InLab@HCC Academics

InLab@ HCC provides an academic pathway for students to study entrepreneurship and innovation. Entrepreneurship education is like a 21st-century Business Administration Degree that appeals to students with varying academic interests. The curriculum involves rapid applied and experiential learning through active scientific experimentation (hypothesis testing) of innovative ideas. 

Some students enter our program who already have businesses, other students enter our academic programs with just an idea. Our students spend a great deal of time in the field meeting with potential customers, competitors, suppliers etc. to validate or invalidate the core assumptions that startup entrepreneurial ventures all possess. Students learn to develop a logic based on effectuation, which empowers students to take action by starting with what they have, who they know, and what they know. Engagement of the community is vital to this program.  

Our community partners bring the element of the "real world" directly to the student.  Our partners also serve a critical role as an inspiration to our students, showing them what is possible while serving as mentors.

College Credit Degree and Certificate Options

Entrepreneurship and Innovation CCC

This one-semester, 12-credit-hour program is designed to equip current and aspiring entrepreneurs to pursue various business paths.

Business Development and Entrepreneurship CCC

This 25 credit hour certificate was designed by local small business owners, entrepreneurs and HCC business faculty.

Business Administration Entrepreneurship AS

This 60 credit AS degree helps you develop entrepreneurial thinking skills, such as identifying, valuing and capturing business opportunities.

Entrepreneurship Transfer Track AA

This track is for students interested in transferring to a four-year institution to pursue a Bachelor's degree in business with a focus on entrepreneurship

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