Career and Academic Pathways

Entrepreneurship and Business

Connect, Lead, Motivate

A pathway where entrepreneurial vision, leadership and commerce strategy unite. Programs in this CAP will teach you finance, business and office management skills that will prepare you for careers in the government, in the private sector or to run your own business. Businesses may include building and construction management, culinary arts, digital publishing, energy management, horticulture, music technology or welding.

Upcoming events...


Spring Pic-a-thon ! Win lunch for two!



Too much screen time? Wishing you could zoom away from Zoom?
Spring into action with our Entrepreneurship and Business CAP Pic-a-thon! Hunt in your community to find nature and community connections. Use your Seahawk vision to find all the items listed. Snap pictures of each and submit all to try to win!
When: Photos due by April 26, 11:59pm
Rules: Photos should be G-rated and taken by you. No stock pictures allowed.
Pictures judged for: Creativity, humor, joy, and community spirit
Winning categories: Most creative, Best community spirit, Funniest, and Biggest “wow” factor
Grand Prize: Lunch for two people at the Sesnon house’s Pino Alto– to-go!
How to submit: See button below for submission form
Need help uploading your pictures? Join the CTC Link!
Download or share the full Entrepreneurship and Business CAP Pic-a-thon Flyer from here.

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You can be creative with your submissions!
Pic-a-thon required images

Participants must submit 10 images from the list below, and must include categories 11 and 12.

Find these items outside:

  1. A body of outside water
  2. Different sized rock
  3. Item to recycle or throw away
  4. An open flower
  5. Sunrise or set
  6. A ray of light
  7. A tree
  8. A natural C shaped object (for Community College CAP!)
  9. An insect or bug or spider
  10. An animal
  11. A selfie showing love for your learning pathway (eg.: Culinary, Horticulture, Business etc.)
  12. Something with our CAP logo or initials (EB) printed OR handwritten OR creative display of our logo (think drawing in the sand, or dirt, or any other creative way!)

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Career opportunities in the agriculture industry


Have you ever wondered what kind of jobs are available in agribusiness?

Come join us May 6th at 5:30 pm.
Zoom live online

Guest speaker Ryan Commons

Ryan Commons is an attorney at Driscoll's. Ryan works on commercial agreements and related matters in 6 continents for Driscoll's. Prior to working at Driscoll's, Ryan worked as an agribusiness lawyer at Baker Manock & Jensen in Fresno and as a financial analyst at Prudential Capital Group in San Francisco. Ryan is passionate about nonprofit volunteering. He currently serves on the board at Monterey Bay Charter School and previously served on the boards for the San Joaquin River Parkway & Conservation Trust and the Fresno Economic Development Corporation. Ryan received a B.S. from UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business and a J.D. from Santa Clara Law.  

Some of the topics discussed will be:

Breeding, growing, supply planning, food safety standards, marketing, technology of berries, jobs in the agriculture industry, and more!

Share this flyer: Career Opportunities in the Ag Industry Speaker Flyer

Register below!


Simple Steps for Starting Your Business

Presented by SCORE: Central Coast Business Mentors Serving Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties

April 28, 2021, 1:00pm

Drawn from the actual experiences of seasoned entrepreneurs and business leaders, this workshop is designed to help new and early-stage businesses by presenting a broad overview of the issues that may impact their success or failure, such as: Start-up Myths, Critical Factors to Success, Business Opportunities, Marketing, Structure, DBA, Licenses, Insurance, Record Keeping & Taxes, The Goal, Cash Needs & Sources, Business Plans, Next Steps

Entrepreneurship and Business Students in Action!
Do any of these describe you?
  • I enjoy achieving goals through quality team work.
  • I like working in a structured environment.
  • I enjoy working with my hands.
  • I feel satisfied when I see the results of my hands-on work.
  • I am willing to take risks.
  • I like working with money and finances.
  • I feel accomplished when I make order out of chaos.
  • I enjoy leading, motivating, supporting and influencing those around me.
  • I prefer to manage and support projects.
  • I want to start my own business or nonprofit.
  • I am interested in how to strategize and negotiate.

If so, you may be interested in a career in Entrepreneurship and Business.

Not sure? See the characteristics of the other CAPs.

I like to create things or imagine new ideas.

I prefer working in unstructured environments.

I like to express myself through different mediums.

I’m excited to make things that inform or entertain people.

I enjoy being around creative individuals.

I’m an independent, original or innovative thinker.

I enjoy communicating ideas.

I’m excited to interpret other people's art.

I find working with a team to produce something rewarding.

I like to perform in front of others.

I aim to understand the world we live in.

I enjoy helping people learn, heal and grow.

It’s fun for me to learn about different cultures.

I am multilingual or desire to be.

I enjoy communicating ideas or data.

I like playing with words and writing.

I often ask why things happen in society.

I find myself advocating for others.

I like making a difference.

I debate and discuss different topics.

I enjoy analyzing beyond the surface level.

I’m action oriented.

I care about the wellbeing and safety of others.

I value order, standards and routines.

I like providing service to others.

I enjoy teaching, counseling or training.

I am organized.

I enjoy solving problems.

I am interested in how the body works.

I can remain calm in stressful situations.

I’m curious about how the universe works.

I like using my mind to solve problems, especially if it involves using math or science.

I am drawn to nature and the natural world.

It’s fun for me to take things apart to understand how they work.

I thrive in self-directed environments.

I find it rewarding to figure out complicated problems and intellectual challenges.

I enjoy developing theories or hypotheses.

I like to study, conduct research, or work in a lab.

Ready to get started?
Find the suggested map of courses for your program.
Questions or want to change your CAP?
Academic Counselors are here to help! Services are being provided remotely.
Resources and Community for Entrepreneurship and Business Students

Looking for a quiet study space with wifi access? Beginning April 20, you can reserve study space at the Watsonville Center!

Join a Student Club to connect with students who share your interests.

Consider if a Learning Community is a good fit for you and your educational goals.

Connect with the Computer Technology Center for help with some CAP-specific subjects. (Services are available remotely!)

Want help with your English or reading skills? Try these support courses to get off to a great start:

  • English as a Second Language (ESL): ¡Aprende inglés hoy!
  • Reading: Improve your reading skills

Connect with the HUB Learning Resource Center or the Integrated Learning Center for help with additional subjects. (Services are available remotely!)