The Business Professional certificate program is designed to prepare individuals to pursue careers in business-related fields. It is also intended to help students identify business opportunities where they can apply their talents. Students will acquire knowledge that will enable them to work as entrepreneurs, office assistants, and/or shop associates. They will gain basic knowledge of the business world to enable them to function effectively within large and small corporations and also in non-profit organizations and government agencies. This certificate program is not intended to be transferred to a 4-year institution, rather it is intended to provide basic business skills for individuals who want to start or improve their own businesses. It is also designed to allow individuals to transfer credits towards an existing associate’s degree offered at the college.