Entrepreneurship Operations Certificate


Take your ideas and vision for your business to the next level

Do you own a business or would you like to start one? Did you know that more than 80% of jobs are created by small businesses? Do you want to be a key member of your organization and bring an entrepreneurial mindset? If so, Gulf Coast State College can prepare you for a career in corporate entrepreneurship or business ownership.

The Entrepreneurship Operations Certificate has eight courses that let's you investigate the core principles of how to build and run a successful business. Lay the groundwork for your exciting and successful future today.

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Enlightened Entrepreneur Workshops

I've learned so much in an hour that I can't wait to go out and start my own business
– Free Workshops/Millaway Institute for Entrepreneurship

Why choose the Entrepreneurship track over other programs at Gulf Coast State College?

Gulf Coast offers three programs in entrepreneurship, allowing you to customize your education to your career needs.

The second option of these three is a 24-credit-hour workforce certificate program in Entrepreneurship Operations. This program can be completed in just two semesters, usually starting with the Fall semester & ending with Spring.  Students get to learn the new trends and  basic skills on how to develop a business model as well as to validate it. It provides them with basics on business franchising principles, legal aspects and human resources management. This gives the opportunity to our students to be hands-on on their actual business idea or current business if they own one.

A second benefit of this program is that it leads to a 60-credit-hour associate degree program in Entrepreneurship.  This is the next step in your formal education if you are serious about your business.

If entrepreneurship is the career you’re looking for, apply now or check out one of Gulf Coast State College’s 150 other programs

What jobs can I get by completing the Business Entrepreneurship Track program?

  • Sales
  • Research & Development
  • Non-for-profit Fundraising and Management
  • Self-employment
  • Small business management


  • You'll get a great education with one of the lowest tuition rates in the state.
  • With small class sizes and professors who care, you'll get the personal attention you deserve.
  • More than 90% of our graduates would recommend Gulf Coast State College to others.

How do I apply to the entrepreneurship Operations Certificate Program?

To apply to the Entrepreneurship Operations Certificate  degree program, you’ll need to complete the general admission application to Gulf Coast State College and get in contact with the Program Coordinator once admitted. Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.


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Program Requirements

Courses CH
 ENT2000, Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3
 ENT2430, Funding Acquisition and Legal Issues 3
 ENT2411, Small Business Accounting and Finance 3
 MAR2011, Marketing 3
 ENT2112, Business Plans 3
 ENT2172, Opportunity Analysis and Franchising 3
 SBM2000, Small Business Management 3
 CGS1570, Microcomputer Applications or   MNA1100, Human Relations in Management 3



• General Education Core.

+ Prerequisites  and/or corequisites required.  See course descriptions.

# Applies only to A.S. degree and certificate programs.

= PSAV course.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.


entrepreneurship   simulation lab

The Enactus entrepreneurship lab provides the students with the opportunity to design and manage entrepreneurial projects with a social purpose. It allows students to learn hands-on entrepreneurial skills while representing the College at a national competition sponsored by Fortune 500 companies.


Contact the ADVISOR

Emmanuel Hernandez, DBA
Assistant Professor, Entrepreneurship
850-769-1551, extension 2845

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Department Chair

Melanie Boyd
Chair, Business and Technology