Entrepreneurship Certificate

The Entrepreneurship certificate is designed to give students the basic business concepts necessary to start and operate their own small business.

It is useful for Industrial Technology students, for example, who have gained technical skill, but may be lacking the business understanding to make their new venture successful. Current entrepreneurs may also benefit from this class as they will gain practical knowledge useful in growing and managing their existing business. The certificate introduces students to various core business aspects found in all businesses.

Required Courses

Courses Credit Hours
ACC 101 Accounting Principles I 3.0
ACC 102 Accounting Principles II 3.0
BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3.0
BUS 121 Business Law 3.0
CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 3.0
MGT 120 Small Business Management 3.0
MGT 150 Fundamentals of Supervision 3.0
  or MGT 201 Human Resource Management  
MKT 135 Customer Service Techniques 3.0
Subtotal 24.0
Total Credit Hours  24.0


Program Student Learning Outcomes

Purpose Statement

The purpose of the Entrepreneurship Certificate is to provide students with basic business concepts necessary to start and operate their own small business.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

1.  Demonstrate an understanding of the basic laws of contracts in the legal framework of business operations.

2.  Apply basic marketing techniques to develop simple promotion, pricing, and distribution plans, and to identify markets.

3.  Demonstrate knowledge of accounting principles and techniques essential for managing the operations of a small business.


Advisement Information

Program notes

  • This program can be started any semester.
  • Most classes required for this program are offered during days, evenings, and online.

Notes about individual classes

  • No English or math classes are required for this program.  However, students should have test scores indicating readiness for ENG 101 and MAT 120.  Advise for developmental or transitional courses if needed.
  • Prerequisite for all BAF, BUS, MGT, MKT, & ACC courses is RDG 100 or appropriate placement test scores.

2018-2019, 2019-2020 Semester-by-Semester Graduation Plans

Entrepreneurship Certificate (ETR6) - Fall Start
Entrepreneurship Certificate (ETR6) - Spring Start
Entrepreneurship Certificate (ETR6) - Summer Start


Advisement Information updated/reviewed 10/2018.