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Business Technology Management Entrepreneurship Certificate


A 20-credit certificate for students who are interested in applying the ideas and skills of successful entrepreneurs to a variety of organization structures. These include starting a new business, working at a start-up, or implementing new initiatives as an "intrapreneur" in an existing organization (e.g. corporate, government, non-profit). These business modeling, marketing, and finance entrepreneurial skills course credits may be applied to the BTM AAS or AAS-T degrees.

Estimated Length of Completion

Degree Quarters Credits
Certificate Full Time: 2 or 3
Part Time: Varies

Program lengths are estimates, not guarantees. For the most current program information, please check with the program contact.

There are no entry requirements for this program

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor to discuss specific career goals and recommended coursework.

For current employment and wage estimates, please visit the following online resources and search for the relevant occupational term:

All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling 206.934.5391. There are additional costs for books and supplies. Each student is responsible for the purchase of certain supplies and required tools before the instruction begins.

Part Time

  • Resident Cost : $2,501.73
  • NonResident Cost : $2,835.84
  • International Student Cost : $6,445.32

Hours may vary based on specific program requirements.

Worker Friendly

This program is offered at times and in formats that meet the needs of working adults. This includes:

  • Online
  • Coursework is generally completed over the internet, within a quarterly timeframe, contact with instructor via email. Some courses may require limited on-campus visits.

Worker Friendly

This program is offered at times and in formats that meet the needs of working adults. This includes:

  • Hybrid
  • Hybrid courses provide students with the scheduling flexibility of fewer campus visits while covering the same materials as an equivalent class held entirely on campus. Hybrid classes usually have at least one on-campus meeting per week combined with a "virtual classroom" with online content, lessons and activities.

Worker Friendly

This program is offered at times and in formats that meet the needs of working adults. This includes:

  • Daytime
  • Courses offered between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM


Course Course ID Credits Availability

Introduces the basics of digital marketing and branding strategy in the context of a small business owner. Students will learn marketing concepts including market segmentation, market positioning, unique value propositions, and key marketing metrics. Strategies to create effective marketing content are presented. No prerequisites. BTM 222 is one of the five Facebook Digital Marketing Certificate courses and can satisfy the entrepreneurship cert & AAS degree requirements. Students may take any or all of these courses.

BTM 222 5.0

Introduces steps to starting a small business. Students review skills of successful entrepreneurs to select the most appropriate form of business ownership, register a business name, and access and complete required local, state, and federal legal documents. Includes the study of trademarks, copyrights, and patents, and methods to finance a business. Students also practice creating and presenting start-up proposals.

BTM 226 5.0

Introduces entrepreneurial and small business principles and skills. Explores entrepreneur opportunities and interests. Includes development of a small business, entrepreneur venture plan.

BTM 227 3.0

Covers the skills necessary to successfully start, improve, and manage a small business, including business plan creation, marketing, copyrights/patents, prototyping, and cash flow.

BTM 228 5.0

Introduces the 'Language of Business': Accounting! Terminology, principles and rules of accounting. Focuses on the entire Accounting Cycle through setting up both a manual and computerized accounting system and analyzing, classifying and entering transactions into the system. Includes creation and interpretation of financial statements in accordance with GAAP rules. Completion of the three-course series provides preparation for the certified bookkeeper exam.

BTM 231 5.0