Business Ownership

About this Major

Careers in this field are available in a variety of settings. Local or out-of-state travel may be required. The work in multi-faceted and often changing. It may include working in industry, working in client's offices or some working from home.

Success in this career is driven by motivation, initiative, creativity, flexibility, self-direction and the ability to sell ideas through formal presentations.


  • Microsoft Office Specialist: Word, Power Point and Excel
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business

*One certification paid by Francis Tuttle. Additional, optional certifications are available at student expense.

At A Glance

Open To

High school juniors and seniors, adult students



Total Hours Required



  • Full-time: 5 months of instruction
  • Part-time: 10 months of instruction
  • Program length may vary based on progress rate and/or summer school attendance


Daytime classes, two sessions: Monday — Friday

  • 7:55 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • 12:30 p.m. to 3:35 p.m.
  • High school students and part-time adults enroll in either the AM or PM session. Full-time adult students enroll in both.


  • Entrepreneurship 120 hours
  • Business Ownership Capstone. 120 hours
  • Fundamentals of Technology 120 hours
  • Financial Literacy 60 hours
  • Business Management & Supervision 60 hours

Tuition & Costs

Costs for High School Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • Microsoft Office Specialist: Word, Power Point and Excel
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business

Tuition & Fees

  • N/A

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • N/A

Total Estimated Costs for High School Students

No cost

Costs for In-State Adult Students

Costs for Out-of-State Adult Students

Employment & Outcomes

Salary Range

$8 - $25

per hour

Pass Rate


Pass Rate

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program are qualified to work for:

Call centers, insurance companies, health agencies, schools, educational facilities, oil companies, small businesses, corporations, government agencies, retail stores, non-profits, telecommunication companies, outside sales, entertainment organizations, sports arenas and organizations, advertising agencies, marketing firms or marketing departments, entrepreneur/business owner, and media outlets

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