Small Business Entrepreneurship (CCL)

Program Information

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Small Business Entrepreneurship program prepares students to acquire the skills, tools and knowledge necessary for successful start-up and operations of a profit-making business. Emphasis is placed on evaluating potential business opportunities, developing a business plan, and practical application of small business operating principles. Students develop a foundation of business start-up strategies and practices that will enable them to prosper in the ever-changing small business environment.

Program Notes

This program is not currently eligible for federal financial aid.

You must earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses required within this program.

If your schedule allows for it, all courses for this CCL may be completed in one (1) semester.

A total of two (2) credits of Restricted Electives are required for this program. Some restricted electives may have prerequisites and/or corequisites that are not included in the total program credits. If you are interested in taking restricted electives that had additional requisites, you will need to adjust your academic plan to incorporate these courses, or obtain permission from your instructor to waive these requirements based on prior experience and/or training.

For more information, contact an Academic Advisor or the Program Director.

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Recommended Course Sequence

Semester I 5-7 Credits Grade Sem/Year
EPS 195 Business Start-Up and Planning 2    
SBS 204 Small Business Marketing and Advertising 2    
SBS 213 Hiring & Managing Employees 1    
RE ANY Restricted Electives

Select 0-2 credits from the Restricted Electives list below.

Semester II 4-6 Credits Grade Sem/Year

You should apply for graduation this semester. See an Academic Advisor for help, if needed.

SBS 200 Small Business Operations 2    
SBS 202 Small Business Bookkeeping and Tax Preparation 1    
SBS 203 Financing and Cash Management For a Small Business 1    
RE ANY Restricted Electives

Select 0-2 credits from the Restricted Electives list below.

Restricted Electives 2 Credits Grade Sem/Year

The following restricted electives are offered at GCC. Choose any combination from the list of options below to complete a total of nine (9) credits. Courses used to meet other required areas may not be used to satisfy this program requirement unless otherwise stated. For assistance with course selection, contact an Academic Advisor or the Program Director.

SBS 215 Managing Stress in Small Business 1    
SBS 217 Starting/Managing a Home Business 1    
SBS 218 Establishing an Import/Export Business 1    
SBS 220 Internet Marketing for Small Business 2    
MGT 253 Owning and Operating a Small Business 3    

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