Meet Your Content Creator "ET" Dr. Eric Thomas

Entrepreneur Certificate Course

Program Highlights
  •  16 Week Program
  • Institutionally Accredited
  • Designed in consultation with acclaimed entrepreneur and motivational speaker, Dr. Eric Thomas
  •  Your Own Success Coach
  •  Taught by an experienced member of the Lakewood University faculty 
  • E-books Included in Tuition

Want to take a course on Entrepreneurship designed in consultation with one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world?

Becoming a successful entrepreneur has everything to do with knowing who you are, finding your niche, studying the market you want to impact, identifying the need and, filling that need better than anyone before or since. Our program will educate students on all of these elements through a combination of lectures, online videos, group discussions, and web chats. 

Our objective is to help students learn how to become their own bosses and generate independent streams of revenue.  Students will learn the value of setting their own hours of operation and how it impacts productivity, determine what their services are worth, and how to create job opportunities for others.

This course was designed and features content designed in consultation with Dr. Eric Thomas, a world-renowned entrepreneur, and is taught by an experienced faculty member. 

When you want to continue your education at Lakewood University, you will earn credit hours that can transfer into our degree programs.

Useful Links
Program Outcomes
Program Outline
What You Receive
Career Outlook
Program Cost
Program Outcomes
  1. Acquire a foundational understanding of entrepreneurship to understand its nature and scope.
  2. Develop personal traits/behaviors to foster successful entrepreneurial performance.
  3. Acquire knowledge of business ownership to establish and continue business operations.
  4. Develop branding strategies for business.
  5. Reinforce service orientation through communication.
  6. Identify the impact of small business/entrepreneurship on market economies.
  7. Analyze cost/profit relationships to guide business decision making.
  8. Employ entrepreneurial discovery strategies to generate feasible ideas for business ventures.
  9. Understand marketing’s role and function in entrepreneurial undertakings.
  10. Acquire a foundational knowledge of promotion to understand its nature and scope.

This 600 clock hour program is designed to prepare you for an exciting career as an Entrepreneur.

Lesson Number


Lesson 1

The Idea Pt 1

Lesson 2

The Idea Pt2

Lesson 3

Why a Domain?

Lesson 4

To LLC or not to LLC? Pt 1

Lesson 5

To LLC or not to LLC? Pt 2

Lesson 6

Credit Insurance, Accounting oh My! Part 1

Lesson 7

Credit Insurance, Accounting oh My! Part 2

Lesson 8

Credit Insurance, Accounting oh My! Part 3

Lesson 9

Copyrights Vs. Trademarks- Part 1

Lesson 10

Copyrights Vs. Trademarks– Part 2

Lesson 11

Do Handshake Contracts Still Exist?

Lesson 12

Partner, Employee, or Contract out? – Part 1

Lesson 13

Partner, Employee, or Contract out? – Part 2

Lesson 14

How to Brand YOU

Lesson 15

How to Brand YOU

Lesson 16

Marketing for the Entrepreneur

TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS The following lists the minimum recommended hardware and software requirements a student will need to successfully access Lakewood College’s online academic programs: Audio: sound card and speakers or headphones for listening Internet connection: 56 Kbps for self-paced courses (caution: if the video is present, it may be poor at this speed) Screen resolution: at least 800 x 600 Internet browser: IE 7 or greater, Firefox 2 or greater, browser set to accept cookies and to show the newest version of a page Media Player such Windows Media Player, Camtasia, or Vidster (all of which can be downloaded for free at the respective websites). Pop-up blocker must be disabled **For optimal results the following is recommended: Internet connection: Cable modem, DSL or better (required for high-quality video) Screen resolution: 1024 x 768

State requirements

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government, and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

What You Receive

Lakewood University provides everything you need to become a successful entrepreneur. You will receive,

  • Comprehensive, best-selling e-textbooks & study guides
  • Career search & time management guides
  • Online exams
  • Instructor guidance and unlimited tutoring
  • Your own Student Success Coach!
  • Access to our online library
  • Networking with Lakewood’s active student and alumni social community

Eric Thomas, Ph.D. is a critically acclaimed author, World-renowned speaker, educator and Pastor. Our course will educate students on all of these elements through a combination of lectures, online videos, simulation experiences, group discussions and web chats. 

Career Outlook

The most recent data collected by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics on the outlook for entrepreneurs and small business owners can be found here:

Program Cost
Payment PlanTotal TuitionEnroll
Pay in full
Payment in full: $11,400.00
Tuition: $11,400.00

Lakewood University provides all textbooks, study guides, supplemental materials, achievement exams, and instructional support at no cost to the student.

This is a 600 clock hour program with a tuition cost of $19.00 per clock hour (600 clock hours X $19.00 per clock hour = $11,400.00 in tuition).

Administrative Fees (in addition to the tuition above)

Application Fee- $0 for degree programs; $0 for vocational programs

Registration Fee – $200 for degree programs; $125 for vocational programs

Library Fee – $100 per degree semester; $250 per vocational program term