Entrepreneurship Courses

Continuing Education – Online: Call 713-718-5149 or email anna.go@hccs.edu for any questions regarding enrollment and registration for these online continuing education classes.


Take Advantage of Online Learning combined with group events, one-on-one advising, competitions 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.


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. For more information on Workshops & Seminar Events. and more on all Center for Entrepreneurship offerings.

Practical Entrepreneurship Courses

Workshops and Seminars

Houston Community College offers entrepreneurship classes for those who seek to develop a business idea into a new business of their own and for those who want to expand their existing business. Our entrepreneurship students often have a skill or passion they want to turn into a livelihood and they seek the knowledge to lead them down that path. Our program features classes focused on just that.

Take some individual classes or earn one of our featured certificates specializing in entrepreneurship, or international business. You can also earn a two-year AAS degrees in business, marketing or international business. For some certificates, there are prerequisite courses that will be required for some students. For a larger listing of these certificates and more click on the gold link below.

Those interested can also can take just one class or more depending upon individual needs. Subjects include Introduction to Business, Accounting, Marketing, Business Law, Cooperative Education, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, Small Business Management and much more.


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 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.


Enroll for College Credit

Cost: Tuition 

Cost: Tuition for a 3 hour Credit Course

$207.60 for in-district, $408.60 out-of-district and $458.10 out-of-state

You are in-district if you live in the following school districts: HISD, Stafford ISD, Alief ISD, Fort Bend ISD, and North Forest ISD. You are out-of-district if you live in Spring Branch ISD, Katy ISD, Spring ISD, Kingwood ISD, Conroe ISD and Clear Lake ISD For questions, call the phone numbers listed below.


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HCC Northwest (Spring Branch): 713-718-5700)

Admissions: 713-718-5710
Counseling: 713-718-5669
Financial Aid: 713-718-5900
Cashier (Business Office): 713-718-5418
HCC Northwest (Katy): 713-718-5757

Admissions: 713-718-5808
Counseling: 713-718- 5751
Financial Aid: 713-718-5901
Cashier (Business Office): 713-718-5773
HCC Southeast (Eastside): 713-718-6476

HCC Central: 713-718-6491

Email c4e@hccs.edu if you have trouble reaching a resource above. See you in Class!