Certificate of Achievement - Entrepreneurship

This certificate allows the new entrepreneur the opportunity to get grounding in the fundamentals of being an entrepreneur. It suits entrepreneurial-minded individuals who want to start their business as soon as possible.

Certificate Outcomes

Students completing the certificate will:

  • Develop a business plan, including the creation, development and presentation of innovative ideas.
  • Identify and apply effective networking skills.
  • Identify theories and apply principles in practice of each of the major business functions (accounting, marketing, economics, and finance) requisite for the owning and operating of a small business venture.

Gainful Employment

While all of the educational programs at Truckee Meadows Community College are designed to lead to either employment or transfer, the Department of Education requires that we provide information on specific certificate programs. More information on Gainful Employment is available on the the TMCC website. We hope this information is helpful to you as you make your career and educational choices.

 

Certificates of Achievement are a set of courses within an AAS degree that can serve as a stepping stone to an AAS degree or allow students to enter the workforce.  Certificates of Achievement have a general education component.

To earn a Certificate of Achievement, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.)
  2. Complete a minimum of 15 semester credit hours within the college.
  3. Satisfy General Education requirements for the AAS.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
General Education Requirements
Communications3
Recommended:
Business English
Human Relations3
Recommended:
Leadership and Human Relations
Mathematics3
Recommended:
BUS 117 or MATH 120 or higher
Certificate Requirements
ACC 201Financial Accounting3
ACC 202Managerial Accounting3
ENT 200Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship3
ENT 210The Art, Science and Discipline of Creativity3
ENT 230Financing Your Small Business Venture3
ENT 240Marketing for Small Business3
ENT 260Intellectual Property3
Total Units30
Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
ACC 201 Financial Accounting 3
Communications 1 3
ENT 200 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 3
Human Relations 1 3
Mathematics 1 3
 Semester Total15
2nd semester
ACC 202 Managerial Accounting 3
ENT 210 The Art, Science and Discipline of Creativity 3
ENT 230 Financing Your Small Business Venture 3
ENT 240 Marketing for Small Business 3
ENT 260 Intellectual Property 3
 Semester Total15
 Total Units30
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