Services Offered by Virginia's Community Colleges

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Carrer Studies Certificate: Entrepreneurship (Total credits required: 24)

Purpose: to provide students with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to become an entrepreneur, rather than an employee or manager. Students will learn how to plan, implement and monitor a new business, understand market and capital economies and fully explore the role of globalization in the market.

  • ACC 115 (3 Credits) - Applied Accounting
  • BUS 165 (3 Credits) - Small Business Management
  • BUS 241 (3 Credits) - Business Law
  • BUS 226 (3 Credits) - Computer Business Applications
  • ITE 119 (3 Credits) - Information Literacy
  • FIN 215 (3 Credits) - Financial Management
  • ITE 160 (3 Credits) - Introduction to E-Commerce
  • MKT 100 (3 Credits) - Principles of Marketing

Also offer non-credit courses in entrepreneurship and business operations; BRCC is a host institution for the Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center, part of the VA SBDC networks and supported by the Federal Small Business Administration.

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CVCC offers credit and non-credit training opportunities ranging from part-day seminars to business degrees to technical skills training often associated with small businesses. We work closely with numerous other schools and organizations within our service region to provide the most entrepreneur-friendly environment possible.

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The Economic Development Agency housed at DSLCC provides assistance with entrepreneurship, small business start up, and research on demand.

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Danville Community College (DCC) is one of 23 community colleges in the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) and is located in Danville, VA. The DCC service area includes Halifax and Pittsylvania Counties and the City of Danville. The College is served by WIB Regions 8 & 17. In addition to offering business and entrepreneurship classes and outreach programs, DCC operates the Barkhouser Free Enterprise Center on campus and partners with the Longwood Small Business Development Center.

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  • Ad hoc short courses (mostly in partnership with local Chamber of Commerce)
  • Career Studies Certificate in Small Business Management
  • Occasional partnerships with VDBA for Entrepreneur Express

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A variety of credit and non-credit programs to support entrepreneurial education.

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The Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA) is a partnership between J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College and John Tyler Community College serving the economic development and workforce needs in four cities and 12 counties of Central Virginia. The organization provides non-credit training; customized instruction; consulting; skills assessments and educational programs. CCWA offers on-line registration; customer support and courses delivered by adjunct faculty in three convenient locations; at employer sites and on-line. Facility rentals are also available for business meetings and corporate training sessions.

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The Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA) is a partnership between J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College and serving the economic development and workforce needs in four cities and 12 counties of Central Virginia. The organization provides non-credit training; customized instruction; consulting; skills assessments and educational programs. CCWA offers on-line registration; customer support and courses delivered by adjunct faculty in three convenient locations; at employer sites and on-line. Facility rentals are also available for business meetings and corporate training sessions.

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Career Study for Small Business

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The college offers a course in Entrepreneurship (BUS 116; 3 credits) that covers various steps considered necessary when going into business, including product-service analysis, market research evaluation, setting up books, ways to finance start-up, operations of the business, development of business plans, buyouts versus starting from scratch and franchising.

Other courses (for example: Small Business Managemement) also provide information that would be of interest to entrepreneurs.

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NOVA's Workforce Development Division provides customer focused workforce solutions for the community that assist and support regional businesses and employers to develop and sustain a qualified workforce, enabling them to be a high-performing operation. We are uniquely positioned to meet your business's high-performance training needs. Training and classes can be conducted at your company location, one of NOVA's six campuses or through convenient online learning. NOVA delivers high-impact customized training and flexible program delivery. We offer a range of skill-building, certificate and degree programs designed to supply the workforce competencies required by the economic industry drivers of Northern Virginia.

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Patrick Henry Community College offers a variety of entrepreneurial education programs, from short-term online offerings through an Associate degree in Business Technology with an Entrepreneurship/Small Business specialization.

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The Division of Workforce Development of Paul D. Camp Community College is working in partnership with the Franklin-Southampton Chamber and the Franklin Business Incubator to deliver a 10-course Certificate in Entrepreneur program in conjunction with the University of Virginia School of Continuing Education and the Tayloe Murphy Center at the Darden School of Business.

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Online and face-to-face programs that prepare entrepreneurs interested in businesses specific to the Piedmont region, such as viticulture and enology, crafts, hospitality, tourism and culinary art. In addition, courses in business development are offered both online and face-to-face.

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Rappahannock Community College partners with the Virginia Small Business Association and University of Mary Washington to deliver the Hewlett Packard (HP) LIFE curriculum which addresses business needs at various stages of growth, and with varying degrees of technology experience. Topics are covered within Entrepreneurship Levels and according to thematic Business Modules. This enables us to deliver training on specific business concepts and technology tools.

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Small Business Development career studies certificate, Entrepreneur Express workshop, Social Media marketing, How to write a business plan, Contracting with the government and many other workshops.

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Entrepreneurship Career Studies Certificate (25 credits) - Provides participants with the knowledge and skills to develop a business plan, start and operate a small business. The program is available through online instruction or face to face. The program can be completed in 2 semesters, but also can be offered in an accelerated format.

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TNCC currently offers six (6) courses on the credit side of the house that directly relate to small business development. The Small Business Development Center of Hampton Roads is located on campus property and they offer numerous workshops related to entrepreneurship to our students and the community. Many of our non-credit courses/programs indirectly relate to entrepreneurship such as HVAC certification. The Workforce Development department provides customized leadership training to our business partners.

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We have a number of courses offered that support entrepreneurship and small business, but not specific degrees.

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Our office is engaged with counseling small businesses in the region in start-up, managing and growth. We do not offer courses; we conduct one-on-one counseling.

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AAS in Management and Career Studies Certificate "Management: Entrepreneurial Plus"

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In Workforce Development, we provide Business Start-Up Workshops for WIB II and Hospitality Management courses as open enrollment credit classes. The GenEd and Business Division also offers entrepreneurial courses as open enrollment and for credit.