Industry Recognized Certifications
We are happy to announce that our Academy now prepares students to take exams for industry recognized certifications.
Currently we offer the opportunity to get three certifications:
*** Entrepreneurship and Small Business in Empowering Entrepreneurs***
***Communication Skills for Business in Business 100***
***Quickbooks Online in Advanced Accounting Class****
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Certification (through Certiport)
Entrepreneurship and Small Business is a certification from Certiport, sponsored by Intuit and the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, that ensures tomorrow's leaders are prepared with the toolkit they need to get ahead in today's competitive landscape. Whether you are starting a bakery or launching the next billion dollar startup, ESB validates a students' understanding of core business principles, including the essentials needed to launch and maintain a successful business.
Candidates for ESB certification will be expected to have key conceptual knowledge of entrepreneurial and small business principles through at least 150 hours of instruction. Please note that it is not required for students to have real-world experience as a small business manager in order to take and pass the exam. Successful completion of this certification will validate the skills and knowledge for those students interested in working in a middle-skill trade profession as their own boss and those with entrepreneurship and small business career aspirations.
Communication Skills for Business (through Certiport)
Success is led by the power of communication
In today’s workplace, soft skills such as communication skills are pivotal for success. With communication skills consistently being one of the top skills employers are looking for, developing these skills can give candidates a big edge on the competition.1
Communication Skills for Business (CSB) is one of the newest certification programs offered through Certiport. Candidates for the CSB certification will be expected to be able to effectively communicate in a business setting. While the key skill being measured is communication the nature of the exam will also help candidates with the other 3 of "the 4 C’s":
Critical thinking - which will happen as they think through how to effectively communicate
Collaboration - which will stem from effectively communicating with others
Creativity - which is required to present appealing communications
Quickbooks Online (through Certiport)
Certified for today's accounting environment
Bookkeeping in the 21st century requires more than knowledge of GAAP principles or an eye for detail—students need relevant computing skills. Intuit® QuickBooks, the industry leader in managerial accounting software for entrepreneurs and small business, provides an easy-to-understand platform for students to grasp accounting concepts while honing skills in the most prevalent bookkeeping application in small business today. Students can validate their QuickBooks knowledge by becoming an Intuit QuickBooks Certified User (QBCU).
Key benefits of QuickBooks certification
Validate QuickBooks knowledge and skills for a position in professional accountancy
Demonstrate bookkeeping skills acumen in a tangible, measurable way
Position themselves as a credible job candidate to employers