Small Business Entrepreneurship Level II (SC)

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Keep Your Business Moving Forward!

You’ve taken the first step in Level I, so now it’s time to build upon what you learned and get a stronger foundation towards ensuring you have a thriving business with LASC’s Small Business Entrepreneurship Level II Skill Certificate.

LASC’s Small Business Entrepreneurship certificates are the perfect introduction to ensuring your business is one with lasting power. You’ll continue gaining more insights on how to keep your small business not only afloat, but prospering! 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 II:
  • Supervise your employees. The time has come to hire assistance, and it’s important to understand how to create an environment that is beneficial for both you and your employees. You’ll learn the basics of human resource policies in Los Angeles, as well as important ways to be an effective leader to increase your productivity and keep hard-working employees.
  • Dive deeper into accounting, spreadsheets, and how to maintain your fiscal books so you remain in the black and have some left over for a rainy day.
  • Market and sell your product! Discover ways to get the most eye-traffic for the least amount of capital, review new and established marketing strategies, and learn how to set up your product and business successfully!
  • Gain even more exposure for your business along with tips and connections to help your business through upcoming innovative workshops, events, and business fairs hosted by LASC’s School of Career and Technical Education. They 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:

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

 

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 for your career in finance:

  • 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.