Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management

Career Certificate

Pitch a business plan

Create a business from scratch

Understand the nuts and bolts of a small business—then learn how to start your own.

As part of this certificate at CLC, you pitch a business plan, which helps hone your entrepreneurial skills, including:

  • start a new business
  • manage a small business
  • basic financial accounting for a small business
  • how to manage a project

What can you do with a Certificate in Entrepreneur Small Business Management?

This certificate prepares you to start your own business or to work with an entrepreneurial mindset within an established business.


  • WIOA Program

  • 100% Online

    Can be completed 100% online.
  • Financial Aid/Scholarships Available

    Based on need and/or achievement. Explore ways to pay for college.
  • Career Certificate

    Earn a career certificate in 1 year or less to refine your skills into an in-demand career.
  • Program Length: 1 Year

    Full-time students finish in 1 year.

Career Outlook

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A College & Career Navigator (CCN) is ready to answer your questions and assist with your application, academic program selection, class enrollment and connecting you with resources as needed, making your journey at CLC smoother.

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Recommended Pathway

This pathway serves as a guide for students to complete the degree or certificate assuming full-time enrollment (registered in 12 or more credit hours per semester) with Semester 1 typically representing a Fall term. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their College and Career Navigator (CCN) to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements based on individual academic goals. For a more inclusive list of course options, see the college catalog.

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  • Credit for prior learning available
  • Dual credit options available
  • Global citizenship
  • Online/Virtual options available
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    CLC 120 2
    ACC 110 2
    BUS 121 3
    BUS 131 3
    • Course Code CLC 120
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ACC 110
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code BUS 121
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code BUS 131
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    BUS 111 3
    BUS 219 3
    BUS 227 3
    • Course Code BUS 111
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code BUS 219
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code BUS 227
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights

Total Credit Hours


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Business Administration at CLC

Get the bigger picture

This certificate is just one possible way to study Business Administration. Get the bigger picture—degrees, credentials and extra options.

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Frequently asked questions

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    Leanne Linsky


    The CLC student body is diverse, my classmates had more work and life experience. When I transferred, I was better prepared for university life.”

    Leanne studied business administration at CLC, then got her bachelor's degree at University of Nevada Las Vegas and a master's degree at University of California, Irvine. She is the creator of an online app for comedians.

    Read Leanne's story

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*Cost includes tuition and other fees, including books and materials before financial aid is applied, such as grants, loans or scholarships. There are many opportunities for financial assistance at CLC. Learn more about Cost of Attendance.

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