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Academic Programs

Management, Supervisory - Certificate (B97)

The Supervisory Management certificate program is designed with a core of specialized business courses that allow a student to become a front-line supervisor. After becoming familiar with business, human relations, supervision, management, and basic computers a student may desire to move on toward the completion of a certificate in management. The certificate is well designed for those individuals who are first-line supervisors with a need to upgrade their skills.

Work and Employment

Front-line supervisors are employed by all sectors of the economy including manufacturing and service industries. Supervisors are employed in large and small organizations with diverse responsibilities depending on the structure of the organization.

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Program Contacts at Sauk Valley Community College

  • Academic Advising, 815-835-6354
  • Emily Zimmerman, Assistant Professor of Business/CEO 815-835-6259
  • Jonathan E. Devereueawax, Associate Professor, Economics 815-835-6393

Total Hours Required - 15 Hours

Major Field Requirements

  • BUS 103 - Intro to Business (3 Semester Hours)

    Introduction to Business provides a foundation of knowledge in business including an understanding of the basic processes of marketing, finance, production, accounting, information technology, human resource management and the relationships of business to our society and government and the global economy. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week

  • BUS 112 - Human Relations (3 Semester Hours)

    Stresses development of the individual and inter-personal relationships applied to business and industry with emphasis upon values, communications, problem solving, motivation and leadership. In addition, human relations skills and organizational behavior concepts are developed within modern organization environments to understand behavior, performance, learning, perception, values, and diversity. Communications skills, conflict resolutions, power, politics, ethics, and team dynamics are presented and analyzed within modern organizations. Organizational development principles such as organizational change, global diversity, productivity, participative management, and time as well as career management skills are presented and applied. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week

  • BUS 205 - Principles of Management (3 Semester Hours)

    Principles of Management analyzes the organizing, planning and controlling of business activities and the directing of people to achieve the objectives of business by studying the current management theories. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week

  • BUS 218 - Supervision Techniques (3 Semester Hours)

    The Supervision Techniques course analyzes the processes and structures to prepare students to become supervisors in modern organizations. Topics of study include modern supervision challenges, functions of the supervisor, skills of the supervisor, and the supervisor's interaction with the organizations human resources function. Additional emphasis is placed upon the acquisition and development of modern supervisory skills in the workplace to include such skills as ethics, teamwork, diversity, goals, change, conflict, communication, motivation, leadership, organization, problem solving, and decision-making. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week

  • CIS 109 - Introduction to Computers (3 Semester Hours)

    This introductory course consists of the study of computer hardware, software, operating systems and communications, networking, Internet, systems and program development life cycles and their role in business decision making. The use of Internet, multimedia, security, and ethics will be emphasized throughout the course. In addition, laboratory experience will be gained with a survey of Microsoft Windows and business computer software applications programs in word processing, electronic spreadsheets, database management, presentation graphics, and Internet. Prerequisite: None. Students having no experience with computers are encouraged to first take OAS 103-Keyboarding. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): BUS 902 Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week

Suggested Program

First Semester - 9 Hours

  • BUS 103 - Intro to Business (3 Semester Hours)

    Introduction to Business provides a foundation of knowledge in business including an understanding of the basic processes of marketing, finance, production, accounting, information technology, human resource management and the relationships of business to our society and government and the global economy. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week

  • BUS 112 - Human Relations (3 Semester Hours)

    Stresses development of the individual and inter-personal relationships applied to business and industry with emphasis upon values, communications, problem solving, motivation and leadership. In addition, human relations skills and organizational behavior concepts are developed within modern organization environments to understand behavior, performance, learning, perception, values, and diversity. Communications skills, conflict resolutions, power, politics, ethics, and team dynamics are presented and analyzed within modern organizations. Organizational development principles such as organizational change, global diversity, productivity, participative management, and time as well as career management skills are presented and applied. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week

  • CIS 109 - Introduction to Computers (3 Semester Hours)

    This introductory course consists of the study of computer hardware, software, operating systems and communications, networking, Internet, systems and program development life cycles and their role in business decision making. The use of Internet, multimedia, security, and ethics will be emphasized throughout the course. In addition, laboratory experience will be gained with a survey of Microsoft Windows and business computer software applications programs in word processing, electronic spreadsheets, database management, presentation graphics, and Internet. Prerequisite: None. Students having no experience with computers are encouraged to first take OAS 103-Keyboarding. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): BUS 902 Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week

Second Semester - 6 Hours

  • BUS 205 - Principles of Management (3 Semester Hours)

    Principles of Management analyzes the organizing, planning and controlling of business activities and the directing of people to achieve the objectives of business by studying the current management theories. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week

  • BUS 218 - Supervision Techniques (3 Semester Hours)

    The Supervision Techniques course analyzes the processes and structures to prepare students to become supervisors in modern organizations. Topics of study include modern supervision challenges, functions of the supervisor, skills of the supervisor, and the supervisor's interaction with the organizations human resources function. Additional emphasis is placed upon the acquisition and development of modern supervisory skills in the workplace to include such skills as ethics, teamwork, diversity, goals, change, conflict, communication, motivation, leadership, organization, problem solving, and decision-making. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week