1999-2001 Undergraduate Catalog

One-year certificate programs

Students who complete a one-year certificate program will be able to acquire employment upon completion of the program and/or complete an associate degree at Firelands College or at another institution that has an appropriately related associate degree program. Students must complete 30 semester credit hours of coursework, of which no fewer than 18 semester and no more than 22 semester credit hours are technical courses.

Office administration certificates

  • Teresa A. Marano, Ph.D., program director
  • +Desktop Publishing Specialist

    The one-year desktop publishing specialist program prepares students to integrate basic design principles with desktop publishing skills. Students receive training with word processing, spreadsheet and database software and the integration of these software programs with desktop publishing.

    The program is arranged so that credits
    received in a one-year program may be transferred if a student decides to pursue a two- or four-year degree in a related field. To receive the desktop publishing specialist certificate, the student must have at least a 2.0 grade point for all work attempted.

    One-year certificate

    General education

  • ENG 110, 111 and/or 112 (3-8)
  • IPC 102 (3)
  • Basic course

  • BUSE 101 (3)
  • Core courses

  • BUSE 111, 201, 204, 205, 206, 207, 210, 304, 305, 306, 307, 335 (20)
  • +Information Processing Specialist

    The one-year information processor option prepares students for positions working with computers. Students receive training with word processing, spreadsheet and database software and develop skills in preparing documents through the use of transcription equipment.

    The program is arranged so that credits received in a one-year program may be transferred if a student decides to pursue a two-year degree in a related field. To receive the information processor certificate, the student must have at least a 2.0 grade point average for all work attempted.

    One-year certificate

    General education

  • ENG 110, 111 and/or 112 (3-8)
  • IPC 102 (3)
  • Basic course

  • BUSE 101 (3)
  • Core courses

  • BUSE 111, 201, 204, 205, 206, 207, 210, 217, 304, 305, 306, 335 (19)
  • +Medical Transcribing Specialist

    The medical transcriber is responsible for transcribing medical information and reports from transcription equipment onto paper in a complete and accurate manner. Career opportunities exist in the medical record departments of hospitals, physicians offices, private clinics and other settings.

    The program consists of selected courses from both the secretarial administrative sciences program and the health information technology program, and students may continue in either program for an associate degree. To receive the medical processor certificate, the student must have at least a 2.0 grade point average for all work completed.

    One-year certificate

    General education

  • ENG 110, 111 and/or 112 (3-8)
  • IPC 102 (3)
  • Basic course

  • BUSE 101 (3)

  • Firelands College
    Core courses

  • BUSE 111, 201, 204, 205, 206, 210, 304, 335 (13)
  • AHTH 110, 111 (4)
  • +Office Support Specialist

    The one-year administrative support secretary option prepares students for entry-level receptionist/secretary positions.

    The program is ideal for individuals wishing to re-enter the secretarial field. The program is arranged so that credits received in a one-year program may be transferred if a student decides to pursue a two-year degree in a related field. To receive the administrative support secretary certificate, the student must have at least a 2.0 grade point for all work attempted.

    One-year certificate

    General education

  • ENG 110, 111 and/or 112 (3-8)
  • IPC 102 (3)
  • Basic course

  • BUSE 101 (3)
  • Core courses

  • BA 203 (3)
  • BUSE 111, 201, 204, 205, 206, 210, 213, 217, 335 (16)
  • Business management certificates

    Cynthia L. Miglietti, Ph.D., program director

    +Bookkeeping

    This one-year program is designed for the part-time evening student. The program will prepare students for clerical positions in industrial, governmental or public accounting. All of the courses in this certificate program are applicable to the associate of applied business degree.

    One-year certificate

    General education

  • ENG 110, 111 and/or 112 (3)
  • BA 203 (3)
  • Basic courses

  • MATH 120 (3)
  • MIS 200 (3)
  • Core courses

  • BAT 102
  • ACCT 221, 222 (6)
  • ACT 231*, 241*, 251* (9)
  • *Designed only for the bookkeeping certificate and associate degree in accounting.

    +Management and Supervision

    This one-year program provides students with the general management skills and knowledge necessary to become employable in a variety of positions in business and industry. The program is ideal for students
    who are interested in beginning a business career, updating skills or learning new management techniques. The program is arranged so that classes can be taken part-time in the evening and credits received in a one-year program can be transferred if a student decides to pursue the associate of applied business degree.

    One-year certificate

    General education

  • ENG 110, 111 and/or 112 (3)
  • BA 203 (3)
  • IPC 102, 201 or 306 (3)
  • General education elective (3)
  • Basic courses

  • BUSE 101 (3)
  • MIS 200 (3)
  • Core courses

  • ACCT 221 (3)
  • BAT 201 (3)
  • BAT 209 (3)
  • BAT 205 or MFG 112 (3)
  • BAT 290 or technical elective (3)
  • +Real Estate Management

    This one-year program is designed for students who have an interest in working in the real estate field. Students enrolled in this program take courses that provide them with the skills and knowledge necessary to be employed in a real estate position. The program is arranged so that credits received in a one-year certificate program can be transferred to the associate of applied business degree.

    One-year certificate

    General education

  • ENG 110, 111 and/or 112 (3)
  • BA 203 (3)
  • IPC 102, 201 or 306 (3)
  • General education elective (3)
  • Basic courses

  • BUSE 101 (3)
  • MIS 200 (3)
  • Core courses

  • ACCT 221 (3)
  • BAT 100 (2)
  • BAT 101 (2)
  • BAT 209 (3)
  • BAT 213 (3)
  • BAT 215 (2)
  • +Small Business Management

    This one-year program is designed for students who have an interest in managing a small business. Students enrolled in this program take courses that provide them with the knowledge necessary to successfully manage a small business. The program is geared to the part-time evening student and arranged so that credits received in the one-year program can be transferred if a student decides to pursue the associate of applied business degree.

    One-year certificate

    General education

  • ENG 110, 111 and/or 112 (3)
  • BA 203 (3)
  • IPC 102, 201 or 306 (3)
  • General education elective (3)
  • Basic courses

  • BUSE 101 (3)
  • MIS 200 (3)
  • Core courses

  • ACCT 221 (3)
  • BAT 201 or 280 (3)
  • BAT 208 (3)
  • BAT 209 (3)
  • BAT 290 or technical elective (3)

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