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2024-25 Catalog 
2024-25 Catalog


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Program Coordinator Dr. Douglas Schneiderheinze

A successful program of study in management will help you find job opportunities in all types of businesses and industries, as well as nonprofit organizations such as local, state and federal government offices. L&C management graduates have the tools necessary for a bright future in many rapidly expanding fields that have a great need for competent and well-trained employees.

Your studies will include such business topics as accounting, economics, marketing, finance and law. The up-to-date management curriculum at L&C includes the latest data systems equipment and instruction. Area business persons advise the department on the latest developments in the field so that the program stays abreast of current trends. Our faculty includes successful individuals actively involved in the business world who bring everyday experiences to the classroom. They teach what works.

The management A.A.S. degree program is designed for individuals who want to seek employment in business positions, for those in management who are seeking promotions, and for those interested in starting their own business or manage it more effectively. Because of the diversity of students, the Management program at L&C has been designed to provide maximum flexibility.

The two-year degree program consists of a management core of 31 credit hours, 26 hours of general studies courses and 3 hours of management electives. A Certificate of Proficiency is ideal for the management generalist who wants a solid foundation in fundamental business concepts, and various certificates of completion are available for a person who is seeking professional advancement in their field.

Nature of Work: Nearly all activities in an organization involve some form of management - of employees, finances, raw materials, or information. Managers must be able to motivate and guide others, set goals, and oversee the work effort of employees.

Skills and Abilities: Management requires a combination of job skills and leadership ability. Workers should have a good general education, be able to speak and write effectively, and have a thorough knowledge of the job responsibilities of those employees they manage. Practical experience is also important. They should also have the energy and temperament to work under pressure.

Evening Classes: The offering of some advanced courses in this program is rotated between day and evening schedules. Therefore, students wishing to complete the degree requirements within two years during the day should anticipate taking a minimum of two evening classes.

Please Note: The following model program is for students in the Associate of Applied Science program, not the transfer business program. Lewis and Clark has entered into articulation agreements with Franklin University and Missouri Baptist University to make it possible for students who complete the degree to have all credit hours applied to the requirements of a four-year baccalaureate degree in a business discipline. However, if you plan to transfer to most other four-year institutions, you are strongly advised not to use the model in selecting courses because many of these courses are not accepted by some four-year institutions. You must select courses at L&C to match the freshman and sophomore requirements listed by the transfer institution. Colleges and universities vary greatly in their policies, and therefore prospective transfer students are urged to contact the Enrollment Center for assistance in deciding which courses to take. Students who may later seek a four-year degree are encouraged to complete MATH 235 to satisfy math requirements and to complete MATH 165 as an elective. More details for such a degree can be found under the AS Degree for Business section of this catalog.

In order to prevent a course being taken or a degree being granted where the student would be disadvantaged by a lack of awareness of recent developments in the relevant field of study, the Business department may refuse to accept a course or courses to meet course prerequisites or program requirements if there has been a lapse of eight years or more since the credit was earned and there has been significant advance in the field of study.

30 and Out A.A.S. Degree Program Option: Anyone who has already earned an associate or bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university may earn an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Management by completing 30 semester hours of approved business courses. Students interested in this program option must contact the program coordinator to receive written approval detailing the specific courses required for this degree option. Students must meet all institutional requirements for the Associate in Applied Science Degree.

Graduation Requirements: To be eligible for graduation with an Associate in Applied Science degree in Management, Certificate of Proficiency in Management, or to earn any of the Certificates of Completion in a specific area of management, a student must: (1) Earn a grade of “C” or better in all required management courses, defined as courses with an MGMT prefix and (2) Satisfy the requirements for an Associate in Applied Science degree, Certificate of Proficiency, or Certificate of Completion as specified by Lewis and Clark Community College.


Management - MGMT.AAS

Associate in Applied Science Degree

First Year

Second Year

Note:  BUSN 280  may be taken any time during the second year course sequence. If it is taken during the second year Fall sequence, three hours of management electives should be postponed until the second year Spring sequence. Also note that the program coordinator may specify one credit hour of this requirement be satisfied with JOBS 133 - Job Seeking Skills .

Fall Semester

Total: 15 Credit Hours

Spring Semester

Total: 13-14 Credit Hours

Total credit hours required for the A.A.S. in Management: 60


Management - MGMT.CP

Certificate of Proficiency

Students who complete the courses below are eligible for a Certificate of Proficiency. Since these courses represent the nucleus of the Management program, all courses are acceptable in satisfying the requirements of the A.A.S. degree.

Total: 33 Credit Hours

Total credit hours for the Certificate of Proficiency in Management: 33


Certificates of Completion

Some students are interested in taking a few courses spread over time. Taking some of the following courses may also help a person with making career decisions. Others may wish to simply augment their previous education. All of these needs are addressed by the following short term programs. Students are provided with the opportunity to meet such goals and to be recognized for the completion of that educational effort with a Certificate of Completion. Often such students later decide to continue their education. Therefore, the courses (except ACCT 130) that are specified also satisfy some of the requirements of the A.A.S. Degree in Management.

The following certificate programs are not designed as stand-alone programs to prepare someone for a career in business. However, they can serve as a good foundation for further study. They are also especially useful to the working adult that simply wants to expand their knowledge in a specific area of business. This can provide added expertise for an existing job or prepare the person for assuming added duties or a new position with the same firm or a different one. They also provide documentation of learning experiences that can be added to a portfolio for seeking a promotion or a new position.

Management - Entrepreneurship - MGMT/ENTR.CC

Certificate of Completion

Total: 18 Credit Hours

Total credit hours for the Certificate of Completion in Management-Entrepreneurship: 18



Management - Finance - MGMT/FIN.CC

Certificate of Completion

Prepares individuals to perform a wide variety of functions in the accounting and finance departments of firms, and it is especially suited for preparation for entry level positions in such firms as banks, insurance agencies, credit unions, and related enterprises.

Total: 18 Credit Hours

Total credit hours for the Certificate of Completion in Management-Finance: 18



Management - Human Resources - MGMT/HR.CC

Certificate of Completion

Prepares qualified individuals with needed skills to assume supervisory responsibilities in many areas or to provide services to support the management and development of human resources in organizations.

Total: 18 Credit Hours

Total credit hours for the Certificate of Completion in Management-Human Resources: 18



Management - Logistics - MGMT/LOG.CC

Certificate of Completion

Prepares individuals with skills needed to assume supervisory responsibilities for tasks performed in the warehouse environment to ensure that material handling processes are completed accurately, on time, and meet safety and environmental regulatory standards.


Total: 16 Credit Hours

Total credit hours required for the Certificate of Completion in Management-Logistics: 16



Management - Marketing - MGMT/MKT.CC

Certificate of Completion

Prepares individuals to perform various tasks related to sales and marketing functions such as direct consumer persuasion, sales presentations, online marketing activities, customer service, and post-sale relations.


Total: 18 Credit Hours

Total credit hours for the Certificate of Completion in Management-Marketing: 18



Management - Operations - MGMT/OPER.CC

Certificate of Completion

Prepares individuals to plan and direct the physical and/or technical functions of a firm or organization, particularly those relating to development, production and manufacturing activities.


Total: 18 Credit Hours

Total credit hours for the Certificate of Completion in Management-Operations: 18



Management - Small Business - MGMT/SMBU.CC

Certificate of Completion

Prepares individuals to perform development, marketing, and management functions associated with owning and operating a traditional or online small business.

Total: 18 Credit Hours

Total credit hours for the Certificate of Completion in Management-Small Business: 18


Real Estate Brokerage - MGMT/REAL.CC

Certificate of Completion

Prepares individuals to qualify for the Illinois Real Estate Brokers Examination.  These courses will be offered in an eight-week semester to students interested in real estate brokerage and who, in accordance with State of Illinois statute, are 21 years or older and possess a high school diploma or equivalent.

Total: 7 Credit Hours

Total credit hours for the Certificate of Completion in Real Estate Brokerage: 7


Social Media Management - MDIA/SOCL.CC

Certificate of Completion

Total: 6 credit hours

Total credit hours required for the Certificate of Completion in Social Media Management: 6


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