Career Studies Certificate Programs
Purpose: This program is designed to acquaint present and potential small business owners and employers with the fundamentals essential in starting and operating a small business.
Occupational Objectives: Small Business Entrepreneur, Small Business Owner/Manager, Small Business Employee
Admission Requirements: In addition to the admission requirements established for the College, entry into the Small Business Management Career Studies Certificate program requires proficiency in high school English and mathematics. All entering students will be required to take placement tests in math, writing, and reading to aid in placing students in the appropriate courses. Students who do not meet required placement levels must enroll in developmental studies courses.
Program Requirements: Although the major emphasis in this curriculum is on business courses, a course in basic math competencies is also included.
Articulation:: Individuals successfully completing this Career Studies Certificate program may continue their studies and earn an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Business Management.
SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT CURRICULUM:
ACC 211Principles of Accounting I4
BUS 121Business Mathematics I13
BUS 116Entrepreneurship 3
BUS 200Principles of Management 3
BUS 241Business Law I3
ITE 1152Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts3
Total Minimum Credits19
All courses in this program can be used towards an AAS degree in Business Management
1 It is recommended that students take BUS 121 before ACC 211.
2 Students who pass an approved Computer Competency exam may select another course from ACC, BUS, ECO, FIN, or MKT to replace ITE 115.