Entrepreneurship - One-Year Certificate of Completion (CC1)

Description

The Entrepreneurship One-Year Certificate of Completion is designed to provide students a foundation for starting their own businesses or assisting business startup activities. All coursework may be applied to the Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Apply effective written and verbal communication skills individually and in groups.
  2. Apply analytical, technology, and reasoning skills relevant to the profession.
  3. Apply appropriate ethical choices on both a professional and personal level.
  4. Interpret financial data and use it to make informed decisions about the operating performance of a company.
  5. Describe the marketing plan and strategies behind product/service positioning, pricing, distribution (placement), and promotion.

Entrance Requirements

Academic Entrance Requirements

Recommended:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Completion of WR 065 Rhetoric and Critical Thinking II or higher or minimum placement Wr/Comm Level 7
  • Completion of MTH 060 Beginning Algebra or higher or minimum placement Math Level 10

Course Requirements

Course Title Credits
Core Courses
BA 101Introduction to Business4
BA 104Business Math3
BA 178Customer Service3
BA 206Management Fundamentals I4
BA 214Business Communications3
BA 217Accounting Fundamentals4
BA 223Marketing Principles I4
BA 237Marketing Research4
BA 250Entrepreneurship4
CIS 120Computer Concepts (or Computer Competency Test)0-4
CIS 131Software Applications4
LIB 100Intro to Finding Information1
Total Credits38-42

Advising Notes

Students should consult their advisor if they have transfer credits, are not able to attend full time, or are not at college level in reading, writing and/or math.

The certificate is designed for students planning to enter their chosen career upon graduation. Often only selected credits are considered transferrable to public or private baccalaureate institutions.

Performance Standards

  • Academic Requirements:
    • Students must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA to earn a COCC certificate or degree.
    • All courses in the program must be completed with a grade of C or higher.
  • Additional Requirements:
    • Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated and can result in the offending student being dropped from the program. Students wishing reinstatement must seek endorsement from the department chair after completing a progressive review.

Sample Plan

Sample Plan Grid
First Year
FallCredits
BA 101Introduction to Business4
BA 104Business Math3
BA 178Customer Service3
CIS 120Computer Concepts (Computer Competency Test)0-4
LIB 100Intro to Finding Information1
 Credits11-15
Winter
BA 217Accounting Fundamentals4
BA 223Marketing Principles I4
BA 237Marketing Research4
CIS 131Software Applications4
 Credits16
Spring
BA 206Management Fundamentals I4
BA 214Business Communications3
BA 250Entrepreneurship4
 Credits11
 Total Credits38-42

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