Program: Small Business Academy
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SMALL BUSINESS ACADEMYGainful Employment Information
(Level I Certificate)
El Centro only
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.
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.