Want to Advance in Your Management Career? NOCE is Here to Help!

NOCE’s Management Certificate trains students for a manager promotion. If you enjoy being in an office environment, working with customers, and managing a team, enroll today! 

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The Management Certificate Program will prepare students for first-line supervisory or management positions. Students will learn management principles and develop basic skills in decision-making, problem-solving, planning, organizing, speaking, and writing. The course sequence builds a knowledge base to enhance effectiveness on the job through topics such as leadership development, business law, finance, negotiations, marketing, and more.

What You’ll Learn

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NOCE’s programs can put you on the path for exciting new career opportunities and more earning potential.  Get started today!

Careers in management spread across multiple industry sectors, including healthcare, finance, food and hospitality, construction, information technology, retail, etc. Managers are generally responsible for directing the activities of employees, overseeing business operations such as the budget, accounting, and purchasing, engaging in strategic planning and decisions making processes, and promoting employee productivity.

Career Highlights and Opportunities

  • English language – reading, writing, and speaking skills usually at or above an ESL (English as a Second Language) Intermediate High level
  • Reading Comprehension – Reading work-related information 
  • Coordination – Changing what is done based on other people’s actions 
  • Monitoring – Keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements 
  • Active Listening – Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions 

The Management Certificate Program prepares students for a variety of entry-level management positions. Many of the students entering this program take the certificate to gain a promotion within their current job.  

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What do I receive when finished and how long does it take?

    Students who complete the Management program receive a certificate. The program can be completed in as little as eight months.   

  • How much does it cost?

    The Management courses are tuition-free. However, students are responsible for covering the cost of textbooks, software, course supplies, and a parking pass.  Your course instructor(s) will provide an estimate for the cost of required textbooks, software, and course supplies during your first course meeting.

  • What are the jobs and how much do they pay in California?

    Career opportunities include entry-level manager positions.

    • Average Hourly Wage: $26.00 to $31.00 

    Note: Salary and employment outlook is for Orange County, CA, and will vary depending on skill, experience, employer, and geographic location.   

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What I love the most about NOCE is the sense of community and inclusion that every single student and employee emanates. NOCE has been there for me at the right time, filling in the gaps of my education that I needed to continue my path. Melina Wulin
CTE Program Graduate – NOCE Student Leader & Management Certificate Program