As announced on Heritage Christian College’s website, HCC is now an approved teaching center for the Institute of Commercial Management (ICM), headquartered in Ringwood, Hampshire, UK. The statement reads:

Heritage Christian College (HCC) has received approval from the Institute of Commercial Management, UK (ICM-UK), to run the professional diploma programmes of the institute. Courses approved for HCC to teach are: Professional Computing and Information Processing, Project Management, Journalism and Media Studies, Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations, Accounting and Finance, Business Studies and Human Resource Development.
Established as a charity for global outreach in 1979, the Institute of Commercial Management (ICM) is the leading professional body for commercial and business development staff with courses running in 88 countries. ICM provides a wide range of professional qualifications in business, management and related vocational areas. ICM programmes are designed to address and respond to the training needs as well as the personal development of learners, whether entering or continuing to work within the wide and varied commercial sector.

This development allows HCC to expand its offerings to students and learners seeking qualification in relevant areas of the commercial sector. Becoming an approved ICM center aligns with HCC’s mission to exist as a Christ-centered community to promote transformative education through active engagement in scholarship, creative pursuits, servant-leadership, and global competence.

This opportunity meshes with HCC’s Center for Entrepreneurship, Philanthropy and Ethics (CEPE), an institute within HCC conceived for the purpose of giving students the tools they need to start their own businesses, and elevate their communities by creating local employment opportunities.

ICM, a registered not-for-profit educational charity, is known for offering qualifications in Commercial and Business Development Management and as an examining and awarding body for business and management students.

ICM is currently seeking recognition from The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual), in England.

According to ICM’s website,
ICM exhibits best practice in responding to the academic and vocational needs of learners by regular liaison and structured feedback mechanisms, thereby ensuring that we stay in touch with the needs of Centres and learners. We strive to implement rigour in the award of credit, inclusive in assessment and examination, accuracy and efficiency in the certification of all our learners undertaking business, management and related vocational education programmes.
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