2023-2024 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog 
    Jul 24, 2024  
2023-2024 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Program Pathway

Small Business Certificate of Achievement

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Upon successful completion of the Small Business certificate, the student demonstrates the skills, knowledge, and training for positions as a small business owner or assistant in a small business enterprise; and the skills necessary to start up and maintain a small business. Individuals also demonstrate the ability to prepare a business plan, analyze the funding required to start a business, develop a marketing plan, set up an elementary bookkeeping system, and articulate some of the legal issues facing small businesses today.

Program Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of various risk management systems, loss prevention and insurance needed for small business owners.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of marketing, personal selling, advertising and customer service strategies used in the operation of a small business.
  3. Articulate legal issues facing small business owners as well as define the various legal structures including sole proprietorship, partnerships and corporations.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of personal finance, bookkeeping and record keeping necessary to operate a small business.
  5. Write a business plan and know how to communicate the elements of the business plan for a start-up or existing business.

Core Requirements

Complete 3 units

Restricted Electives

Minimum Units Required: 21

Complete all courses with a grade of “C” or better.

For more information:

Contact the Business and Law Transfer and Career Pathway (TrAC)  

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