Jul 23, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Entrepreneurship Technical Certificate

For more information, contact the Business and Technology division at 615-230-3301 or at bustechinfo@volstate.edu.

The Entrepreneurship Technical Certificate provides students the key, foundational business knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage their own small business or support the goals and success of an employer’s small business.  The knowledge and skills developed in this program are also highly applicable to a broad range of business positions with diverse employers in virtually every sector of the economy.  Student learning in this program can also provide a strong foundation for continued studies in pursuit of an associate degree or beyond.

The Entrepreneurship Technical Certificate is embedded within all Associate of Applied Science in Business concentrations and within the Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science, General Studies areas of emphasis.  Courses in this certificate may be used to award these degrees.

Program​ Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate initiative, self-direction, productivity, and accountability skills necessary to maintain their own business or effectively support the small business of an employer.
  2. Students will demonstrate a basic understanding of financial statements, budgets, and other documents necessary to plan, track and measure the financial well-being of a business.
  3. Students will demonstrate a basic understanding of the key principles and skills of entrepreneurship and marketing needed to develop and execute basic business capture strategies
  4. Students will demonstrate the ability to effectively utilize basic capabilities of several computer software programs widely utilized by most small businesses today.
  5. Students will develop decision-making and problem-solving skills.

CIP Code: (32) 52.0701.00     SOC Code: 11-1021

Total Certificate Requirements - Credits (18)

Recommended Schedule

This is a recommended schedule. Learning Support, pre-requisites and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.

DegreeWorks, along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the DegreeWorks audit, which is accessible through My Volstate.