Earn your certificate in Entrepreneurship!

12-month certificate | Next semester starts January 23

Learn the foundational skills you need to become an Entrepreneur

In this certificate program, anyone can learn the basics of starting and running a business from the ground up.

Seats are limited, so register today!

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Skills for Business, Skills for life

Learn marketing skills and how to apply theory to real-world scenarios

Learn how to write a business plan and the key ingredients to success

Learn fundamentals in accounting and what makes a business profitable

Develop a broad understanding of business practices such as:

  • Sales
  • Strategic planning
  • Marketing
  • Customer Service
  • Business Communication
  • Accounting
  • Global Business
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What courses will I take?

You only need 5 courses to earn the Entrepreneurship Certificate at Woodland Community College.


Learn the principles of establishing and managing a small business, including the preparation of a business plan. You'll also learn about structuring businesses, obtaining licenses and permits, financing options, accounting aspects, legal requirements and how to manage it all.

General Accounting

Take this introductory course to learn accounting principles and practices, the complete accounting cycle, and creation of financial reports. You'll also learn the proper procedures when working with journals, ledgers, payroll, and financial reports.

Principles of Marketing

Get a general overview of marketing principles. You'll learn the entire process of planning and executing how to sell and promote goods and services. Plus, you'll analyze how these elements are impacted by government regulations, environmental protection, competition, and consumer behavior.

Business Communications

Communicate effectively in the business environment! Here you will develop and refine your written and oral communication skills including how to plan, organize, compose, and edit business documents and presentations. You'll also become proficient in creating letters, memos, e-mails, and more!

Plus one of the following elective courses:

  • Computerized Accounting
  • Business Payroll Procedures
  • Business Law
  • Individual Income Taxes-Federal/State
  • Principles of Selling
  • Principles of Social Media Marketing
  • Principles of Customer Service

Why take a business class at Woodland Community College?


Learn from experienced professors and instructors that have worked in the field.


Courses are available wherever you are and work around your schedule.


With every class, you'll be earning credit towards a future degree at WCC or 4-year university.


Annette Lee

Annette leverages her long and varied experience in high-tech, logistics consulting, and start-ups to help you learn all of the "ins and outs" of running a business of your own.

As an arts enthusiast, Instructor Lee owned and operated Konocti Dance Academy which she founded in 2007. Prior to teaching and serving as Executive Dean, Annette was a Senior Consultant at Ernst & Young LLP focused on supply chain projects in the Bio-Tech industry. At AMD she developed a strategic procurement consortium aimed at improving efficiency and reducing cost for companies such as Cisco Systems Inc. and National Semiconductor. She has also held Program and Product Management positions at Spin Media Network Inc. and Sun Microsystems where she provided strategic direction and overall management for B2B e-commerce applications. As a FedEx Freight Product Manager, she led the development of portfolio products to extend the reach of FedEx services into the lucrative China market.

Annette Lee Business Instructor


Ready to launch?

  • Feel ready to own, manage, or work for a small business
  • Feel a sense of confidence in yourself and make your dream a reality
  • Make connections through professors, classmates, and internships