2018-2019 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jun 19, 2024  
2018-2019 Catalog and Student Handbook [Archived Catalog]

Business Technical Certificate

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Program and Career Description

This certificate is designed to prepare students to advance in the business community by providing them basic knowledge and skills in business management. Courses from this program may be applied to the Associate of Applied Science degree in Business or General Technology.

Career Entry-Level Pay Median Pay Experienced Pay
Customer Service Representative $20,720 $29,570 $38,030
General Clerk $20,270 $29,570 $38,180
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers $24,880 $36,760 $50,150

Career and salary information taken from JOBS4TN.GOV.  Check out this website for additional information about job descriptions, education requirements and abilities, and supply and demand for these careers.  For additional information from a national perspective, go to  Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S.  Department of Labor on the internet at www.bls.gov .  Visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook on this website.  Salaries are not guaranteed.

Program Requirements

The Business Technical Certificate is offered in a traditional format during the day in Columbia and also in an online/hybrid format for those who prefer to complete most of their coursework at home. The online courses are in a 7-week or 15-week format, while the hybrid courses are in a 5-week, 7-week, or a 15-week format. The certificate can be completed in two semesters.

Students may be required to take additional Learning Support courses.

Second Semester - Total Credit Hours: 15

Requirements for Certificates Include:

  • Total certificate hours must be at least 27
  • earning 25% of total program credits in residence at Columbia State.
  • GPA of at least 2.0 in courses required for the certificate.


*Note: An elective can be any college-level course. BUSN/CITC courses are strongly recommended.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please review Gainful Employment Disclosure for this certificate.

For more information contact:
Meredeth McCoy at
mmccoy@columbiastate.edu or 931.540.2698
Science, Technology & Math Division office at 931.540.2710

Columbia State Community College, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution.
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