Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur



A certificate program represents completion of a one-year curriculum in a prescribed career-technical program.

The Entrepreneurship Certificate program applies entrepreneurial principles to establishing, organizing and managing a small business. Current business owners and employees may find particular courses helpful in strengthening skills to assist in the effectiveness of the business.

Completion of an Entrepreneurship option leads to an Associates of Applied Science degree in Small Business Management.

The Small Business Management – Entrepreneurship program is designed for persons preparing for careers as small business owners, as an employee in a small business or to specialize in a particular business of their choosing.

  • To analyze the variety of entrepreneurial opportunities available in the United States.
  • To provide the concepts and current practices of managing any small business.
  • To provide students the knowledge and appropriate tools to effectively manage and evaluate the financial plan and performances of any small business.
  • Develop the concepts for a business plan for a new business venture.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of small business marketing, sales and advertising.
  • Gain the motivation and skills to continue to learn throughout life.

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  • Small business owner start-up
  • Employment in existing businesses

There are no special requirements for admission into these programs. Please refer to the TMCC Admission section for future students.
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Entrepreneurship Certificate

A certificate program represents completion of a one-year curriculum in a prescribed career-technical program.

The Entrepreneurship Certificate program applies entrepreneurial principles to establishing, organizing and managing a small business. Current business owners and employees may find particular courses helpful in strengthening skills to assist in the effectiveness of the business.

Completion of an Entrepreneurship option leads to an Associates of Applied Science degree in Small Business Management.

Small Business Mmgt/Entrepreneurship Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S)

Associate of Applied Science Degrees combine career-technical courses with general education courses not intended to transfer to bachelor degree programs, although certain courses may be accepted at some institutions.

The Small Business Management – Entrepreneurship program is designed for persons preparing for careers as small business owners, as an employee in a small business or to specialize in a particular business of their choosing. Courses are designed to provide a broad range of general business knowledge and specific specialized skills.

Course Descriptions (89 KB PDF)

First Year (Entrepreneurship Certificate)

General Education (6 credits)
Program Core Requirements (44 credits)
Total Certificate Credits (50)

*Students must complete 28 credit hours from the following list of courses to obtain a certificate

  • ACCT 105 Principles of Bookkeeping (3)
  • ACCT 110 Computerized Accounting with QuickBooks (1)
  • ACCT 215 Legal Environment of Business (3)
  • BADM 103 Leadership Techniques I (2)
  • BADM 152 Fundamentals of Business (3)
  • BADM 200 Grant Writing (2)
  • BADM 201 Principles of Marketing (3)
  • BADM 202 Principles of Management (3)
  • BADM 210 Advertising (3)
  • BADM 240 Sales and Customer Service (3)
  • BOTE 127 Information Processing (3)
  • BOTE 162 Supervised Occupational Experience (3)
  • BOTE 211 Business Communications (3)
  • BOTE 224 E-Business (3)
  • ENTR 233 Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management (3)
  • ENTR 234 Entrepreneurship II (3)

Sophomore Year Small Business Management(Associates of Applied Science)

General Education (15 credits)
Program Core Requirements (47 credits)
Total A.A.S Credits (62)

  • ACCT 105 Principles of Bookkeeping (3)
  • ACCT 110 Computerized Accounting with QuickBooks (1)
  • ACCT 215 Legal Environment of Business (3)
  • BADM 103 Leadership Techniques I (2)
  • BADM 152 Fundamentals of Business (3)
  • BADM 200 Grant Writing (2)
  • BADM 201 Principles of Marketing (3)
  • BADM 202 Principles of Management (3)
  • BADM 210 Advertising (3)
  • BADM 240 Sales and Customer Service (3)
  • BOTE 127 Information Processing (3)
  • BOTE 162 Supervised Occupational Experience (3)
  • BOTE 211 Business Communications (3)
  • BOTE 224 E-Business (3)
  • ENTR 233 Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management (3)
  • ENTR 234 Entrepreneurship II (3)
  • Business or Computer Elective