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Small Business Management Level I

This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Small Business Management Level I program is designed to meet the needs of individuals who wish to own and/or manage a small business. Prepares students to acquire the skills, tools and knowledge necessary for successful start-up and operations of a business.

Details

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Field of Interest
Business, Entrepreneurialism, and Management
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Small Business Management Level I (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5153N
Total Credits Required
10-12
Catalog Year
2020-2021
What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Prepare a business plan and budget to develop a comprehensive action, operations, and strategic plans.
  2. Apply basic accounting, finance, and marketing principles in a small business environment.
  3. Create and use effective oral, written, and visual business communication skills.
  4. Describe effective staff planning, personnel cost control, and discipline methods.
  5. Apply problem-solving processes to problems in small business daily operations.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

Project Management Specialists and Business Operations Specialists, All Other

$69,500

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2019.
Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
SBS200 Small Business Operations Critical course Gateway course 2
(SBS202 and
SBS203)
or
SBS230
(Small Business Bookkeeping And Tax Preparation and Financing And Cash Management For A Small Business) or Financial and Tax Management for Small Business 2
SBS204 or
SBS220 or
MKT271
Small Business Marketing And Advertising or Internet Marketing For Small Business or Principles of Marketing 2–3
SBS213 Hiring and Managing Employees 1
SBS214 Small Business Customer Relations 1
EPS195 or
SBS216 or
MGT253
Business Start-Up and Planning or Planning for a Small Business or Owning and Operating a Small Business 2–3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
SBS200 Small Business Operations Critical course Gateway course 2
SBS214 Small Business Customer Relations 1
EPS195 or
SBS216 or
MGT253
Business Start-Up and Planning or Planning for a Small Business or Owning and Operating a Small Business 2–3

Term 2

Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

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

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

This certificate is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Small Business Management Level I (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=139028).

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

Other Versions

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:

Catalog YearEffective Dates
2019-20205/28/2019 – 5/25/2020