Technical Management Specialist
Offered at the Following Campuses
The Technical Management Specialist Certificate is designed to build upon a student's previously achieved TCC, Diploma or Associate Degree and add the management component to their education. Learning opportunities will introduce, develop and reinforce students' knowledge, skills and attitudes required to work in the student's current area of expertise. Graduates will receive a Technical Management Specialist TCC. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, management candidates coordinate the people and equipment involved in the organizational processes. Many organizations fill their management positions by hiring from within and promoting from lower levels as job openings arise. Competition for these positions can be very competitive and management education can provide a competitive edge. Students interested in continuing their education and advance their careers may continue their education at the technical college level in the Business Management program. Students may pursue an associate degree or diploma in Business Management. Opportunities for continual educational growth may be pursued at the university level. Collegiate programs in the School of Business with a major in Management are available to those students wishing to obtain a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts in their chosen field or industry. A manager is one who supervises others, decides the daily priorities of the organization or office, delegates projects, and coordinates teams to meet the goals of the organization. Managers must have persuasive and clear communication skills, analytical minds, and the skill to evaluate complex relationships among numerous factors. Managers also should exhibit personal qualities such as leadership, determination, motivation, self-confidence, and sound business judgment.
The standard curriculum for the Technical Management Specialist certificate program is designed for the semester system. Students may enter the program each semester. The Technical Management Specialist certificate takes approximately 2 semesters to complete and is online. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 24 hours.
*Approved Electives: BUSN 1400, BUSN 1410, MKTG 1000
- Submit a completed application;
- Be at least 16 years of age;
- Submit official high school/high school equivalent transcripts;
- Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
- Satisfy Placement Testing requirements.
(Prerequisite: Provisional admission) This course introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include introductions to computer and digital terminology and usage, operating systems, Internet and digital communication, word processing applications, spreadsheet applications, database applications, and presentation applications.
(Prerequisite: Provisional admission) Develops a working knowledge of the laws of employment necessary for managers. Topics include: Employment Law, the Courts, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR Discrimination Law, Selecting Applicants Under the Law, OSHA and Safety, Affirmative Action, AT-Will Doctrine, Right to Privacy, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Family Medical Leave Act(FMLA), Worker's Compensation, Unemployment Compensation, and National Labor Relations Act.