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Blog Posts About the Small Business Academy
Complete the admissions process and meet with an academic advisor at the college you plan to attend.
Dallas County residents pay $177 per three-hour class — that is $59 per credit hour, or just $708 for a full-semester load of 12 credit hours.
Compare that to what you’d pay elsewhere! See our tuition rates for tuition according to your place of residency.
If you are a Dallas County high school graduating senior, you may qualify for Rising Star funds to help pay for this program. The Rising Star program offers academic support services and up to $4,000 for tuition and books, if you have established financial need.
Get detailed information about the courses required for:
Find out more about accreditation and affiliations.
Check out related programs in Management and Business Administration.
See a chart of degree plans by college or visit the credit programs home page.
Faculty members have advanced degrees as well as experience in the business world, so they can relate to the challenges you face at work. Instructors work with you one-on-one, encouraging you and helping you to succeed in school and on the job. See profiles of some of our Small Business Academy faculty.
Small Business Academy courses are designed for direct entry into the workforce. However, if you are interested in earning a degree at a four-year institution, please visit the Transfer Services website for guidance on the transfer process.
The 14-week course syllabus covers the following lesson plans:
Our all-online program provides all coursework, class interaction and study via the Internet:
Online program features include:
The Small Business Academy’s goal is to give you the fundamental knowledge and hands-on skills necessary to plan, launch and operate your own business, no matter what field. Course objectives include learning how to:
During the semester, each student will also prepare summaries after interviewing the following:
Each course participant is also required to develop a basic business plan, integrating course materials into a “real life” business idea.
DCCCD sponsors two Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) in cooperation with the U.S. Small Business Administration:
Both centers offer:
Note: Links to the following websites are provided for your convenience and information and do not constitute our official endorsement.
If you have questions about the Small Business Academy program that aren’t answered on our website, please feel free to contact us.