This program offers a basic foundation in starting and/or managing a small business. All courses within this certificate can be applied to the AAS in Small Business Management. Upon completion of this program, students will be able to
Apply a broad overview of small business management and entrepreneurial approaches;
Identify the various services provided by the Small Business Association;
Prepare a business plan;
Identify the pros and cons of various forms of business ownership; and
Discuss the startup of a new business and outline the steps necessary to get the business open and running.
Some courses require satisfactory scores on placement exams before being admitted. See the course descriptions for details.
Opportunities After Graduation
This certificate enhances the managerial skills of those already operating or planning to open a small business. Students are also prepared for entry-level positions in small business as an employee or management trainee.
For more information about the program, contact the FVCC Student Support Center or the Faculty Advisor.