Classes resume Monday, March 30, fully online.Please visit
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learn how to prepare for online classes.
The Small Business Academy program at El Centro will prepare you for a wide range of career opportunities. Our faculty draw on their knowledge and experience to ensure student success.
Before you risk investing time and money, get the practical skills and business knowledge you’ll need, including:
By the end of the program, you should be able to answer these critical questions:
The 14-week course syllabus covers the following lesson plans:
Our all-online program provides all coursework, class interaction and study via the Internet:
Online program features include:
The Small Business Academy’s goal is to give you the fundamental knowledge and hands-on skills necessary to plan, launch and operate your own business, no matter what field. Course objectives include learning how to:
During the semester, each student will also prepare summaries after interviewing the following:
Each course participant is also required to develop a basic business plan, integrating course materials into a “real life” business idea.
DCCCD sponsors two Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) in cooperation with the U.S. Small Business Administration:
Both centers offer: