Technical Diploma

Starting your own business comes with risks, but when you succeed as an entrepreneur, the risks are outweighed by the rewards of being in the driver’s seat of your own destiny and pouring your heart and soul into what you love.

A Closer Look

Entrepreneurs start with an innovative business idea, implement it, and take the lead in their company or organization, assuming full responsibility for its execution and success. With specialized training, their understanding of basic business concepts and communication skills may also qualify them for employment in nearly every type of industry or organization.

Success as an entrepreneur requires hard work, smarts, creativity, people skills, and a willingness to take risks. For those who combine these with a desire to be their own boss, the possibilities are endless.

What You'll Learn

Mid-State’s Entrepreneurship program prepares students to provide the vision for their created business as well as lead staff management, financial planning, marketing strategies, HR functions, and the development of policies and procedures. Graduates will also be equipped to integrate their knowledge and skills within existing organizations.

Through a wide variety of activities, students will explore vital components of entrepreneurial practices such as business plan development, financial principles, staffing needs and support, modern marketing strategies, and effective communication skills—all to successfully start and sustain their own business.


  • Business Owner
  • Entrepreneur
  • Founder/CEO

Program Information Guide

See the printable Program Information Guide to learn about career pathways, transfer opportunities, program outcomes, and more. If you are unable to access this document, please contact a new student specialist by calling 888.575.6782.

Costs and Financial Aid Eligibility

Expected Program Costs

Cost based on the 2018/2019 academic calendar year.

  • Tuition & Fees: $4,272.30
  • Books: $1,589.87
  • Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $0.00
  • Total Estimated Cost: $5,862.17

Financial Aid Eligibility

Financial Aid Approval Pending.


Catalog# Title Credits
Term: 1
10102101 Intro to Business 3.00
10102121 Finance and Budgeting 3.00
10103106 Microsoft Office-Introduction 3.00
10104102 Marketing Principles 3.00
10196193 Human Resource Management 3.00
(15 Credits)
Term: 2
10102104 Business Law 3.00
10102110 Employment Law 3.00
10102131 Entrepreneurial Management 3.00
10801136 English Composition 1 3.00
10801195 Written Communication 3.00
10801198 Speech 3.00
10801196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication 3.00
(15 Credits)
Total Credits: 30