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Get Down to Business!

"I enrolled in Coastline...and now hold down a job with a Fortune 500 company as a Business Analyst, making close to three times my first salary!"
-Susan Wolfe, Former Coastline Student

Why Choose Coastline Community College to Study Business?

Simple... We have great instructors and convenient options to offer our students for your style of learning. Coastline wants to help you earn more money, advance your career, and see more opportunities become available to you, all at your convenience with the help of our responsive and caring instructors. A Coastline education is the best gift you can give yourself. Start here and go anywhere... Whether you are looking to transfer into a degree or certificate program, begin a new career, or advance in your current position, the business department at Coastline Community College will make it happen.

Business Certificates

Business Certificates can be completed in as little as one year when you take 12 units a semester! Classes are available in the classroom,online, independent study and CD/DVD. Study when you want, where you want. Our year-round registration, flexible programs, online learning, and unique course offerings are suited to fit your busy lifestyle.

Certificates of Achievement

  • General Business
  • Business Marketing
  • Human Resources Management
  • Business Administration
  • Small Business Ownership

Certificates of Specialization

  • Home Business
  • Business Plan
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Average Earnings for Business Careers

The amount of money you can earn is based on many different factors that include your level of education, level of experience, title, and location. Although earnings can vary considerably from person to person and from place to place, what follows are listings of common careers and base salary ranges for those jobs:
Title Salary Range
Accountant I $42,237 to $51,400
Economist (Corporate) $100,315 to $150,715
Financial Analyst I $46,424 to $59,761
Payroll Administrator $47,283 to $64,339
Human Resource Manager $77,777 to $107,192
Information Tech. Manager $98,562 to $137,263
Business Dev. Associate $47,982 to $78,079
Business Dev. Manager $89,477 to $125,854
Financial Analysis Manager $93,930 to $117,141
Business Banking Manager $103,666 to $128,870
Sales Assistant I $33,302 to $41,276
Regional Sales Manager $92,891 to $131,535
Marketing Assistant I $37,034 to $46,566
Marketing Manager $81,905 to $110,988
Office Manager $52,251 to $72,836
Source: Salary.com figures reported based on zip code 92708

Business Program Course Outlines

Student Learning Outcomes

BUS-C007

Section Description

Business Mathematics provides a practical, up-to-date coverage of widely-used topics in business including basic math, bank services, payroll, discounts and markups, simple and compound interest, stocks and bonds, consumer loans, taxes and insurance, depreciation, financial statements and business statistics. (Not applicable to A.A. degree.) Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Apply elementary principles of basic mathematics including whole numbers, decimals, fractions, and percentages.
  • Break down and articulate the components of business banking services, payroll and taxes, purchases, invoices and discounts, pricing methods, inventory control and valuation, stocks and bonds, business and consumer loans, and depreciation.
  • Calculate payroll and taxes, product purchases, invoices and prices, inventory valuation, interest, and depreciation. Calculate basic statistics and illustrate their use in business.

BUS-C100

Section Description

A survey in business providing a multidisciplinary examination of how culture, society, economic systems, legal, international, political, financial institutions, and human behavior interact to affect a business organization's policy and practices within the U.S. and a global society. Demonstrates how these influences impact the primary areas of business, including organizational structure and design; leadership, human resource management, organized labor practices; marketing; organizational communication; technology; entrepreneurship; legal, accounting, financial practices; the stock and securities market, and, therefore, affect a business' ability to achieve its organizational goals. Transfer Credit: CSU. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Articulate the benefits and costs of ethical behavior and social responsibility.
  • Defend the Marketing Concept and its relationship to customer satisfaction.
  • Interpret financial information and explain how securities are used to finance an organization.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze and recommend effective business decisions/solutions using a systematic, evaluative, and information-based approach.
  • Develop and exhibit high standards of professional practice, demonstrating awareness of ethical and social responsibilities in today’s multicultural, team-oriented, rapidly-changing global environment.
  • Effectively communicate solutions to business problems using appropriate language and tools and demonstrating understanding of business terms and concepts.

Institutional Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate ethical civic, environmental, and social responsibility.
  • Demonstrate innovative thinking, and adaptive, creative problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrate understanding and respect for cultural and global diversity.
  • Use effective communication and interpersonal skills.

BUS-C102

Section Description

The Advanced Project Management (PMP) class is designed to give students a solid foundation in the concepts, tools, and techniques of formal project management. Concepts and methods learned are immediately usable in the workplace, leading to a greater retention of newly acquired skills, measurable project improvements, and the achievement of desired project results. The class focuses on key concepts in each of the process and knowledge areas of project management. This course also helps the student to prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam. Graded or Pass/No pass option.

Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Articulate and apply methods to develop Work Breakdown Structures, project schedules, construct network diagrams and identify critical paths.
  • Compare and contrast project issues and risks in order to implement appropriate issue resolutions and risk responses.
  • Differentiate key project management terms, concepts, tools, and techniques to use in managing projects, determining resource use and evaluating risk.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze and recommend effective business decisions/solutions using a systematic, evaluative, and information-based approach.
  • Develop and exhibit high standards of professional practice, demonstrating awareness of ethical and social responsibilities in today’s multicultural, team-oriented, rapidly-changing global environment.
  • Effectively communicate solutions to business problems using appropriate language and tools and demonstrating understanding of business terms and concepts.

Institutional Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate innovative thinking, and adaptive, creative problem solving skills.
  • Use effective communication and interpersonal skills.

BUS-C110

Section Description

Fundamental legal principles pertaining to business transactions. Introduction to the legal process and law as an instrument of social and political control in society. Topics include sources of law and ethics, contracts, torts, agency, criminal law, business organizations, judicial and administrative processes, employment law, forms of business organizations, and domestic and international governmental regulations. Transfer Credit: CSU; UC. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Compare and contrast the differences between the federal and state court systems and between a civil lawsuit and a criminal prosecution.
  • Identify and articulate an understanding of administrative and regulatory agencies in the areas of consumer law, product liability, and employment law.
  • Recognize and analyze the basic elements of a contract and differentiate remedies for breach of contract; determine whether a contract may be voided for lack of real consent or lack of capacity.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Develop and exhibit high standards of professional practice, demonstrating awareness of ethical and social responsibilities in today’s multicultural, team-oriented, rapidly-changing global environment.
  • Effectively communicate solutions to business problems using appropriate language and tools and demonstrating understanding of business terms and concepts.

Institutional Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate innovative thinking, and adaptive, creative problem solving skills.
  • Use effective communication and interpersonal skills.

BUS-C120

Section Description

The goal of Personal Financial Planning is to teach students the fundamentals of financial planning as well as develop an understanding of the social, psychological, and physiological contexts which influence decision making. Personal Financial Planning provides comprehensive coverage of the role of money in student's lives and provides financial planning tools enabling students to identify and evaluate choices that lead to long-term financial security and develop an understanding of their connection with money and the consequences of their decisions. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Articulate the role of money in an individual's life and the interrelationships with physiological, psychological, and social needs; construct a personal financial plan.
  • Assess how human physiology and health are affected by the stress created by social pressure, money, credit, and the financial environment.
  • Compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of various financial options with respect to personal preferences, lifestyle choices, needs, resources, and goals.
  • Evaluate the emotional, psychological, and physiological effects of personal financial decisions and planning on personal goals and retirement with respect to investments, taxes, and social security and healthcare.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Develop and exhibit high standards of professional practice, demonstrating awareness of ethical and social responsibilities in today’s multicultural, team-oriented, rapidly-changing global environment.
  • Effectively communicate solutions to business problems using appropriate language and tools and demonstrating understanding of business terms and concepts.

Institutional Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate innovative thinking, and adaptive, creative problem solving skills.

BUS-C124

Section Description

Risk Management for Enterprises and Individuals focuses on current as well as old and new risks for our times treating them in a holistic, global and integrated manner. Today the stakes are higher; decisions more complex; and consequences more severe and global. Knowledge and understanding of the risks at every phase in business and personal undertakings is critical. Tomorrow's leaders in business and individuals need to understand risks to make successful decisions. This course provides the background needed. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Articulate the identification and understanding of risks and risk measurement; develop a risk map based on probability models and statistical tools that communicate the importance and severity of business or personal risks.
  • Compare and contrast various risk management products and techniques and their application to a comprehensive business or individual Risk Management Plan.
  • Synthesize risk information to develop and evaluate strategies for business or personal risk planning and management.

BUS-C150

Section Description

Introduction to Marketing provides a practical introduction to contemporary marketing principles as applied in an increasingly Internet-driven marketplace. Topics include analyzing market characteristics, evaluating product and service strategies, and building strategic marketing plans. Internet experience helpful. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Compare and contrast the critical components of a marketing strategy.
  • Critique the opportunities and challenges encountered when integrating marketing plans in a global environment.
  • Validate the nature and importance of marketing from the perspective of a. its role in the economy, b. marketing niches, c. business and non-profit organizations, and d. consumers.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze and recommend effective business decisions/solutions using a systematic, evaluative, and information-based approach.
  • Develop and exhibit high standards of professional practice, demonstrating awareness of ethical and social responsibilities in today’s multicultural, team-oriented, rapidly-changing global environment.
  • Effectively communicate solutions to business problems using appropriate language and tools and demonstrating understanding of business terms and concepts.

Institutional Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate ethical civic, environmental, and social responsibility.
  • Demonstrate innovative thinking, and adaptive, creative problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrate understanding and respect for cultural and global diversity.
  • Use effective communication and interpersonal skills.

BUS-C180

Section Description

This course focuses on the development of a comprehensive business plan applicable for the needs of an entrepreneurial venture by moving through several phases: generating ideas and recognizing opportunities, researching and gathering marketing data, assembling resources, launching the new venture, and enabling long-term success. Students will learn the individual components of a business plan which comprises of marketing, management, operation, and finance. It is ideal for anyone who is ready to take the entrepreneurship challenge. ADVISORY: BUS C222. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Compare and contrast the importance of creating an effective business plan that clearly explains major elements: Marketing, Management, Operation and Finance, which make up the core of a business.
  • Identify and analyze the market opportunity, competitive environment, customer need, start up requirements, evaluate the potential for creating and maintaining a competitive advantage for a small business and complete a professional business plan.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze and recommend effective business decisions/solutions using a systematic, evaluative, and information-based approach.
  • Develop and exhibit high standards of professional practice, demonstrating awareness of ethical and social responsibilities in today’s multicultural, team-oriented, rapidly-changing global environment.
  • Effectively communicate solutions to business problems using appropriate language and tools and demonstrating understanding of business terms and concepts.

BUS-C190

Section Description

Examination of various investment vehicles and portfolios. This course provides a comprehensive study of stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and related securities that include a detailed study of the nature of these securities and their markets. Emphasis is placed on personal investment objectives for growth, growth with income, and income with preservation of capital. Also covered are portfolio management and the effect of taxes on investment policy. ADVISORY: BUS C120. Grade or Pass/No Pass option.

Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze and calculate expected returns, via algebraic formulas and financial calculation software tool, of various investment instruments.
  • Create and manage investment portfolios. Communicate investment decisions clearly and support the decisions by communicating critical and analytical thinking, which will be accomplished by contrasting various investment instruments and developing investment portfolios.
  • Identify concepts and issues of various investment securities including stocks, bonds, mutual funds, options, and real estate.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze and recommend effective business decisions/solutions using a systematic, evaluative, and information-based approach.
  • Effectively communicate solutions to business problems using appropriate language and tools and demonstrating understanding of business terms and concepts.

Institutional Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate innovative thinking, and adaptive, creative problem solving skills.

BUS-C197

Section Description

E-Commerce/Online Business designed for individuals, entrepreneurs, and small businesses who want to create a presence on the Internet by offering their products and/or services through online transactions. This is a hands-on course which includes setting up an e-Commerce business. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Compare and contrast the tools available on the web in order to create an effective online presence.
  • Critique the use of internet and how it can be used to develop or enhance an existing business.
  • Develop a website to create an online presence.
  • Distinguish the merits and benefits of e-Commerce related concepts.
  • Point out and assess what is needed to develop and implement an effective web site.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze and recommend effective business decisions/solutions using a systematic, evaluative, and information-based approach.
  • Develop and exhibit high standards of professional practice, demonstrating awareness of ethical and social responsibilities in today’s multicultural, team-oriented, rapidly-changing global environment.
  • Effectively communicate solutions to business problems using appropriate language and tools and demonstrating understanding of business terms and concepts.

BUS-C222

Section Description

Small Business Operations and Management provides a study of the practical problems encountered in finding, organizing and operating small business enterprises. Included are topics related to initiating the business, developing strategies, marketing, financial and administrative control, and related topics. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Articulate an understanding of the reasons why small businesses fail within the first five years.
  • Assess the effectiveness of various small business concepts (entrepreneurship, small business ownership, and entrepreneurship) and justify its importance to the overall economy of the U.S. and the world.
  • Compare and contrast the importance of: a. Social Responsibility and Ethics of small business. b. A Business Plan and how it is constructed. c. Financial and Legal concerns for small business. d. Marketing Products and Services. e. Management and Operations of small business.
  • Outline and interpret the reasons why people decide to venture into the risky world of small business ownership.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze and recommend effective business decisions/solutions using a systematic, evaluative, and information-based approach.
  • Develop and exhibit high standards of professional practice, demonstrating awareness of ethical and social responsibilities in today’s multicultural, team-oriented, rapidly-changing global environment.
  • Effectively communicate solutions to business problems using appropriate language and tools and demonstrating understanding of business terms and concepts.

Institutional Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate ethical civic, environmental, and social responsibility.
  • Demonstrate innovative thinking, and adaptive, creative problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrate understanding and respect for cultural and global diversity.
  • Use effective communication and interpersonal skills.

BUS-C284

Section Description

To enhance each Work Based Learning participant's opportunity for success in the field of Business by bridging the gap between educational theory and on-the-job practices through individualized performance objectives related to the student's career or occupational goal in Business. PREREQUISITE: Be employed or volunteer in a field related to Business for 5 hours per week per 1 unit of Work Based Learning. COREQUISITE: Be enrolled in a total of 7 units including Work Based Learning. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze and recommend effective business decisions/solutions using a systematic, evaluative, and information-based approach.
  • Effectively communicate solutions to business problems using appropriate language and tools and demonstrating understanding of business terms and concepts.


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Use the link below to view Coastline Community Colleges Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure for this program. These reports provide you, the student, with important information regarding the costs, benefits, and potential employment options of our certificate programs.

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