Apple BuildingThis program prepares you for starting and developing your own business ventures in various sectors and industries. Students will focus particularly on those that are high-growth and involve innovative business models and practices such as technology, the Internet, and digital media.

Entrepreneurs are responsible for the following: 

  • Spotting market trends and opportunities to create new ventures, business models, and products
  • Identifying and securing funding sources, and planning for profitability
  • Marketing and promoting goods and services to targeted customers
  • Recruiting, training, and retaining  employees

Possible career opportunities in entrepreneurship

The entrepreneurship program will prepare you for work in a variety of occupations and career paths, including the following:

  • Owner/Founder
  • Business Development Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Social Media Manager
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Web Developer
  • Sales Manager
  • Management Analyst
  • Corporate Entrepreneurs
  • Educator and Mentor

Certificates and degrees offered


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Student testimonials

  • "I learned about capturing your biggest customers using email marketing... BusEn192 is an incredible opportunity to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and experience, for yourself, the creative processes of small business owners. Joining the class as a high school senior was a much-needed opportunity to see business from a different perspective. I intend to pursue international business and continue expanding my horizons as an entrepreneur in the coming years and into my higher education.”

    - Rensina “Sina” Salerno (BusEn192 Student)

  • "Through Piranha Pool, I really learned each step of creating a professional business plan, and am sure that this will benefit me in my career!"

    - Zhangyang Zhou (Team Shoal – 3rd place)

  • "Piranha Pool was one heck of an experience. I got to meet new friends, consult with real working professionals, and widen my knowledge and understanding about crafting a business plan. This competition also provided a variation to my coursework which is refreshing. Take the first step, before you know it, you might just be addicted!"

    - Steven Dominic Sahar (Team 3P Mask – 2nd place)

  • "The Piranha Pool competition was challenging, rewarding and a truly remarkable learning experience. The staff and mentors involved all went above and beyond. They gave you all the support anyone could ask for without stifling students' creativity. Anyone who is serious about entrepreneurship and a student at DVC should consider participating in the Pool! The prize money is nice too."

    - Greg Kasin (Team Farm2Table – 1st place)

Contact information

Interim Dean, Business, Computer Science, Culinary & Community Education Charlie X. Shi
Telephone: 925-969-2352
Email: CShi@dvc.edu