Entrepreneur Classes and Certificate



The Entrepreneurship Certificate

An 12-semester-hour entrepreneurship certificate is included in the CCC business administration program. You can complete the certificate as an area of specialization within the business administration program or as a stand-alone certificate to develop entrepreneurial skills and develop a business plan.

Individuals who complete this training program will meet the requirements for an Entrepreneurship certificate from CCC.  All of the courses also apply toward the requirements for an Associate of Applied Science Degree.

Courses in the 12-semester-hour certificate are:
(See below for course descriptions)
ENTR  1050    Introduction to Entrepreneurship
ENTR  2040    Entrepreneurship Feasibility Study

ENTR  2090    Entrepreneurship Business Plan


Elective Courses - Select 3 credit(s) from the following:


ENTR  2050    Marketing for the Entrepreneur          
ENTR  2060    Entrepreneurship Legal Issues          
ENTR  2070    Entrepreneurship Financial Topics

BSAD 2520     Principles of Marketing

ACCT 1100     Small Business Accounting

ACCT 1200     Principles of Accounting I

Each course is offered for three semester-hours of credit.

These classes are offered to students as lecture classes, online courses, individualized labs and extended learning.

Class Descriptions

ENTR 1050    Introduction to Entrepreneurship
The student will evaluate the business skills and commitment necessary to successfully operate an entrepreneurial venture and review the challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship.  The student will understand the role of entrepreneurial businesses in the United States and the impact on our national and global economy.

ENTR 2040    Entrepreneurship Feasibility Study
The student will assess the current economic social and political climate for the small business.  The student will explain how demographic, technological, and social changed create business opportunities.  Students will assess business ideas based on their strengths and skills, and personal, professional and financial goals.  Students will test and analyze their concept through basic market research.

ENTR  2050      Marketing for the Entrepreneur
The student will gain insights essential for marketing entrepreneurial ventures utilizing innovative and financially responsible marketing strategies.  The student will analyze marketing philosophies implemented by key successful entrepreneurs.  The students will prepare a marketing plan to launch an entrepreneurial venture and implement the first two years of business operation.

ENTR   2060     Entrepreneurship Legal Issues
The student will explore state and local legal issues relating to business entities including sole proprietorship, general partnership, limited partnerships and corporations.  Students will review contract law, articles of incorporation and the filing process, employment law (including FEPA ADA, FMLA), personnel policies and procedures, the hiring process, job descriptions and disciplinary actions, insurance and legally protecting a business and ideas.

ENTR   2070     Entrepreneurship Financial Topics
This is a comprehensive course covering federal and state tax situations for businesses.  Tax topics will include insurance, employee benefits, retirement planning, budgeting, interpretation of financial statements and learning to work with an accounting professional.

ENTR  2090      Entrepreneurship Business Plan
The student will evaluate a business concept and write a sound business plan.  Students will assess the strengths and weaknesses of a business concept; collect, analyze and organize market research data into a marketing plan; and prepare the financial projections for the concept.  Students will be able to identify and evaluate various resources available for funding small businesses and experience presenting the plan to professionals.

BSAD 2520     Principles of Marketing

A study of the development of an effective marketing program including consumer behavior, product, pricing, distribution, and promotional strategies.

ACCT 1100     Small Business Accounting

For the student with little or no accounting background; an introductory course of accounting fundamentals including the accounting cycle, special journals, cash and payroll.

ACCT 1200     Principles of Accounting I

This course is designed to provide introductory knowledge of accounting principles, concepts, and practices.  Included topics are the balance sheet, the income statement, the statement of owner's equity, the statement of cash flows, worksheets, journals, ledgers, accruals, adjusting and closing entries, internal control, inventories, fixed and intangible assets, liabilities, equity, and financial statement alalysis.  This course provides a foundation for more advanced work in the fields of accounting and business.


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Written by Jim Strayer   
Last Updated on Monday, 18 March 2013 15:27