Courses & Programs

Ellen Majka

Faculty, Business

Business and Technology

Kittredge Center 419

413.552.2350 (Tel)

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Entrepreneurship Certificate

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

This certificate is designed to provide students with an understanding of what is required to start their own business, and help business owners better manage their existing business.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

Upon graduating from this program, students will be prepared for entry-level jobs in a wide range of businesses. They will be able to:

  • Identify entrepreneurship opportunities
  • Generate ideas
  • Conduct market research

WHAT WILL YOU DO?

Job and career options include:

  • Management
  • Sales
  • Marketing

Learn more at HCC's Advising, Career and Tranfer Center and at the Bureau of Labor Statistics website.

28-29 TOTAL CREDITS


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13 PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS REQUIRED


Principles of Accounting I | 4 CREDITS
ACC 111        4 CREDITS

Introduces financial accounting with emphasis on the collection, classification, summarization, and reporting of financial information about a specific business. The use of journals, ledgers, working papers, and financial statements is illustrated.

Prerequisite: Eligibility for MTH 085.

Professional Etiquette | 1 CREDIT
BUS 112        1 CREDIT

A study of the interpersonal and communication skills fundamental for success in the workplace. Students will hone their professional style as they study topics including professional behavior, interpersonal interactions, and civility as they relate to the workplace.

Ethics in Business | 1 CREDIT
BUS 113        1 CREDIT

This course introduces students to the relationship between business and society. Topics include corporate citizenship, identification and analysis of stakeholder issues, business ethics fundamentals, business influence on government and the public sector, ethical issues in the global arena, workplace issues, and employment discrimination and affirmative action. Upon completion students should be able to apply ethical principles and guidelines to business decision making.

Money Management | 1 CREDIT
BUS 114        1 CREDIT

The focus of this course is to develop financially literate students. It will provide a practical introduction to personal finance and money management by focusing on realistic ways to effectively manage and protect personal assets and maximize financial health and stability. Students will learn how to design a personal budget and learn to make appropriate decisions with regard to savings, investments, insurance, credit protection, estate planning and managing personal assets. Students will evaluate the cost of borrowed money, real estate investments, the effective use of credit, tax implications and the effects the economy has on personal financial decisions.

Prerequisite: Eligibility for MTH 085

Entrepreneurship | 3 CREDITS
MGT 235        3 CREDITS

An entrepreneur is an individual who creates a new business in the face of risk and uncertainty for the purpose of achieving profit and growth objectives by identifying significant opportunities and assembling the necessary resources to capitalize on them. This course will provide students with an introduction to what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur, including recognizing opportunities in the marketplace and the elements of a professional business plan. Topics covered will include: the marketing strategy; legal considerations; organizational strategies; financial planning and controls; the management team; the concept of social entrepreneurship.

Spreadsheets | 3 CREDITS
BUS 215        3 CREDITS

This course will cover all aspects of spreadsheets using an integrated software package which combines a large, advanced electronic worksheet with state-of-the-art graphics and database management capacity, beginning with building a basic worksheet and progressing through the major commands and advanced features of the software package. Keyboarding skills preferred, but not required.


15-16 credits electives


ACCOUNTING ELECTIVE | 3-4 CREDITS

Choose a 3-4 credit course with the ACC prefix.

BUSINESS ELECTIVE | 3 CREDITS

Choose a 3-credit course from: ACC, BUS, HCA, LAW, MGT, MKT, or SPO.

BUSINESS ELECTIVE | 3 CREDITS

Choose a 3-credit course from: ACC, BUS, HCA, LAW, MGT, MKT, or SPO.

BUSINESS ELECTIVE | 3 CREDITS

Choose a 3-credit course from: ACC, BUS, HCA, LAW, MGT, MKT, or SPO.

BUSINESS ELECTIVE | 3 CREDITS

Choose a 3-credit course from: ACC, BUS, HCA, LAW, MGT, MKT, or SPO.

GENERAL ELECTIVE | 3 CREDITS

Choose any 3-credit course in the HCC catalog.

Ellen Majka

Faculty, Business

Business and Technology

Kittredge Center 419

413.552.2350 (Tel)

College Catalog Information