Small Business Entrepreneurship Level I (SC)

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Get Your Small Business Up and Running Successfully!

Are you interested in becoming your own boss? Do you want to start your own business? Whether you just have a plan to start a new business, or if you have already been running your own business, the skills, strategies, and techniques you’ll learn from LASC’s Small Business Entrepreneurship certificates will help you develop the knowledge you’ll need to keep it running smoothly.

You’ve been thinking about it, now take the first step towards starting your own business. Thousands of small businesses start each year with only a small percentage of those succeeding five years later. LASC’s Small Business Entrepreneurship certificates are the perfect introduction to ensuring your business is one with lasting power. 

You’ll learn small business fundamentals, such as what legal and financial steps and strategies you will need to take to successfully start a new business and maintain it. You’ll gain insights into effective supervision, and learn more productive ways of making common computer software help you boost your end product. Ensure your business flourishes with LASC’s Small Business Entrepreneurship Skill Certificates!

Careers in Small Business and Entrepreneurship

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov) doesn’t track self-employment and small business ownership in the same way it does other careers and professions. We recommend going to bls.gov and searching for their latest information on Self-Employment for engaging articles to find out if you have what it takes to be your own boss.

What You’ll Learn at LASC in Small Business Entrepreneurship

You can get Skill Certificates in Small Business Management Entrepreneurship Level I and II (SC) through LASC’s Business Administration program where you will develop your leadership skills and business acumen to get your business on its feet:

In Small Business Entrepreneurship Level I:

  • Be your own boss. You’ll learn what steps you need to take to get your business legally running, determine how much financial capital you will need to start, and discover new and proven business strategies and practices.
  • Further develop your common software skills so you can become more productive and organized, create and analyze accounting charts and information, and learn the fundamentals of business law.
  • Examine ways to plan, organize, and schedule your work as your company grows, and learn about potential issues or problems that could arise as you start your small business and ways you can avoid them or deal with them if they happen to your small business.
  • Make sure to check for upcoming innovative workshops, events, and business fairs hosted by LASC’s School of Career and Technical Education that will strengthen your business skills, build your network of local community leaders and business owners, and help you develop a deeper knowledge for all of the different aspects of your small business.
  • LASC leads the way in promoting future business leaders through innovative programs, such as the Center for Entrepreneurial Opportunities (CEO) which helps educate and connect aspiring business owners to their careers and industry interests. In 2017, LASC was awarded the Entrepreneurial College Award by the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) because of our leadership in starting entrepreneurially-minded programs. We look forward to helping you with your small business!
  • Want More? You can get an Associate in Arts degree in Business Administration: Management / Supervision to further your skills while you deepen your critical-thinking and problem-solving capabilities. And, if you wanted to get a bachelor’s degree, you would save money on your first two years of college learning from positive, innovative faculty. Talk with your academic counselor to find out more!

Degrees & Courses You Will Take 

LASC’s Skill Certificates in Small Business Entrepreneurship Level I and II, along with our suggested course of study for these programs. Go to LASC’s current Course Catalog for specific course information:

Skill Certificate in Small Business Entrepreneurship Level I (SC) 

Certificate Code: 506.31
Total Units Required: 17

Upon successful completion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate, and utilize the principles of entrepreneurship.
  • Apply and communicate one’s own entrepreneurial qualities and characteristics.
Required Courses: Units
BUS 1 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 5 Business Law I 3
BUS 38 Business Computations 3
CAOT 82 Microcomputer Software Survey in the Office 3
COOP ED 295 Work Experience General I 2
MGMT 13 Small Business Entrepreneurship 3
TOTAL UNITS 17

 

 Skill Certificate in Small Business Entrepreneurship Level II (SC) 

Certificate Code: 506.32
Total Units Required: 14

Upon successful completion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate, and utilize the principles of entrepreneurship.
  • Apply and communicate one’s own entrepreneurial qualities and characteristics.
Required Courses: Units
SUPV 1 Elements of Supervision 3
ACCTG 1 Introductory Accounting I 5
CAOT 85 Microcomputer Office Applications: Spreadsheet  3
MARKET 1 Principles of Selling  3
TOTAL UNITS 14

Get Ready Before You Start 

Interested in starting your own business? Before your first class starts at LASC, you can start preparing to successfully start your business:

  • Make an appointment with your LASC academic counselor to review LASC’s program, start to develop a Student Education Plan (SEP), and discuss opportunities and support services LASC has that would be a good match for your career goals.
  • You can take a Workforce Development class or a summer class to strengthen your skills in common business software applications, business etiquette, or public speaking, such as courses on Microsoft Suite software, Business English, or an introduction to public speaking to learn how to effectively talk about your new business.

Program Learning Outcomes 

With the successful completion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate, and utilize the principles of entrepreneurship.
  • Apply and communicate one’s own entrepreneurial qualities and characteristics.