Certificate of Completion in Small Business Management Level I

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Field of Interest: Business, Entrepreneurialism, and Management

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Small Business Management Level I program is designed to meet the needs of individuals who wish to own and/or manage a small business. Prepares students to acquire the skills, tools and knowledge necessary for successful start-up and operations of a business.

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Certificate
Academic Plan
Small Business Management Level I (CCL)
Academic Plan Code
5153N
Total Credits Required
10-12
Catalog Year
2019-2020

What You’ll Learn

1. Prepare a business plan and budget to develop a comprehensive action, operations, and strategic plans. 
2. Apply basic accounting, finance, and marketing principles in a small business environment. 
3. Create and use effective oral, written, and visual business communication skills. 
4. Describe effective staff planning, personnel cost control, and discipline methods. 
5. Apply problem-solving processes to problems in small business daily operations.

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of the Small Business Management Level I program 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 program. 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:

  • 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 placement tests and completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites and program prerequisites.
  • Students may be required to successfully complete a College Success Course (CPD150 or CPD/AAA115) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
SBS200 Small Business Operations Critical course Gateway course 2
(SBS202 and
SBS203)
or
SBS230
(Small Business Bookkeeping And Tax Preparation and Financing And Cash Management For A Small Business) or Financial and Tax Management for Small Business 2
SBS204 or
SBS220 or
MKT271
Small Business Marketing And Advertising or Internet Marketing For Small Business or Principles of Marketing 2–3
SBS213 Hiring and Managing Employees 1
SBS214 Small Business Customer Relations 1
EPS195 or
SBS216 or
MGT253
Business Start-Up and Planning or Planning For A Small Business or Owning and Operating a Small Business 2–3

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
SBS200 Small Business Operations Critical course Gateway course 2
SBS214 Small Business Customer Relations 1
EPS195 or
SBS216 or
MGT253
Business Start-Up and Planning or Planning For A Small Business or Owning and Operating a Small Business 2–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
(SBS202 and
SBS203)
or
SBS230
(Small Business Bookkeeping And Tax Preparation and Financing And Cash Management For A Small Business) or Financial and Tax Management for Small Business 2
SBS204 or
SBS220 or
MKT271
Small Business Marketing And Advertising or Internet Marketing For Small Business or Principles of Marketing 2–3
SBS213 Hiring and Managing Employees 1

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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.

All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

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