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Certificate of Achievement in Business Essentials


Please note:  These requirements are based on 2021-2022 LAVC Catalog.

Each major course must be completed with a grade of C or higher. To explore career and academic pathway options, visit the LAVC Program Mapper.

Students who plan to graduate and/or transfer should first meet with a Counselor to review and submit a Petition for Graduation early in the semester before they are expected to complete their requirements. Online Graduation Petitions that are submitted without a counselor's approval will require a counselor's review and approval in order for it to be processed. For the latest program requirements, check the LAVC catalog.


Complete the following 3 required courses

Course Course Title UNITS
ACCTG 001 Introductory Accounting I 5
BUS 001 Introduction to Business 3
LAW 001 Business Law I 3

Complete 5-6 units course from the following

Course Course Title UNITS
ACCTG 002* Introductory Accounting II 5
BUS 032* Business Communications 3
FINANCE 008 Personal Finance and Investments 3
MARKET 021 Principles of Marketing 3
MGMT 001 Principles of Management 3

Total units required: 16-17

*This course has a prerequisite or a corequisite