SOC Code: Upon completion of this certificate, students may pursue a career as:
11-1021.00 General and Operations Manager
Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Small Business Start-Up program is designed to meet the needs of individuals who wish to become entrepreneurs. Courses provide a background in marketing, management, finance, and a capstone course in which students complete a business plan. The goal of the Small Business Start-Up certificate is to create a foundation for prospective small business owners and contribute to the long-term success of the business community.
Program Notes: This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid. Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses within the program.
This program will be replaced by: CCL/5819N Entrepreneurial Studies Level I
Program Prerequisites: None
MGT253 Owning and Operating a Small Business 3
MKT271 Principles of Marketing 3
SBS213 Hiring and Managing Employees 1
SBS214 Small Business Customer Relations 1
SBS220 Internet Marketing for Small Business 2
SBS230 Financial and Tax Management for Small Business 2
1. Create a marketing plan. (MGT253, MKT271, SBS220)
2. Develop a plan to measure marketing strategy. (MGT253, MKT271)
3. Develop a customer service plan. (MGT253, SBS214)
4. Create a strategic business plan. (MGT253, MKT271)
5. Apply basic accounting principles to a small business. (MGT253, SBS230)
6. Evaluate organizational business forms and management structures. (MGT253, SBS213)
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates that any suffixed course may be selected.
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: November 26, 2019
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.