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Small Business Management Program in Aurora, CO

The Small Business Management program prepares students for employment in an office or business environment with emphasis on computer skills, entrepreneurship, and e-commerce. If students are college-bound, they will benefit from the skills they receive in their area of emphasis. The Pickens Technical College Business Department makes an effort to keep class size small to allow for greater teacher-student interaction and individualized training.

Classes will open a small tax site serving the Aurora community by completing taxes free for taxpayers who make under $65,000. Students will be IRS Certified after passing required exams at the end of the semester.

The following certificates may be earned:

Small Business Management Certificate




Instructor Jennifer Cronk-Cross

Jennifer Cross received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administration specializing in finance/accounting from the University of Denver and completed her master’s degree in Education/Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Colorado. She holds a professional teacher state license endorsed in Instructional Technology and holds a vocational license in Career and Technical Education specializing in business, math, and accounting.

Jennifer has been teaching for 22 years; 18 years with Aurora Public Schools. Additionally, she has had the opportunity to be an adjunct instructor at both CCA and RRCC. The small business program learns about small business, entrepreneurship, accounting, finance, taxes, and e-preparer requirements that enable students to certify with the Vita IRS Program and she and the community taxpayers. In the past, this program in Aurora returned almost one million dollars to the community taxpayers while students learn to run/manage a small business.

Prior to teaching, Jennifer was the co-owner of Pride West, Inc., a development, management, leasing, and investing company located in Greenwood Village, Colorado. Additionally, she owns and manges residential properties.

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