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The Career Pathway Certificate of Completion: Marketing is for students who wish to update skills or increase advancement potential.

Courses are designed to provide students with a strong basic understanding of fundamentals and current practices in the field of marketing. Businesses will find this short-term certificate especially helpful in quickly training present and new employees in basic subject matter pertinent to the marketing function.

This Career Pathway Certificate leads to an Associate of Applied Science in Business Management/Entrepreneurship. To see how this program links to others in the Pathway click here

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 27 credit hours with a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or better. All courses in this program must be completed with a grade of ‘C’ or better. One course must be completed at Southwestern before the Career Pathway Certificate of Completion: Marketing is awarded.

Complete the graduation application process one term prior to the term of completion (e.g., spring term graduates must apply during winter term).

Program Guide

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
BA101 Introduction to Business 4
BA238 Sales 3
WR115 Introduction to Expository Writing (or higher) 1 3
BA205 Solving Communication Problems With Technology 4
BA223 Principles of Marketing 3
CIS120 Concepts of Computing 4
BA233 E-Marketing 3
BA239 Advertising 3
 Total Credits27

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate effective communication skills including both verbal and written.
  • Describe the marketing methods including the analysis and inter-relationship of the marketing mix: Product, price, place and promotion.
  • Develop/implement a marketing plan to achieve the goals of a business.