Entrepreneurship Certificates

The Houston Community  College Business Center of Excellence (COE) strives to offer business programs geared to helping our stakeholders get a competitive edge in the high skill and high demand global marketplace.  The Business COE offers specialized certificate programs designed to fuel entrepreneurial and enterprise growth thereby spurring economic growth at the community level throughout the Greater Houston area.  These specialized programs are offered to develop aspiring and existing entrepreneurs who are seeking to commercialize services and products and to further those seeking to open and grow successful businesses.  Some simply want a few courses and others can choose a certificate.  Still others can pursue a two-year AAS degree in Business.

Click on the green links below to review the courses included in each offering.  Click on each course to get a course description and review class sessions (including days and times) offered in the coming semester at Houston Community College campuses throughout the Greater Houston area.

Scroll down for access to a full menu of offerings through our Center of Excellence in Business in the following discplines:  Business, Marketing/Marketing Management, International Business, Accounting, Business Technology, Finance/Banking, Real Estate and Paralegal Technology.

Entrepreneurship AAS and Certificates

Marketing – Innovation and Enterprise Specialization – AAS

Marketing – Enterprise Development – Certificate Level I

Marketing – Social Enterprise – Certificate Level I

Business Administration & Management –  Entrepreneurship – Certificate

Featured Importing/Exporting Certificates

Certified Global Business Specialist – Occupational Skills Achievement Award

International Business – Global Exporting – Certificate Level II

Who should enroll:

  • Aspiring Entrepreneurs who want the tools, training and connections to start and build a business
  • College Students who want to learn how to turn an idea into a business and meet others with the entrepreneurial spirit
  • Small Business Owners who want to take their business to the next level
  • Intrapreneurs-people who want to grow and develop a profitable idea within a larger organization

You’ll find a cross-section of the population in entrepreneurship: young adults; young parents; empty nesters; displaced employees; corporate veterans ready to go strike out on their own; military veterans; retirees and more. But they all have a common spirit. They seek independence and the freedom to create a business, but they also seek affiliation and inspiration with like-minded individuals. There is a palpable energy and a synergy in our entrepreneurship and enterprise classes that will fuel dreams and new businesses within our communities. We build entrepreneurs from the ground up!

Pick the Certificate that meets your experience level and needs.

Business COEHCC Business Center of Excellence

The offerings mentioned above are all part of the HCC Business Center of Excellence.  Click on a title below and view all certificates and associate degrees available through the Business Center of Excellence.


Entrepreneurship for Startups and Existing Businesses

Marketing/Marketing Management:

Small Business Enterprise Marketing for Startups and Existing Businesses

International Business:

Importing & Exporting


Business Technology


Real Estate

Paralegal Technology

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For College Credit

HCC also offers Continuing Education Classes Online for Small Business

Take Advantage of Classes Combined with Workshops, Seminars, Summits, Competitions, One-on-One Advising and more at the Center for Entrepreneurship –  Connect with other entrepreneurs and a host of small business experts and resource partners through workshops, seminars and boot camps, one-hour advising appointments with a small business mentor, competitions to refine and polish your written plan and verbal presentation skills.  The Center for Entrepreneurship is designed for aspiring and existing entrepreneurs as a focal point, providing practical learning, peer-to-peer and group training, one-on-one business advising and connections to entrepreneurial resources and resource partners in Houston who can help start and grow businesses.

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HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition

Center for Entrepreneurship – HCC Northwest:  Call 713-718-6650 or email c4e@hccs.edu to book a One-on-One Counseling Session with business advisor.  Go to www.hccbizconnect.org for more information on Workshops/Seminars/Boot Camps/Summits, the HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition, and for more on all Center for Entrepreneurship offerings.