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Submitter's Information


Adam Martin




Inland Empire/Desert


Norco College

CTE Dean

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Ashley Etchison

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Program Details

Program Title


Submission Type

New Program

TOPs Code

Business Management (050600)

Projected Start Date


Catalog Description

Associate of Science Degree in Entrepreneurship prepares individuals to start and successfully operate their own businesses. The program focuses on the assessment of the market need, and the necessary skills for successful entry, operation and exit. It prepares individuals to develop an original business plan, a marketing plan and to evaluate their competitiveness in the market and includes the initial analysis of a business idea to determine feasibility and start-up requirements. The program prepares individuals to perform the duties of planning, overseeing and directing business operations and employees as well as collecting, and analyzing data/information to identify potential product or service demand. Potential occupations include small business or franchise owner, economic developer, small business development specialist, or independent artist, trades worker, consultant, professional and contract outsource labor.  

Enrollment Completer Projections

The Entrepreneurship program is expected to have 50-100 students by spring 2025. 

Program Proposal Attributes

Program Award Type(s) (Check all that apply)
  • A.S. Degree (S)
Program Goal

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

• Student will be able to develop a comprehensive business plan outlining the viability and sustainability of their idea using appropriate resources and techniques.

• Student will be able to create a value proposition and test market assumptions for a business idea and offer a feasible solution.

• Student will be able to apply standard accounting practices in a business and able to recognize and evaluate finance opportunities

• Student will be able to apply standard accounting practices in a business and able to recognize and evaluate finance opportunities.

• Student will be able to create a Business Model Canvas showcasing its main components and be able to produce and deliver a compelling presentation.

• Student will be able to demonstrate the principles of the Gig Economy and recognize the different types of entrepreneurial categories.

Course Units and Hours

Total Certificate Units (Minimum and Maximum)


Units for Degree Major or Area of Emphasis (Minimum and Maximum)


Total Units for Degree (Minimum and Maximum)

60 to 63

Course Report

Program Requirements Narrative

The Associate of Science Degree in Entrepreneurship will be awarded upon completion of the degree requirements, including general education and other graduation requirements as described in the college catalog. 

Program Requirements
(Y1 or S1)
ENP 50Introduction to Entrepreneurship3S1
ENP 51Entrepreneurship Basics3S1
ENP 52Starting a Business with Limited Resources3S1
ENP 53Money, Finance, and Accounting for Entrepreneurs3S1
ENP 54Business Model Canvas for Presentations for Entrepreneurs3S2
ENP 55Entrepreneurial Simulation - Capstone3S2
ENP 70Building an Entrepreneurial Team3S3
ENP 71Solopreneurship3S3

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Submission Details

Published at

09/26/23 - 02:33 PM



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Diann Thursby Super User   ·  10/03/23

Received regional recommendation at 10-2-2023 IEDRC Deans Meeting.


Adam Martin   ·  09/26/23

Thank you for your consideration of this submission.