Entrepreneurship - Area of Focus

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Bring Your Business Idea to Life!

Do you have an idea you want to make into your own business? Are you committed and self-motivated to see your business succeed? Starting your own business takes a lot of risk, financially, personally, and professionally. The hours spent to get your business up and running can be more than you anticipated, your income can fluctuate vastly, there’s no paid time off, and you’re responsible for maintaining all the legal paperwork. Yet, with that comes a lot of benefits, such as setting your own hours, making your own decisions, being your own boss, and knowing your actions and hard work created a successful business.

 

LASC leads the way in promoting future business leaders through innovative programs, such as the Center for Entrepreneurial Opportunities (CEO) which helps educate and connect aspiring business owners to their careers and industry interests. In 2017, LASC was awarded the Entrepreneurial College Award by the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) because of our leadership in starting entrepreneurially-minded programs. We look forward to helping you get your small business running!

If you are interested in being an entrepreneur, LASC offers courses to help you pursue your dreams of owning your own business. Small Business Entrepreneurship Levels I and II are certificate programs you can take to bring your plan from a dream to reality!

Clubs & Programs

Make the most with your time at LASC and get career experience while meeting and working with others who aim to own their own business:

Courses offered in Entrepreneurship at LASC 

LASC offers two Skill Certificates in Small Business Entrepreneurship Level I and Level II that incorporate our Entrepreneurship courses along with business strategies, accounting, and other basic business knowledge so you can get your business started successfully. 

Ask your academic counselor how taking Entrepreneurship courses can help you meet CSU and other public and private university transfer requirements. You can review the courses below, as well as go to LASC’s current Course Catalog for specific course information.

600 Psychology of Success for Entrepreneurship (3) CSU 

Lecture: 3 Hours 

This is an introductory course in the study of the behavior and mental processes required for the success of an Entrepreneur. Topics treated include the psychology of success, time management, self-motivation, emotional health, physical health, stress management, personal accountability, emotional intelligence, memory, positive self-image, personal development, personal and business goal setting, achievement and rewards; and therefore how they affect an Entrepreneurs' ability to achieve their organizational goals. 

601 Psychology of Success for Entrepreneurship (3) CSU 

Lecture: 3 Hours; Lab: 1 

Students examine international management principles with an overview of global and multinational organizations. The issues of international human resource, operational topics, marketing decisions, strategic planning, and cross-cultural issues are analyzed. 

602 Social Tech (Digital) Entrepreneurship (3) CSU 

Lecture: 3 Hours 

This course will explore the growth potential, revenue streams, marketing methods, funding strategies and product design of social technology and entrepreneurship. This course will use 'Business Plan Pro' by the Palo Alto Software Company. 

603 Startup Global Entrepreneurship (3) CSU 

Lecture: 3 Hours 

Course combines a practical, step-by-step approach with a theoretical foundation to form a basic framework for understanding the theory, process, and practice of entrepreneurship, and to present the most current thinking in entrepreneurship, as well as, provide learners the opportunity to apply ideas and develop useful entrepreneurial skills in this explosive field. 

604 Venture Growth Strategies (3) CSU 

Lecture: 3 Hours: Lab:1 Hour 

This course introduces students to the principles of entrepreneurship and the process of assessing feasibility and creating a startup entrepreneurial venture, understanding importance of research and industry, market, customer and competitive analysis, building a team, preparing a business plan planning for growth, change and exit strategies. This course will use 'Business Plan Pro' by the Palo Alto Software Company. 

605 Minority and Women Entrepreneurship (3) CSU 

Lecture: 3 Hours 

This course will examine the status of minority and women’s entrepreneurship. Societal conditions that support or block minority or women entrepreneurs. 

  • Challenges to their entrepreneurial success 
  • Entrepreneurial strategies used 
  • Unique opportunities and resources, including the need for specialized communities, funding, government policies and regulations 
  • Empowerment through entrepreneurship

This course will use 'Business Plan Pro' by the Palo Alto Software Company. 

606 Sales & Marketing for Entrepreneur (3) CSU 

Lecture: 3 Hours 

Students examine international management principles with an overview of global and multinational organizations. The issues of international human resource, operational topics, marketing decisions, strategic planning, and cross-cultural issues are analyzed. This course covers the basic principles of selling including wholesale and specialty goods. Topics include the development of the fundamental principles of wholesale and specialty selling, including the development of the sales plan, securing customers, effective goods and service presentation, product analysis, handling objections, closing the sale, follow-up and service after the sale, and the skills needed for successful sales work. 

607 Legal Aspect of Global Entrepreneurship (3) CSU 

Lecture: 3 Hours 

The purpose of this course is to acquaint students with the fundamentals of intellectual property (IP) law. Students will be introduced to the four primary fields within intellectual property: trademarks, copyrights, patents, and trade secrets. At the conclusion of the course, students will fully understand how IP rights are acquired, registered (if necessary), protected, transferred, and infringed.