COMPLAN CERTIFICATE LEARNING OUTCOMES
Upon completion of the Degree/Certificate program, students are able to:
(1) Examine and understand problems facing communities related to the community and economic development field.
(2) Engage stakeholders to develop sustainable and comprehensive solutions that lead to positive changes in policy, systems integration and program implementation.
Successful students will be able to apply a community organizing set of skills and tools that can address multiple community and economic development issues. Students who complete the program become viable and competitive for employment opportunities because they will have developed their knowledge and skill base, practiced their learning through fieldwork, internships or paid experience and have created networks and/or participated in collaborations that have maximized their knowledge with capacity to understand urgent issues and trends.
CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT
Major Units: 21
A Certificate of Achievement in Community Planning and Economic Development may be earned by completing 21 units of Required Courses with a “C” or better in each course.
REQUIRED COURSES SELECT 18 UNITS FROM —DEVELOPMENT UNITS
COMPLAN 1 Introduction to Community Economic Development 3
COMPLAN 2 Introduction to Community Organizing 3
COMPLAN 3 Introduction to Affordable Housing Development 3
COMPLAN 4 School-Based Community Organizing/Development 3
COMPLAN 6 Non-Profit Management 3
COMPLAN 7 Popular Education 3
COMPLAN 9 Commercial Real Estate Development 3
COMPLAN 10 Comprehensive Violence Prevention Strategies 3
COMPLAN 11 Professional Development Skills 3
COMPLAN 32 Community Building Principles and Strategies 1
COMPLAN 33 Community Engagement Principles and Strategies 1
COMPLAN 35 Health Leadership and Community Development 3
COMPLAN 36 Introduction to Applied Community Development 3
SELECT 3 UNITS FROM—PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT UNITS
CAOT 82 Computer Applications and Office Technologies 3
CO INFO 701 Computer Information Systems 3
BUS 5 Business Law 3
BUS 33 Technical Report Writing 3
-or- ENGLISH 28 Intermediate Reading and Comp (3)
-or- ENGLISH 101 College Reading and Composition I (3)