Course Catalog - Entrepreneurship

NSITE-Northside School of Innovation Technology and Entrepreneurship


Business and Industry Endorsement

PR: Prerequisite   |   CR: Credit for Course   |   SEM: Semesters   |   LC: Local Credit

(It is recommended students follow the program of study sequence level 1-4 as outlined by TEA.)


Level 1: Principles of Business, Marketing, & Finance M (9 -10) #8203

Course focuses on economies and private enterprise systems, the impact of global business, marketing of goods and services, advertising, and product pricing. Students analyze the sales process and financial management principles.

SEM: 2 CR: 1

Level 1: Principles of Information Technology (9-10) #8502 (ELECTIVE ONLY)

Students use emerging technologies, demonstrate ethical use of the Internet and explain issues concerning Internet security protocols. Students identify computer hardware components and demonstrate an understanding of file extensions. Students produce and format various documents with both text and graphics, input formulas and utilize preprogrammed functions in documents and tables. Students apply design and web publishing techniques.

SEM: 2 CR: 1


Level 2: Entrepreneurship I M (11-12) #8653

Level 2: Entrepreneurship I D M (11-12) #8643 

Course focuses on analyzing a business opportunity, preparing a business plan, determining feasibility of an idea using research, and developing a plan to organize and promote the business and its products and services. Students will learn the knowledge and principles necessary to become an entrepreneur and begin and operate a business.

SEM: 2 CR: 1


Level 3: Entrepreneurship II M (11-12) #8673

Level 3: Entrepreneurship II D M (11-12) #8674 (PENDING 25-26 SY)

This course prepares students with the knowledge and skills needed to become a successful entrepreneur within an innovative marketplace. The goal and outcome of the course is for students to have their business launched by the end of the course or have the tools necessary to launch and operate their business. Students are encouraged to work in close cooperation with local industry leaders, community members, and educators to develop ideas and objectives, complete a business model canvas, pitch to potential investors, register with governmental agencies, develop their brand identity, and participate in local chamber of commerce meetings and events.

PR: Entrepreneurship I

SEM: 2 CR: 1


Level 4: Practicum in Entrepreneurship - VEI M #8658

Level 4: Practicum in Entrepreneurship - VEI D M #8675 (PENDING 26-27 SY)

Students engage in a range of learning experiences inside and outside the classroom that allow them to develop and apply real-world skills. Business and community partners help connect students to industry professionals and the real world of business.

SEM: 2 CR: 2