Management Skills Certificate

About the Management Skills Certificate

MCC’s Management Skills Certificate program prepares you for a variety of entry- and midlevel management positions including office manager, department manager, human resources manager, sales manager, and store manager. Opportunities can be found in almost every arena—health, banking, trade manufacturing, telecommunications, government, retail, service, nonprofit, e-business, and social marketing.

Already a manager? Learn to fine-tune your skills and become more effective in decision-making, problem-solving, and human relations—three vital elements of any successful organization.

All courses in this Fast Track program are arranged in a sequence that provides optimal learning opportunities. You're required to follow the integrated program sequence.

Total Cost of Management Skills Certificate

(in-district) Total Amount: $2,579.00

Credit Hours to Complete: 18

Weeks to Complete: 32

Management Skills Certificate Requirements

What makes MCC's Management Skills Certificate program better than, or distinct from, similar programs at other institutions?

  • You can earn your Management Skills Certificate at your own pace as part of an integrated program sequence through the Fast Track.
  • Earn your Management Skills Certificate and you're part way to earning your AAS in Business Management!
  • The MCC Business Department provides a high-quality learning environment with an emphasis on developing entrepreneurial thinking, creativity, problem solving, communication, and soft skills to give you an advantage in the competitive job market.

In addition to the Management Skills Certificate, we offer:

What you need to know about getting your Management Skills Certificate (CIP 52.0201 )

Total Management Skills Certificate Costs
  in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $2,007.00 $6,807.00 $8,462.00 $8,462.00
Additional Management Skills Certificate Costs $572.00 $572.00 $572.00 $572.00
Program Total $2,579.00 $7,379.00 $9,034.00 $9,034.00

About this Career

What job opportunities are available to someone with an Management Skills Certificate?

Business manager, general manager, store manager

Occupations that Management Skills Certificate prepares you for
Occupation and Occupational Profile Link SOC Code
Compliance Managers 11-9199.02
General and Operations Managers 11-1021.00

How will MCC's Management Skills Certificate program prepare me for my career or connect me to opportunities?

  • You'll learn critical skills for developing strategy and succeeding in a managerial position while gaining an understanding of tools and techniques used to lead and manage human, technical, and organizational company resources.

By the Numbers:

  • Sales Managers:
    • In McHenry County, sales managers have a starting salary of about $65,000 per year, with an annual median salary of $120,797. More than 250 job openings each year.
  • General and Operations Managers:
    • Between 2016 and 2026, national projected growth is 5–9%
    • More than 210,000 projected job openings
    • Illinois median wage range of $40,700 to $208,000
  • First Line Supervisors:
    • Between 2016 and 2026, national projected growth is 2–4%
    • More than 4,400 projected job openings
    • Illinois median wage is $54,810
  • Compliance Managers:
    • Between 2016 and 2026, national projected growth is 5–9%
    • More than 79,000 projected job openings
    • Illinois median wage range of $37,360 to $176,800

Outside the Classroom

  • Participate in Business Club
  • Ask about internship opportunities
  • Network with faculty and other Fast Track students

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