Entrepreneurship | Western Technical College


Technical Diploma

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In this program, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills necessary to establish and manage an independent small business. The course offers a comprehensive look at all aspects of business, including enterprise planning and entrepreneurship, challenges of the small business, hiring employees, capitalization and investment, taxes, business law and regulations, e-commerce, and home businesses.

This technical diploma is also a great addition to any Western program if you are thinking about opening your own business.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost


This program will cost about $4,900* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Tuition Page.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

Graduation Employment Stats

Western conducts a follow-up survey of all grads six months after graduation to find out if they are employed in a job related to their program, how much they are making, and where they are employed.

Survey information is not currently available for this program. Please contact Enrollment Services or call 608-785-9553 for more information.

Career Opportunities

Business Owner

Program Outcomes

  • Use effective communication skills
  • Apply mathematical concepts
  • Transfer social and natural science theories into practical applications
  • Demonstrate ability to think critically
  • Demonstrate ability to value self and work ethically with others in a diverse population
  • Use technology effectively
  • Make decisions that incorporate the importance of sustainability
  • Develop an entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Develop a business canvas.
  • Create an operations plan.
  • Develop a marketing plan.
  • Evaluate legal, financial, and community resources for launching a business.
  • Develop strategic business relationships.
  • Create a customer engagement strategy.

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

$30 Application Fee
High School Transcript or GED/HSED

Program Requirements

Western Technical College uses ACCUPLACER, a computer-based, online assessment that measures your abilities in reading, sentence skills, and arithmetic. This information will be used to place you in courses that best fit your academic goals. Based on your scores, you may need to take additional general studies course(s) along with the general studies courses required for your program.

Several options for waiving the ACCUPLACER test are available; view the waivers here.

Learn more about placement tests and how they are used at Western: Placement Testing.

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