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


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.


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.


HCC approves move of Missouri City Campus

Jan 23, 2015

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


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.


HCC takes part in 2015 Martin Luther King Grande Parade

Jan 20, 2015

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


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.


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.


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.


HCC adjunct instructor wins first place in business competition

Jan 6, 2015, By S. Sara Tubbs

Instructor is awarded for his winning business plan.


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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