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  Sep 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Course Catalog

Entrepreneurship Diploma


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An increasing number of people are realizing the rewards and challenges of owning their own businesses. The Entrepreneurship program will help you create or improve your plans to be successful in owning or operating a small business. Although you may have the technical skills, or be very knowledgeable about a certain industry, the entrepreneurship program emphasizes how your passion and skills tie into the day-to-day operation of a business. In addition, this flexible program is designed to impact students in their work environments in the real world, whether you start a business or not! This is accomplished through various innovative marketing strategies, current creative financing methods and employee development skills. The program also emphasizes personal development in accounting, supervision, communication and relationship management. To make it convenient for today’s busy students, courses are being offered during the day, evening and online.

For more information about the Entrepreneurship program, please visit our website at www.dmacc.edu/programs/entrepreneurship.

Program Details


Locations: Ankeny, Boone, Urban


Selected courses in this program are offered at other campuses.

Students may start any semester


Program Entry Requirements


  1. Complete an application for admission.
  2. Satisfy the assessment requirement.
  3. Attend any required information/registration session.

Graduation Requirements


To earn an Entrepreneurship diploma, a student must complete all coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

Semester 1


Semester 2


Required Course(s)


Option 1 - Select 1 Course


Semester 3


Required Course(s)


Option 3 - Select 1 Course


Total Credits Required to Complete the Diploma - 39*


*Total credits are calculated using the least number of credits needed to satisfy the option requirements.

Fixed Costs


Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$151.00 per credit

The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.

Varied Costs


Costs Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
Books (approximate) 700 700 420

Approximate total for program: $7,709**

**Program entry requirements are not included in the total approximate cost.

What Kind of Work Will You Do?


  • Possibility of starting your own business or manage a small business for someone else.
  • Plan overall company strategies to meet profit objectives.
  • Execute sales and marketing programs to meet company objective.
  • Execute financial programs to meet short and long-term cash flow needs.
  • Plan location and layout of business.
  • Recruit, hire, train and supervise employees.
  • Research and stay in touch with customer needs.

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?


  • Maintain good working relations with customers, coworkers and management.
  • Communicate effectively and persuasively.
  • Work independently, solve problems and make decisions.

What Else Should I Consider about this Program or Career Choice?


  • Many opportunities exist today for starting your own business.
  • Specialized classes provide many hands-on applications.
  • Small business provides autonomy and opportunity of self-expression.
  • Anticipated average starting salary $31,000 (2010-2011 Placement Report).

Nondiscrimination Statement


DMACC offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study:

Agriculture, National & Environmental Services /Architecture, Engineering, and Construction/Arts, Design, and Visual communications/Business, Management, and Marketing/Education, Public, and Human Services/Health Science/Hospitality and Culinary/Information Technology/Manufacturing/Transportation & Logistics

Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in nor allow discrimination covered by law against any person, group or organization. This includes in its programs, activities, employment practices, hiring practices or the provision of services, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age (in employment), disability, genetic information (in employment) and actual or potential parental, family or marital status of a person. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law.

Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure. Complaint forms may be obtained from the Campus Provost’s office, the Academic Deans’ office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. ADA questions and concerns may be directed to the Section 504/ADA Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA  50023, phone 515/964-6857, sgbittner@dmacc.edu.  Title IX questions and concerns may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA  50023, phone 515/964-6574, dkmckittrick@dmacc.edu.  Question or complaints about this policy may be directed to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone 312/730-1560, tax 312/730-1576..

Legal references: Iowa Code §§ 216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S. C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S. C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S. C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).(2017)

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