Presentation on theme: "Entrepreneur-one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise Source: Merriam-Webster Dictionary."— Presentation transcript:
Entrepreneur-one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise Source: Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Current and future entrepreneurs gain in their knowledge base while at Haywood Community College. Assistance comes from: The Small Business Center Continuing Education classes Curriculum Program classes
HCC has taught entrepreneurship in our degree seeking programs since 1991. We were the first community college in the state of North Carolina to use the North Carolina REAL Enterprises training materials in community college courses. (REAL- Rural Entrepreneurship through Active Learning)
Majors Impacted by Entrepreneurship Courses Accounting Business Administration Construction Management Cosmetic Arts Financial Services Geospatial Technology Horticulture Technology Professional Crafts-Clay, Fiber, Jewelry, and Wood Planned for 2008: Computer Information Technology and Networking Technology
Curriculum Entrepreneurship Classes Terminate with Business Plans
REAL Graduation Ceremony
ENTREPRENEURSHIP VIDEO MODULES GRANT The Business & Entrepreneurship Department was awarded a grant for $5,000 to complete an Entrepreneurship Video Modules Grant by The Coleman Foundation. The elevator grant was awarded at the NACCE annual conference in 2007. To complete the grant the Small Business Center, the Haywood County Chamber of Commerce, the Haywood County Economic Development Commission, and 15 local entrepreneurs were involved.
Serving on advisory committee of various degree majors in the Business & Entrepreneurship Department annually Local business plan competition with Small Business Center Video Modules Grant Project Involvement in presentations to the public about merits of entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship Partners with HCC Smoky Mountain Development Corporation
Opportunity to complete a high school diploma, an Associates of Arts degree, and an Associates of Applied Science from the Business & Entrepreneurship Department in five years Students can begin taking classes from the Business & Entrepreneurship Department as early as their ninth grade A goal is to have all students in the HEC enrolled in classes where they are presented entrepreneurship concepts
A.A.S. in ENTREPRENEURSHIP HCC is serving as the lead community college in the North Carolina Community College System to development of a new degree major in Entrepreneurship. The area of service is the 7 westernmost counties in the state. Classes are to be offered as physical classes and online. New courses in the Entrepreneurship major will include: Intro to Entrepreneurship Innovation and Creativity Entrepreneur Marketing Funding for Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurship Issues
After graduation in the A.A.S. program in Entrepreneurship students will be able to transfer to Western Carolina University receiving two years of credit toward a B.S. in Entrepreneurship.
Partnerships-Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Commission, AdvantageWest, Western Carolina University, NC REAL, Smoky Mountain Development Corporation Regional focus serving 7 westernmost counties in the proposed Entrepreneurship degree program
Planned A.A.S. in Entrepreneurship 2+2 articulation with Western Carolina University Rural Entrepreneurship through Action Learning across campus Infusing entrepreneurship into Haywood Early College
Completed Entrepreneurship Video Modules grant about local entrepreneurs to teach entrepreneurship by modeling Degree seeking students in 11 majors and continuing education students enrolling in business planning courses