About the Entrepreneurship Program
Your Dream Career as an Entrepreneur is Within Reach
The entrepreneurial journey starts with an idea. Bring your idea to life and create
a career that aligns with your values and offers freedom, flexibility, and unlimited
earning potential. Every day is different in the life of a busy entrepreneur, and
that is often part of what fuels the desire to be your own boss. The Journal of Occupational
and Organizational Psychology has even found that entrepreneurs live healthier lives
compared to employees.
Whether you are already an entrepreneur or aspire to own your own business, our programs
teach you how to identify a viable opportunity, evaluate an idea and assess the market,
leverage experiments to validate your idea, refine your business strategy, discover
key financial insights, and understand how to raise capital and speak to investors.
You will learn how to structure and operate your own enterprise, with skill-building
opportunities across business strategy, product development, legal and financial concerns,
With on-campus and fully online program options, SMC offers a format that works for
Find the path that fits your personal needs and professional goals:
Degrees and Certificates
Certificate of Achievement - Entrepreneurship
This program provides students the opportunity to develop the skills needed to analyze
business issues and explore their own entrepreneurial vision as they produce a thorough
business plan. The coursework leads to a strong foundation in entrepreneurship. SMC
collaborates with the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship
Department Certificate - Entrepreneurship
Our department certificate is a focused short-term version of the Certificate of Achievement
designed to expose students with to the various aspects of Entrepreneurship.
Department Certificate - Salon Business
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to demonstrate professional
level skill in her cutting, hair coloring, hair styling, nail care, and skin care.
Additionally, the student will be proficient in health and safety procedures in common
use in salons. Upon completion, the student will be eligible to take the California
State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering licensure exam.
Intellectual Property Initiative
- BUS 8, Law for the Entrepreneur, 3 units
- BUS 9, Intellectual Property for the Entrepreneur, 3 units
- BUS 10, Introduction to Intellectual Property, 1 unit
Potential Career Options
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