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

Certificate of Completion: 
2-3 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.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and/or Thursday

6:30 to 9 p.m.

Does not reflect Winter 2021 remote learning. Hours vary according to program. For the most current information, see the Class Schedule.

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

Course # Course Title Credits
COL 101 College Success 2
BUS 125 Concept to Commercialization 5
BUS 130 Small Business Marketing 5
BUS 230 Principles of Operations Management 5
BUS& 101 Introduction to Business 5
  Approved elective options (10 credits required) 10
  Total 32

Approved Elective Courses:
Not all electives are available every quarter. Students may have to enroll in the classes that are offered in order to complete 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 5
BUS 135 Finance for Small Business 5
BUS 180 Principles of Management 5
BUS 240 Principles of Selling and Negotiation 5
BUS 270 Human Resources Management 5
BUS& 201 Business Law 5

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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