Adult Ed: Starting a Small Business Certificate College Skills Total Units: 0.0

Term Effective: Fall 2022

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Previous Versions:

Adult Ed: Starting a Small Business - effective Fall 2019
Adult Ed: Starting a Small Business - effective Spring 2019
Adult Ed: Starting a Small Business - effective Spring 2018


The Adult Ed: Starting a Small Business Certificate of Completion provides a sequence of courses that lead to the creation of a complete business plan including researching and planning, small business finance, marketing, and writing and presenting the business plan.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

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

  1. Demonstrate and explain the importance of a complete and well-researched business plan;
  2. Create an effective business plan.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Adult Ed: Starting a Small Business program are:

  • Complete requirements from
    • Adult Ed: Starting a Small Business

Adult Ed: Starting a Small Business - complete 96 hours
Complete 3 courses from below
ADLTED 751How to Start a Small Business24.00
ADLTED 752Small Business Financing24.00
ADLTED 753Marketing for a Small Business24.00
Complete 1 course from below
ADLTED 762.1Computer Operations for the Workplace 124.00
ADLTED 762.2Computer Operations for the Workplace 224.00
ADLTED 762.3Computer Operations for the Workplace 324.00
ADLTED 762.4Computer Operations for the Workplace 424.00
ADLTED 762.5Computer Operations for the Workplace 524.00
ADLTED 764.1Google Tools and Applications- Part 1: Drive and Docs24.00
ADLTED 764.2Google Tools and Applications- Part 2: Sheets24.00
ADLTED 764.3Google Tools and Applications- Part 3: Slides24.00

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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