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General Business Certificate


Phone: (989) 275-5000, ext. 284 | Fax: (989) 275-6727 | Email:

Program Advisor

Caryn Schutte, Academic Advisor
(989) 275-5000, ext. 252

Are you certifiably all about business? Prove it with a general business certificate!  Get your General Business certificate online at Kirtland Community College

Get your certificate in General Business from Kirtland Community CollegeIs it time to add a certificate to your general business savvy? You can earn one without leaving home. You could earn a certificate in general business online and never think about:

Scheduling time in a classroom
Taking a trip to campus
Managing a daycare plan

Kirtland Community College’s online certificate in general business program will give you the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in business. It will make you a better business owner — or a more valuable employee.

Kirtland’s online business certificate will provide you with the foundation you need for a variety of entry-level positions that can lead to mid-management positions in any business or industry.

You also can use your certificate credits as you further your education. You can transfer all of your online general business certificate credits toward an associate’s degree at Kirtland. It might be the easiest way for you to become a more successful business owner or prized employee. You’ll be able to:

  • Keep accurate books
  • Analyze finances
  • Manage human resources

Kirtland will give you everything you need to be a successful online student. Their experienced, professional online instructors are dedicated to making your online college experience valuable.

Kirtland has a mandatory online orientation that will confirm your comfort level and prepare you to download, use the discussion board, and participate in live chat activity when you begin your online coursework.

“It’s really good for people with children.”

— Bridget, Kirtland online student

Related business and marketing degrees and certificates include:

Associate Transfer degrees

  • Business Administration (on campus and online)

Associate in Applied Science degrees

  • Business Management (on campus and online)


  • Bookkeeping (on campus and online)
  • General Business (on campus and online)
  • Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship (on campus and online)

Partnership Programs

  • Central Michigan University
  • Davenport University
  • Franklin University
  • Kaplan University
  • Lake Superior State University
  • Northwood University

Kirtland Community College General Business certificateStudents planning to transfer to a four-year college or university must consult with an advisor and carefully study the requirements of the four-year institution from which they intend to secure a bachelor’s degree.

Specific information about program and course requirements can be found in our College Catalog.

Some of the jobs related to our Business and Marketing program:

(click on the links for detailed information about each specific job/career and for job outlook information)

Get general and transfer information on specific colleges and universities.

NOTE: Online degree programs may be completed by taking a combination of classes through Kirtland Community College and the Michigan Community College Virtual Learning Collaborative, allowing students to get their degree completely online from Kirtland Community College while paying Kirtland’s very affordable tuition rates.

Kirtland Community College…education @ your fingertips