The Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management Certificate program is designed to provide a foundation for those seeking to start, build, or manage their own business. The program introduces students to a variety of topics, such as assessing organizational strategies and practices, developing a business idea and plan, applying sound management principles to real-life business situations, and understanding key functions such as business law, customer service, e-commerce, small business operations, and quality. Students will work on their own business plan and will be connected with coaches who can help with individual problems and next steps in their business development process.

Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management Certificate can be obtained completely ONLINE through selection of appropriate classes.

Students may apply courses in the Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management Certificate toward the Associate Degree in Applied Science with a major in Management.

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Business, Management & Administration.


Program Contact:

Christina James

Department Chair, Accounting and Management

(803) 778-6663 ext. 263

M133E


Developmental Courses

This program of study requires that all developmental courses be completed prior to graduation. These developmental course may or may not be prerequisites to courses required in the program. Developmental courses are determined by placement tests taken at the time of admission into the College. The developmental courses are MAT 013 and RWR 032. These courses do not count for credit in any program of study.

This program requires that CPT 102 (Basic Computer Concepts) must be successfully completed prior to entry in the program or placement into CPT 101 (Introduction to Computers).

Following is a list of courses required to complete this program. Since some courses are offered once a year, courses should be taken in the following sequence in order to complete the program in a timely manner:

FALL SEMESTER

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SPRING SEMESTER

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SUMMER SEMESTER

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