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 and economic 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 the most relevant community college in the country. We will be the opportunity institution for every student we serve – essential to our community’s success.


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.


  • 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


Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to all!

Dec 17, 2014

All campuses and offices will be closed for the winter holiday beginning at close of business on Friday, December 19, 2014. HCC will open again for normal operations on Monday morning, January 5, 2015.

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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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Great jobs can be yours in STEM fields: Count on Houston Community College to get you started

Dec 5, 2014

Houston Community College (HCC) believes there has never been a better time for women to enter into a STEM career. As Houston attracts more science, technology, engineering and math based corporations, the demand for qualified workers continues to grow.

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HCC and The White House announce commitment to expand college access

Dec 4, 2014

Dr. Cesar Maldonado, chancellor at Houston Community College, joins President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Vice President Joe Biden along with hundreds of college presidents and other higher education leaders to announce new actions to help more students prepare for and graduate from college.

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HCC celebrates first groundbreaking under bond program

Dec 2, 2014

HCC officials broke ground on the first construction project under the $425 million Groundbreaker Bond Program.

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Community Connections: HCC and Houston Rockets to launch 'Rockets Science' program

Nov 26, 2014

HCC has partnered with the Houston Rockets to implement a “Rockets Science” program at 10 Houston area middle schools during the second semester.

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Genesis Cuevas and Toro
HCC teams up with Texans to surprise special girl

Nov 7, 2014, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

A second grader battling cancer got the birthday party of a lifetime, complete with Texans cheerleaders and mascot Toro cheering her on.

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