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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Cal Poly SLO, Aerospace Engineering
I excelled in math and science in school, so engineering was the right fit and I just had to figure out how to get it done. Throughout high school, I took courses at Allan Hancock College (AHC), and graduated as my high school valedictorian. I then attended AHC in search of a smooth transition to a university. I was able to take my lower division engineering courses and form a great relationship with my professors. While at AHC, I received multiple scholarships form the Allan Hancock Foundation, Santa Barbara Foundation, and MESA-NSF Scholarship. I then attended California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, to pursue an aerospace engineering degree. After just one year at Cal Poly, I was accepted into one of the most prestigious internship programs that NASA offers, the Aeronautics Academy.
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