Jun 14, 2024  
2022-2023 SLCC General Catalog 

Small Business Management: CP (CTE)

Certificate of Proficiency | 17 credits minimum

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Program Description
The Certificate of Proficiency in Small Business Management provides the unique skills needed to start-up and run a new, small business or to take over the management and operation of an existing business.

Career Opportunities
Small business managers often work very closely with business owners to monitor day-to-day business activities, assist with marketing the business and to hire, motivate and manage staff. Effective small business managers are equipped with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to drive a business to success and profit with minimal resources and under the direction of the owner. In many instances, the owner of a small business is also the manager. For complete competence in Small Business Management, these courses should be complemented with other skill building courses. This Certificate of Proficiency may be used as a stackable credential for other Business AS or AAS degrees.

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees: http://www.slcc.edu/student/financial/tuition-fees.aspx

Note: Fees vary based upon specific registration and are subject to changes.

Note: This Certificate of Proficiency is not eligible for financial aid. However, courses within the certificate may be eligible if taken as part of a financial aid eligible program such as an AS or AAS degree. Please check with the Financial Aid Office to determine course and program eligibility.

Program Requirements

Time to Completion & Graduation Map

  • Small Business Management CP: Full-time  
  • Time to completion is 1 semester based on a full-time minimum of 17 credits per semester. Less than 17 credits per semester will increase time to completion.

Program Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcome alignment with Student Learning Outcomes  in brackets.

  • Identify retail concepts of merchandise management, assortment, pricing, visuals, etc. [1]
  • Examine different cultural, legal, political, ethical, and economic environments in a comparative and interpretive framework, emphasizing business practices and outcomes for producers, employees, and consumers. [1,4,5]
  • Demonstrate skills in planning, evaluation, and analysis of various components of a small business operation by developing a business plan. [4,5]
  • Explain conflict management techniques, professionalism, and customer relationship and service. [1,4]
  • Analyze business opportunities by using processes and procedures to describe, modify, and validate them. [1,3,4,5]