Technical Entrepreneurship

Occupational Major (Catalog Year 2017)

This major is primarily designed for job preparedness. Students who are considering transferring to a baccalaureate institution should be aware that decisions on transferability of courses are made by the baccalaureate institutions and differ from school to school. Students should contact the Transfer Services office early in their academic programs to determine which courses will transfer to the college of their choice.

Department of Business Studies
Grupp 401 • Phone (215) 968-8227
Curriculum Code No. 2070

This major is ideal for students who possess validated technical competencies/trade skills as evidenced by at least one third party credential and an advanced score on a third party assessment such as NOCTI. Students can attain up to 23 Prior Learning Assessment credits and acquire the specific skills needed to run a business through coursework. Successful completion results in the award of the Associate of Arts degree.

This major may be of particular interest to potential and current area vocational technical high school students as well as graduates of area vocational-technical high schools.

While the major is designed for students beginning their collegiate work, students with fewer than sixty credits of collegiate work may enter the major after receiving permission from both an academic advisor and the Dean of the Department of Business Studies.

Graduates of this program are able to:

  • analyze and appraise basic elements of entrepreneurship and business operations;
  • apply and use the common mathematical functions of business such as the time value of money and interest, discount and loan calculations;
  • record transactions under the accrual basis of accounting using the general journal/general ledger system and/or utilizing the appropriate computer application;
  • create business letters, memos, and analytical reports; and
  • prepare and deliver informative and persuasive speeches.

Degree Course Requirements

Course Credits
ACCT103
Introductory Accounting
3
OR
ACCT130
Accounting Applications for the Computer C
3
Arts/Humanities Elective B,1 3
COLL101
College Success Seminar
1
COMM110
Effective Speaking A,C,4,5
3
MGMT110
Small Business Management
3
MGMT100
Introduction to Business 3,8
3
MGMT120
Business Mathematics A,C,6
3
MGMT130
Business Law
3
MGMT135
Business Communication A,C,2,4,10
3
MGMT140
Supervision
3
MGMT280
Cooperative Education-Management C,9
3
MGMT155
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
3
MKTG220
Digital Marketing
3
OR
MKTG110
Selling
3
Science Elective B,7 3/4
Technical competencies/trade skills 20
Total Credit Hours 60/61

Recommended Semester Sequence

The recommended course sequence is designed for full-time students who average 15 credit hours per semester. Students may need more time to complete major requirements based on placement testing. This additional time will entail some adjustments to the sequence recommended.

First Semester

Course Credits
COLL101
College Success Seminar
1
MGMT155
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
3
MGMT135
Business Communication A,C,2,4,10
3
MGMT120
Business Mathematics A,C,6
3
MGMT100
Introduction to Business 3,8
3
Arts/Humanities Elective B,1 3
Total Credit Hours 16

Second Semester

Course Credits
ACCT103
Introductory Accounting
3
OR
ACCT130
Accounting Applications for the Computer C
3
COMM110
Effective Speaking A,C,4,5
3
MKTG220
Digital Marketing
3
OR
MKTG110
Selling
3
MGMT110
Small Business Management
3
Total Credit Hours 12

Third Semester

Course Credits
Science Elective B,7 3/4
MGMT280
Cooperative Education-Management C,9
3
MGMT130
Business Law
3
MGMT140
Supervision
3
Total Credit Hours 12/13

A Placement testing required.
B Consult the list of courses approved for this subcategory. Any course may be chosen.
C Course requires prerequisite.

1 Satisfies Arts/Humanities
2 Satisfies Critical Thinking
3 Satisfies Diversity
4 Satisfies Information Literacy
5 Satisfies Oral Communication
6 Satisfies Quantitative Literacy
7 Satisfies Scientific Literacy
8 Satisfies Social Sciences
9 Satisfies Technological Competence
10 Satisfies Writing

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