General Business

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in General Business is designed to provide business training for various entry-level positions in business. The courses include an introduction to business concepts, accounting and computer principles, and legal issues related to business. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) is also available.


Major Code: 
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Total credits required: 
Award notes

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses required within the program.

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
ACC111Accounting Principles I3
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems3
GBS151Introduction to Business3
GBS205Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues in Business3
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Students should select nine (9) credits from the following courses.
Any 100/200 level prefixed courses may be selected, except courses used to satisfy the Required Courses area.
ACC+++++Any ACC Accounting course(s)
GBS+++++Any GBS General Business course(s)
MGT+++++Any MGT Management course(s)
MKT+++++Any MKT Marketing course(s)
IBS+++++Any IBS International Business course(s)
REA+++++Any REA Real Estate course(s)
SBS+++++Any SBS Small Business Management course(s)
CIS114DEExcel Spreadsheet3
CIS117DMMicrosoft Access: Database Management3
CIS133DAInternet/Web Development Level I3
EPS+++++Any EPS Entrepreneurial Studies course(s)1-3
  • Identify, describe, and use the fundamental principles and practices of accounting. (ACC111)
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of computer information systems, computer concepts, microcomputer applications, and programming techniques. (CIS105)
  • Identify the fundamental characteristics and functions of modern business, including business principles, marketing, labor relations, and business risk. (GBS151)
  • Identify and define legal theories, ethical issues, and regulatory climate affecting business policies and decisions. (GBS205)

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate information about this degree or certificate. However, the information above represents current requirements for the academic year and may change as the result of the curricular process. This course list does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.