Entrepreneur

Certificate of Performance: Management and Team Building*

This certificate is designed for persons who currently own, operate or work for a small business and want to strengthen business skills.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the certificate will be able to:

  • Apply human resource management techniques, marketing for a small business, and knowledge of current legal issues to successfully own or operate a small business.
  • Develop leadership, decision-making, communication, motivation, and personnel management skills and techniques necessary to own or operate a small business.
  • Develop marketing strategies including product planning, development, pricing, distribution, and promotion necessary to operate and own a small business.
  • Analyze, organize, and compose various types of written and oral business communications.
Courses Units
BUSE 155, Managing the Small Business
3
BUSE 119, Business Communications
3
BUSE 150, Human Relations in Business
3
MARK 100, Principles of Marketing
3

Total: 12

*A Certificate of Performance is a departmental award that does not appear on the student’s transcript. All courses must be completed within the San Diego Community College District.

Certificate of Performance: Starting a Business*

This certificate is designed for persons planning to start or operate a small business who want a “quick start.”

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the certificate will be able to:

  • Accurately prepare and organize accounting records and produce financial statements for a small business.
  • Accurately prepare all the state and federal payroll tax forms required by a small business in California.
  • Analyze, organize, and compose various types of written and oral business communications.
  • Apply human resource management techniques, marketing for a small business, and knowledge of current legal issues to successfully own or operate a small business.
  • Develop a business plan for a small business.
Courses Units
ACCT 128A, Small Business Accounting-Recordkeeping
1.5
ACCT 128B, Small Business Accounting-Payroll
1.5
BUSE 119, Business Communications
3
BUSE 155, Managing the Small Business
3
BUSE 157, Starting a Small Business
3

Total: 12

*A Certificate of Performance is a departmental award that does not appear on the student’s transcript. All courses must be completed within the San Diego Community College District.

Certificate of Performance: Business Communications*

This certificate is designed to enhance communication skills for individuals working in a business environment by improving speaking skills, negotiating skills, presentation skills, and multicultural awareness.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the certificate will be able to:

  • Analyze, organize, and compose various types of written and oral business communications.
  • Develop leadership, decision-making, communication, motivation, and personal management skills and techniques necessary to own or operate a small business.
  • Learn to choose a topic and specific purpose; outlining, listening, organizing a speech; delivery; small group communication; informative and persuasive speaking; speaker credibility; and effective use of language.
  • Learn the relationship between culture and communication emphasizing social psychological variables, verbal and nonverbal language systems, cross-cultural communication breakdowns and conflict resolution.
Courses Units
BUSE 119, Business Communications
3
BUSE 150, Human Relations in Business
3
COMS 103, Oral Communication
3
COMS 180, Intercultural Communications
3

Total: 12

*A Certificate of Performance is a departmental award that does not appear on the student’s transcript. All courses must be completed within the San Diego Community College District.

Certificate of Achievement: Business Studies

Small Business Management Emphasis

Coursework in starting and managing a small business. This program is designed for persons planning to start, operate or work in a small business. The focus is on managerial, marketing, financial, legal, communication and practical day-by-day decision-making concerns in small business.

Courses Required for the Major Units
Certificate of Performance, Management and Teambuilding
12
Certificate of Performance, Starting a Business
12
Certificate of Performance, Business Communications
12
BUSE 101, Business Mathematics
3
BUSE 140, Business Law and the Legal Environment
3
CBTE 180, Microsoft Office
3
Select 6 units from:
BUSE 245A, Small Business Internship-Marketing
BUSE 245B, Small Business Internship-Operations
BUSE 245C, Small Business Internship-Accounting
BUSE 245D, Small Business Internship-Buying and Inventory
BUSE 245E, Small Business Internship-Marketing
BUSE 245F, Small Business Internship-Operations
BUSE 245G, Small Business Internship-Accounting
BUSE 245H, Small Business Internship-Buying and Inventory
6
Less courses already applied in one or more certificates or core
(12)

Total: 39

NOTE: Some courses may be repeated in the certificates and/or core but only need to be taken once.

Associate in Science Degree: Business Studies - Small Business Management Entrepreneur

Coursework in Starting and Managing a Small Business.

Courses Required for the Major Units
BUSE 119 Business Communications 3
ENGL 101 Reading and Composition 3
BUSE 140 Business Law & the Legal
Environment
3
CISC 181 Principles of Information Systems 4
ECON 120 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
PHIL 102B Introduction to Philosophy: Values 3
Additional Courses Required
ACCT 128A Small Business Accounting -
Recordkeeping
1.5
ACCT 128B Small Business Accounting - Payroll 1.5
BIOL 101 Issues in Environmental Biology 4
BUSE 101 Business Mathematics 3
BUSE 150 Human Relations in Business 3
BUSE 155 Managing the Small Business 3
BUSE 157 Starting a Small Business
3
CBTE 180 Microsoft Office 3
COMS103 Oral Communication 3
COMS 180 Intercultural Communications 3
MARK 100 Principles of Marketing 3
Select six units from the following working education certificate of performance courses:
BUSE 245A, Small Business Internship - Marketing 3
BUSE 245B, Small Business Internship - Operations 3
BUSE 245C, Small Business Internship - Accounting 3
BUSE 245D, Small Business Internship - Buying and Inventory 3
BUSE 245E, Small Business Internship - Marketing 1
BUSE 2Additional general education and graduation
requirements for the associate degree are listed in
the Academic Requirements section of the catalog.
Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college
or university should select the Business Studies
San Diego State University Transfer option. The
associate degree requires a minimum of 60 units.
1
BUSE 245G, Small Business Internship - Accounting 1
BUSE 245H, Small Business Internship - Buying and Inventory 1

Total: 56

Recommended Electives: Business 100.

Additional general education and graduation requirements for the associate degree are listed in the Academic Requirements section of the catalog. Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university should select the Business Studies San Diego State University Transfer option. The associate degree requires a minimum of 60 units.