Small Business Management Specialist

Program Overview

The Small Business Management Specialist Certificate prepares individuals to manage and direct day-to-day functions of a variety of small businesses. Learning opportunities will introduce, develop and reinforce students’ knowledge, skills and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention and success in small business management. Graduates will receive a Small Business Management Specialist TCC.

Students may enter the Small Business Management certificate program any semester. A full-time student can complete this program in 2 semesters. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 19 semester credit hours.

Career Traits/Requirements

Individuals wanting to enroll in the Small Business Management Specialist certificate program should be able to supervise others, decide the daily priorities of the business or office, delegate projects, and coordinate teams to meet the goals of the organization.  Managers must have persuasive and clear communication skills, analytical minds, able to digest large amounts of data quickly, and the skill to evaluate complex relationships among numerous factors.  Additionally, managers exhibit personal qualities such as leadership, flexibility, self-confidence, motivations, determination, and sound business judgment.

Offered at the Following Campuses/Delivery Mode

  • North Campus (Sandersville)
  • South Campus (Dublin)

Salary Potential

$16,640.00 – $20,800.00

Program Costs

Tuition & Fees:  $2,562.00
Books & Supplies:  $600.00
(Costs are estimated and are subject to change.)

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Small Business Management certificate program will develop the skill set of the owner and/or manager of a small business in order to organize resources that maximize the potential for meeting business and personal goals.  Instruction and practical application of learned skills provide a broad occupational background which appeals to prospective employers.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • OFTC may accept a student’s official entrance score on the following validated assessment instruments if the scores meet the required minimums: COMPASS/ASSET, SAT, ACT, PSAT, PACT, Accuplacer/Accuplacer Next Generation/Companion, HOPE GPA after completion of 10th grade of 2.6 or higher, or GED.



Course Overview

  • ACCT1100Financial Accounting I4 credit hours75 contact hours
  • MGMT2140Retail Management3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • COLL1060Introduction to College and Computers3 credit hours50 contact hours
  • MGMT2125Performance Management3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • MGMT2150Small Business Management3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • and one of the following:
  • MGMT1110Employment Rules & Regulations3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • credit hours contact hours
  • MGMT2120Labor Management Relations3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • Credit Hours: 19