Community Service


Certificate of Performance: Working Education*

This certificate is designed for persons who want actual job experience running a small business. Areas of specialization include marketing, operations, accounting, and buying and inventory.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the certificate will be able to:

  • Develop marketing strategies for an on-campus student run small business. City has two student run businesses-a la cart and the Business Resource Center.
  • Manage the operations and human resource functions of a student owned and operated small business. City has two student run businesses-a la cart and the Business Resource Center.
  • Develop practical accounting processes for owning and operating a small business. City has two student run businesses-a la cart and the Business Resource Center.
  • Purchase and control supplies and merchandise for a Student Business on campus.

Students purchase and control inventory for a small business. City has two student run businesses: a la cart and the Business Resource Center.

Courses Required for the Major Units
Complete 6-12 units from:
BUSE 245A, Small Business Internship-Marketing
BUSE 245B, Small Business Internship-Operations
BUSE 245C, Small Business Internship-Accounting
BUSE 245D, Small Business Internship-Buying and Inventory
BUSE 245E, Small Business Internship-Marketing
BUSE 245F, Small Business Internship-Operations
BUSE 245G, Small Business Internship-Accounting
BUSE 245H, Small Business Internship-Buying and Inventory
6-12

Total: 6-12

*A Certificate of Performance is a departmental award that does not appear on the student’s transcript. All courses must be completed within the San Diego Community College District.

Certificate of Performance: Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)*

This certificate is designed for persons who want actual job experience in teamwork, leadership, and management. Areas of specialization include projects in the community, elementary and junior high, high school, and on-campus educational activities.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the certificate will be able to:

  • Win at the regional competition and advance to the national competition.
Courses Units
Complete 6-12 units from:
BUSE 158A, SIFE-High School Projects or
BUSE 277A, Service Learning-High School Projects
BUSE 158B, SIFE-Elementary & Junior High Projects or
BUSE 277B, Service Learning-Elementary & Junior High School Projects
BUSE 158C, SIFE-Community Projects or
BUSE 277C Service Learning-Community
BUSE 158D, SIFE-On-Campus Educational Projects or
BUSE 277D, Service Learning-on Campus
6-12

*A Certificate of Performance is a departmental award that does not appear on the student’s transcript. All courses must be completed within the San Diego Community College District.

Certificate of Performance: Business Presentations*

This certificate is designed for persons who want to improve their verbal, written, and computer skills.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the certificate will be able to:

  • Analyze, organize, and compose various types of written and oral business communications.
  • Learn to choose a topic and specific purpose; outlining, listening, organizing a speech; delivery; small group communication; informative and persuasive speaking; speaker credibility; and effective use of language.
  • Learn how to use Microsoft Office Professional Suite and how to integrate data within and between word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentations.
Courses Units
BUSE 119, Business Communications
3
CBTE 180, Microsoft Office
3
COMS 103, Oral Communication 3

Total: 9

*A Certificate of Performance is a departmental award that does not appear on the student’s transcript. All courses must be completed within the San Diego Community College District.

Associate in Science Degree: Business Studies - Small Business Management Community Service

Coursework in community service.

Courses Required for the Major Units
BUSE 119 Business Communications 3
ENGL 101 Reading and Composition 3
BUSE 140 Business Law & the Legal Environment 3
CISC 181 Principles of Information Systems 4
ECON 120 Principles of Macroeconomics
3
PHIL 102B Introduction to Philosophy: Values
3
Additional Courses Required
BIOL 101 Issues in Environmental Biology 4
BUSE 101 Business Mathematics 3
BUSE 150 Human Relations in Business 3
BUSE 155 Managing the Small Business 3
CBTE 180 Microsoft Office 3
COMS 103 Oral Communication 3
COMS 180 Intercultural Communication 3
MARK 100 Principles of Marketing 3
 And the following students in free enterprise certificate of completion courses (complete 6-12 units):
BUSE 158A SIFE - High School Projects  
BUSE 277A Service Learning - High School Projects
 
 BUSE 158B SIFE - Elementary & Junior High Projects  
BUSE 277B Service Learning - Elementary & Junior High School Projects  
BUSE 158C SIFE - Community Projects  
BUSE 277C Service Learning - Community  
BUSE 158D SIFE - On-Campus Educational Projects  
BUSE 277D Service Learning - on Campus  
  6 - 12
 Working Education Certificate of Performance courses (complete 6-12 units):
 BUSE 245A Small Business Internship - Marketing
3
 BUSE 245B Small Business Internship - Operations
3
 BUSE 245C Small Business Internship - Accounting
3
 BUSE 245D Small Business Internship - Buying and Inventory 3
 BUSE 245E Small Business Internship - Marketing 1
 BUSE 245F Small Business Internship - Operations 1
 BUSE 245G Small Business Internship - Accounting 1
 BUSE 245H Small Business Internship - Buying and Inventory 1
  6 - 12

Total:56-68

Recommended electives: Business 92, 201.

Additional general education and graduation requirements for the associate degree are listed in the Academic Requirements section of the catalog. Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university should select the Business Studies San Diego State University Transfer option. The associate degree requires a minimum of 60 units.