Small Business Management

Associate in Science Degree (AS)

Certificate of Achievement (COA)

This program is designed for those who aspire to start their own businesses or pursue positions in management in smaller companies.  The curriculum has a two-fold purpose: 1) to acquaint students with the unique aspects of small businesses, and 2) to help students acquire the knowledge, skill, and understanding they need as preparation for positions in management.

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • assess the feasibility of starting a business venture.
  • research and compose a business plan suitable for planning and financing purposes.
  • evaluate real or potential small business problems and apply appropriate management, finance, accounting, marketing, and technology solutions.
  • develop effective oral and written communication skills that can be applied in various business settings.
  • demonstrate the ability to comprehend, apply, and evaluate standards of ethical behavior in various business situations.
  • formulate original ideas and concepts in addition to integrating the ideas of others into the problem solving process.

Associate in Science Degree

The Small Business Management Associate in Science (A.S.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See SCC graduation requirements.

Certificate of Achievement

A Certificate of Achievement may be obtained by completion of the required program with grades of “C” or better or equivalent.