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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Small Business
Major: 5191
First Term: 2009 Spring    Final Term: Current
Award: CCL
Total Credits: 13-14
CIPS Code: 52.0703
Initiating College: Mesa Community College
Program Availability: College-Specific
Occupational Area: Business, Management, and Administration
Instructional Council: Business/Management (03)
GPA: 2.00

Detailed Program Information

Description: Many small business owners seek to expand, refine and update their knowledge and skills to apply in their own businesses. The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Small Business program provides a bundling of relevant courses for small business owners and recognition for having completed this program in the form of a certificate.

Program Notes:
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates any module.
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program.

Program Prerequisites
 Credits: 4
 ACC107Bookkeeping Theory and Practice4
Required Courses
 Credits: 13-14
+ACC115Computerized Accounting2
 CIS131AADoing Business on the Internet1
+CIS233ABInternet Web Publishing: FrontPage Level I1
 EPS250Introduction to Entrepreneurship (2) AND2
 EPS295The Business Plan and Business Start-Up (2) OR2
 MGT253Owning and Operating a Small Business (3)3-4
 SBS204Small Business Marketing and Advertising2
 SBS230Financial Tax Management for Small Business2
 SBS213Hiring and Managing Employees1
 SBS214Small Business Customer Relations1

Program Competencies
1.Apply basic accounting principles to a small business, and describe the process for a accurate accounting for merchandise transactions. (ACC115)
2.Explain basic concepts of doing business on the Internet. (CIS131AA)
3.Develop a plan for doing business on the Internet. (CIS233AB)
4.Conduct an analysis to determine feasibility for owning and operating a small business. (EPS250)
5.Prepare a detailed business plan for a specific business opportunity. (EPS295)
6.Explain the marketing, operational, and financial functions of a small business venture; and identify the day-to-day activities usually required to maintain a successful enterprise. (MGT253)
7.Analyze a target market using information sources and demographics, and describe the use of advertising media/public relations for a small business. (SBS204)
8.Describe effective staff planning, personnel cost control, and techniques to motivate employees and encourage positive behavior. (SBS213)
9.Describe methods to improve customer perceptions and attitudes toward a business. (SBS214)
10.Develop a chart of accounts using an acceptable account numbering system, set up individual accounts for customers and creditors, and establish individual payroll records for employees, and print month-end reports and documents on a microcomputer system. (SPS230)