Department of Business Technology

Administrative Management
Customer Relations Certificate

The Customer Relations program provides students with skills to promote excellent customer relations in business settings. Courses related to the service mix, service-level decisions, formulation of service policies, customer service management, and the development of staff is included. Students gain knowledge of customer care, effective communication, and the importance of public relations to promote a positive company image. Students develop an understanding of challenges and conflicts while serving both internal and external customers. Emphasis in business, computers, and psychology provide a solid background for customer relations positions in the current business environment.

A Certificate of Completion is awarded for successful completion of the program.

Students entering autumn semester may complete the program in two semesters as outlined below.  Students entering spring should meet with advisor prior to selecting courses.

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Length of Program: 2 Semesters
Award Upon Graduation: Certificate
Entry Times: Fall Semester
Spring Semester


Consumer Information on Gainful Employment
Program: Customer Relations    
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP):   52.0406
CIP Description: Receptionist    
Level of Program: Certificate of Applied Science    
Program Length (months):   9
Program URL:
Related Occupations:   SOC Code
Customer Service Representatives   43-4051.00
Patient Representatives   43-4051.03
Receptionists and Information Clerks   43-4171.00
Estimated Cost of Completing the Program Montana Residents Non-Residents
Tuition and Required Fees (attending full time in both fall and spring semesters)
Cost for Books and Supplies (estimated annual costs)
Annual Room and Board
Number of completers between July 1 , 2010 and June 30, 2011
Normal time in months to complete program 
Job Placement Rate for program completers
Job Placement Rate for program completers Students who completed a Federal Perkins Grant Program-approved Certificate in FY2010-2011
What types of jobs? Jobs in or closely-related to the field of study
When were they employed? Students who were employed from October to December of the year they graduated
How were graduates tracked? Student data is submitted to the US Department of Labor who then matches that information with income records from the Internal Revenue Service
What agencies (state or accrediting), if any, is this rate reported to? Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education and accrediting body


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