Program Description

This curriculum focuses on the mindset of an entrepreneur and valuable traits that lead to the successful launch and running of a business. This Certificate program will expose students to a process that strengthens their innovative and creative capacities, and that enables them to apply these attributes to whatever they pursue: starting a business or nonprofit or standing out as an entrepreneurial employee inside a company.

Instruction includes all aspects of critical thinking, creative thinking, problem-solving, innovation, empowerment, personal finance, general business, marketing, and management. 

An Occupational Skills Certificate is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Program Outcomes

  1. Discuss the major influences on businesses and on starting and building businesses, including governmental, financial, human resource, law, global, technology and other considerations.
  2. Describe entrepreneurial risks, problems, and opportunities.
  3. Describe the proposed market segment and value that’s being created.
  4. Evaluate personal budget for reaching financial goals.
  5. Demonstrate entrepreneurial attitudes, behaviors, and skills.

Requirements for the Occupational Skills Certificate

Required Units: 9

Required Courses

  • BUS 002 - Personal Finance (3)
  • BUS 009 - Introduction to Business (3)
  • BUS 116 - Entrepreneurship (3)

Recommended electives:

  • ACCT 001A - Financial Accounting (5)
  • BUS 010 - Introduction to Management (3)
  • BUS 011A - Business Communications (3)
  • BUS 012A - Business Law (3)
  • BUS 014A - Mathematical Analysis for Business - Finite (4)
  • BUS 016  - Business Computations using Technology (3)
  • BUS 160 - Sales and Customer Service (3)
  • MRKT 020 - Principles of Marketing (3)