Degrees and Certificates

Entrepreneurship/Business Management AAS

Entrepreneurship Certificate

Entrepreneurship/Business Management

Associate of Applied Science Degree: 95 Credits

Degree planning worksheet

Credits to Complete Degree

ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE CREDITS
Business Administration (BA) 62
Entrepreneurship Electives 8
Economics (EC) 8
Mathematics (MTH) 4
Writing (WR) 4
Office Systems (OS) 1
General Education Electives 8
Credit Total 95

Career Description

The Associate of Applied Science in Entrepreneurship/Business Management degree prepares students to launch and grow their own business, invigorate a family business, or add significant value in a management position with employers of various sizes. Graduates learn the skills to enhance startups as well as mature businesses across a wide array of industries.

Program Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the Entrepreneurship/Business Management AAS will be able to:

  • Prepare a comprehensive business plan including prospective balance sheet, income statement, cash flow statement, funding sources and the capital structure of a business.
  • Apply an understanding of the management process, inclusive of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling resources within organizations.
  • Differentiate between operational and organizational strutures for business.
  • Construct a marketing plan based on objectives developed from a strategic market assessment.
  • Utilize technology skills with business software applications to facilitate efficiency and quality.
  • Analyze and apply the legal, ethical, and economic standards of business.
  • Communicate effectively with customers, suppliers, employees, and other stakeholders, using standard business terminology.

Course of Study

The Entrepreneurship/Business Management AAS degree is the final step on the entrepreneurship educational ladder within Business & Entrepreneurship studies. The degree program expands on the one-year certificate and includes further coursework in entrepreneurship and management as well as general business and general education. In year two, students develop a greater depth of knowledge of how businesses function and best practices for management. The degree culminates in a final capstone course which synthesizes the two years of study, provides real-life context as students develop an entrepreneurial venture and/or manage an ongoing small business, and prepares students to seek financing with an organized portfolio of work suitable for presentation to investors or other interested parties.

Students must also meet Associate Degree Comprehensive Requirements and Associate of Applied Science General Requirements. In addition, students must meet the General Education Electives requirement. Some courses specified within the program may be used as General Education Electives.

Program Prerequisites

Successful completion of MTH 20, RD 115, and WR 115, or equivalent placement assessment scores. 

Coursework

COURSE NAME CREDITS
BA 101 Introduction to Business 4
BA 111 Introduction to Accounting & Finance 3
BA 131 Introduction to Business Technology 4
BA 150 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 4
BA 188 Customer Service Skills 2
BA 205 Business Communication 4
BA 206 Management Fundamentals 3
BA 207 Introduction to E-commerce 4
BA 208 Business Ethics 4
BA 213 Managerial Accounting 4
BA 222 Financial Management 3
BA 223 Priciples of Marketing 4
BA 224 Introduction to Human Resource Management 3
BA 225 Introduction to Entrepreneurship Law 4
BA 226 Business Law I 4
BA 250 Managing Entrepreneurial Ventures 3
BA 285 Human Relations in Organizations 3
BA 296 Entrepreneurship Capstone - Year Two  2
EC 201 Principles of Economics: Microeconomics 1 4
EC 202 Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics 1 4

MTH 65

MTH 98

(or higher)

Beginning Algebra II or

Quantitative Math

4
OS 131 10-Key for Business 1
WR 121 English Composition 4
   Entrepreneurship Electives 8
  General Electives in Arts & Letters 4
  General Electives in Math, Science, or Comptuer Science  4
   May be used as a general education elective.  

Approved Entrepreneurship Electives

COURSE NAME CREDITS
BA 228 Quickbooks for Business 3
BA 256 Income Tax 3
CAS 140  Beginning Databases 4
CAS 170 Beginning Spreadsheets using Excel 3
CAS 216 Beginning Word 3
CAS 217 Intermediate Word 3
CAS 231 Desktop Publishing 3
CAS 270 Intermediate Spreadsheets using Excel 3
OS 240 Filing and Records Management 4

Entrepreneurship Certificate

Career and Technical Education Certificate: 45 Credits

Degree planning worksheet

Credits to Complete Certificate

ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE CREDITS
Business Administration (BA) 41
Writing (WR) 4
Credit Total 45

Career Description

The Entrepreneurship Certificate offers a unique learning experience to students who aspire to start their own business, work in a family business, or obtain employment as entry-level managers and supervisors in other growth-oriented businesses.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Entrepreneurship certificate, students will be able to:

  • Develop a business plan which plans and allocate resources effectively, creates a budget/forecast and create a funding plan for prospective business, details operational information and a summary of business objectives.
  • Communicate effectively with customers, suppliers, employees, and other stakeholders, using standard business terminology.
  • Design a marketing/promotions plan based on a critical analysis of the factors influencing a particular business.
  • Evaluate the legal environment for business and what legal steps business owners can help protect their investment/business.
  • Establish a plan to manage employee and other business related items.

Course of Study

Business & Entrepreneurship studies are designed as career ladders to accommodate both part-time and full-time students. The Entrepreneurship certificate is the first step on the entrepreneurship educational ladder within Business & Entrepreneurship studies.

The certificate introduces the cultivation of an entrepreneurial mindset, converting business ideas from dreams to reality, management concepts and skills, as well as preparing students to enter the workforce as business managers and supervisors.

The Entrepreneurship Certificate leads to the two-year Entrepreneurship/Business Management AAS degree. All courses in the certificate are contained in the degree.

Students must also meet the general Certificate Requirements.

Program Prerequisites

Successful completion of: MTH 20, RD 115 and WR 115 or equivalent placement assessment scores. 

Coursework

COURSE NAME CREDITS
BA 101 Introduction to Business 4
BA 111 Introduction to Accounting & Finance 3
BA 131 Introduction to Business Technology 4
BA 150 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 4
BA 205 Business Communication 4
BA 206 Management Fundamentals 3
BA 208 Business Ethics 4
BA 223 Priciples of Marketing 4
BA 225 Introduction to Entrepreneurship Law 4
BA 226 Business Law I 4
BA 285 Human Relations in Organizations 3
WR 121 English Composition 4

 

Management

Associate of Applied Science Degree: 92 Credits

Degree Suspended

The Management degree is suspended as of July 1, 2019. CGCC will not be accepting new students into this program after spring term 2019. Students who enrolled in the degree program prior to summer 2019 and are seeking to complete the degree should contact their adviser for assistance. CGCC will work with students currently enrolled in the program to develop a "teach out" plan so that they may complete the program in a timely manner.

For students interested in pursuing a degree in the field of Business Management, please consider CGCC's Entrepreneurship/Small Business Managment Associate of Applied Science. This AAS degree has replaced the Management AAS and has similar coursework. 

 

Marketing

Career and Technical Education Certificate: 46 Credits

Certificate Suspended

The Marketing certificate is suspended as of July 1, 2019. CGCC will not be accepting new students into this program after spring term 2019. Students who enrolled in the certificate program prior to summer 2019 and are seeking to complete the degree should contact their adviser for assistance. CGCC will work with students currently enrolled in the program to develop a "teach out" plan so that they may complete the program in a timely manner.

CGCC will continue to offer BA 223 Principles of Marketing for those interested in studying the basic concepts of marketing for consumer and business markets.