Small Business Management Academy

Begin Your Career in Business Now

Earn your Small Business Management certificate while you are in high school for free! Earn up to 18 college credits studying accounting, business law, small business management, and more. Continue with EICC after graduation and use those credits toward a Business Professionals diploma, or an Associate in Applied Science degree, or an Associate in Arts degree. You can also transfer to a 4-year partner institution.

Earn your Small Business Management Certificate

During high school

  • ACC:111 Introduction to Accounting OR ACC:142 Financial Accounting, 3 credits*
  • BUS:102 Introduction to Business, 3 credits
  • CSC:110 Introduction to Computers, 3 credits (chosen business elective)

* ACC:142 can be taken in place of ACC:111 or can fulfill the Business Elective, but credit is not awarded for both requirements.

  • BUS:185 Business Law I, 3 credits
  • MGT:110 Small Business Management, 3 credits
  • MGT:151 Management Communication I, 3 credits

Award: Small Business Management Certificate (18 credits)

Finish your degree after high school

Your Career in Business

A business education will serve you well throughout your life! Whether you are drawn to non-profits, the government, or corporations, your skills will qualify you for a range of great job titles:

  • Accounting
    Record, analyze and report financial transactions of businesses to make strategic financial decisions.
  • Economics
    Analyze data using computer software, statistics, as well as reports, market trends and charts. Their services can be utilized in any type of industry. 
  • Finance
    Managing money, wealth and funds for individuals or organizations. Finance professionals have a solid background in economics, statistics, and risk management. 
  • Marketing
    Identify, create and communicate the value of a company’s product or services to a particular audience. Marketers have an excellent grasp of marketing strategies for increased sales and customer retention. 
  • Management
    Handle a company’s resources efficiently to achieve its objectives, including how to plan, organize, direct and control business operations, from general business administration to supervising employees. 
  • Human Resources
    Identify and secure top talents to become part of an organization. Human resource professionals take charge of labor relations, workforce motivation and organizational behavior. 
  • Public Relations
    Establish good relations between a company and its consumers. Specialists are involved in strategic communication, event planning and coordination, to create or maintain a positive public image.
Clinton Career Advancement Center Welding Lab

Career Advancement Centers

Brand new ultramodern facilities for career and technical education programs, including automotive tech, culinary, healthcare, welding, and more. Enjoy multi-purpose labs, classrooms, and a large common area. Your successful career starts here.


Your Degree = Success

Complete your education in two years. Qualify for better jobs. Earn a higher salary. Enjoy a better quality of life. The benefits of an associate's degree are impressive and wide-ranging.

Explore the value of an associate’s degree

Employment and Wage Outlook

Contact our High School Team

Liz Bloom

Liz Bloom

Advises High School Concurrent: Camanche and Northeast


Holly Hansen

Holly Hansen

Advises High School Concurrent: Cal-Wheat and DeWitt Central


Lorene McLaughlin

Lorene McLaughlin

Advises High School Concurrent: Bellevue and Maquoketa


Joe Shovlain

Joe Shovlain

Office 100B
Advises High School Concurrent: Clinton, Career Academies

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Anabelia Calderon-Flores

Anabelia Calderon-Flores

Advises High School Concurrent: Durant and Muscatine

Theresa Putnam Genz

Theresa Putnam Genz

Advises High School Concurrent: Columbus Junction and Louisa-Muscatine

Molly Gleason

Molly Gleason

Advises High School Concurrent: Assumption and Davenport North


Lori Perez

Lori Perez

Advises High School Concurrent: Davenport Central, Davenport West, and North Scott


Jill Spengler

Jill Spengler

Advises High School Concurrent: Bettendorf and Pleasant Valley

Small Business Management Academy: Locations

DeWitt Career Advancement Center

DeWitt Career Advancement Center

817 E Industrial Street
DeWitt, Iowa 52742
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