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.
Locations: Ankeny, Boone, Urban
Selected courses in this program are offered at other campuses.
Students may start any semester
Program Entry Requirements
- Complete an application for admission.
- Satisfy the assessment requirement.
- Attend any required information/registration session.
To earn an Entrepreneurship diploma, a student must complete all coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.
Option 1 - Select 1 Course
Option 2 - Select 1 Course
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.
Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$156.00 per credit
The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.
Approximate total for program: $7,904**
**Program entry requirements are not included in the total approximate cost.
What Kind of Work Will You Do?
- Possibility of starting your own business.
- Assist management in small business operations.
- Provide information and suggestions to management, coworkers and/or customers.
- Communicate in person, by telephone, or in writing with management, coworkers and/or customers.
- Hire personnel, direct, supervise and evaluate their work.
- Sell products or services to customers.
- Create, coordinate and communicate solutions to work environment or for customers.
- May be responsible for information management to include small computer operation, typing, data entry, report preparation and documentation.
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.
- Address the public in person and on the telephone.
- Demonstrate self-discipline, initiative, creative insight and good judgment.
- Demonstrate willingness to learn broad business concepts and policies.
What Else Should I Consider about this Program or Career Choice?
- Reading, communication and math skills must be at college level to gain maximum benefit from classes.
- For career advancement and advanced position placement, it is important that students continue college coursework beyond the two-year program.
- For transferability to four-year colleges and universities, it is important that students work closely with advisors and admissions counselors.
- Average starting salary $31,000 (2010-2011 Placement Report).
NOTE: The average starting salary of an Entrepreneur can vary depending on what business you go into and how successful it is. However, the average reported salary for graduates with this major is $39,096 with a mid-career salary of $85,275 (source College Factual… Entrepreneurial Studies 2017)
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
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