You bring the idea, the passion, and the drive. We’ll supply the tools you need to support your business venture.

Completed online or in the classroom, JCC’s entrepreneurship certificate program is sure to challenge you in a way that will help you reach your full potential professionally, academically, and as an entrepreneur.

At JCC, we know that small businesses and startups hold the key to economic success. We also know the skills required by an entrepreneur are different from those of other businesspeople. JCC is committed to providing entrepreneurs with the tools they need for success.

This certificate program will provide you with an opportunity to develop your entrepreneurial skills with an understanding of accounting, marketing, business law, and management as they relate to business ownership. Through electives, you will have the opportunity to explore various areas of business and add a more in-depth level of skill that you can use in becoming a successful entrepreneur.

This program may be completed online.

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Minimum program credit hours: 30

Program Codes
Degree Option
Hegis Code
Curriculum Code
General Requirements
9 credit hours
Core Requirements
21 credit hours
BUS 1430: Entrepreneurship I3
BUS 2540: Business Law II3
ENT 1440: Small Business Management3
ENT 1450: Entrepreneurship Finance3
CSC 1560: Microcomputer Applications I4
BUS 1410: Accounting Fundamentals3
BUS 1500: Introduction to Business3
BUS 1650: Global Business3
BUS 2270: Introduction to Taxation3
BUS 2550: Marketing3
BUS 2570: Principles of Management3
BUS 2580: Management & Organizational Behavior3
CMM 1610: Public Speaking3
CSC 1310: Introduction to World Wide Web1
CSC 1530: Introduction to HTML & CSS3
ENT 1460: Family Owned Businesses1
ENT 1470: Retail Management and Franchise Ownership3
ENT 1480: Entrepreneurship Internship3
Important Points
  • Mathematics courses are selected based on a student’s background. MAT 1230: Mathematics of Business, MAT 1500: Problem Solving with Mathematics, or MAT1540: Elementary Statistics are recommended electives.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:
  1. Assess the feasibility of a business concept in the current local market along with its strengths and weaknesses. 
  2. Develop a business plan with components from each of the core courses that demonstrates the importance of planning before launching a business venture.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of entrepreneurship fundamentals in the areas of finance, accounting, marketing, management, communications, customer service, and the legal environment. 
  4. Develop the ability to identify resources and tools as well as build and manage teams of people with complementary skills to help them translate opportunities into sustainable solutions.

Transfer Agreements

Our courses and programs are designed to give you a strong foundation in your area of study. But we know that for many of you, your time at JCC is just the first step in your educational journey. And when it's time for you to take your next step, that strong foundation, coupled with the wide variety of transfer agreements we maintain with several top colleges and universities, will help make your transfer process as smooth as possible. Learn More
It is important when planning your transfer to talk with your advisor about the specifics of each four-year college or university. 

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Sarah Bray, Co-Coordinator, Business/Economics
Sarah BrayCo-Coordinator, Business/Economics230B TECH, Cattaraugus County Campus716.376.7547Contact | Full Profile ▸