ankeny

Students may start any semester

Program Entry Requirements

  1. Complete an application for admission.
  2. Satisfy the assessment requirement.
  3. Attend any required information/registration session

Graduation Requirements

To earn a Management Certificate, a student must complete all coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

Option Courses - Select 1 Course from Each Option

Total Credits Required to Complete this Certificate - 30

These credits are also applicable to the AAS degree in Management  and the AAS degree in Marketing  .

Fixed Costs

Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$151.00 per credit

The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.

Varied Costs

Costs Total Certificate
Books (approx) 1,000-1,500

Students can expect to spend $100-150 per course on textbooks. Costs can be reduced by renting textbooks or buying e-texts.

Approximate total for certificate: $5,530-6,030**

**Program entry requirements are not included in the total approximate cost.

What Kind of Work Will You Do?

  • Accomplish organizational objectives by directing the efforts of employees.
  • Use technology for communication, business applications, web applications and presentations to individuals and groups.
  • Keep records of people contacted, points discussed, and follow-up promised.
  • Listen carefully for what is needed by others.
  • Prioritize and delegate work tasks on a daily basis.
  • Evaluate the work performance of others.
  • Use leadership skills to motivate the efforts of employees and work teams.
  • Prepare or direct the preparation of financial statements.

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?

  • Communicate effectively with clients and company personnel.
  • Ability to use technology for communication, business applications, web applications.
  • Apply knowledge of contract and agency law.
  • Read and understand financial statements.
  • Plan and organize work tasks.
  • Accurately calculate business and financial math problems.
  • Apply knowledge of methods and importance of delegation.
  • Apply knowledge of managerial functions (planning, organizing, staffing, directing, controlling).
  • Speak effectively before groups.
  • For more information, see the program website at

Nondiscrimination Statement

DMACC offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study:

Agriculture, National & Environmental Services /Architecture, Engineering, and Construction/Arts, Design, and Visual communications/Business, Management, and Marketing/Education, Public, and Human Services/Health Science/Hospitality and Culinary/Information Technology/Manufacturing/Transportation & Logistics

Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in nor allow discrimination covered by law against any person, group or organization. This includes in its programs, activities, employment practices, hiring practices or the provision of services, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age (in employment), disability, genetic information (in employment) and actual or potential parental, family or marital status of a person. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law.

Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure. Complaint forms may be obtained from the Campus Provost’s office, the Academic Deans’ office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. ADA questions and concerns may be directed to the Section 504/ADA Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA  50023, phone 515/964-6857,  Title IX questions and concerns may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA  50023, phone 515/964-6574,  Question or complaints about this policy may be directed to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone 312/730-1560, tax 312/730-1576..

Legal references: Iowa Code §§ 216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S. C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S. C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S. C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).(2017)

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