2012-2013 TMCC College Catalog
Special Topics in English
1.00 - 3.00
Prerequisite: ENG 101 or ENG 113 or instructor approval.
The successful student will be able to initiate one on one dialog between student and tutor, focusing on the degree to which the paper
fulfills the requirements of the assignment. Diagnose written communication problems and offer suggestions for improving the writing
quality. Help peers to evaluate their own writing in terms of fulfilling requirements of assignment, including the appropriate content, and
accurately using grammar.
Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
This course explores the basics of entrepreneurship. This is a survey course that briefly introduces students to the various aspects and
activities involved in entrepreneurship. Students then complete the focused courses on each aspect and complete the degree with the
capstone ENT 280. The course will look at the characteristics of entrepreneurs, the cycle of entrepreneurship, idea generation and
validation of an idea's ability to be successful, how to present your business idea to potential investors and how to take the plunge.
Entrepreneurship: Science and Engineering
This course looks specifically at the required skills for the scientist, engineer or applied technologies student that is seeking to start his/her
own business. The course will look at the aspects for entrepreneurship including an introduction to the business plan, the financial aspects
and the marketing components. Students will explore the process of going from technology idea to market including the management of
labs and intellectual property process.
The Art, Science and Discipline of Creativity
This course explores creativity from an academic perspective. Students will read contrasting views of what creativity is, how to define
creativity and what resources, skills and traits are required for creativity. Students will also explore the role of creativity in the changing
economy of the world.
International Women's Entrepreneurship
This course looks at the effects of women entrepreneurs on the world economy and at the paths that women take to business ownership.
The course will look at each region and analyze the effects of micro financing, environmental concern and development status on the role
of women within the economy. The course will also look at the role of women in creating change within their respective region and
Financing Your Small Business Venture
Prerequisite: ENT 200 and ACC 202.
This course explores the options that are available for financing your small business venture. Exploring ownership structures, venture
capital, angel finance and the Small Business Administration. Students will complete the course with multiple avenues for financing new
expanding existing business ventures.
Marketing for Small Business
This course explores the marketing principles for the small business. Topics include integrated marketing approaches, ROI analysis, and
how to effectively build relationships that build the small business venture.
Prerequisite: ENT 200.
This course explores and defines the laws surrounding intellectual property. In particular students will become acquainted with the patent
process, culminating in the draft of a provisional patent application.
Entrepreneurship and Business Plan Development
This course provides an understanding of the principles of entrepreneurship and the knowledge and tools required to develop a quality
business plan. Reflective of the body of entrepreneurship literature, student teams will use creativity and innovation techniques to generate
new business ideas for which they will develop original, realistic and effective business plans. This is intended as a "hands-on" experience
that explores the steps taken in the process of developing and presenting a proper business plan. This will provide the opportunity for
student teams to participate in a variety of local business plan competitions. This course may not transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or
science within the universities in the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE).
TMCC College Catalog 2012-2013
* This course might not transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or science within the universities in the Nevada System of Higher Education
(NSHE). If you plan to pursue a four-year degree, check with the institution where you intend to transfer to learn whether this course will count
toward the degree you intend to seek.