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Entrepreneur Foundation

Short-Term Certificate

This certificate program prepares students to would like a step-by-step guide to start their own business. Learn what it means to be an entrepreneur and complete a feasibility analysis of own business plan. Students complete 13 credits, resulting in a Entrepreneurship Foundation Certificate.

Estimated Length of Completion

Degree Quarters Credits
Short-Term Certificate Full Time: 1
Part Time: Part Time Option Not Available

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

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. See catalog for more information.

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor to discuss specific career goals and recommended coursework.

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All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling 206.934.5391. There are additional costs for books and supplies. Each student is responsible for the purchase of certain supplies and required tools before the instruction begins.

Hours may vary based on specific program requirements. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling 206.934.5391.

Worker Friendly

This program is offered at times and in formats that meet the needs of working adults. This includes:

  • Evening: Courses with a start time of 4:00 PM or later.
  • Daytime: Courses offered between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM


Course Course ID Credits Availability

Designed for those with an interest in starting their own business. This is an opportunity to explore whether you have the Temperament and GRIT (persistence) to successful business owner. Validate or develop your Entrepreneurial Mindset. Understand the process needed to expand your business around your products/services.

BUS 151 5.0

Designed for person ready to start a business. All activities directly apply to the student's business idea. Will cover Value Proposition; Feasibility Analysis; Competitor Analysis; Vision/Mission; Business Structure; Customers; and Business Plan Canvas. Our goal is a successful launch/enhancement of the student's business.

BUS 152 5.0

This course continues the development/implementation of the student's business. We will cover: Proforma Financials; Development of Business Plan; Customer Focus; Website Development; Marketing/Selling; Going Global; Risk Management; Networking. Prerequisite: BUS 152 or instructor's permission.

BUS 153 5.0