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2015-2016 Course Catalog 
2015-2016 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED 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

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……………………………………………………………………………………..$143.00 per credit

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

Varied Costs

Approximate total textbook cost for the certificate: $1,250.

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: $5,450*

* 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 Policy

Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in or allow discrimination covered by law. This includes harassment based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy and marital status), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability and genetic information. 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. For information about the ADA, the Section 504/ADA Coordinator can be contacted at 515-964-6857. For Title IX questions and concerns contact 515-964-6850.

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