Entrepreneurial Studies

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Entrepreneurial Studies Level I program is designed to provide students with an introduction to the entrepreneurial process. Courses include a history of entrepreneurship, current research into its impacts on society, types of business start-up opportunities, and creating a preliminary business plan, as well as securing a healthy financial future. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Entrepreneurial Studies Level II is also available.

Details

Field of Interest
Business, Entrepreneurialism, and Management
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Entrepreneurial Studies Level I (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5819N
Total Credits Required
10-11
Catalog Year
2022-2023
Effective Term
Fall 2019
Colleges Offered At
Phoenix, Glendale, GateWay, Mesa, Scottsdale, Rio Salado, South Mountain, Paradise Valley
Program Notes

This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses within the program.

This program replaces:
CCL/5192N Small Business Entrepreneurship
CCL/5706N Small Business Start-Up
CCL/5892 Business Micro Finance

What You’ll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Explain entrepreneurship.
  2. Create planning activities required for the successful launch of a new venture.
  3. Identify venture opportunities.
  4. Evaluate feasibility of venture opportunities.
  5. Explore and evaluate funding opportunities.
  6. Create opportunities through innovation.

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this certificate. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include FYE101 and FYE103. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
EPS150 Introduction to Entrepreneurship Critical course Gateway course 3
EPS160 New Venture Creation 2
GBS132 or
HEC132
Personal and Family Financial Security or Personal and Family Financial Security 3
EPS162 or
EPS195
Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship or Business Start-Up and Planning 2–3

Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

This certificate is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Entrepreneurial Studies Level I (https://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm11?id=139035).