Salute to Entrepreneurship
In conjunction with Global Entrepreneurship Week, Salute to Entrepreneurship is a week full of activities designed to create greater awareness of entrepreneurship
in our region. The following three events are planned for the week of November 18
- 22, 2013:
- Operation Entrepreneur: a project specifically designed for Veterans from all branches of service. Building
on our successful course, New Venture Challenge, Operation Entrepreneur will guide
veterans as they transition from service to business. There's still time for you to
register as a participant, volunteer as a mentor/coach, nominate a judge (for our
very own version of "Shark Tank", or sign on as a donor.
- Artisans & Entrepreneurs of Allan Hancock College Showcase: an opportunity for employees and students of AHC to showcase their skills & wares.
Participants will set up information tables in the Student Center from 11:30 to 1:30
on Wednesday, November 20, 2013. There is no cost to participate and plenty of time
to register - but hurry!! Don't miss out on this opportunity.
- Make It YOUR Business Campaign: launches Friday, November 22, 2013 with a calendar rich in networking opportunities,
seminars on various topics related to business launch and growth, and a mentoring
program. This campaign will lead up to our first Make It YOUR Business conference,
scheduled for Saturday, February 22, 2014.
For more information on these great events (or to register) please check out our
new Make It YOUR Business website: www.miyb805.com
Allan Hancock College’s entrepreneurship program is designed to teach you the comprehensive
skills needed to create and run your own business and become a successful entrepreneur.
Our program will provide you with an understanding of the complex tasks faced by individuals
starting and sustaining a small business. The entrepreneurship program covers a wide
variety of business disciplines that can be applied to the real world. These skills
will give graduates a competitive edge in the business arena.
As a student you will learn small business management, Internet marketing and presentation
practices, in addition to the study of business law and human relations. Using this
knowledge, you will develop the skills necessary to apply significant business principles
and produce work-based learning projects.
As a graduate of the entrepreneurship program you will have gained technical knowledge
in recalling business issues, theories, and applications relevant to running your
own small business.
Gainful Employment Information
Business Department, Building K
Phone: 805-922-6966 ext. 3239
Small Business Entrepreneurship Center, Building K, Room 12
Phone: 805-922-6966 ext. 3607
Fax number: 805-928-7905 (Santa Maria Campus)
805-735-3976 (Lompoc Valley Center)
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Summer: closed during the month of July
Frequently Asked Questions:
When and where are the classes offered? Classes are offered at the Santa Maria Campus and Lompoc Valley Center. Many classes
are offered in the evenings to allow for scheduling flexibility.
Can I take the program part-time? Many students attend part-time by taking a few courses each semester.
I already have college credits or an associate and/or bachelor’s degree in another
field. Will any of my credits count towards my associate degree in entrepreneurship? Some of your credits may count toward your associate degree in entrepreneurship.
Students should make an appointment with a CTE counselor to verify any credits that
will count toward the degree. In some cases, students who possess other degrees only
have to take the entrepreneurship courses to graduate.
Does Allan Hancock College have resources for students starting their own business?The college’s Small Business and Entrepreneurship Center (SBEC) offers a variety of
resources to students and graduates including: assistance creating a business plan,
small business workshops, resident business mentors, and business networking. Throughout
the curriculum students receive instruction on how to create business plans, take
steps toward business ownership and obtain recommended job skills.
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