Customer Service


Program Information

Career Community: Business
Program Location: Main Campus

What is Customer Service Certificate?


This certificate is intended to prepare individuals for employment in a variety of customer service. The courses in this certificate go towards the A.A.S. in Business degree at Cleveland State. This certificate is not a transfer certificate, although many institutions accept all or part of the course work toward the bachelor’s degree.

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Program Outcomes

Upon completion of these programs, students will be able to do the following:

  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, think critically, and develop problem solving skills while utilizing quantitative data in business situations through physical or virtual presence in writing, speaking, listening, and electronic data.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the American free enterprise system.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic interaction of supply and demand.
  • Apply business and management knowledge through employability of skills
  • Interpret accounting information, marketing practices, and economic data to be creative with business solutions

What Are My Options to Pay for This Degree?

Apply for financial aid at A student is encouraged to apply early for financial aid and must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the FAFSA Renewal Application as soon as possible after October 1 to ensure that the Financial Aid Office receives the Institutional Student Information Record and other documents prior to the priority deadline. July 1st is the priority deadline for applying for the fall semester and December 1st for the spring semester.

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Classes You Might Take

Customer Service Certificate

  • BUSN 1315 – Principles of Customer Service (3 credits)
  • ADMN 1305 – Business English (3 credits)
  • BUSN 1302 – Keyboarding with Word Processing (3 credits)
  • Choose one (3 credits):
    • INFS 1010 – Computer Applications (3 credits)
    • BUSN 1370 – Spreadsheet Applications (3 credits)
  • BUSN 1305 – Introduction to Business (3 credits)
  • BUSN 2380 – Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
  • Choose one (3 credits):
    • BUSN 1325 – Customer Service Methods (3 credits)
    • ADMN 1308 – Office Procedures (3 credits)


This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), which is a leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence. ACBSP accredits business, accounting, and business-related programs at the associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctorate degree levels worldwide and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Every quality business program worldwide is accredited. Click here for public information about the program.

Business Department Mission Statement:

The business department empowers future leaders through exceptional business education, with a focus on fostering innovation, ethics, and leaderships skills. Our mission includes a commitment to continuous assessment, ensuring students acquire the knowledge and skills needed for success.

Program Results:


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