The Entrepreneurial Technology certificate prepares graduates with knowledge of business practices and application software that will serve as the basis for organization, management and coordination of a variety of small offices and workplaces.  Students can apply earned credits from this certificate to the Business Technology degree.

This program is available to be completed 100% online.

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This certificate will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the certificate, please notify the Office of the Registrar at

Learn more about how certificate credits apply to the related degree.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes: 

  1. Work independently and collaboratively to meet the needs of the organization.
  2. Exhibit professional and ethical conduct in personal and professional relationships according to office protocol.
  3. Communicate verbally and in writing to co-workers, clients and other professionals using appropriate media.
  4. Determine and use various office applications software to develop, document, and manage office project, procedures and systems.
  5. Apply knowledge of time, resources, and office management to support effective office operations, guidelines and goals.
Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
BADM-1020 Introduction to Business 3
BT-1150 Word for Business Documents 3
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition I
Honors College Composition I
Select one of the following: 3
Computer Applications
Honors Computer Applications
 Credit Hours12
Second Semester
BT-1700 Business Spreadsheets (Excel) 3
BT-2510 Project Management Software 3
Select one of the following: 3
Business Communications
Honors Business Communications
 Credit Hours9
Summer Completion
BT-2040 Emerging Workplace Technology 3
BT-2300 Business Database Systems (Access) 3
BT-2700 Advanced Business Spreadsheets (Excel) 3
 Credit Hours9
 Total Credit Hours30

MATH-1140, MATH-1141, MATH-1200, MATH-1270, and MATH-1280 can no longer count towards fulfilling the college-level mathematics requirement.  These courses were re-classified as developmental mathematics by the state of Ohio in 2016.  Tri-C established a 5-year transitioning window for students who had completed these courses prior to 2016 to apply them towards meeting graduation requirements, which expired in Summer 2021. It is highly recommended to see a counselor to determine the appropriate math required for your current major.