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.

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/Management AAS degree. All courses in the certificate are contained in the degree. Students must also meet the general Certificate Requirements.

Program Outcomes

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.