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Certificate Technical Degree

Ever dream of running your own business? Our entrepreneurship programs give you the training you need to run a successful business. Management, planning, leadership, purchasing, analysis, communication, and more. Learn about entrepreneurship degree and certificate programs available in Houston or online.

Program at a Glance

What You’ll Learn

  • Introductory accounting
  • Small business management
  • Principles of selling
  • Human relations
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
  • And much more!

Career Opportunities

You’ll be prepared to start a business of your own—of any type. The opportunities are endless, and can range from retail to wholesale to manufacturing.



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Technical Degree
The Associate of Applied Science degree prepares you for an entry-level career. Combine classroom learning with on-the-job experience to gain the skills and know-how to start your own business, or advance in your current job.
Length 2 Years
If you're studying full-time, you can complete the 60 credits for this program in four terms.

Entrepreneur, Certificate of Technology

The Certificate of Technology prepares you for the degree program, an entry-level career, or advancement in your current career. Learn the basics of entrepreneurship in a practical, comprehensive way.
Length 6 Months
If you're studying full-time, you can complete the 30 credits for this certificate in two terms.

Entrepreneur, Level 2 Certificate

The Level 2 Certificate prepares you for the degree program, an entry-level career, or advancement in your current career. The program requires a practicum experience to take your learning outside the classroom and try your skills in real life.
Length 1.5 Years
If you're studying full-time, you can complete the 45 credits for this certificate in three terms.


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After San Jacinto College

Students can choose to launch their own business or move on to a Bachelors Degree in Business, by transferring to a 4 year university. Learn more about transferring.

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Program Outcomes


Create a Business Plan

Your professors will guide you through the process of writing your own formal business plan, and help you develop tactics for putting it in action.

Gain Core Entrepreneurial Soft Skills

Develop leadership,management, and organizational skills through learning how to solve problems on your feet, work with others, and set up your business operations. 

Turn Ideas Into Reality

Learn how to plan, organize, staff, and lead your business by studying effective communication techniques. These skills will be essential for purchasing, production control, and marketing. 
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Learn Through Doing

If you're pursuing a degree or certificate in business entrepreneurship, you'll need to complete a practicum as part of your training. The practicum combines classroom learning with on-the-job training to help you develop your managerial skills. You'll need to work at least 20 hours per week in an approved position. Before you start, you, your employer, and the business management coordinator will agree on a plan that outlines what you'll learn and how you'll demonstrate your skills at work.

Forge Your Own Path

Our entrepreneurship programs teach you how to be your own boss and turn your business ideas into reality.
Samantha Wishlinski
The business entrepreneur program provided me with the skills I needed to forge a path for my own business and absolutely helped with the overwhelming task of creating it all on my own.”
Samantha Wishlinski
Business Entrepreneur Alumna, Class of 2013
Former students like Samantha Wishlinski put their skills to use by running successful businesses of their own. Today, Samantha owns and operates her own bath and body product company, Sam Wish.

Contact Us

Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have about our entrepreneurship programs. We’re here to help guide you.
Kay Richardson
DC, Cons/Prof Svcs/Auto Tech
(281) 991-2608
Roger Watkins
DC, Busi/Computer Tech Svcs
(281) 929-4603
Debra Acuff
DC, Mgmt/Professional Svcs
(281) 998-6150x7765
Russell Kunz
Professor, Business Management
(281) 459-7622
Kevin Hale
Professor, Business Management
(281) 998-6150x3737