The Entrepreneurship program is designed to develop students' entrepreneurship mindset, ideation, and skills necessary for starting, maintaining, and growing a small business. Courses emphasize exploring the entrepreneurial mindset, small business feasibility analysis, legal considerations, financial management, marketing, innovation, market research, and entrepreneurship pitching techniques. Completion of this certificate will allow students to pursue various entrepreneurial interests.
Small Business and Entrepreneurship program outcomes in the Inland Empire/DesertRegion in the academic year 2015-16 [unlessnoted otherwise]:
• Number of students who completed 12+ CTE units in one year: 97 (CA: 21) [2016-17]
• Number of students who transferred to a 4-year institution: 43 (CA: 12)
• Employed in the fourth fiscal quarter after exit: 54% (CA: 59%)
• Median annual earnings after exit: $23,229 (CA: $25,231)
• Median change in earnings: 53% (CA: 45% )
• The proportion of students who attained a living wage: 47% (CA: 59%)• Job closely related to the field of study: N/A (CA: 90% ) [2014-15]
• Economically disadvantaged students: 76% (CA: 69%) [2016-17]
Create an Entrepreneurship Certificate to support student development, community, regional needs promoting new business development opportunities. Moreover, increase students' awareness, understanding, and industry applicable skills to develop and operate small businesses. Potentiallypositively influencing the entrepreneurship ecosystem influencing increased job creation impacting the financial well-being of constituencies connected toVictor Valley College and the Inland Empire communities.
The entrepreneurship programs academic and practical training for students to drive positive, disruptive societal change by building scalable enterprises. The faculty in the program teach students entrepreneurial mindset development, leadership, and decision-making, innovation and strategy development, legal environment aspects, fundamentals of venture financing, and business startup skills.
(Y1 or S1)
|ENTR 100||Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset||3.0||S1|
|ENTR 102||Entrepreneurship and Innovation||3.0||S1|
|ENTR 104||Starting a Business for Entrepreneurs with Limited Resource||3.0||S2|
|ENTR 106||Money, Finance, and Accounting for Entrepreneurs||3.0||S2|
|ENTR 108||Entrepreneurial Law||3.0||S3|
Diann Thursby · 09/14/21
Received regional recommendation at 9-13-2021 IEDRC Deans Meeting.