Small Business Entrepreneurship (CCL)

Program Information

Students enrolled in the Small Business Entrepreneurship Certificate of Completion (CCL) will 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 within the program.. 

Schedule permitting, all courses for this CCL may be completed in a single semester.

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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 of RE courses from list of Restricted Elective options below.)

Semester II 4-6 Credits Grade Sem/Year

A total of two (2) credits of Restricted Elective (RE) courses are required for this certificate. The number of credits of REs you take this semester will depend on how many you completed in Semester I.

See the Program Director or an Academic Advisor during the first few weeks of the semester to apply for graduation.

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 of RE courses from list of Restricted Elective options below.)

Restricted Electives Grade Sem/Year

Select two (2) credits from the list of course options below based on your interests.  Consult with the Program Director or an Academic Advisor for guidance.

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    
RE ANY Restricted Electives

The following courses are not currently offered at GCC, but may be available at other MCCCD colleges.

SBS211 Small Business Computer Applications (1 credit)
SBS214 Small Business Customer Relations (1 credit)
SBS216 Planning for a Small Business (2 credits)
SBS298AA Special Projects (1 credit)


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