Business and Entrepreneurship

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West Valley is proud to offer Tuition-FREE classes to earn a Certificate of Completion in Bookkeeping and Entrepreneurship (Starting a Small Business). Whether you want to start a career in accounting or bookkeeping or are interested in starting or improving your own small business, West Valley has FREE classes and training for you!

Bookkeeping Certificate

Get the knowledge and skills to pass the exams to become a Certified Bookkeeper through AIPB and enter into a business environment as a bookkeeper. Entry-level employment opportunities include accounting or bookkeeping clerk, accounts receivable and accounts payable clerk, and general or payroll clerk. Start your career in Accounting and Bookkeeping today.

The Bookkeeping Certificate is designed for students planning to enter the job market at the entry level as a bookkeeper after completing the required program courses.

Required Courses (32 hours each)

  • NCBK 2: Fundamentals of Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • NCBK 3: Financial Principals of Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • NCBK 1: Payroll Accounting and Bookkeeping

West Valley has partnered with Campbell Adult and Community Education (CACE) to offer English language support to students taking Bookkeeping classes. Register for a CACE Language Support class.

Entrepreneurship Certificate

Starting a Small Business

Are you interested in starting or growing your own small business? West Valley offers FREE classes to provide you with ideas and resources on all aspects of setting up and maintaining a small business. Students are given the opportunity to present their business ideas and receive feedback from the instructor and peers. Get the ideas, skills, and feedback to start or build your own successful small business by enrolling in this 3-part series.

Required Courses (12 hours each)

  • NCBU 15: The Entrepreneurial Mind
  • NCBU 54: Small Business Start-Up (how to start a small business)
  • NCBU 54: Marketing Basics (for a small business)
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  • Subject: Noncredit – WVC
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New and Continuing Students may register for classes here.

Contact Us

Questions about classes or enrolling?

Contact Ryan Flanigan
Phone: (408) 741-2156
Email: ryan.flaniganFREEWEST_VALLEY

Monday – Friday
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Last Updated 8/25/20