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2016-2017 Course Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED 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.

Location: Ankeny, Boone, Urban

Selected courses in this program are offered at other campuses.

Students 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


Fixed Costs


Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$147.00 per credit

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

Varied Costs


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

Approximate total for program: $7,553*

* 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 Policy


Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in nor allow discrimination covered by law against any person, group or organization. This includes in employment, hiring practices or the provision of services, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy and marital status), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability and genetic information. 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. For information about the ADA, the Section 504/ADA Coordinator may be contacted at 515-964-6857.  For Title IX questions and concerns contact 515-964-6850. (2016)

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