Community, Economic and Urban Development-Basic

Certificate of Achievement
Career/Technical (Major Code: 01062) 

Prepares students for work in an Urban or Regional Planning Position. For example, specific vocational jobs include the following: City Planner, Community Development Director, Community Development Planner, Housing Development Specialist, Housing Grant Analyst, Neighborhood Planner, Planner, Planning Director, Regional Planner, Urban Design Consultant. Students to work in private, public, and nonprofit organizations engaged in various community, and economic development activities. 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will prepare a PowerPoint presentation on a community planning initiative or other related effort that they have been exposed to in the South Bay or in the broader San Diego region.
  • Students will research and analyze a current business, community or economic development issue and prepare a report and PowerPoint presentation that includes an analysis of the issue(s) and provides recommendations for follow-up.
  • Students will prepare research papers that critically analyze real problems and challenges and/or case studies related to the legal environment of business, human resource management, mediation & conflict management, and business innovation.
  • Student will also satisfy this competency in the preparation of the report described above in Box A in this Information Competence Section.
  • Students will prepare a report describing their investigation into and actual involvement/role in a diverse community's planning or economic development committee or council.

Gainful Employment

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Students who complete this program will have acquired the necessary analytical tools to successfully secure gainful employment in the field of study.

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Program Requirements
BUS 83PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT3
BUS 211COMMUNICATION IN BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY3
or BUS 212 BUSINESS COMMUNICATION
ECON 101PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS I3
GEOG 145INTRODUCTION TO MAPPING AND GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS)3
LDR 152BUSINESS INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY1
LDR 154COMMUNITY AND COLLABORATIVE LEADERSHIP3
LDR 155STRATEGIC PLANNING AND SUSTAINABILITY3
or RE 101 REAL ESTATE PRINCIPLES
LDR 100INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNITY, ECONOMIC, AND URBAN PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT1
Total Units20