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Program Overview

The Entrepreneurship curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and the skills necessary for employment and growth as self-employed business owners.

Course work includes developing a student’s ability to make informed decisions as future business owners. Courses include entrepreneurial concepts learned in innovation and creativity, business funding, and marketing.

Image. Now Registering Spring Classes. Deadline is December 23, 2020. Classes start Janruary 6, 2021.

Employment Opportunities:

Graduates are prepared to be self-employed and open their own businesses.

Program Contacts:

Dr. Dawn Hawks

Lead Instructor - Accounting, Business Administration, and MIS

Certificate Curriculum

Fall Semester

BUS-137 Principles of Management 3
BUS-139 Entrepreneurship I 3
ETR-230 Entrepreneurship Marketing 3

Spring Semester

ACC-120 Principles of Financial Accounting 4
BUS-245 Entrepreneurship II 3

Total credits needed to graduate: 16 Hours

This certificate is offered to high school students through the Career and College Promise program (C25490X).

Learning Outcomes

Entrepreneurship students will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of small businesses and recognize the vital role small businesses play in our economy
  • Develop a business plan including a concept statement, feasibility study, and business model
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how small business owners properly prepare for and manage growth

Program Costs

Degree In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees $5,070.00 $17,358.00
Books and Supplies $2,500.00 $2,500.00
Total Cost $7,570.00 $19,858.00

Certificate In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees $1,303.00 $4,377.00
Books and Supplies $600.00 $600.00
Total Cost $1,903.00 $4,977.00

Program Facts

Students attending Surry Community College for two years instead of going straight to a four-year college or university typically save


On average students who transfer from a community college outperform students who go straight to a four-year school.

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