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Degree Plans - Small Business Academy (Archived)


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(Level I Certificate)

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C1.SMALL.BUS.ACAD.04

This is a 15 semester credit hour Level I Certificate Program in entrepreneurship. The program is designed to teach foundational business competencies which will provide learners with the knowledge and practical skills to plan, start and run their own business.

Coursework in Accounting, Business Law and Computer Information Systems enhance the emphasized skills in entrepreneurship; life skills, opportunity identification, opportunity evaluation, and opportunity realization. Instruction focuses on such topics as financial feasibility, products and services, marketing, operations legal and ethical issues, and attracting customers. Students will keep journals, make oral presentations and construct a business plan which they can apply in their own community.



BUSG 2309 Small Business Management 3
ACNT 1303 Introduction to Accounting I OR 3
ACCT 2301 Principles of Accounting I OR (3)
ACCT 2401 Principles of Accounting I (4)


BUSG 1315 Small Business Operations 3
BUSI 2301 Business Law 3


ITSC 1391 Special Topics in Computer and Information Sciences, General OR 3
BMGT 1391 Special Topics in Business Administration and Management, General OR (3)
MRKG 1391 Special Topics in Business Marketing and Marketing Management (3)
Minimum Hours Required 15-16
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