Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5191N
First Term: 2009 Spring   
Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 13-14
CIP Code: 52.0703

Occupational Area: Business, Management, and Administration
Instructional Council: Business/Management (03)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: 11-9199

Description: Many small business owners seek to expand, refine and update their knowledge and skills to apply in their own businesses. This certificate provides a bundling of relevant courses for small business owners and recognition for having completed this program in the form of a certificate.

Required Courses

+ ACC115 Computerized Accounting 2
CIS131AA Doing Business on the Internet 1
+ CIS233AB Internet Web Publishing: FrontPage Level I 1

EPS150 Introduction to Entrepreneurship (2) AND 2
EPS195 The Business Plan and Business Start-Up (2) OR 2
MGT253 Owning and Operating a Small Business (3) 3-4

SBS204 Small Business Marketing and Advertising 2
SBS230 Financial Tax Management for Small Business 2
SBS213 Hiring and Managing Employees 1
SBS214 Small Business Customer Relations 1
Credits: 13-14

Program Competencies
1. Apply basic accounting principles to a small business, and describe the process for a accurate accounting for merchandise transactions. (ACC115)
2. Explain basic concepts of doing business on the Internet. (CIS131AA)
3. Develop a plan for doing business on the Internet. (CIS233AB)
4. Conduct an analysis to determine feasibility for owning and operating a small business. (EPS250)
5. Prepare a detailed business plan for a specific business opportunity. (EPS295)
6. Explain the marketing, operational, and financial functions of a small business venture; and identify the day-to-day activities usually required to maintain a successful enterprise. (MGT253)
7. Analyze a target market using information sources and demographics, and describe the use of advertising media/public relations for a small business. (SBS204)
8. Describe effective staff planning, personnel cost control, and techniques to motivate employees and encourage positive behavior. (SBS213)
9. Describe methods to improve customer perceptions and attitudes toward a business. (SBS214)
10. Develop a chart of accounts using an acceptable account numbering system, set up individual accounts for customers and creditors, and establish individual payroll records for employees, and print month-end reports and documents on a microcomputer system. (SPS230)

MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: 6-17-03

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.