Entrepreneurship Certificate
Description

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If you have a passion for a business venture but aren’t sure how to go about implementing it, the NSC Entrepreneurship certificate program— the only one of its kind at a Seattle community college — will guide you step-by-step through solid business planning. By the time you complete the program, you’ll have a business plan and be ready to seek financing and start your business.
Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of what it means to be an entrepreneur.
  • Complete a feasibility analysis of the student’s own business idea.
  • Complete (or nearly complete) a business plan to implement the student’s own business idea.
Prerequisites
Many classes have prerequisites. Prerequisites are those classes that prove eligibility for entry-level classes by testing or by having satisfied prior course work. Course work earned at other institutions must be unofficially evaluated or approved by a program advisor before registering. Courses in this certificate with pre-requisites are marked with an asterisk (*). Certificate of Entrepreneurship Prerequisites: none Note: Advanced placement testing, work experience, and transfer of credits may result in course waivers, credit transfer, and advanced placement.
Curriculum

Course Number

Certificate Requirements (38-40 credits)

Credit Hours

ACCT&201

Financial Accounting Fundamentals I

5

BUS156* or 
BUS169

Introduction to e-Business/Commerce
Using Computers in Business

5

BUS236

Interpersonal Communication in the Workplace

5

BUS151 or
BUS154

Introduction to Entrepreneurship or
Entrepreneurship Overview

3
5

BUS152*

Entrepreneurship: Product/Service, Selection, Pricing, and Marketing

5

BUS153*

Entrepreneurship: Planning Business Financials

5

BUS118*

Project Management

5

BUS186

Sustainable Business

5

ACCT131  QuickBooks is recommended but not required.  
Total Credits -- Minimum
36.00
Total Credits -- Maximum
38.00
Sequence
This program of study is outlined by quarter, and courses should be taken in the indicated sequence. However, it should not be concluded that students will always proceed through their program of study exactly as prescribed here. The number of quarters listed here is minimal. Not all courses are offered every quarter. Individual student experiences, educational and training background, and personal schedules and demands all may affect the time it takes to finish this program. Also, in general, summer quarter is not considered one of the full-time quarters in the program. 1st quarter: BUS 151 or BUS 154, BUS 156 or BUS 169, BUS 236 2nd quarter: BUS 152, ACCT&201, BUS 118 3rd quarter: BUS 153, BUS 186, ACCT 131 (recommended)
Notes

What are some potential job titles?

  • Small Business Owner

Program Contact             

David Eberhardt (206) 934-4533
 david.eberheard@seattlecolleges.edu

NSC Advising

(206)934 3658
resources.northseattle.edu/advising

Program Website
resources.northseattle.edu/certificates/entrepreneurship-certificate

Effective beginning: Summer 2016 
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