PITTSBURGH-The Community College of Allegheny County's
Homewood-Brushton Center is offering an Entrepreneurship
certificate program that will educate aspiring entrepreneurs on how
to start or grow a small business.
Entrepreneurship provides an opportunity for self-sufficiency
and financial freedom. Entrepreneurship also helps to raise the
standard of living in minority communities. Over the last 10 years,
minority business enterprises accounted for more than 50 percent of
the 2 million new businesses started in the U.S. and created 4.7
million jobs, according to the U.S. Senate Committee on Small
Business & Entrepreneurship.
Students who successfully complete the two-semester program will
create a business plan, learn how to secure initial funding and
learn what it takes to manage and market a small business. In
addition, students will gain an understanding of how networking and
using resources can enhance business opportunities and
Entrepreneurs typically possess the drive and energy to be
successful but need to learn the skills for success. CCAC has
established partnerships with several local businesses and
community-based organizations that are helping to foster the rapid
redevelopment that is taking place in the Homewood-Brushton
"Through the Entrepreneurship certificate program,
CCAC can provide the knowledge base that our students need to
effectively pursue the creation and launching of their
business," said Dr. Vladimir St. Surin, assistant dean of
students at CCAC Homewood-Brushton Center. "The students will
be earning a credential that will help them to be successful as
well as contribute to the growth and vitality of the region through
additional businesses and employment opportunities."
Classes are enrolling now for the fall semester. For information
on how to register and enroll, visit CCAC
Admissions or call 412.371.1600.
For more program details, visit CCAC's