Mar 30, 2023  
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog

Business Management: Small Business Ownership, CPC

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Length: 29 credits

Program Contacts

Estimated Cost: $6,451

  • Resident Tuition: $3,843*
  • Technology Fees: $377
  • General Student Fees: $271**
  • Online Course Fee: $250 (If applicable)
  • Books / Materials: $810
  • Other Costs or Expenses: $900***(if applicable for computer + internet)

Costs provided are estimates only. Learn more and view current tuition and fee information at

Resident tuition is based on all program requirements (general education, core, directed electives).

**General Student fees are paid once each term, depending on whether you are taking classes on Main Campus, or at one of the outreach centers or by distance learning. 

*** Any special info about program costs or expenses.

**** This is the total of all the differential fees attached to the courses in this program.

Program Learning Outcomes

The purpose of this program is designed for individuals who may want to own and operate a business in the near term or future. This includes, but is not limited to, trade and professional students, community members and former graduates with skills that are marketable in the business environment; individuals with skill sets that are commonly delivered in a freelancer or independent contractor capacity; and service providers, small retailers and food service providers that may potentially organize as a business.

Students who complete this program will be able to:

PLO 1 - Design and utilize QuickBooks as a tool to efficiently meet an organizations accounting and tax compliance responsibilities
PLO 2 - Determine the appropriate type of business entity for various business endeavors, and understand, outline and evaluate the components of a business plan
PLO 3 - Recognize how the major elements of the marketing process apply to small business marketing situations
PLO 4 - Understand his or her motivations and the reality of owning a small business, and understand the legal implications of being a business owner
PLO 5 - Understand the historical role and evolving trends in small business including: transitions to paperless environments, globalization, role of e-commerce, and sustainability
PLO 6 - Understand the link between accounting data and the underlying business reality, and use the accounting equation for analyzing business transactions and creating financial statements
PLO 7 - Understand the role of accounting in planning, operating, and reporting an organization’s activities and management’s fiduciary responsibility to safeguard assets and be able to discuss the adequacy of internal controls
PLO 8 - Use cell, row and column, and worksheet formatting techniques to create professional-looking spreadsheets for analyzing business decisions
PLO 9 - Use sophisticated Excel functions to perform sensitivity analysis to solve business problems

Program Requirements

Program Core Courses

Program Core courses must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better. P/NP not accepted.


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