Technical Diploma

Why choose Entrepreneur?

  • Get the training you need to develop and successfully implement your business idea and lead your own organization.
  • Perfect for those who enjoy taking responsibility and seeing an idea come to fruition.
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.

Program Locations

Adams Campus
401 North Main Street
Adams, WI 53910

Marshfield Campus
2600 West 5th Street
Marshfield, WI 54449

Stevens Point Campus
1001 Centerpoint Drive
Stevens Point, WI 54481

Wisconsin Rapids Campus
500 32nd Street North
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494


What You'll Learn

Mid-State’s Entrepreneur 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.

Estimated Entire Program Cost

Cost based on the 2023/24 academic year.

  • Tuition & Fees: $4,716.00
  • Books: $1,687.50
  • Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $0
  • Total Estimated Cost: $6,403.50

Financial Aid Eligibility

This program is eligible for full Financial Aid

Cost of Attendance

Learn more about Cost of Attendance, an estimated budget that includes categories of expenses a student can expect to incur while attending. 

This course has options available to receive credit for prior learning (CPL) or work experience.

Term: 1
  Catalog# Title Credits
  10102101 Introduction to Business  3
  10104102 Marketing Principles  3
  10103106 Microsoft Office-Introduction  3
  10102104 Business Law  3
  10801195 Written Communication 3
  Term Total   15 Credits
Term: 2
  Catalog# Title Credits
  10102121 Finance and Budgeting  3
  10196193 Human Resource Management 3
  10102131 Entrepreneurial Management 3
  10102110 Employment Law 3
  10801198 Speech  3
  Term Total   15 Credits
  Program Total   30 Credits



Dr.Bartel received his doctorate from the University of Wisconsin–Stout. His professional experience includes twenty plus years working within the financial, Investment, and insurance industries in a variety of managerial roles and for a number of well-known and local companies, including Sentry Insurance, Thrivent Financial, and American Express.

“Learning is a lifelong journey—investing in yourself will be, by far, the best investment you may ever make!”


  • Business Owner
  • Entrepreneur
  • Founder/CEO


High school students are eligible to enroll in this program and all courses required. Learn more about Mid-State Fast-Track.

“The real-life situations prepared me for the business world, and the staff took the time to guide me to my dream career.”


Choose Your Path

Career pathways help you take your education one step at a time to maximize your investment and make college fit your life. Earn a credential and start using it in the workforce. Continue with another stack of related courses to gain a more advanced diploma or degree.

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