Entrepreneurship

Business Sciences

Dream, Discover, Do. Create and develop your entrepreneurial mindset and use tools to learn the process of starting your own business or develop entrepreneur skills which are essential and highly desirable to employers. 
 

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The Entrepreneurship program will provide educational experiences to students that foster the development of entrepreneurial skills and mindset and increase their ability to identify business opportunities, evaluate ideas, validate concepts and strategy, and take action on their ideas. Students will also have the opportunity for hands on experience in the entrepreneur community. Students are encouraged to combine entrepreneurship education with other disciplines such as Management, Marketing, Real Estate, and Computer Information Management.  Art, music, athletics, science, technology, engineering, and math fields also hold great potential for entrepreneurs. Developing the entrepreneurial mindset is the key in every discipline to unleashing the power of knowledge towards improving society, developing economically, and creating personal well-being and wealtk.

The entrepreneurship program opens students to a wide range of career possibilities, including:

  • Working within established businesses, as an "entrepreneur​", to expand existing markets, develop new products or implement new programs
  • Purchasing a franchise, acquiring an existing business, or starting up a new venture
  • Managing growth of an existing business
  • Creating new product, programs, or services that address social needs in new and different ways through public sector work

Program Length

With several certificates to earn in the entrepreneurship department, some can be earned in one semester and others could take up to one year.

Transfer Options

This program can help prepare students who transfer to earn a Bachelor’s with a concentration in Entrepreneurship or enter into a graduate program. These programs can be found at institutions such as Cal State Fullerton, UCI, and USC

Your Support Team

Your success is our priority! Whether you are just starting, in the middle of, or completing your time at IVC, we have a team of people in your corner to help keep you on-track to reach your goals at IVC and beyond! 

Coming Soon: Completion Teams to get students from start to goal! Look for your team beginning fall 2021!

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Transfer Options, Degrees and/or Certificates

Sample Academic Plans

  • This is only a sample academic plan. Please see a counselor and check IVC's catalog to create a customized My Academic Plan (MAP) that will best meet your specific academic goals.
Semester 1
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleUnits
ENTR 200Pathways to Success1
Semester 2
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleUnits
ENTR 241Successful Business Plan2
ENTR 242Persuasive Presentations2
  • This is only a sample academic plan. Please see a counselor and check IVC's catalog to create a customized My Academic Plan (MAP) that will best meet your specific academic goals.
Semester 1
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleUnits
ENTR 200Pathways to Success1
ENTR 117Social Media Marketing3
ENTR 201Creativity and Idea Generation1
Semester 2
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleUnits
ENTR 221Money, Accounting and Finance for Entrepreneurs2
ENTR 241Success Business Plan2
Semester 3
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleUnits
ENTR 222Business Structure and Legal Requirements1
ENTR 160Entrepreneurship: Managing Your Business3
Semester 4
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleUnits
ENTR 223Building the Entrepreneurial Team2
ENTR 212Market Validation and Research1
  • This is only a sample academic plan. Please see a counselor and check IVC's catalog to create a customized My Academic Plan (MAP) that will best meet your specific academic goals.
Semester 1
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleUnits
ENTR 200Pathways to Success1
ENTR 201Creativity and Idea Generation1
ENTR 202Innovations and Opportunities2
  • This is only a sample academic plan. Please see a counselor and check IVC's catalog to create a customized My Academic Plan (MAP) that will best meet your specific academic goals.
Semester 1
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleUnits
ENTR 200Pathways to Success1
Semester 2
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleUnits
ENTR 211Business Models: Design and Delivery of Value2
ENTR 212Market Validation and Research1
  • AA = Associate of Arts
  • AS = Associate of Science
  • AA-T = Associate of Arts for Transfer
  • AS-T = Associate of Science for Transfer
  • COA = Certificate of Achievement
  • COP = Certificate of Proficiency

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