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Entrepreneurship (Certificate)

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Durham College Certificate

Durham College Certificate

Program Description

Are you interested in running your own business? This program will help you build the foundational knowledge and skills needed to establish and manage your own company.

Certificate Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) including Grade 12 English (C or U) and Grade 11 Math (C, M or U) OR
  • Grade 12 equivalency certificate achieved through College academic upgrading OR
  • Mature Student Status (19 years of age or older) with Grade 12 English (C or U) and Grade 11 Math (C, M or U)
  • You must maintain an overall average of 60% or a GPA of 2.0 in order to graduate
  • A minimum of 25% of courses must be completed through Durham College.

Program Of Study

Students are required to print or save a copy of the Program of Study when beginning the program. This document contains critical details about program progression and graduation requirements specific to the academic year in which your program was started.

Click to access the Program of Study for the current academic year. Note: Before beginning this credential, please be advised that one or more courses in this program are not MAC compatible.

Students who began this program prior to the current academic year may contact the Centre for Professional and Part-Time Learning office at ppl@durhamcollege.ca or 905-721-3052 to obtain your Program of Study and graduation requirements.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be equipped to:

  • Communicate business-related information persuasively and accurately in oral, written and graphic formats
  • Work in a manner consistent with law and professional standards, practices, and protocols
  • Develop customer-service strategies to meet the needs of internal and external customers
  • Apply knowledge of the human resources function to the operation of an organization
  • Apply knowledge of the marketing function to the operation of an organization
  • Apply accounting and financial knowledge to the operation of an organization
  • Apply knowledge of operations management to the operation of an organization
  • Apply computer skills and knowledge of information technology to support the management of an organization
  • Take into account the interrelationship among the functional areas of a business
  • Work effectively with co-workers, supervisors, and others
  • Apply research skills to gather and interpret available information
  • Apply creative problem-solving skills to address business problems and opportunities
  • Develop strategies for personal and professional development to manage job stress, enhance work performance, and maximize career opportunities
  • Apply time management and organizational skills to facilitate the completion of tasks and to meet deadlines in a business environment
  • Recognize the economic, social, political, and cultural variables which impact on a business

Career Options

Potential career and industry options may include:

  • Self-employment as a sole proprietor or incorporated small business owner

Program Related Questions? Call 905.721.3052

If you are interested in applying for financial aid, please visit the Centre for Professional and Part-Time Learning OSAP Eligibility webpage.

Currently offered

Course Title Location/
Delivery Method
ACCT 1280Accounting IMonthly Intake Online
ACCT 1280Accounting IOnline
SALE 3281Business Development for Entrepreneurship & Small BusinessOnline
LAW 2280Business LawMonthly Intake Online
LAW 2280Business LawOnline
MATH 1282Business MathDistance Education
COMM 1283Business Report WritingOnline
COMM 2284Communications for Business IOnline
COMM 2284Communications for Business IMonthly Intake Online
MKTG 4287Digital MarketingOnline
ENTR 1281Entrepreneurship IOnline
ENTR 1281Entrepreneurship IMonthly Intake Online
HRM 1283Human Resources Management PrinciplesMonthly Intake Online
HRM 1283Human Resources Management PrinciplesOnline
COMM 3283Integrated Marketing Communication IOnline
MKTG 2282International BusinessOnline
MKTG 1280Marketing IOnline
MKTG 1280Marketing IMonthly Intake Online
MKTG 2280Marketing IIOnline
SALE 3280Principles of SalesOnline
ACCT 1980Sage 50 (Simply Accounting I)Online