TEC702 - Technician as an Entrepreneur

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Subject Title
Technician as an Entrepreneur

Subject Description
As the world of work continues to shift and change, the ability to start and manage one?s own business has risen to the forefront. Students will learn how to develop, market, finance, promote and present their business idea by creating a complete business plan, with all its components, using a Kickstarter look alike site or they can start a real business if they are ready. The focus is on effective writing, financial. and presentation skills, using all current technologies, to create a business plan ready for crowd source funding.

Credit Status
1 credit in the CNS / CTY program.
1 professional option credit in the CPD/CPA program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  •     Develop an idea with options
  •     Choose the various financial tools available
  •     Analyse Financial Data
  •     Prepare a Business Plan
  •     Research the market
  •     Prepare a sales forecast
  •     Prepare a cash flow analysis
  •     Prepare an initial launch
  •     Decide whether to form a
    •         Sole proprietorship
    •         Partnership
    •         Corporation

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.