Certificate of Completion: 49 credits. Advising Guide
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.
Course of Study
The Business Pathway is designed using career ladders to accommodate both part-time and full-time students. The Entrepreneurship certificate is the first step on the entrepreneurship educational ladder within the Business Pathway.
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/Management AAS degree. All courses in the certificate are contained in the degree. Students must also meet the General Certificate Requirements.
Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:
Develop a business plan which plans and allocates 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.
- Placement in to MTH 65 Beginning Algebra (4 credits) or MTH 98 Quantitative Math (4 credits)
- WR 115 Expository Writing (4 credits) or IRW 115 Critical Reading and Writing (5 credits) or equivalent placement
- CAS 121 Beginning Keyboarding (3 credits) or keyboarding by touch
Sequence shown is a recommended plan for full-time enrollment. Scheduling requirements may prevent all courses from being offered every term. Students must meet with an academic advisor to map their specific degree plan.
|BA 101 Introduction to Business||4 credits|
|BA 104 Applied Business Math||4 credits|
|BA 111 Introduction to Accounting & Finance||3 credits|
|BA 150 Introduction to Entrepreneurship||4 credits|
|BA 131 Introduction to Business Technology||4 credits|
|BA 208 Business Ethics||4 credits|
|BA 285 Human Relations in Organizations||3 credits|
|WR 121 or WR 121Z Composition I||4 credits|
|BA 170 Project Management Fundamentals||4 credits|
|BA 205 Business Communication||4 credits|
|BA 206 Management Fundamentals||3 credits|
|BA 223 Principles of Marketing||4 credits|
|BA 225 Introduction to Entrepreneurship Law||4 credits|
|Business Administration (BA)||45|