Entrepreneurship (Certificate)

Study entrepreneurship at JCC

The Entrepreneurship certificate at Jamestown Community College helps you develop entrepreneurial skills to become a successful entrepreneur and small business owner. You bring the idea, the passion, and the drive. We’ll support you with the education you need to bring your business venture to life.

While at JCC, you’ll study accounting, marketing, business law, and management as they relate to business ownership. Through electives, you can explore areas of business and add an in-depth level of skill that you can use as a successful entrepreneur.

2019 median pay for business and financial occupations: $69,820/year according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Where to study at JCC

Entrepreneurship skills

After you complete the program, you will be able to:

  • Assess the feasibility of a business concept in the current local market along with its strengths and weaknesses.
  • Develop a business plan with components from each of the core courses that demonstrates the importance of planning before launching a business venture.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of entrepreneurship fundamentals in the areas of finance, accounting, marketing, management, communications, customer service, and the legal environment.
  • 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.

Semester 1

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

BUS 1430: Entrepreneurship I

3

ENT 1440: Small Business Management

3

Program Core Elective

Recommended:

BUS 1500: Intro to Business or

BUS 1650: Global Business

3

Mathematics & Sciences Elective

Recommended:

MAT 1500: Problem Solving

3

ENG 1510: English Composition I (or higher)

3

INT 1555: Inquire

2
  • Program core electives should be chosen based on individual student need and should be selected with the help of an advisor.
  • The Inquire course is recommended for students who plan to continue their studies and earn an associate’s degree from JCC.

Semester 2

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

ENT 1450: Entrepreneurship Finance

3

BUS 2540: Business Law II

3

CSC 1560: Computer Application Software I

4

Program Core Elective

Recommended:

BUS 2550: Marketing or

BUS 2580: Management & Organizational Behavior or

ENT 1480: Entrepreneurship Internship

3

Social Sciences Elective

Recommended:

LDR 1660: Leadership Development or

ECO 1530: Contemporary Economic Problems or

ECO 2610: Macroeconomics or

ECO 2620: Microeconomics

3
  • Discuss options with advisor for continuing on for A.A.S. or A.S. Business Administration degree.
  • Program core electives should be chosen based on individual student need and should be selected with the help of an advisor.