2023 - 2024 Dallas College Catalog

2023 - 2024 Catalog
Program: Entrepreneurship
Title: Entrepreneurial Foundation Certificate

(Level 1 Certificate)

Offered on all campuses

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: C1.ENTREPRE.FND

This is a Level I Certificate Program in entrepreneurship that provides students with business concepts specific to the principles of entrepreneurship. This includes starting, financing, operating, and growing a business. The program covers essential management, decision-making and problem-solving skills, preparing a business plan/business model canvas, accounting, financial needs, staffing, marketing strategies, and legal issues. Students will participate in a practicum (or field experience) to provide networking and business support opportunities.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
BUSI 1301 Business Principles 3
BUSG 1341 Small Business Financing 3
MRKG 1311 Principles of Marketing 3
BMGT 2303 Problem Solving and Decision Making 3
BUSG 1166 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Business/Commerce 1
BUSG 2309 Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship* 3
Semester Total 16
Minimum Hours Required 16

*BUSG 2309 Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship is the capstone experience for this award.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.