Entrepreneurship and Small Business

Certificate of Achievement
Career/Technical (Major Code: A1155)

Designed for both prospective and current owners or managers of a small business. Emphasizes further development of skills learned in the basic program to enhance the concepts of bookkeeping, law, small business operations management, and the promotion and sale of products and/or services.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Students will describe and summarize entrepreneur business solutions in creating a small business opportunity.

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.”

Students who complete this program will have acquired the necessary analytical tools to successfully secure gainful employment in the field of study.

For more information regarding the data provided for this program and what it means to you as a student, please feel free to visit our SWC Gainful Employment website at: www.swccd.edu/gainfulemployment.

Required Core
BUS 143eSTRATEGIC BUSINESS PLANNING2
BUS 145FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT FOR SMALL BUSINESS1
BUS 148DEVELOPING AND STARTING A NEW BUSINESS3
BUS 149ENTREPRENEURSHIP OPERATING AND MANAGING A SMALL BUSINESS3
Required courses for the Management - Basic Certificate
BUS 120INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS3
BUS 142BUSINESS ETHICS---CORPORATE AND PERSONAL1
BUS 150PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT3
BUS 152HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS3
Total Units19

Note: It is recommended that students complete the Entrepreneurship and Small Business—Basic certificate plus half of the courses required for the Entrepreneurship and Small Business—Intermediate program prior to enrolling in BUS 290BUS 293.