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Business Foundations Specialist BFS.S.CRT

One-year Technical Certificate - 33 Credit Hours

Division: Business and Public Services
Department: Management
Effective as of Fall 2016

What is the program about?

This certificate takes the Entrepreneurship and Business Foundations STC one step further by preparing existing or potential entrepreneurs with background issues in skills such as customer service and negotiation techniques by addressing the application of basic principles of negotiation through the introduction and analysis of the negotiation process, case studies, and simulations. This certificate contains foundational courses that apply towards AAS in Business Management/Entrepreneurship.

Program Outcomes

  • Obtain the necessary tools to successfully reenter society and gain viable employment.
  • Demonstrate mastery of business planning components in order to develop a final business plan to present to the guest review board.
  • Demonstrate and apply solid business communication skills as exhibited throughout written and oral presentations.
  • Identify and apply contracting negotiations ethically and legally.
  • Apply knowledge of business concepts and terms when developing financial, marketing, and business plans.

Career Opportunities

Students completing this certificate can expect to be prepared to begin their own business or to work in larger companies in an entrepreneurial role.


Course Title Credits
BIS 1120 Introduction to Software Applications 3
BIS 1400 Customer Service 3
CJS 1106 Transition Skills 3
ENG 1131 (Business Writing) OR MAN 2150 (Management & Organizational Behavior) 3
ENT 2140 Small Business Finance 3
ENT 2160 Business Plan Development 3
LAW 1101 Business Law 3
MAN 1107 Foundations of Business 3
MAN 2144 Negotiation Techniques 3
MRK 2220 Solutions Studio 3
SOC 1101 Introduction to Sociology 3
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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.