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Program Overview

Degrees & Certificates

With fewer than 20 credits, short-term certificate programs generally cover an entry-level or specific skill set needed for that industry. Credits earned in these programs may apply toward a next-level certificate or degree. Typically offered in a condensed time period.

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  • Credits to complete: 13.0
  • Estimated program length in quarters: Full Time - 1 | Part Time - Part Time Option Not Available

Learn the Steps to Entrepreneurial Success

If you have a passion for a business venture but aren’t sure how to go about implementing it, North's Entrepreneurship certificate program — the only one of its kind at a Seattle community college — will guide you step-by-step through solid business planning.

The program can be completed in 3 quarters and has no prerequisites.

Topics Covered in the Program

  • What product or service do you want to offer?
  • What financial structure is best for you?
  • Is there a market for what you love to do?
  • What more do you need to know to make your venture a success?

By the time you complete the program, you’ll have a business plan and be ready to seek financing and start your business.

Valuable Connections

The entrepreneurship program is developing connections with the Small Business Administration and, through them, will establish connections with the Small Business Development Council (SBDC) and SCORE (the Small Business Council of Retired Entrepreneurs) so that you will be able to get coaching on your new business ideas right on campus.


  • Accounting for Small Business
  • Project Management Introduction and Overview
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship or Entrepreneurship Overview
  • Entrepreneurship: Marketing and Selling Strategies
  • Entrepreneurship: Planning, Financing and Operating a Small Business
  • Introduction to E-business/Commerce or Software Applications
  • Sustainable Business
  • Interpersonal Communications for the Workplace

Financial Aid

If you are out of work, are currently or recently were on unemployment, were self-employed, are on TANF, are receiving food stamps, or have been honorably discharged from the military you may quality for Workforce Education support services.

Call the Workforce Education Office at (206) 934-3787 for more information.

Program lengths are estimates, not guarantees. For the most current program information, please check with the program contact.