Overview

Develop the skills necessary to excel within the government and not-for-profit sectors of employment. Our society is complex — from the laws we follow to the people writing new policies. But with the right leadership training, you can support the growth of your community and make a real difference in the lives of everyday citizens. Graduates of this certificate will be prepared for a variety of jobs in state, county, and city levels of government. In addition, this program will provide you with the opportunity to earn certifications as a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) and as a Microsoft Excel professional.

This Public Administration Certificate can be taken alone or as part of the Management Degree program.

How to Enroll

To pursue this degree, you must apply to MTC using our online application.

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Print Plan

Sample Program Plan and Costs

Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all of the courses offered within the Business and Public Service Department for the grade to be counted toward graduation. Specifically, these include courses with the following prefixes: ACC, BAF, BUS, MGT, and MKT.

Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Credits
Semester 1
(15 Credit Hours)
ENG-101 English Comp I

English Comp I

ID: ENG-101

Credit Hours: 3

This is a (college transfer) course in which the following topics are presented: a study of composition in conjunction with appropriate literary selections, with frequent theme assignments to reinforce effective writing. A review of standard usage and the basic techniques of research are also presented.

3
MGT-101 Principles of Management

Principles of Management

ID: MGT-101

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of management theories, emphasizing the management functions of planning, decision making, organizing, leading, and controlling.

3
CPT-170 Microcomputer Applications

Microcomputer Applications

ID: CPT-170

Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces microcomputer applications software, including word processing, data bases, spreadsheets, graphs, and their integration.

3
MKT-135 Customer Service Techniques

Customer Service Techniques

ID: MKT-135

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the techniques and skills required for providing customer service excellence, including illustrations to turn customer relations into high standards of customer service, satisfaction, and repeat sales.

3
PSC-215 State and Local Government

State and Local Government

ID: PSC-215

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of state, county, and municipal government systems, including interrelationships between these systems and within the federal government. The impact of current events on the national government and institutions is emphasized.

3
Semester 2
(12 Credit Hours)
MGT-206 Management Spreadsheets

Management Spreadsheets

ID: MGT-206

Credit Hours: 3

This course emphasizes the use of spreadsheet software to support managerial decision-making through the analysis of data.

3
BUS-130 Business Communications

Business Communications

ID: BUS-130

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers the application of communication skills to situations routinely encountered in business environments. Students will generate oral and written reports and presentation.

3
MGT-250 Situational Supervision

Situational Supervision

ID: MGT-250

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of techniques supervisors use to adjust their management styles to different situations and employees.

3
MGT-215 Project Management

Project Management

ID: MGT-215

Credit Hours: 3

This course is the study of integrated project management. Emphasis is on the methods and software used in managing projects, including project scope, planning, scheduling, budgeting, and control and evaluation to achieve project objectives.

3
      Total Credit Hours 27
      Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$5,076.00
Not including fees and equipment
Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Credits
Semester 1
(9 Credit Hours)
ENG-101 English Comp I

English Comp I

ID: ENG-101

Credit Hours: 3

This is a (college transfer) course in which the following topics are presented: a study of composition in conjunction with appropriate literary selections, with frequent theme assignments to reinforce effective writing. A review of standard usage and the basic techniques of research are also presented.

3
MGT-101 Principles of Management

Principles of Management

ID: MGT-101

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of management theories, emphasizing the management functions of planning, decision making, organizing, leading, and controlling.

3
CPT-170 Microcomputer Applications

Microcomputer Applications

ID: CPT-170

Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces microcomputer applications software, including word processing, data bases, spreadsheets, graphs, and their integration.

3
Semester 2
(6 Credit Hours)
MKT-135 Customer Service Techniques

Customer Service Techniques

ID: MKT-135

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the techniques and skills required for providing customer service excellence, including illustrations to turn customer relations into high standards of customer service, satisfaction, and repeat sales.

3
PSC-215 State and Local Government

State and Local Government

ID: PSC-215

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of state, county, and municipal government systems, including interrelationships between these systems and within the federal government. The impact of current events on the national government and institutions is emphasized.

3
Semester 3
(6 Credit Hours)
MGT-206 Management Spreadsheets

Management Spreadsheets

ID: MGT-206

Credit Hours: 3

This course emphasizes the use of spreadsheet software to support managerial decision-making through the analysis of data.

3
BUS-130 Business Communications

Business Communications

ID: BUS-130

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers the application of communication skills to situations routinely encountered in business environments. Students will generate oral and written reports and presentation.

3
Semester 4
(6 Credit Hours)
MGT-250 Situational Supervision

Situational Supervision

ID: MGT-250

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of techniques supervisors use to adjust their management styles to different situations and employees.

3
MGT-215 Project Management

Project Management

ID: MGT-215

Credit Hours: 3

This course is the study of integrated project management. Emphasis is on the methods and software used in managing projects, including project scope, planning, scheduling, budgeting, and control and evaluation to achieve project objectives.

3
      Total Credit Hours 27
      Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$5,076.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

Projects Assistant

This certificate as a stand-alone would be pursued by a student with a degree in another academic area such as liberal arts, business, or construction that does not prepare the employee for the public sector, non-profit jobs in government agencies. Students would specifically be seeking more knowledge of customer service, supervision, budgeting, project management, political science, and how the government works. In the role of a Project Assistant, graduates will provide support and create balance in the execution of a project under the supervision of a project director or manager.

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Government Agencies
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Non-Profit Service Organizations

What’s next after I complete this program?

Earn Career Credentials

These students will already be employed and will be seeking this credential to qualify them for higher-level positions with more responsibility.

Further Your Education

The certificate is embedded in the Management Degree, and represents almost half of its required credits. Once students complete this certificate, they are encouraged  to finish the degree.