The Entrepreneurship certificate is designed to prepare individuals for starting or growing a business. Understanding business concepts, identifying target markets, and creating innovative ideas to solve problems will increase the chances of success.

Course work includes innovation, management, funding sources, and customer service.

Upon completion of this program, students should be able to prepare a business plan and have the basic framework to start a business. Students may transfer these course credits into the Contemporary Business Administration program.

Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Certificate of Completion: 
2 Quarters
32 Credits

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Median Salary: 
Projected Growth: 
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These amounts are based on median entry level wages, they are estimates and are not guarantees. For more information, visit careerinfo.net


At Renton Technical College, tuition is affordable and competitive.

Financial Aid

Federal aid is available for most students to help pay for school. Fill out your FAFSA now to get started.


The RTC Foundation offers scholarships to help pay the costs of attending school.

All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Please see the online class schedule for day & time information.

Steven McKinnon

Entry Requirements

Admission Recommendations

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Keyboarding skills and familiarity with Microsoft Windows and Office software. Students entering without strong computer skills may take longer to complete.

Course Information

Requirements for Entrepreneurship Certificate:

Course # Course Title Credits

COL 101

College Success


BUS 125

Concept to Commercialization


BUS& 101

Introduction to Business


Choose 1 Marketing Course:



BUS 110

Social Media Marketing


BUS 130

Small Business Marketing


Choose 1 Management Course:



BUS 180

Principles of Management


BUS 230

Principles of Operations Management


BUS 270

Human Resources Management



Approved elective options (10 credits required)


  Total 32

Approved Elective Courses:

Not all electives are available every quarter, and students also may count unused Marketing or Management classes as electives. Students may have to enroll in the classes that are offered in order to complete them quickly. If a student wants particular electives, they should choose their starting quarter and program status (full or part-time) accordingly.

Course # Course Title Credits

BUS 110*

Social Media Marketing


BUS 130*

Small Business Marketing


BUS 135

Finance for Small Business


BUS 180*

Principles of Management


BUS 230*

Principles of Operations Management


BUS 240

Principles of Selling and Negotiation


BUS 270*

Human Resources Management


BUS 280

Office Procedures


BUS& 201

Business Law


*If students choose these courses for the required Marketing or Management courses, they cannot be applied again to fulfill the elective requirements (10 credits).

Program Outcomes

  • Formulate effective operational decisions in a legal, ethical, and economic environment.
  • Apply core marketing principles to improve profitability, customer satisfaction, and social welfare.
  • Develop business decision-making strategies using financial management techniques.
  • Develop critical thinking skills to evaluate alternatives and make effective business decisions.
  • Build a diverse knowledge base to identify different management practices and leadership styles that impact organizational effectiveness.


External accreditation is not applicable to this program.


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