Community college offers new online business programOfficials from the Highline Community College recently announced that they have received a $40,000 grant to offer a new online business training program, the Waterland Blog reports.

The program will be offered on a short-term basis and will provide entrepreneurial training to individuals who seek to enter the business world as owners. Classes will begin in the spring 2011 quarter.

Officials told the news source that the school's short-term training program includes five two-credit classes that will focus on marketing and sales, inventory management, cash flow analysis and strategies, new venture finance as well as feasibility analysis.

They added that after completing the short-term curriculum, students can continue the track with an online certification option from the school's small business/entrepreneurship program. This course of study requires enrollees to complete 55 credit hours, which will incorporate classes in management, marketing, retailing and accounting.

According to a 2009 report by the Pew Research Center, community colleges enroll nearly 44 percent of all U.S. undergraduates, which accounts for approximately 6 million students.

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