Degrees & Certificates
Small Business Management
Certificate of Completion - Noncredit
About the Program
The Business Department at Las Positas College offers tuition free, short-term, noncredit
courses design to build skills needed
to succeed in careers requiring introductory and advanced business skills. Whether you would like to run your own business
or enhance your current position, the courses offer valuable and practical education on leadership, customer service, and
management skills. Note: This program is not intended as a substitute for any credit certificate or associate degree.
About the Certificate
This small business management program is a short-term (typically one year) non-credit program. It is a career technical education program designed to prepare students and managers of all levels in operating, managing, and growing a small business. Learning from real-life small business management cases and projects, you’ll develop the business acumen and technical expertise needed to launch a new enterprise, take over an existing business, or be the one employee who can make a difference to the future of the company. The program will also aid students in preparing for college-level courses in Business.
Students will be prepared to launch new enterprises, assume responsibility for existing businesses, or work as a manager in others’ organizations. Additional employment opportunities include working in fields related to management, marketing, sales, operations, and entrepreneurship. In addition to a traditional career, this will prepare students for the gig economy. It is estimated by the Department of Labor and the Small Business Administration that 80% of new jobs are initially created by small businesses.
- Upon completion of the Certificate of Completion in Small Business Management, students are able to evaluate the feasibility of success when starting a new business venture.
- Upon completion of the Certificate of Completion in Small Business Management, students are able to research and compose a business plan that can be used for planning as well as financing.
- Upon completion of the Certificate of Completion in Small Business Management, students are able to recognize the advantages and disadvantages of the various forms of business ownership relative to a business opportunity.
- Upon completion of the Certificate of Completion in Small Business Management, students
are able to demonstrate the
ability to comprehend, apply, and evaluate standards of ethical behavior in various business settings.
|NBUS 212 Developing Your Business Plan||9|
|NBUS 213 Legal Aspects of Small Business||9|
|NBUS 211 Design Thinking for the Entrepreneur||9|
|NBUS 214 Success in the Gig Economy||9|
|NBUS 200 Communication in the Workplace||9|
|NBUS 201 Writing Skills for Managers||9|
|NBUS 202 Attitude in the Workplace||9|
|NBUS 203 Decision Making and Problem Solving||9|
|NBUS 204 Managing Organizational Change||9|
|NBUS 205 Team Building||9|
|NBUS 206 Time Management||9|
|NBUS 207 Conflict Resolution||9|
|NBUS 208 Stress Management in the Workplace||9|
|NBUS 209 Values and Ethics||9|
|NBUS 210 Customer Service||9|
Updated: July 2022