Small Business Program
City College's Small Business program is designed to provide complete basic knowledge for those interested in owning and operating a small business. Whatever your business plan, whether it be the one-person, home-based enterprise or a larger business endeavor, classes are designed to meet your needs.
Small Business Credit Course
Small Business Noncredit Program
Our tuition-free program includes a noncredit Small Business Certificate of Completion and over 50 individual classes. Classes can be taken separately or as part of the certificate program. Please see the catalog for a complete listing of classes.
Most noncredit Small Business classes are held in the evening at the Downtown Campus with a few day classes at the Chinatown/North Beach Campus. Please see the class schedule for current semester schedule.
Small Business Certificate of Completion
The noncredit Small Business Certificate of Completion will prepare you for a successful start in your own small business or increase the effectiveness and operation of your existing business. The certificate is made up of five sections with required core classes and one elective and is offered through the City College Small Business Institute. Please see the catalog for complete certificate information.
How to Enroll
For new students, please see information about becoming a noncredit or credit student. You may also contact the Office of Admissions at (415) 239-3285. Many noncredit classes allow for registration in class; there is no tuition cost for noncredit classes. Please refer to tuition information for specifics on City College credit tuition costs. Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. You may also call the Financial Aid Office at (415) 239-3576.
Applying for a Degree or Certificate
When you have completed all the required classes, fill out a petition for a certificate. The petition form is available in Admissions and Records, Conlan Hall, Room 107, and should be submitted at the beginning of the semester that you complete all the requirements. Petitions must submitted by the deadline posted in the Calendar of Instruction.