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Business and Entrepreneurship

Be your own boss! If you have a business idea, we’ll show you how to bring it to life. If you want to work for a prestigious company, we’ll prepare you to get hired. This program will equip you with skills that ignite your career. You’ll be thinking like executives do and quickly become an integral part of any company. Feel confident in launching your ultimate career with a Business Administration or Entrepreneurship degree or certificate. There’s a recipe for success – let us share it with you.

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Did You Know?

  • California is 5th in the nation for entrepreneurial growth and 2nd for overall entrepreneurial activity.
  • Businesses with fewer than 100 employees account for 98% of firms in Napa County, and an additional 10,000 individuals are self-employed.
  • NVC’s annual Business Plan Competition gives local high schoolers and NVC students the opportunity to pitch their entrepreneurial ideas, with a $1,000 top prize

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Program Highlights

NVC’s program provides foundational business coursework alongside opportunities to develop effective communication techniques, successful management styles, strategy formulation, and many other real-world business practices.

The Business Administration program provides students with a broad basis and foundational background in business. The AS in Business Administration degree focuses on the practical skills necessary for students to work in a variety of positions in business, while the AS-T in Business Administration helps establish a foundation of knowledge that can be used as a basis for further study towards a baccalaureate degree at a transfer institution.

In Entrepreneurship classes, students develop the mindset, decision-making skills, and the confidence and relationships necessary to turn ideas into market-ready products,

services, businesses, or ventures. Students may earn a Local Certificate on completion of a two-semester business planning class or add coursework in another field – such as Viticulture or Digital Design – to earn a Certificate of Achievement. They may also pursue a two-year AS degree in Entrepreneurship with the addition of further business courses and general education credits. 

Students may earn a Certificate of Achievement in Content Marketing on completion of digital marketing classes and coursework in writing and design.


Nearly every business sector is undergoing fundamental transformation in the wake of the global pandemic, thanks to the changing nature of the workplace, consumer expectations for digital services, and growing demand for companies to embrace sustainability and social responsibility. In this environment, innovators with business training are in high demand. Program graduates are poised to launch their own ventures as well as to lead existing companies to success.

  • Account managers
  • Business office managers
  • Business development associates
  • General managers
  • Marketing specialists
  • Human resources managers
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    • CareerOneStop – guide to local wage averages & job growth

After NVC

To choose the best NVC degree or certificate that meets your needs, consult with program faculty. For those pursuing transfer to a four-year institution, the CSU system alone offers more than 250 business-oriented undergraduate degrees with a wide range of emphases, from Agriculture Business to Supply Chain Logistics to Entrepreneurship – so work closely with faculty, NVC Counseling and the Transfer Center to ensure coursework aligns with your transfer goals.