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E-Commerce Essentials Certificate

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This certificate is for students who want to learn essential computer and marketing skills and create a business on the Internet. All courses can be taken online. A course completed while earning a certificate can be applied to the E-Commerce Professional Certificate and the A.A.S. or A.S. in Business Computer Systems and Management degrees. This certificate qualifies for the Work Investment Act.

The E-Commerce Essentials Certificate will no longer be offered after August 27, 2018. If you have declared this certificate prior to this date, you have until August 2020 to complete it. These will be removed from the website Fall 2018.

 

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2017 - 2018

  • Curriculum

    Program Courses
    CoursesTitlesCourse OutlinesGoal AreasCredits
    Course Subject: BUS         Course Number:2600
    Course Title:Principles of Marketing      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course provides a market-oriented perspective to business decision-making. Students will learn how marketers provide value in satisfying customer needs and wants, determine which target markets the organization can best serve, and decide upon appropriate products, services, and programs to serve these markets. Topics include branding and product development, pricing strategies, marketing research, promotion, supply chain management, and service marketing. Current trends and developments in marketing practices are analyzed and strategic marketing ideas are implemented within an ethical framework. Courses Recommended: BUS 1100 Introduction to Business and CIS 1101 Business Computer Systems I
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    Course Subject: CIS         Course Number:1310
    Course Title:The Whole Internet      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course provides a comprehensive understanding of the Internet. This course is for anyone who wants to use the internet effectively, efficiently and safely, understand the uses of the Internet, create web pages and also increase their confidence and knowledge. Students will learn about the basic technology that supports the internet, effectively use e-mail and other types of communication, explore virtual communities and web tools, use search engines and directories to find information on the internet, evaluate the quality of web resources, locate software, explore e-commerce concepts, learn how to use the internet safely, manage common security threats and create web pages. Students will use e-mail, a class web site, and other web based tools to develop proficiency. The course explores current internet innovations. Previous exposure to the internet is not required.
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    Course Subject: CIS         Course Number:2310
    Course Title:Introduction to E-Commerce      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course introduces students to the key strategic business and technological elements of electronic commerce. Students will explore the theory, practice and technology of conducting business over the internet and the World Wide Web. This course is for students who want to put their business on the internet, work at companies that want to do business over the internet, want to know more about business and the internet or want to know more about emerging e-commerce technology. Students will focus on applying key concepts through hands-on real world e-commerce planning and web site development. Topics covered include identifying e-commerce opportunities, marketing and selling on the internet, building a web presence, designing a web site, improving efficiency and reducing costs through business-to-business activities, using social networking to connect with customers and suppliers, exploring mobile commerce opportunities, analyzing electronic commerce software, hardware and commerce service providers, investigating electronic payment systems, examining electronic commerce security, thinking globally, scrutinizing legal, ethical and tax issues and planning. Also includes identifying current issues in e-commerce and emerging technology. Experience with programming languages or creating web sites is not required. NOTE: Computer and internet knowledge recommended
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    NHCC Residency and GPA
    CoursesTitlesCourse OutlinesGoal AreasCredits
    3 Credits must be earned at NHCC
     
                                   Total Credit Required9

  • Program Outcomes

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    • Apply technology, business and marketing skills to create a business on the Internet or contribute to business Internet efforts

    • Identify E-Commerce opportunities

    • Market and sell on the Internet

    • Build a web presence

    • Design a web site

    • Utilize E-Commerce strategies

    • Understand electronic payment systems, and security, international, legal, ethical and tax issues

    • Understand how the Internet works

    • Use the Internet safely and effectively

    • Use up-to-date technology and computer applications

    • Display information literacy

    • Access and evaluate information effectively

    • Formulate solutions to business problems using facts, logic, creativity, and values

    • Demonstrate effective written communications skills in business situations

    • Interact and collaborate across cultures in business

  • Career Opportunities

    p>Information on careers, including salary and employment outlook data, is available on the iseek and Bureau of Labor Statistics websites: www.iseek.org and www.bls.gov.

  • Transfer Information

    p>If you are planning on transferring to another institution, follow the guidelines available on our transfer resources web page to help you plan the process: Transfer Information

  • Degree Information

    p>Certificates may be earned for successful completion of courses in a specialized program of study with a minimum grade point average of 2.00 (C). A certificate shall include 9 to 30 semester credits. At least one-third of the total credits required for each certificate must be completed at North Hennepin Community College.


     


    Developmental Courses

    Some students may need preparatory course(s) in Math and/or English. Courses numbered below 1000 will not apply toward a degree.


     


    Equal Opportunity Employer and Disability Access Information

    North Hennepin Community College is a member of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and an equal opportunity employer and educator. This document is available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 763-493-0555 or through the Minnesota Relay Service at 1-800-627-3529.

  • Accreditation

    p>North Hennepin Community College is accredited by the: Higher Learning Commission 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400 Chicago, IL 60602-2504 1-800-621-7440

Contact Information

Admissions and Outreach Office
Educational Services Building
763-424-0724
admission@nhcc.edu