Management (SC)

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Move Up with a Skill Certificate in Management

Are you interested in becoming a manager at work? Do you want to be in line for a promotion? Would you like to discover skills on how to be a better manager? If so, LASC’s Skill Certificate in Management is the program for you.

Whether you’re interested in expanding your own business, moving into a management position, or wanting to start your professional career, having a Management certificate will prepare you for a successful career in business management. You will take a deep dive into new and proven management theories in human resources and entrepreneurship. Most importantly, you’ll discover how to apply the classroom to your company, while positioning yourself as a strong, solid manager.

Careers in Management 

Managers can be found in all industries all over the world. You can work in manufacturing, healthcare, corporate settings, the oil and gas industry, entertainment, non-profit organizations, laboratories, education, childcare, and so much more. 

Here are some careers and their salaries you could have with a Skill Certificate in Management: 

Career information below taken from bls.gov November 2019. Go to bls.gov for most current career information.

Social and community service managers coordinate and supervise social service programs and community organizations.

Data for Los Angeles/Long Beach/Anaheim

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
Bachelor’s Degree $65,320/year 
$31.41 /hour 
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
Less than 5 years  
13% increase

168,800

Administrative services managers plan, direct, and coordinate supportive services of an organization.

Data for Los Angeles/Long Beach/Anaheim

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
Bachelor’s Degree $96,180/year 
$46.24/hour
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
Less than 5 years  
7% increase

300,200

Property, real estate, and community association managers take care of the many aspects of residential, commercial, or industrial properties.

Data for Los Angeles/Long Beach/Anaheim

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
High School Diploma or equivalent 
$58,340 /year
$28.05/hour
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
Less than 5 years
7% increase

363,000

 

What You’ll Learn at LASC in Management 

You can get a Skill Certificate (SC) in Management at LASC where you will strengthen your skills and learn to manage people, budgets, and projects.

  • Be a leader. You’ll learn how to be a proactive listener, positive communicator, and constructive motivator along with other practical key leadership, communication, and analytical skills to help mentor and guide those you oversee.
  • You’ll examine management functions, such as planning, organizing, and scheduling your work force and their work flow to generate successful outcomes. You’ll become versed in many office software applications to create engaging graphs and reports, as well as build your skills with current office technology. 
  • Dive into the diversity of today’s 21st-century ways of managing to find out how traditional management principles have melded with modern principles driven by technology.
  • LASC provides internships so you can build your career connections and create community ties for after you graduate.
  • Check for upcoming innovative workshops, events, and business fairs hosted by LASC’s School of Career and Technical Education to strengthen your business skills, network with community leaders and local business owners, and develop a deeper knowledge for all of the different aspects of business.
  • LASC leads the way in promoting future business leaders through innovative academic programs, such as the Center for Entrepreneurial Opportunities (CEO) to help educate and connect aspiring business owners to their careers and industry interests. In 2017, LASC was awarded the Entrepreneurial College Award by the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) because of our leadership in starting entrepreneurially-minded programs.
  • Want More? You can get an Associate in Arts degree in Business Administration: Management / Supervision to further your skills while you deepen your critical-thinking and problem-solving capabilities. And, if you wanted to get a bachelor’s degree, you would save money on your first two years of college learning from positive, innovative faculty. Talk with your academic counselor to find out more!

Degrees & Courses You Will Take 

LASC’s Skill Certificate in Management and our suggested course of study for this program. Go to LASC’s current Course Catalog for specific course information:

Major Code: 506.30
Total Units Required: 15-17 

Upon completion of this program, you will be able to: 

  • Apply the process, practice, and theory of management concepts. 
  • Interpret, analyze, and communicate management issues with measurable data.
Required Courses: Units
CAOT 82 Microcomputer Software Survey in the Office
3
MGMT 2 Organization and Management Theory   3
MGMT 13 Small Business Entrepreneurship 3
MGMT 31 Human Relations for Employees 3
MGMT 33 Personnel Management 
3
TOTAL UNITS 15

Get Ready Before You Start 

Want to become a manager? You can start preparing for your career before your first class starts at LASC:

  • Make an appointment with your LASC academic counselor to review LASC’s program, start to develop a Student Education Plan (SEP), and discuss opportunities and support services LASC has that would be a good match for your career goals.
  • You can take a Workforce Development class or a summer class to strengthen your skills in common business software applications, business etiquette, or public speaking, such as courses on Microsoft Suite software, Business English, or an introduction to public speaking.
  • Once you’re at LASC, make sure to get involved with on-campus clubs and organizations, such as the LASC Entrepreneur Club and Toastmasters, and find out what other business opportunities LASC has through the School of Career Technical Education, such as business workshops and specific events on starting your own business, networking, career fairs. These build your resume and create new relationships to show potential employers your commitment to learning about the development of business and new technologies.

Program Learning Outcomes 

Once you successfully complete this program, you will be able to:

  • Apply the process, practice, and theory of management concepts. 
  • Interpret, analyze, and communicate management issues with measurable data.