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

REQUIRED COURSE INFORMATION  
Courses Credit Hours
ACC 101 Accounting Principles I 3.0
ACC 102 Accounting Principles II 3.0
  or ACC 150 Payroll Accounting  
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 101 Marketing 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.

Prerequisite for all BAF, BUS, MGT, MKT, & ACC courses is RDG 100 or appropriate placement test scores. 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.

Notes about individual classes

Most classes required for this program are offered during days, evenings, and online.

Graduation Plans

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

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

2020-2021 Semester-by-Semester Graduation Plans

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

Contacts

You can find the name of your assigned academic advisor by reviewing Degree Works or your Class Schedule.  To learn more about advising visit the Advising webpage.

You may contact Kara McAlisterRichard Mandau, and Suzy Murray.

Please email advising@ptc.edu if this advising guide needs corrections or updates.

Advisement Information updated/reviewed 4/2020