Certificate of Completion in Small Business Start-Up

Business

Certificate Information

Academic Plan Code

5706

Credits

12

Available Online

Career Pathway

Associated Programs

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Small Business Start-Up is designed to meet the needs of individuals who wish to become entrepreneurs. It is a flexible program that consists of 1, 2, and 3 credit courses that can be offered in a variety of formats (online, on ground, flex express, accelerated) to support the schedules of prospective small business owners. Courses provide a background in marketing, management, finance, and a capstone course in which students complete a business plan. The goal of the Small Business Start-Up certificate is to create a foundation for prospective small business owners and contribute to the long-term success of the business community.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is a suggested course sequence by term for the pathway.  Students should keep in mind the items below that affect their success in completing the pathway as listed:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term.  It is understood that students may enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Academic achievement is related to initial course placement determined by course placement tests, completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites,  any courses below 100 level, and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor, or program director, or counselor who can assist in assessing student needs that may affect course enrollment.  Appropriate resources can be discussed and agreed to in order to address student needs and support successful course completion.

Program Area Key:

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HUM = Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

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

Term 1

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
6
RC SBS213 Hiring and Managing Employees 1
RC SBS214 Small Business Customer Relations 1
RC SBS220 Internet Marketing for Small Business 2
RC SBS230 Financial and Tax Management for Small Business 2

Term 2

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
6
RC MGT253 Owning and Operating a Small Business 3
RC MKT271 Principles of Marketing 3

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Disclaimer

All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and 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 in order to reflect the most current information available.

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