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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

Entrepreneurship for Licensed Professionals (certificate)

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Official Title of Certificate: Entrepreneurship for Licensed Professions, Certificate

Award: Certificate


Total Credit Hours: 12

About the Entrepreneurial Studies Institute

Purpose: Participants in licensed professions will be trained in the basics of entrepreneurship and business ownership. Participants will learn and apply innovative problem solving techniques which are valuable to skilled trades and licensed professionals who wish to transition from being employees to business owners. 

All credits earned in the certificate are stackable and apply towards requirements of the Entrepreneurship Certificate and the Entrepreneurship AAS degree if the student decides to pursue them. 

Range of Occupations

  • Unlimited = depending on the vision and goals of participants

Special Conditions

Financial Aid: This program has not been approved by the U.S. Department of Education for eligibility for federal student aid. Students enrolled in this program may not be eligible to receive financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education (Pell Grants, SEOG, Federal Work-Study, Direct Loans or PLUS loans) or the Maryland Higher Education Commission (Educational Assistance Grants, Senatorial Scholarships or Delegate Scholarships). For current information on eligible programs, contact Financial Aid by calling 410-777-2203, emailing finaid@aacc.edu or stopping by a Financial Aid office.

Online Degrees and Credit Certificates

This program can be completed fully online. Some online courses may require proctored exams or on-campus assessments at a testing center.


Participants in this program may qualify for scholarships funded by sources other than the U.S. Department of Education. Specifically, the Entrepreneurs Scholarship funded by the Ratcliffe Foundation will support this certificate. For more information, visit https://www.aacc.edu/about/schools-of-study/business-and-law/entrepreneurial-studies-institute/ratcliffe-scholarship/.

Certificate Graduation Requirements

To graduate with a certificate, students must have demonstrated eligibility for ENG 101  or ENG 101A . Refer to Academic Regulations on Graduation Requirements .

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Certificate Requirements: 12 Credits

Students must complete the four core courses in Entrepreneurial Studies to earn a certificate in Entrepreneurship for Licensed Professions.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Use idea generation methods to identify and analyze ideas for a business venture.
  2. Design and develop a comprehensive business plan to launch an entrepreneurial venture.
  3. Design and develop a marketing plan to launch an entrepreneurial venture. 
  4. Use research methods, financial statements, and analytical skills to enhance business management and strategic decision-making. 
  5. Apply current business concepts and laws to develop legal and ethical business practices. 

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