Small Business and Entrepreneurship, CoA

This is a draft edition of the 2024-2025 catalog. Information is subject to change.

This program can be completed 100% online. 

Program Description

This certificate allows the new small business owner 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.

Small Business and Entreqreneurship

Recommended Course Schedule

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 230 Financing Your Small Business Venture 3
ENT 240 Marketing for Small Business 3
ENT 280 Entrepreneurship and Business Plan Development 3
MGT 212 Leadership and Human Relations 3
 Semester Total15
 Total Units30

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Programs Requirements

Certificates of Achievement are a set of courses that can serve as a stepping stone to an associate 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 Certificate of Achievement.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
General Education Requirements
Business English
Human Relations3
Principles of Management
BUS 117 or MATH 120 or higher
Certificate Requirements
ACC 201Financial Accounting3
ACC 202Managerial Accounting3
ENT 200Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship3
ENT 230Financing Your Small Business Venture3
ENT 240Marketing for Small Business3
ENT 280Entrepreneurship and Business Plan Development3
MGT 212Leadership and Human Relations3
Total Units30

Program Outcomes

Students completing the certificate will:

PSLO1: Develop a business plan, including the creation, development, and presentation of innovative ideas.

PSLO2: Identify and apply effective networking skills.

PSLO3: Identify theories and apply principles in the practice of each of the major business functions (accounting, marketing, economics, and finance) required for owning and operating of a small business venture.