Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5892
First Term: 2018 Summer   
Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 16-18
CIP Code: 52.0701
Occupational Area: Business, Management, and Administration

Instructional Council: Business/Management (3)
GPA: 2.0
SOC Code: 11-1021

Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Business Micro Finance program is designed to introduce individuals to entrepreneurship, financial literacy, business planning, venture pitching, and business operations skills. Upon completion, student-entrepreneurs will have an opportunity to work with a local financial institution to apply for a micro-finance small business loan from $500 to $2,500. The funds may be used for business start-up activities such as licensing, compliance, web site, or marketing materials. Examples of using the Funds for business growth include adding business ecommerce capabilities, equipment, or raw material costs.

Consumer Program Costs and Career Information

Required Courses
EPS150 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3
EPS160 New Venture Creation 2
EPS162 Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship 3
EPS195 Business Start-Up and Planning 2
GBS/HEC132 Personal and Family Financial Security 3

SBS200 Small Business Operations 2
STO289AB Using Storytelling in Business Settings (1) OR
GBS120 Workplace Communication Skills (3) 1-3
Credits: 16-18

Program Competencies
1. Define entrepreneurship. (EPS150)
2. Describe planning activities required for the successful launch of a new venture. (EPS150, EPS160)
3. Differentiate between various types of business start-up opportunities. (EPS150, EPS160)
4. Compare and contrast business financing alternatives. (EPS150, EPS160)
5. Describe components of a successful business feasibility study. (EPS150, EPS160)
6. Complete a business experience assessment. (EPS160)
7. Describe and define social entrepreneurship. (EPS162)
8. Define the role and characteristics of the social entrepreneur and evaluate characteristics of social entrepreneurial organizations. (EPS162)
9. Compare and contrast components of a business plan. (EPS195)
10. Create a preliminary business plan. (EPS195)
11. Compare and contrast principles and practices of personal and family financial planning. (GBS132)
12. Differentiate between types of business financing. (GBS132)
13. Apply problem-solving processes to problems in small business daily operations. (SBS200)
14. Demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills (GBS120)
15. Demonstrate record keeping skills as needed. (GBS120)
16. Shape, develop, and tell personal and original stories for marketing and social media use. (STO289AB)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: February 27, 2018

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.