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Professional Sales Track



Professional Sales Certificate

The 21-credit Professional Sales Certificate is a great way to differentiate yourself in today’s competitive job market. Though open to all students, the certificate is specifically designed for marketing majors and minors. The certificate is comprised of one foundation course, five required core courses, and one elective course. Check out the complete course requirements for the Certificate in Professional Sales, and be sure to see a Business Advisor in Glenn 321.


APPLICATION PROCESS & INSTRUCTIONS

Earning your Professional Sales Certificate is easy! Just follow the steps below.

1.  Application Form

First, students must complete and submit an Application Form. This should be done as soon as possible. Students can fill out the form online, print it and bring it in to Glenn 206. Or, just stop in to see us in Glenn 206 - we have Application Forms available at the front desk.

         

2.  Plan Change Form

Next, students must fill out a Plan Change Form to declare their intent to earn the certificate. This must be submitted PRIOR to filing for graduation. Just follow these simple steps:

  • Visit www.csuchico.edu/sro/forms/plan_change.shtml
  • Click on the Plan Change Form (Staff) link under the Staff/Faculty Advisors header.
  • Enter your portal username and password.
  • Click on the “Add (select to add an additional Major, Minor or Certificate)” button, enter your Chico State ID#, and click the “Look Up” button
  • Once your name appears, proceed to the drop down box and select “Professional Sales Certificate”
  • Click the “Save/Print” button and bring the printed form to the Seufferlein Sales Program (Glenn 206) and Business Advising (Glenn 321) to be signed.

      

3.  Certificate Coursework & GPA Requirements

Students must complete 21 units of required coursework. Be sure to meet with Business Advising in Glenn 321 to make sure you're on the right track! Students must also meet the SSP's GPA requirements:

  • Sales Certificate Classes:  minimum 2.5 GPA with no less than a "C" in any certificate course
  • Cumulative: minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 upon graduation

         

4.  Sales Competency Program Requirement (EXCEPT December 2017 graduates-see below)

Students must fulfill the Sales Competency Requirement by attending the following prior to graduation:

  • two Networking Events
  • two Skill-Building Workshops
  • two Career Fairs

You can find event and workshop dates on our Sales Competency Program Calendar.

         

FOR DECEMBER 2017 GRADUATES ONLY:

4.  Two Faculty Recommendation Forms

In lieu of the Sales Competency Requirement, December 2017 graduates must submit TWO Faculty Recommendation Forms by Friday, November 17, 2017. Forms should be completed by faculty members within the Marketing Dept. and will directly submit the completed form to the program’s Operations Manager, Brittany Fortune.