Business and Marketing - Certificate of Achievement

This program gives students first-year knowledge of virtually all facets of business: accounting, management, marketing, technology and more. The coursework for the Business and Marketing Certificate is designed to provide a general background in business as well as a foundation in the basic skills needed for entry-level positions in various business settings. The required courses include Principles of Business, Business Communications and cover other fundamental topics. This certificate is designed for students who are already working or who will seek work immediately after graduation. Graduates who wish to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree will have their transcripts evaluated by the new institution; credit will be transferred on a course-by-course basis.

Program At a Glance

For those who want to:

Build a versatile business and marketing skill set
Work while they take classes
Supplement their education
Strengthen their credentials

Program Snapshot

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Length: 1.9 Years
Credits: 30*
Graduation Retention Rate: 62%*

Possible Careers

Marketing assistant
Advertising manager
Human resources specialist
Sales manager
Office manager

*Costs are estimates and are subject to change. Please visit the tuition and fees details page for precise details or call 417-447-7500. Degree time/credits vary with students' enrollment and course completion. Graduation retention varies by case. For program enrollment, retention, exam/certification, and employment rates visit Student Outcomes/Student Right-to-Know. Salary information is provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some careers on this list may require additional education and training. For program-specific accreditation visit OTC Accreditation.

Degree Requirements

credit hours
Program Required Courses
credit hours
Related Elective

For the full program requirements, see curriculum. For the full list of courses, see the catalog.

Program Details

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Program Contact

J.C. Walker
Business, Accounting and Economics Department Chair


Admission to Ozarks Technical Community College is open to all individuals who can benefit from its educational programs. A focus of the college mission is on the academic, career and personal goals of the student. OTC may admit you as a First-Time student just completing their high school, GED or HiSET requirements or as a Transfer student coming from another institution finishing up a certificate or degree. For more information, visit OTC Admissions.

Wondering how you’re going to pay for college? At OTC, we believe that cost shouldn’t be a barrier to earning a degree. Our staff will work with you to make a financial plan. To browse the resources available to you, see paying for college.