Feb 29, 2020  
2019-2020 Patrick Henry Community College Catalog 
  
2019-2020 Patrick Henry Community College Catalog

Business Technology: Management Specialization Entrepreneurship/Small Business, AAS


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Length: 62 credits

Purpose: Individuals, who are seeking their first job or those who wish to qualify for promotion in a present position or to another field, including self-employment, may benefit from this program. Students will be provided knowledge, skills, and training necessary to start a business and manage the functional areas of the business to become a successful entrepreneur.

Occupational Objectives: Completion of this program may lead to employment or career advancement in a wide variety of positions such as entrepreneur, small business owner, small business advisor, small business partner, proprietor, owner-operator, or consultant for small business.

Potential Certification: A student may elect to take an industry- specific certification exam. The examinations generally require a testing fee paid by the student. After completion of this program, a student will be academically prepared to take the following examinations:

  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) - Excel.

Program Learning Outcomes: A student will be able to:

  • demonstrate minimum proficiency in General Education Skills which are defined as oral communication, written communication, mathematical/problem solving, scientific reasoning, information literacy, and critical thinking;
  • outline the decision making process for managers using various decision making techniques;
  • demonstrate the ability to gather, interpret, and disseminate financial information;
  • demonstrate acceptable workplace skills, attitudes, and behaviors;
  • explain the importance of entrepreneurial qualities and describe the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs; and
  • create a business plan necessary to initiate and open a small business.

Total Credits: 15


Total Credits: 47


Minimum Required for Degree: 62


Advising Sheet


Advising Sheet Suggested Schedules: Courses in advising sheets are displayed under the semester in which the courses are regularly offered. It is possible that a course shown on the schedule for a particular semester may not be offered due to low enrollment or other factors.

Developmental Prerequisites  

NOTE: * These classes meet the requirements of the Career Studies Certificate in Entrepreneurial and Small Business Management .

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