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2021 - 2022 Catalog
Program: Small Business Academy
Degree Plan: Small Business Academy Certificate

(Level 1 Certificate)

El Centro campus only

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

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

This is a 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.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
BUSG 2309 Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship 3
ACCT 2301 Principles of Financial Accounting OR 3
ACNT 1303 Introduction to Accounting 1 (3)
Semester Total 6
Course Course Title Credit Hours
BUSG 1315 Small Business Operations 3
BMGT 2309 Leadership 3
MRKG 1311 Principles of Marketing 3
BUSI 2301 Business Law 3
Semester Total 12
Course Course Title Credit Hours
HRPO 2301 Human Resources Management 3
Semester Total 3
Minimum Hours Required 21

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.