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Are you thinking of starting your own business? Harper College's CPE Entrepreneurship courses can help you get your idea off the ground.

Our courses cover a wide range of topics, from ideation and prototyping to business planning and marketing. We also offer hands-on workshops to help you gain the skills and experience you need to be successful.

Whether you're a first-time entrepreneur or you're looking to take your business to the next level, our entrepreneurship courses can help you achieve your goals. Here are just a few of the topics covered in our Entrepreneurship courses:

  • Funding your business
  • Ideation and prototyping 
  • Product development
  • Marketing your business or product

Our courses are taught by experienced professionals who can share their insights and expertise with you. If you're ready to take the next step in your entrepreneurial journey, register now for an upcoming course. Scholarships and WIOA funding may be available. See our Funding Opportunities page for more information.

Entrepreneurship Course Descriptions

To find open classes in entrepreneurship, see the Upcoming Courses page. To get started, visit the How to Register page.

Presents techniques on how to design, maintain, and market effective digital storefronts. Focuses on communicating, selling, and providing content to Web-based stores and other Internet businesses.

Investigates a variety of available resources for new venture and growth funding. Examines opportunities for capital including options of debt, equity, crowdsourcing, angel investors, friends, family plans, and grants. Designs the start-up pitch for funding. Creates the financial statements for a business canvas or plan.

Uses current technologies in 2D and 3D design. Students will create and execute entrepreneurial product ideas. Products will be developed and fabricated from ideation to consumer prototypes.

Teaches students how to design and build high-performance 3D printers. Students will build their own Voron V0 3D printer, an open-source printer that has a high value-to-price ratio, good mechanical design, and high-speed printing. Students will discover how the inner workings of the frame, motion system, motors, electronics, and firmware work together to produce parts. Students will learn how to build, fix, maintain and upgrade their own printers. This course has a supply fee of $500 for the printer.

Provides practical experience in product production using up to three varieties of equipment and software at the MakerSpace and Entrepreneurship Center. This is a project-based course where students build skill sets over time from beginner, intermediate, advanced, and expert. This course may be repeated up to 3 times for a maximum of four credit hours.

Contact us

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Last Updated: 11/6/23