Programs

Small Business Management Specialist

Program Description

The Small Business Management Specialist certificate prepares individuals to manage and direct day-to-day functions of a variety of small businesses. Learning opportunities will introduce, develop, and reinforce students’ knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and success in small business management. Graduates will receive a Small Business Management Specialist TCC.

Program Details

  • Location: Griffin Campus and Henry Center
  • Major Code: SB41
  • Award Level: Technical Certificate of Credit
  • Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Minimum Length of Program: 2 Terms
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 19

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope
  • Meet assessment requirements

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.

CourseTitleCredits
First TermMGMT 2140Retail Management3

Choose One: (Required)
COLL 1500College Success and Career Exploration3
OR
COMP 1000Introduction to Computers3

Second TermACCT 1100Financial Accounting I4
MGMT 2125Performance Management3
MGMT 2150Small Business Management3

Choose one of the following
MGMT 1110Employment Rules & Regulations3
OR
MGMT 2120Labor Management Relations3

Administrative services managers plan, direct, and coordinate supportive services of an organization. Their specific responsibilities vary by the type of organization and may include keeping records, distributing mail, and planning and maintaining facilities.

Work Environment

Most administrative services managers worked full time in 2012. About one-fourth worked more than 40 hours per week.

How to Become an Administrative Services Manager

A high school diploma or a General Educational Development (GED) diploma is typically required for someone to become an administrative services manager. However, administrative services managers typically enter the occupation with a bachelor’s degree. Administrative services managers need work experience in a related occupation.

Pay

The median annual wage for administrative services managers was $81,080 in May 2012.

Job Outlook

Employment of administrative services managers is projected to grow 12 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Tasks such as managing facilities and being prepared for emergencies will remain important in a wide range of industries.

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small business management specialist

Program Faculty
Michael Cook, Program Coordinator
Jennifer Edwards, Instructor
Christi Ellington, Instructor
Tahesha Wade, Instructor
(770) 412-4410

Career and Academic Planning
CAP Center
Career Advisor
@sctech.edu
770-229-3048
Griffin Campus
Room 107