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Entrepreneurship Overview

You’ve always wanted to be your own boss, and now is the time to do it! If you are a self motivated person who is ready to take the next step in owning your own business, but aren’t sure where to even begin, check out the Entrepreneurship program at CVTC. This one year program takes you from start to finish in developing your business idea and preparing a business plan.

Classes in finance, marketing, and communication prepare you to tackle many of the hurdles that new business owners face. CVTC also works with many local entrepreneurs and business leaders to help you develop a network of experienced and knowledgeable mentors who have been through the process of starting a business, and can help answer your questions.

This affordable program gets you the education you need to be a successful entrepreneur without a huge time commitment. You can apply online or stop in and our helpful, knowledgeable staff can answer any of your questions. Don’t keep putting off your dream of being your own boss, CVTC makes starting and running your own business simple. Apply today!

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Just the Facts

30 Credit Technical Diploma

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One Year

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Eau Claire

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   Financial Aid Eligible

   Non-Traditional Occupation

Estimated Program Cost 

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Estimated Total:  $5,519

  Earn credit for prior learning! Do you have previous educational or work experience in the field? You could be eligible to receive credit for prior learning. Explore your options today!

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Program Courses

These are a few of the courses you can take in the Entrepreneurship program.

Business Finance
In this course aspects of organizational finance will be explored. Students will learn how to interpret financial statements as well as learning the process of budget analysis. It is imperative that leaders understand how to control and analyze the budgets they are responsible for.

Marketing Principles
A comprehensive look at marketing concepts and functions. Concepts include: marketing mix, marketing decision making, segmentation, promotion, research, product development, distribution, and logistics. Marketing Principles introduces modern marketing practices, studies the essential role played by marketing in society, as well as techniques used for various industries.

Entrepreneurial Ideas
In this course, students will generate ideas for entrepreneurial businesses, analyze market conditions, and determine the opportunities that exist for an entrepreneurial venture. Students will learn about lean startups and determine the product-market fit/viability of the business idea.

Entrepreneurship Outcomes

CVTC graduates are ready for the workforce. Each year, we send our graduates the Graduate Follow-Up Survey asking where they are working, whether it is in their degree field, and several other questions related to employment. Below are the program outcomes and job data.

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Yearly Salary

Entrepreneurship professionals make an average starting salary of $49,027.


Regional Jobs

There are 329 job openings in the CVTC district for the Entrepreneurship industry.


Credits to Other Institutions

Transfer your CVTC credits to another institution to continue your education. Explore transfer agreements.

* This wage is not specific to CVTC graduates. Wage estimates are based on entry-level positions and are gathered from EMSI which is an Economic Modeling Software that blends historical and projected industry and occupation trends within CVTC's 11-county district. Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey.

Focus On Student Success

The atmosphere, instructors, and other students are so amazing. The instructors are passionate about what they are teaching.

Entrepreneurship Graduate

Related Programs & Certificates

Whether you're looking to continue your learning to another program or to gain continuing education credit, CVTC offers a variety of learning opportunities for students.

Degrees & Diplomas

Accounting, Associate Degree

Business Management, Associate Degree

Marketing, Associate Degree

Continue Your Learning

CVTC can help you achieve your learning goals whether you are looking to advance your career or enrich your personal life.

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