Classes resume Monday, March 30, fully online.Please visit
dcccd.edu/coronavirus for additional information and to
learn how to prepare for online classes.
Degrees and certificates in the Small Business Academy program may lead to the following jobs or careers:
1 This job may require a bachelor's degree or higher. Please
review current job openings and contact your advisor to review your options.
All data gathered for Dallas/Fort Worth. Source: DCCCD Labor Market Intelligence
Since the Small Business Academy teaches entrepreneurial skills applicable to starting a business in any field, your salary, profits and sales will vary widely according to the type of business you start, as well as the region of the country where it’s located.
The rewards are many: working for yourself, setting your own hours and following your passion without answering to anyone else.
But the pitfalls are also many: growing a business can take years of working long hours with no steady paycheck and little profit, and the financial gamble can be huge in an uncertain economy.
Take advantage of some of the many websites available to help you weigh both the risks and benefits of starting your own business.
For specific information on job duties, salaries and projected growth of the type of business you wish to start, look up career categories in
CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, and the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas’ targeted occupations lists eight separate business management and administration positions as high-growth areas this year.
CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, also projects high increase (more than 10%) in a number of management jobs in various fields. More than 20% job growth is projected through 2024 in management positions in administrative services, computer and information systems, marketing, and medical and health services – the top growth area.
Before you risk investing time and money, get the practical skills and business knowledge you’ll need, including:
By the end of the program, you should be able to answer these critical questions: