OFFICE SYSTEMS & ADMINISTRATION TRADES
The Entrepreneurship certificate program seeks to develop existing and future business owners to be creative and innovative entrepreneurs. The program teaches students how to build and sustain a successful entrepreneurial venture from the ground-up. Students will be exposed to practical skills covered in the various entrepreneurship courses which include identifying small business opportunities creating a winning business plan, securing financial backing and developing new strategies to stimulate business growth. The program is designed to allow students to transfer credits to an Associate degree in the business area.
The qualified and dedicated faculty will deliver content using 21 st century technology to ensure that students are exposed to industry best practices and trending entrepreneurial concepts. Additionally students are required to complete 160 hours of practicum and complete a well developed business plan to present to potential investors. Upon completion, students will able to present the product or service to private investors or governmental agencies, like the Small Business Development Centre and most importantly launch to potential customers and the wider public.
Office Trades Department
General Entry Requirements:
To enter the program students are required to have Mathematics and English BGCSE with grades of C or above.
It may be necessary for students to enroll in preparatory English and mathematics if they do not possess the requisite entry requirements.
|PROGRAM COURSES||Weeks||Days||Contact Hours Per Weeks||Contact Hours||Credits|
|MCA1101 Intro to Computers||15||TR||6||90||3|
|Basic Customer Service||10||F||3||30||–|
|ADM1105 Introduction to Business||15||TR||4||60||3|
|ENT 1102 Entrepreneurship Management and Leadership||15||TR||4||60||3|
|ENT 1103 Entrepreneurship Marketing and Sales||15||MW||4||60||3|
|HRM1103 Business Law||15||MW||4||60||3|
|GCM 1101 Public Speaking||15||MW||4||60||3|
|ENT 1299 Practicum||3||MTWRF||40||160||3|
|Total credit hours required for
This program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare the student to work in a business office environment. Students are required to have BJC grades C or above in Math and English to enter the program. The skills, knowledge, and attitudes to be acquired by the student are found in the course syllabi. The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute Certificate in Office Assistant is awarded for successful completion of the program.
|Instructor contact hours per week|
|SLS0003 Student Success||1||1||0||1|
|GCM1100 Entrepreneurial Workforce Preparation||2||2||1||4|
|MCA1100 Microcomputer Applications||3||1||2||6|
|MAT1100 Math I (Formerly Applied)||3||4||0||4|
|ENG1100 English I||3||3||0||4|
|ADM1102 Office Procedures||3||2||1||6|
|ADM1100 Keyboarding (Prerequisite MCA0100 Intro to Comp)||3||1||2||6|
|ADM1104 Records Management||3||2||1||6|
|ADM1105 Intro to Business||3||3||0||4|
ADM1103 Advanced Speed Building (Prerequisite
MCA0100 Intro to computers, ADM1100
|GCM1101 Public Speaking||3||3||0||4|
|Total credit hours required for completion||36|
Human Resources Management
The Human Resources Management Certificate program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in the human resources management field. Upon completion the student will be able to contribute to the overall planning, performance and profitability of any organization. This program is 18 months long provided that the student is full time. The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute Certificate in Human Resources Management is awarded upon successful completion of the program.