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Major Code: 5192
Award: CCL
CIPS Code: 52.0701
Total Credits: 11

Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Small Business Entrepreneurship program prepares students to acquire the skills, tools and knowledge necessary for successful start-up and operations of a profit-making business. Emphasis is placed on evaluating potential business opportunities, developing a business plan, and practical application of small business operating principles. Students develop a foundation of business start-up strategies and practices that will enable them to prosper in the ever-changing small business environment.

Program Notes

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better required for all courses within the program.

Required Courses

Credits: 9
EPS195The Business Plan and Business Start-Up 2
SBS200Small Business Operations 2
SBS202Small Business Bookkeeping and Tax Preparation 1
SBS203Financing and Cash Management for a Small Business 1
SBS204Small Business Marketing and Advertising 2
SBS213Hiring and Managing Employees 1

Restricted Electives

Credits: 2
Students should select two (2) credits from any of the following courses:
SBS211Small Business Computer Applications 1
SBS214Small Business Customer Relations 1
SBS215Managing Stress in Small Business 1
SBS216Planning for a Small Business 2
SBS217Starting/Managing a Home Business 1
SBS218Establishing an Import/Export Business 1
SBS220Internet Marketing for Small Business 2
SBS298AASpecial Projects 1
MGT253Owning and Operating a Small Business 3

Program Competencies

  • 1. Prepare a detailed business plan for a specific business opportunity to the professional standards required of a lending institution or venture capitalist. (EPS195)

  • 2. Apply problem-solving processes to problems in small business daily operations. (SBS200)

  • 3. Describe the use of advertising media/public relations for a small business. (SBS204)

  • 4. Describe sources, costs and evaluation methods for media use. (SBS204)

  • 5. Create a financial plan for a small business. (SBS203)

  • 6. Apply basic accounting principles to a small business. (SBS202)

  • 7. Complete tax forms needed for most small businesses. (SBS202)

  • 8. Describe effective staff planning personnel cost control and discipline methods. (SBS213)

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change.

Complete information for CCL - Small Business Entrepreneurship can be found HERE

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