Whether your interest is culinary, engineering, construction, or floral design, if you’re looking to start or expand a small business, Anne Arundel Community College’s Entrepreneurship program can provide the tools you need to be successful. You’ll be taught by entreprenuers and business executives, who bring tremendous expertise to the classroom and relevance to your business interests. You’ll have access to a number of advisors and mentors, with the opportunity to compete for seed funds and large scholarships. With courses offered during the day, at night, online or in a hybrid format, we can accommodate even the busiest schedule. Our graduates are frequently recruited by firms seeking new employees with entrepreneurial vision and many also start their own businesses or transfer to a four-year college or university.
AACC offers the following Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in this area of study. The state of Maryland refers to the A.A.S. as a career degree, because it's intended to provide you the skills to enter the workforce. In some cases, AACC has entered into agreements allowing this degree to transfer to select colleges. Where that is the case, it's noted with the degree below.
You’ll sharpen your entrepreneurial thinking skills, while developing a set of tools to help you launch your own business. You’ll learn how to develop a business plan, obtain resources, manage finances, select employees, capitalize on international opportunities and so much more. Our graduates are often sought after by companies seeking to improve productivity through innovation and creative problem-solving.
The following certificates prepares students for employment and feeds into the A.A.S. degree, if desired:
You’ll be ready to launch and operate your own construction venture or take a leadership role in an existing construction firm or related business. Our Construction Management Entrepreneurship students are often in demand by growth-driven companies who value innovation and creative problem-solving.
You’ll learn the basics of accounting, sales, and marketing while sharpening your entrepreneurial-thinking skills, All businesses need managers who can identify opportunities, obtain resources, plan, organize, and direct work to accomplish their goals. By the time you finish the certificate, you’ll be ready to start your own business, work with others to identify opportunities, join entrepreneurial ventures, or work for an established organization.
If you're interested in earning a four-year degree and want to study this subject, Transfer Studies may be your solution. This distinctive degree is designed to let you choose an area of concentration (or major), while completing your state of Maryland general education requirements.
The Transfer Studies, A.A. allows you to explore different subjects or concentrate on a specific course plan that will best meet your in-state (and even some out-of-state) transfer goals. If you hope to transfer to a specific program or school, one of our advisors can help structure your AACC studies specifically for that purpose. The result? You get a well-rounded associate degree preparing you for further studies and successful career.
Many of our alumni build their own successful businesses. But the entrepreneurial thinking, professionalism and business acumen our program develops makes our graduates sought-after recruits by a number of firms, both large and small, in areas such as sales and marketing. For outlook information about specific careers, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook (sponsored by the Bureau of Labor Statistics), and check out AACC’s Career Coach to discover the perfect career for you.