Academic Catalog

Business & Professional Studies

Craft Industries Entrepreneurship Certificate of Specialization

The Craft Industries program is designed to provide those entering this highly charged business environment with the basic skills to make it happen. Each student will build their business from the bottom up by understanding the standards and innovative solutions to the practical components of establishing any operational business model. The program is unique; it incorporates the traditional entrepreneurship theory mixed with down-to-earth tools and applications, while keeping in sight its ultimate goal of providing a means for the student to launch their craft business.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrated understanding of the Craft Industry’s environment and its relationship to the many facets of entrepreneurship.
  • Demonstrated competency in management practices, in particular business’s role in achieving sustainability, and ethical and civic responsibility.

Entrepreneurship Opportunities

Small businesses that include:

  • Breweries and Brewpubs
  • Coffee Shops and Roasters
  • Artisan Foods
  • Cultivation and Production
  • Management
  • Handmade Textiles
  • Manufacturing and Production
  • Material Suppliers for Artisans

Certificate Requirements

Core Curriculum
BUS-112Craft Entrepreneur2
BUS-111Entrepreneurship: Starting and Developing a Business3
BUS-125Business Law: Legal Environment of Business3
BUS-109Elementary Accounting3
Select at least four units from the following:4
Office Systems and Procedures
Essential Word
Essential Excel
Essential Powerpoint
Google Applications for Business
Using Microsoft Outlook
Total Units15