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Fall 2014 Entrepreneurial Celebration was a great event for students and community!

The Center for Entrepreneurial and Business Excellence (CEBE) hosted the 18th Entrepreneurial Celebration on December 2nd.  Pinnacle Advisory Group sponsored the event. Seventeen students from ENTR-101, Entrepreneurship and Creativity, shared their “Pinnacle Pitch” in hopes of receiving the “Pinnacle Entrepreneur Prize”. The students presented their business ideas to an audience of the college and business community, family members, and peers. First and second place students were awarded the Pinnacle Entrepreneur Prize which will assist them in developing their business idea and/or for tuition next semester. In addition, third prize was provided by the CEBE. First place went to Aleksander Petrov for his business idea, Pheidi, which is a smart phone workout application for runners and cyclists, which connects athletes for the purposes of competing and accountability. Second place went to Glenn Lucas for his business, Third Day Vineyards, which provides hands-on winemaking experience for the public, starting with choosing the grapes from the vineyard. Elisa Trojillo received 3rd place for Fret It Up, a guitar with illuminating fret lights and other learning assistance features that make learning and playing the guitar easier. Mark your calendars NOW for the Spring Celebration - MAY 5, 2015.

Babson College Partnership! Exciting opportunity for Entrepreneurship and Business Administration AA students to transfer to Babson College, one of the best entrepreneurial colleges in the U.S. 


NSA LogoHCC Receives Accreditation for Network Security Program
Howard Community College has been designated as a Center of Academic Excellence 2-Year (CAE2Y) in Information Assurance. This institutional award is established by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with the support of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and CyberWatch. HCC was recognized for having established a robust information assurance (IA) program, and has successfully mapped security courses to two of the Committee on National Security Systems training standards, CNSS 4011 and CNSS 4013, to receive the coveted status of CAE2Y. HCC is one of approximately 20 colleges across the country to earn this award.
The benefits of being CAE2Y institution are significant: recognition of the quality of the program by industry, professional associations, and academia; seamless program articulation with CAE universities; better job placement and/or transfer opportunities for students; opportunities for collaboration with other CAE2Y and CAE institutions; improved institutional standing in the local, regional, and professional community; opportunities for institutional and program marketing; and monetary support.

Division Outcomes, A Commitment to Excellence
The Business and Computer Systems Division at HCC presents innovative and up-to-date curricula. There are ten outcomes that are instilled in various courses throughout each degree program in the Division. By completion of a degree program within the Business & Computer Systems Division, each graduate is expected to have achieved all ten outcomes. The outcomes serve as the basis for transfer to a baccalaureate program and/or effective functioning in a business career.

Center for Entrepreneurial and Business Excellence
Visit the Center for Entrepreneurial and Business Excellence (CEBE) in DH 310.  Whether your innovation is in the idea stage, or you want help pitching it to investors, or your established business needs a growth strategy, or you want to develop a website for your business - the CEBE at HCC can provide the knowledge, skills, resources and opportunities for achieving your goals.  Find out more on the CEBE web page.

HCC does not offer all courses every semester or every year. The college catalogue is the ultimate contract with the students. Check HCC's online schedule of classes for the most current information.

Customized training and noncredit business and computer courses are available through our Division of Continuing Education.

Contact Us
The Business and Computer Systems Division is located in Duncan Hall on HCC's main Columbia campus.

Room:  DH-239
Phone: 443-518-1520