Entrepreneurship, AAS

The small business sector is one of the fastest growing in the nation’s economy. With an ever-increasing number of adults today self-employed, many residents in Johnson County either work for a small business or plan to start their own. JCCC’s entrepreneurship program can help prospective entrepreneurs launch new ventures or, if you are an entrepreneur who already has your business established, you can strengthen your managerial and business skills to grow your business.

You will learn the fundamentals of starting and operating your own business. The program includes basic business skills as well as specific courses in starting and managing an entrepreneurial business. Course work covers evaluating a business opportunity, preparing a business plan, legal issues for small business, planning advertising and sales promotions, marketing a product or service, developing an accounting system and financial management for the entrepreneurial company.

You also will complete two internships in a small business. You can apply what you learn in the classroom to your job and take your work experiences back to the classroom for analysis.

(Major Code 2340; State CIP Code 52.0701)

First Semester

ENTR 120Introduction to Entrepreneurship2
ENTR 130Entrepreneurial Mindset3
ENGL 121Composition I*3
MATH 120Business Mathematics*3
SPD 120Interpersonal Communication3
Total Hours14

Second Semester

ENTR 180Opportunity Analysis2
MKT 134Professional Selling3
ACCT 111Small Business Accounting3
or ACCT 121 Accounting I
MKT 230Marketing3
BUS 175Business Professional Skills3
MKT 202Consumer Behavior3
ENTR 210Entrepreneurship Internship I*1
Total Hours18

Third Semester

ENTR 131Financial Management for Small Business*2
ENTR 160Legal Issues for Small Business2
ENTR 225Family Business3
or ENTR 195 Franchising*
or ENTR 185 Fundamentals of Direct Sales
BUS 150Business Communications*3
ENTR 215Entrepreneurship Internship II*1
MKT 205eMarketing3
BUS 225Human Relations3
Total Hours17

Fourth Semester

ENTR 220Entrepreneurial Marketing*2
ENTR 142Fast Trac Business Plan3
ECON 132Survey of Economics3
or ECON 230 Principles of Macroeconomics
or ECON 231 Principles of Microeconomics
HIST 141U.S. History Since 18773
Select one of the following:4
Introduction to Computer Concepts and Applications (AND a 1-hour CPCA/CDTP elective - not including CPCA 105 or CPCA 106)
CPCA/CDTP electives (4)
Total Hours15

Total Program Hours: 64