Millions of people have dreams of starting a small business, but many don't know how to start. The Entrepreneurship Certificate is designed to give small business visionaries the foundational knowledge and skills they need to not only start a business, but to keep it sustainable.

Scholarships available – and one might have your name on it

The Entrepreneurship Certificate curriculum covers critical aspects of owning a small business including sales, customer service, personnel management, accounting, accounting software, and using social media for business.

A Quality Education

In two semesters, entrepreneurs can have the foundational skills they need to ensure a strong start-up of their new business.

Get Involved

Meet and network with other students interested in developing business skills and leadership by joining the ICC chapter of Phi Beta Lambda (PBL).

Career Opportunities

Entrepreneur, Business Owner, Small Business Consultant


12 Months

if Full Time

2 Semesters31 Total Credit Hours

What if I attend part-time?

Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.



+ supplies & fees

Based on 2024-25

What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.


15 Students

average per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.

View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

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The Entrepreneurship program can provide any aspiring business owner the right skills and knowledge to launch the next great business.

Adam Saatkamp, Associate Professor, Business, Legal & Information Systems
Let’s Get Started ▸

How Do I Get Into the Entrepreneurship Program?

It started with a childhood lemonade stand, but now your vision to be an entrepreneur is bigger. Talk to an Admissions representative to learn how you can get started.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  3. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 scholarships.
  4. Analytical skills, attention to detail, and organization and leadership skills are beneficial for the program.
  5. English, math, communications, and public speaking are important to a career in business.

What Can I Expect As an Entrepreneurship Student?

How Am I Going to Manage This?


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East Peoria Campus
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Fri: 8 am – 2 pm