Earning an associate in science degree in entrepreneurship from Allan Hancock College
will provide you with the skills necessary to start your own business. The possibilities
are limitless. What is your passion?
Why Choose a Career as an Entrepreneur?
Entrepreneurship is a national focus. Recently the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
was established by President Obama’s Department of Commerce to bolster startup companies.
The new Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship was started specifically to help
entrepreneurs reduce red tape while developing great ideas into workable business
plans by giving them training, funding, advisement, and access to data.
How about starting a
- Retail or wholesale business
- Event planning or catering business
- Online retail business
- Consulting business
- Service business such as auto repair, construction, landscaping or a florist shop
Resources for students interested in starting their own business are available at
AHC's Small Business and Entrepreneurship Center (SBEC) including: assistance creating a business plan, small business workshops,
resident business mentors, and business networking.
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"I chose the fire technology program at Allan Hancock because of what it can provide for me. It's giving me a step above the other academies and throughout the state. Graduates of this academy have gone on to be the chiefs and the captains that are going to be hiring us, so when we go in for interviews by being able to say that we graduated at this academy they know what we've experienced. Allan Hancock College has provided me with the physical and mental capabilities through the classroom training we do each day and the physical training we do each morning. This academy pushes you to your boundaries and then you begin to work on those weaknesses; your weaknesses then become your strengths so you're actually growing as a person. Allan Hancock has made a difference in my life it's really taught me who I am and where I want to be."
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Video: Business student Jasmine Williams discusses her instructors' passion for teaching