Program Overview

Albany Technical College offers a Entrepreneur Certification program for students who are interested in the developing the skills and the knowledge of business, entrepreneurship, and technology in order to understand the processes and steps in innovation and developing a new enterprise. For this to happen, students will need understanding of leadership, entrepreneurship and management fundamentals, project leadership, and process innovation and development. Students will learn about the fundamental aspects of business operations in addition to general education necessary for functioning as a professional.

Students will take part in a general education curriculum necessary to form the foundations for future studies in business. Those classes include business regulations and compliance, project management, principles of marketing, and small business management.

Students completing the program will have demonstrated the necessary professional qualifications for small business entrepreneurship and will know the necessary skills for opening their own business. These qualifications include but are not limited to the ability to demonstrate knowledge of management, marketing, and financial management of entrepreneurial ventures, to demonstrate knowledge of sound business principles in developing and evaluating ideas for business startup and expansion, to demonstrate the ability to prepare and evaluate a business plan, and to develop practical experience through program internships or job-related assignments.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Council on Occupational Education

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Requirements

    High school diploma or GED Required for admission.

    School Overview

    There were 175 students enrolled in Monroe Area Vocational-Technical School when it first opened in 1961. Then a second educational facility, the Albany Area Vocational-Technical School was also established, and by 1972 these two schools merged. Recognizing a further need for adult education programs in the state of Georgia, the Technical College System of Georgia incorporated the newly merged technical schools, along with adult education programs, to establish the Albany Technical Institute. More importantly, the technical school earned the right to award Associate’s degrees in 2000, thereby adopting a new name, Albany Technical College. Today, the college serves full-time and part-time students, equipping students with degrees and skills for the workplace, supporting basic education programs, and furthering knowledge through workforce trainings and continuing education.

    Students can choose from associate's degree programs, diplomas and certificate programs. Additionally, Albany Technical College supports distance learning, offering online Associate’s degrees, and diploma and technical certificate programs. Albany Technical College also offers the flexibility of more than ten online technical certificate programs. All programs are delivered completely online, and technical certificates take the average student one to three semesters to complete.

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