Community, Economic and Urban Development-Intermediate

Certificate of Achievement
Career/Technical (Major Code: 01063)

Prepares students for work in an Urban or Regional Planning Position. For example, specific vocational jobs including 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 report on a South San Diego County community or regional planning initiative or other related effort.
  • Student will research and analyze a current business or a 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.
  • Student will successfully participate in a planning or economic development committee or council composed of people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Student will offer ideas and solutions as a member of a planning or economic development committee or council by researching the historical, political, economic, social, and/or scientific or technical issues involved in specific matters under discussion.
  • Student will prepare a research paper that critically analyzes a real community problem or challenge related to a legal business, human resource, conflict resolution, or business innovation issue.

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.

For more information regarding the data provided for this program and what it means to you as a student, please feel free to visit our SWC Gainful Employment website at: www.swccd.edu/gainfulemployment.

Program Requirements
ACCT 101PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I4
BUS 52BASICS OF GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING2
BUS 84GRANT RESEARCH AND WRITING FUNDAMENTALS1
BUS 140BUSINESS LAW/THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS3
BUS 142BUSINESS ETHICS---CORPORATE AND PERSONAL1
ECON 102PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS II3
LDR 156MICROFINANCE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMEN T2-3
or LEGL 266 MEDIATION, NEGOTIATION, AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
Select 2-4 units of the following:2-4
WORK EXPERIENCE IN BUSINESS I
WORK EXPERIENCE IN BUSINESS II
WORK EXPERIENCE IN BUSINESS III
WORK EXPERIENCE IN BUSINESS IV
Complete the courses required for the Community, Economic and Urban Development-Basic certificate22
Total Units40-43