Quick Facts
Degree Low Unit Certificate
Areas of Study Career and Life Success

This curriculum is designed to provide an integrated educational option for students preparing for inclusion in the workforce. 

This is a locally approved certificate. Upon satisfactory completion of the listed requirements and application for completion of the certificate to Admissions and Records, the student will receive a certificate of completion. This certificate program is not approved through the California Community College Chancellor’s Office; therefore, completion of the certificate will not be listed on the student’s transcript.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this certificate, the student should be able to:

  • Identify occupational opportunities and initiate a job search.
  • Use a word processor, find information on the Internet and conduct employment search activities using a computer.
  • Demonstrate mastery of arithmetic skills presented in real life employment contexts.
  • Demonstrate effective reading and writing skills for the workplace.
  • Navigate workplace issues that lead to improved workplace productivity. 

Certificate Requirements

  • CALS 200 Foundations for College (3)
  • CALS 210 Career Planning and Development (1)
  • CALS 254 Basic Computer Skills (1)
  • CALS 256 Reading and Writing for Career and Life (3) OR ENGL 260 Elements of Reading 260 (4)
  • CALS 258 Mathematics for Employment (3) OR MATH 220 Basic Mathematics (3)
Choose 4 units from the following: 4
  • BSOT 120 Time & Stress Management in the Workplace (1)
  • BSOT 121 Decision Making, Problem Solving, and Conflict Resolution (1)
  • BSOT 122 Customer Service and Attitude in the Workplace (1)
  • BSOT 123 Communication and Team Building (1)
  • BSOT 124 Values, Ethics, and Organizational Change (1)

Total Units for Certificate: 15 – 16

For reference only as of 2020/2021

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