The Workplace Essentials Certificates aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge to be successful in the workplace. Students will learn how to maximize efficiency, engage in strategic problem solving, and clearly communicate with internal and external stakeholders. These skills will allow both students with extensive experience in the workplace and those entering the workforce to improve their effectiveness and advance in their career. This certificate also serves as a gateway into other noncredit and credit programs.

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Relate the role of critical thinking to meeting business challenges and solving problems.
  • Hypothesize solutions to typical and atypical problems and test these hypotheses.
  • Demonstrate business-writing skills in the form of emails, memos, and proposals.
  • Apply the time management quadrant to a business case study attempting to balance personal and organizational goals. 
Required Courses (48 hours) Hours
PDS-808 Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making 12
PDS-809 Business Writing in the Technological World 12
PDS-810 Time Management 12
PDS-812 Workplace Communcation Strategies 12