Certificate Programs

Entrepreneur Certificate Program


For individuals who are:

  • Thinking about starting their own business
  • Seeking additional background on key aspects of starting or running a business.


The New Jersey Small Business Development Centers (NJSBDC) network and the New Jersey Council of County Colleges (NJCCC) have partnered to provide a 33-hour Entrepreneur Certificate Program (ECP). The ECP gives entrepreneurs and existing small business owners an opportunity to learn the necessary steps to successfully start a new business and expand existing operations. The courses familiarize small business owners with business plans, legal issues, marketing strategies, financial statements, small business taxes, and small business record-keeping systems. Entrepreneurs and small business owners who suc­cessfully complete this program receive an official cer­tificate issued by Passaic County Community College and the William Paterson Small Business Development Center. 

For more details, call 973-684-6126, or email dhicks@pccc.edu