This certificate provides students a basic understanding of the principles, concepts and procedures necessary to start and operate a small business.

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Career Pathway

Program Dean

Business, Mathematics and Technologies Division

Faculty Contact

Academic Advisors

Vicky Stow
Student last name starts with A-M

Shelley Smith
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Career Studies Certificate

Credit Hours


Program Information

This career studies certificate provides the student with the skills to allow them to start, run or be more effective working in a small business, including providing the student with a realistic expectation of what running a small business entails and the commitment necessary to be successful.

Occupational Objectives: Students will gain skills to enable them to be more successful at starting, running or working in a small business.