Business, Certificate of Achievement

The certificate of achievement shows that you have applied yourself within the business discipline and have successfully completed a series of courses which makes you more marketable and appealing to employers.


Students completing the certificate will:

  • Identify, explain, and apply skills, including information technology literacy, information literacy, research, writing, and presentations at the entry level of a business career.
  • Identify, synthesize, and apply interpersonal/group skills, including interpersonal and teamwork, international perspective, cultural awareness, and ethics and personal responsibility at the entry level of a business career.
  • Identify and practice analytical skills, including problem-solving and decision-making in a business environment at the entry level of a business career.

Gainful Employment

While all of the educational programs at Truckee Meadows Community College are designed to lead to either employment or transfer, the Department of Education requires that we provide information on specific certificate programs. Specific information on the cost of this program is available here.  We hope this information is helpful to you as you make your career and educational choices.

Certificates of Achievement are a set of courses that can serve as a stepping stone to an associate degree or allow students to enter the workforce.  Certificates of Achievement have a general education component.

To earn a Certificate of Achievement, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.)
  2. Complete a minimum of 15 semester credit hours within the college.
  3. Satisfy General Education requirements for the AAS.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
General Education Requirements
Business English
Human Relations3
Leadership and Ethics
BUS 117 or MATH 120 or higher
Certificate Requirements
ACC 135Bookkeeping I3
or ACC 201 Financial Accounting
ACC 136Bookkeeping II3
or ACC 202 Managerial Accounting
BUS 101Introduction to Business3
BUS 107Business Speech Communications3
BUS 108Business Letters and Reports3
MKT 210Marketing Principles3
MGT 171Supervision and Human Relations3
or MGT 201 Principles of Management
Total Units30
Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
ACC 135
Bookkeeping I
or Financial Accounting
BUS 107 Business Speech Communications 3
Communications 1 3
Mathematics 1 3
Human Relations 1 3
 Semester Total15
2nd semester
ACC 136
Bookkeeping II
or Managerial Accounting
BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 108 Business Letters and Reports 3
MGT 171
Supervision and Human Relations
or Principles of Management
MKT 210 Marketing Principles 3
 Semester Total15
 Total Units30

See program recommendations or requirements.