About the College

Houston Community College's service area is Houston Independent School District, Katy, Spring Branch, Alief Independent School Districts, Stafford Municipal District, and the Fort Bend portion of Missouri City.

Our Mission

Houston Community College is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development, and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society.

Our Vision

Houston Community College will be a leader in providing high quality, innovative education leading to student success and completion of workforce and academic programs. We will be responsive to community needs and drive economic development in the communities we serve.

Accreditation

The Houston Community College System is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree.

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the official governing body of Houston Community College.

History

  • 1971: Created under governance of Houston Independent School District as a result of a public referendum
  • 1989: Separated from HISD and established own Board of Trustees
  • 1992: Restructured into a multi-college system

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HCC Cybersecurity program heads toward certification

Feb 9, 2016

With the growing number of cyber-attacks, ongoing attention is required to protect businesses, personal information, and manage the challenges of security in cyberspace. The demand for cybersecurity professionals far surpasses the need. To help combat this growing trend and competitive market, Houston Community College is applying for designation as a Center of Academic Excellence for 2-year colleges.

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HCC VAST Academy helps student shine

Feb 4, 2016

VAST, which stands for Vocational Advancement and Social Skills Training, provides post-secondary transition programs and comprehensive support services for differently-abled individuals. The goal is to lead students to independence and ultimately, employment.

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HCC Black History Scholarship Gala to honor eight legends

Feb 1, 2016

The first African-American woman to travel in space and a distinguished NASA inventor are among eight recipients of the Joyce M. Reynolds Lifetime Achievement and Unstoppable Leader awards, administered by the Black History Committee of Houston Community College.

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HCC to present Diversity & Inclusion Champion Award on April 8

Jan 26, 2016

The award was created to recognize faculty, staff and students who have made outstanding contributions towards advancing the purpose and goals of Houston Community College’s Diversity and Inclusion mission. As such, the award celebrates individuals who champion efforts resulting in greater diversity, inclusion and opportunities for all members of our community.

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HCC Southwest Interim President named one of Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women of 2015

Jan 26, 2016

Dr. Burillo received recognition for her contributions to the community and her commitment to education.

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HCC welcomes new and returning students for Spring semester

Jan 22, 2016

It does not matter if you are starting elementary school or college, the first day of school brings on a sense of nervousness and excitement like no other. As hundreds of students walk through the doors of the Houston Community College Southwest campuses, those overwhelming feelings fill the hallways.

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HCC participates in the MLK Grande Parade held in midtown Houston

Jan 18, 2016

HCC participated in the MLK Grande Parade held in midtown Houston on January 18.

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Scholarship to study in Taiwan available to HCC students

Jan 12, 2016

Houston Community College (HCC) students can take part in a unique opportunity to study in Taiwan and learn Chinese through a wonderful educational partnership.

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Goldman Sachs 10K Small Businesses HCC program alumna writes about her experience on Huffington Post

Jan 5, 2016, By Justin Boyd

The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, which is offered at Houston Community College, aims to provide small business owners the tools needed to grow their businesses. For HCC program graduate Nancy Sabino, the growth she experienced was on a personal level.

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HCCTV to host Registration 2016 live webcast on Jan. 6

Dec 17, 2015

At 3:30 p.m on Wednesday, Jan. 6, HCCTV will host a live webcast entitled “Registration 2016 - What You Need To Know.”

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HCC to host Saturday registration events in January

Dec 3, 2015

Waiting until after the holiday season to register for Spring semester courses? There’s still time at Houston Community College as January is peak registration month.

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HCC helps mother get her life on track

Nov 30, 2015

Houston Community College graduate Wendi Hay made the decision to change her life and apply for college while living at the Star of Hope with her four daughters.

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HCC testifies on Capitol Hill about offshore energy program

Nov 24, 2015

The RigOne program at Houston Community College (HCC) was a topic of discussion during a hearing regarding the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). This is the first time in the past decade a representative from HCC has testified on Capitol Hill.

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Homeless HCC student on path to success

Nov 19, 2015, By HCC

Mark Gonzales has spent a great deal of his young life displaced, but the Houston Community College (HCC) student is not allowing the circumstances to determine his future. When Gonzales was nine, his mother lost custody of him and he was sent to live with his father.

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Education Symposium at HCC gives students knowledge to succeed

Nov 14, 2015

Leaders from education, government, business, and the community came together at the Houston Community College (HCC) Stafford Learning Hub to discuss the importance of enhancing post-secondary education with a group of roughly 50 students and adults.

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HCC scholarship recipients recognized at book signing event

Nov 10, 2015

The Eastside Campus at Houston Community College held a book signing event for John Quiñones, author of "What Would You Do? Words of Wisdom About Doing the Right Thing". Quiñones also met recipients of the John Quiñones Scholarship Fund which was established through the HCC Foundation.

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HPD Chief discusses key issues during HCC Social Science Lecture Series event

Nov 6, 2015

Charles A. McClelland Jr. talked about his humble beginnings in small-town Center, his rise from local Houston police officer to chief of police, his accomplishments as chief of police, his perspective on the campus carry law, the use of body cameras, and the recent school shootings throughout the country and how we can all play a role in preventing such tragedies in our city.

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HCC Culinary Arts program displays taste of talent at Houston Texans fundraiser

Nov 4, 2015

Set in a gorgeous gold display of decadence, chocolate truffles created by the Houston Community College Culinary Arts program, shined at the Taste of the Texans.

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HCC’s international profile featured in New York Times article

Nov 2, 2015, By Justin Boyd

As the country becomes more global each day, Houston Community College is proving to be a player on the world’s stage.

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Houston Texans serve up a memorable experience for HCC Culinary Arts students

Nov 2, 2015

Students in the Houston Community College Culinary Arts program took a trip to the kitchens at NRG Stadium to see what the Houston Texans players, staff, and fans eat. The "Taking the Class to the Field" event was all made possible through the partnership between HCC and the Houston Texans.

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HCC expands presence in Texas Medical Center with groundbreaking for Coleman Educational Healthcare Facility

Oct 27, 2015

The only community college in the heart of the Texas Medical Center is about to make an even bigger footprint in the world-renowned medical complex. Chancellor Maldonado, HCC Trustees, faculty, staff, and students along with members of the medical community, broke ground for the new Coleman Educational Healthcare Facility. It is the tenth groundbreaking under the $425M HCC Groundbreaker Bond Program.

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Heroes who saved HCC police officer honored at HCC Board of Trustees meeting

Oct 23, 2015

The October meeting of the Houston Community College Board of Trustees was filled with emotion when the chancellor, board members, and the HCC Police Department honored the men and women who saved HCC Police Officer April Pikes from a personal attack.

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NASA Administrator to deliver keynote speech at 2016 HCC Black History Scholarship Gala

Oct 19, 2015

Maj. Gen. Bolden is a distinguished military pilot, astronaut, and the 12th person to hold the top leadership position for the vast space agency. His remarks will center around the scholarship gala’s 2016 theme: No Boundaries, No Limits: The Pursuit of Greatness in an Age of Exploration.

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HCC Correctional Education Program is focus of roundtable with U.S. Senator John Cornyn

Oct 15, 2015

Houston Community College Chancellor, Dr. Cesar Maldonado met with U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), Brian Green, CEO of the Houston Food Bank, and a host of community leaders for a roundtable discussion on prison reform.

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HCC sponsors new competition for women

Oct 5, 2015

No one understands women’s issues better than a woman. Combine those issues with innovation and you have the makings of a new competition called InnovateHER 2016. Houston Community College and the City of Houston Office of Business Opportunity are the local sponsors of this national initiative through the Small Business Administration (SBA).

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HCC hosts annual golf tournament to support educational pursuits of minority males

Sep 28, 2015

Join your friends and colleagues on Friday, October 16 for the Houston Community College 7th Annual Minority Male Initiative Golf Classic. The HCC Minority Male Initiative supports Houston area youth who are historically underserved and underrepresented.

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Wells Fargo Bank shows continued support for student success at HCC

Sep 18, 2015

Students in the Houston Community College Bank Teller Training Program and programs within the Centers of Excellence for Manufacturing and Digital and Information Technologies — are getting much-needed financial support from Wells Fargo Bank.

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HCC ranks among top in awarding associates degrees to Hispanic students

Sep 14, 2015

HCC is one of the most diverse community colleges in the nation with Hispanics making up 35 percent of the student population.

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Exchange participants build workforce and leadership skills at HCC

Sep 11, 2015

The CCI program is a program of the U.S. State Department that provides participants with quality educational study at U.S. community colleges and is designed to build technical skills, enhance leadership capabilities, and strengthen English language proficiency.

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HCC students receive scholarships to pursue training for Petrochemical careers

Sep 2, 2015

Representatives from Houston Community College and eight partnering colleges in the Community College Petrochemical Initiative recently joined ExxonMobil to present 43 selected students with more than $60,000 in scholarships.

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HCC Board rescinds vote to seek host slot for 2016 debate

Aug 29, 2015

Citing “drastic changes in external factors such as the precipitous drop in oil prices and a gradual slowdown in the economy,” the Houston Community College Board of Trustees voted unanimously to rescind their February decision to apply for an opportunity to serve as a host for the presidential/vice presidential debates in 2016.

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HCC enhances processes to assure student success

Aug 27, 2015

As Houston Community College continues to transform to meet the changing demands of the workforce of the future, Dr. Cesar Maldonado, chancellor, has tasked each president with making substantive change to six major processes within the institution.

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HCC student encourages others to read, learn and share

Aug 21, 2015

Houston Community College sophomore Ron Muchaca knows first hand how books can enrich experiences and impact ideals. The Student Library Council Vice President is all in on the #HCCshareabook campaign and recommends others follow suit.

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Buildings at HCC Southeast College closed due to power outage

Aug 20, 2015

All Southeast College classes will resume Friday, Aug. 21, at the normal scheduled hours.

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Crime Stoppers presents back to school safety tips

Aug 19, 2015

It may be difficult for a student going off to college to accept that they still need to follow the safety tips they received in elementary, middle or high school but it is just as important.

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HCC joins in White House commitment to invest in Hispanic students

Aug 10, 2015

Houston Community College (HCC) Chancellor, Dr. Cesar Maldonado, is joining leaders from public and private sectors across Houston to support and educate more area Hispanics.

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HCC International Student Orientation draws hundreds of students

Aug 10, 2015

International students received valuable information at the event, which was held at the Bayou City Event Center.

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HCC STEM Summer Camp a success

Aug 3, 2015

Through the program, more than 50 area high school students spent a portion of their summer break learning about robots, solving math problems and visiting science museums.

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HCC partners with community to give the gift of life

Jul 16, 2015, By HCC Public Relations

Every day more than 1,000 donations are needed to help save lives in the Texas Gulf Coast region. That is why Houston Community College held blood drives at the West Loop and Stafford campuses to help ensure the area has a healthy blood supply available.

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Graduates of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program at HCC outperform U.S. small businesses in revenue growth and job creation

Jul 8, 2015

In a new report from Babson College, Small Business owners who have completed the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program grow their revenue and create jobs at rates that outperform the broader economy.

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HCC web site now reflects Transformation plan with Centers of Excellence web pages

Jun 30, 2015

The HCC web site now reflects the Transformation plan and Centers of Excellence, including an A-Z listing of programs.

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HCC and Texas A&M University launch innovative co-enrollment program for Engineering students

Jun 26, 2015

Qualified students will be admitted to the Texas A&M Dwight Look College of Engineering, complete the first two years of coursework at HCC, then finish their engineering degrees in College Station.

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HCC and GHBA to build new opportunities for construction students

Jun 24, 2015

Through a Memorandum of Understanding between HCC and the Greater Houston Builders Association, the Association will provide students with exposure to member companies through paid internships and recruitment fairs.

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HCC Brays Oaks Campus groundbreaking marks milestone in community growth

Jun 22, 2015

A $700,000 block grant from the City of Houston Housing and Community Development Department helped make this project possible.

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HCC celebrates veteran graduates and recipients of Houston Texans Scholarships for Service Awards

Jun 11, 2015

The Scholarships for Service program provides scholarships for veterans through a partnership between the HCC Foundation and the NFL team.

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HCC student retools skills and excels academically

Jun 9, 2015, By HCC NE Public Relations

After being in the workforce as an engineer for a number of years and owning her own business, Houston Community College student Elaine Jolly decided to retool her skills.

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HCC reveals plans to expand South Campus with new workforce center

Jun 5, 2015

The new 65,000 square foot, two-story building will house Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics classes, as well as Machining, Welding, HVAC, CNC, Solar, and electrical laboratories.

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HCC Engineering partnership wins 2015 Innovation of the Year award

May 27, 2015

The partnership offers a high caliber engineering program to support the community and meet the demand for highly skilled workers in the engineering field.

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HCC Foundation gets grant from Bank of America to support Adult Education students

May 22, 2015

The funding supports tuition, fees, books and credentialing exams for students enrolled in the Computer Support Specialist certificate training with accompanying contextualized Adult Education coursework.

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All HCC campuses open Wednesday, May 27

May 26, 2015

Houston Community College campus locations are open Wednesday, May 27.

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HCC 2015 Commencement

May 16, 2015

More than 2,000 students were honored during Houston Community College Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 16, at NRG Stadium. Watch video, see photos and follow on social media.

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HCC confirms Dr. Carolyn Evans-Shabazz as Trustee for District IV

May 15, 2015

Dr. Evans-Shabazz will, according to Texas Election Code, serve as the representative for District IV until the next regular trustee election in November.

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Groundbreaking for Acres Homes Academic Building at HCC creates new opportunities for community

May 12, 2015

An entertaining song and dance from children in the AVANCE Lincoln Park Head Start Center kicked off the groundbreaking ceremony for the Acres Homes Academic Building at Houston Community College. These preschoolers, representing the HCC “Class of 2028,” sent a powerful message about the importance of providing future students with more access to education.

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Mother of five reaches educational goal at HCC

May 6, 2015, By NE Public Relations

Nursing student Inez Goodman always wanted to work in the medical field. This month that dream will be closer to a reality for the mother of five boys.

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HCC hosts Rockets Launch Day as part of Rockets Science Program

Apr 28, 2015

For the area middle school students who participated in the inaugural HCC Rockets Science Program, Tuesday was finally blast off day at HCC's Northeast Campus.

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HCC takes part in March For Babies Walk to benefit March of Dimes

Apr 26, 2015

The money raised from the event will support lifesaving research, services, education and advocacy that help babies get a healthy start.

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HCC breaks ground on Eastside Campus Student Life and Workforce Building

Apr 14, 2015

The $26.5 million project includes a workforce building that will house courses such as welding, machining, HVAC, industrial automation/electrical labs, and general classrooms. The Student Life facility will include student life support services, tutoring, study areas and student lounge areas.

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HCC celebrates employees at All College Day Ceremony and Awards Luncheon

Apr 10, 2015, By Justin Boyd

More than 300 dedicated employees received special recognition for their contribution to the institution as HCC presented Service Awards to those who have provided five to 40 years of service.

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HCC kicks off March of Dimes campaign

Apr 2, 2015

Every college across the HCC system is working hard to raise money for research to defeat premature birth and birth defects.

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HCC announces commencement date for GED,Workforce and Academic graduates

Apr 1, 2015

The commencement ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, May 16 at NRG Stadium.

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National Society of Leadership and Success helps students recognize potential

Mar 26, 2015, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

HCC student Ihsan Alqaraghuli has seen a positive change in his life since attending the Houston Community College Southwest Chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS).

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HCC officials break ground for STEM facility on Felix Fraga Academic Campus

Mar 11, 2015

The chilly, windy weather did not keep supporters away from the groundbreaking ceremony for the new STEM facility on the Felix Fraga Academic Campus of Houston Community College Southeast.

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It's rodeo time in Houston: HCC parade float wins Originality Award

Feb 28, 2015

Houston Community College was well-represented at the 77th annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo parade on Saturday.

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HCC to submit application to host 2016 Presidential or Vice Presidential Debate

Feb 20, 2015

The Board of Trustees at Houston Community College has authorized the Chancellor, Dr. Cesar Maldonado, to submit an application to the Commission on Presidential Debates in support of hosting a 2016 presidential or vice presidential debate.

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Teacher, historian Willie Lee Gay to be honored Feb. 26

Feb 10, 2015, By D. McGaughey, HCC Central PR

Gay is a lifelong educator and the distinguished historian for whom HCC Central's Willie Lee Gay Hall at the South Campus is named after.

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Black History Month
HCC Southwest unveils Black History Month events

Feb 12, 2015, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

The events are free of charge and promise to be great cultural experiences.

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HCC to host Affordable Care Act education and enrollment events

Jan 23, 2015

Trained professionals will be available to assist students with health coverage enrollment, appointments and questions.

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HCC Central students get a visit from the KHOU 11 Surprise Squad

Feb 3, 2015, By HCC Central Public Relations

The KHOU 11 morning news team passed out iTunes gift cards to students.

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HCC-ASPIRE 2015 kickoff reception a success

Jan 30, 2015

Nearly 100 guests, including community leaders, corporate executives, elected officials, members of the HCC Board of Trustees, and donors attended the HCC-ASPIRE kickoff event that raises scholarship money for deserving students.

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HCC teams with Houston Rockets, NASA and Space Center Houston to make Science come to life

Jan 28, 2015

Nearly 400 middle school students were on hand at Space Center Houston as Houston Community College and the Houston Rockets launched “Rockets Science,” a special spring semester curriculum for 6th-8th grade students.

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HCC approves move of Missouri City Campus

Jan 23, 2015

County, City, HCC work together to create opportunities in Fort Bend County.

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HCC officials break ground on workforce training center in Stafford

Jan 20, 2015, By Laura Taglialavore

The energy-efficient facility is designed to provide training for high-growth, advanced manufacturing trades, including welding, pipefitting and robotics.

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HCC takes part in 2015 Martin Luther King Grande Parade

Jan 20, 2015

Houston Community College students, staff and trustees participated in the parade.

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HCC Board of Trustees elects new officers

Jan 16, 2015

At a special meeting held on Thursday, January 15, 2015, the Houston Community College Board of Trustees elected Zeph Capo as chairman.

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HCC receives grant through Accelerate TEXAS program

Jan 14, 2015

The HCC Adult Education Program has been recommended for an award of $425,000 to lead a consortium that include Del Mar and Galveston Colleges funded by the THECB Accelerate Texas (ATX) initiative.

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NASA Student
HCC Southwest student selected for exclusive NASA program

Jan 7, 2015, By Laura Taglialavore

Many young people dream of working at NASA someday and getting involved in Mars exploration. But Houston Community College Southwest student Chelsea Waters is already learning first-hand what it takes to design a Mars rover.

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HCC adjunct instructor wins first place in business competition

Jan 6, 2015, By S. Sara Tubbs

Instructor is awarded for his winning business plan.

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Dr. Kimberly Beatty accepts position as HCC Vice Chancellor of Instructional Services, Chief Academic Officer

Dec 16, 2014

Dr. Kimberly Beatty has accepted the position as Vice Chancellor of Instructional Services and Chief Academic Officer for HCC following a national search. She is scheduled to begin on January 26, 2015, following approval at the Board of Trustees meeting on January 22.

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HCC to hold groundbreaking event for STEM facility at Felix Fraga Academic Campus

Mar 4, 2015

Houston Community College continues to make progress on its $425 million Groundbreaker Bond Program.

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Vacancy for HCC Trustee position in District IV and process for the Board's appointment to the position

Apr 17, 2015

The Board of Trustees publicly and formally invited qualified members of the public to apply to be considered for appointment to the position of HCC Trustee, District IV.

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