Menu menu

The Entrepreneurship Fundamentals Certificate is a 17 credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

Get Started

The application takes just a few minutes to complete.

QUICKBOOKS 1 (10101180)


Introduces basic accounting concepts, set up and management of QuickBooks company files. The learner will navigate through the software by setting up users, entering beginning balances, and creating non-inventory items. Introduces customers and vendors by entering and paying bills, writing checks, creating invoices and sales receipts. Demonstrates achievement by producing reports and graphs.



Introduces learners to the evolution of business and entrepreneurship. Learners analyze global, ethical and legal environments of business, explore the human side of business and examine the functional approach to information technology, marketing, human resource management, operations management and finance.

NTC Assessments Offered:

BUSINESS LAW 1 (10102160)


Develop an understanding of business organizations, contracts, and sales contracts by reviewing relevant court cases. Emphasizes the importance, meaning, and value of law in everyday lives. Special emphasis is placed on contemporary legal problems that challenge today's society.

NTC Assessments Offered:

WORD LEVEL 1 (10103243)


Introduces learners to the basic concepts of using Microsoft Word with hands-on, project based activities. Learners will develop foundational skills by applying concepts explored to start Word, create a new document, create business letters, flyers, brochures, research papers, resumes, work with SmartArt, apply basic formatting and more.

NTC Assessments Offered:
Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • Microsoft Office Specialist - Office Word 2016



Introduces an understanding of basic marketing fundamentals. The learner will explore consumer demographics, lifestyles and decision making; evaluate product distribution; promotions and price planning. The learner will create a Strategic Marketing Plan combining the components listed and develop a presentation.

NTC Assessments Offered:



At the heart of global economic growth are entrepreneurs who are willing to assume the risks and create new business ventures. In this course, you will explore basic entrepreneurial concepts through the blending of theory and hands-on practical, step-by-step guidelines for developing a business plan. This course is intended to help you transform your ideas into entrepreneurial success.

NTC Assessments Offered:



In the world of small business, the unexpected should be expected. This course will take you beyond the business plan by addressing commonly overlooked business practices. You will prepare for the true costs of running a business by exploring topics related to government regulations, industry fees, how lending works and employee regulations. You will develop strategies to deal with the unexpected realities of small business management.

Test-Out Option Term Definitions


An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.

Skill Demonstration

A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.

Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration

A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.


A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.

Have Questions?

If you have further questions regarding our Credit for Prior Learning options, please contact Student Records at or 715.803.1023.