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.


HCC to use Apply Texas Application for Admission

Sep 12, 2017

Beginning September 27, 2017, HCC will begin using the Apply Texas Application that is used by all Texas public colleges.


In wake of Hurricane Harvey, HCC to begin Fall semester classes Sept. 11

Sep 1, 2017

For HCC students, classes at all HCC campuses will resume on Sept. 11. In-person registration will be available Wednesday, Sept. 6 - Saturday, Sept. 9. Online registration continues.


HCC shifts into high gear with new Audi partnership

Aug 24, 2017

HCC and Audi of America are buckling up together for a new partnership program designed to put students on the road to careers in auto maintenance and technology.


W.I.N. program provides new lease on life for HCC student

Aug 11, 2017

Just a year ago, HCC student Lashawndra Henson felt like her life was spiraling out of control. A year later, things are looking up for the Surgical Technology program student.


HCC's ESL/Intensive English program draws national attention

Aug 3, 2017

The ESL/Intensive English program at Houston Community College is steadily becoming the center of attention for international students seeking to study in the U.S.


HCC establishes footprint in Acres Homes community with new campus

Jul 18, 2017

The new campus will include workforce, academic and continuing education programs, a combination of classrooms, student lounge, academic/computer labs, electronic resource library, multi-media space, administration and support spaces and a multi-media space.


HCC highlights pathways at Fort Bend County State of Higher Education

Jul 6, 2017

Funding, innovation and the value of higher education in Fort Bend County were the main topics discussed at the Fort Bend County Chamber of Commerce 2017 State of Higher Education.


HCC Apple Swift summer camp begins

Jun 21, 2017

A select group of middle and high school students from Houston, Stafford and Fort Bend school districts are among the first to benefit from the new HCC-Apple collaboration that features the Swift Curriculum.


HCC female cadet hopes to impact police shortage and community

Jun 13, 2017

Reports show a significant shortage of female police officers around the country, with women comprising only 12 percent of those entering law enforcement. HCC's police academy classes, diverse groups of females hope to increase those numbers.


HCC Brays Oaks Center creates one-stop shop for registration

Jun 5, 2017

As part of the open house, HCC Southwest Student Services will set up special admissions, advising, and financial aid areas to make it as easy as possible for students and the community to register for classes.


HCC launches Apple mobile app development program with fresh approach

May 25, 2017

HCC is launching the iOS Coding and Design School (iCDS) to give students cutting-edge skills and training on developing iOS apps and coding in the iOS platform.


HCC Financial Aid video series earns national Telly Award

May 23, 2017

The five-part educational video series serves to close the knowledge gap about the many pathways to funding and repaying college loan debt as well as financial literacy.


HCC salutes Class of 2017 with Commencement Ceremonies at NRG Stadium

May 13, 2017

More than 2,200 HCC students walked across the stage of NRG Stadium to receive their associate degrees in science, arts, teaching, applied science and other academic fields during Saturday’s 2017 Commencement Ceremony.


New HCC GED graduates begin a life of opportunity

May 11, 2017

Around 200 students received certificates in front of family and friends at the HCC Central Campus.


Houston Community College hosts 2017 VAST Academy Graduation

May 6, 2017

Houston Community College held the 2017 VAST Academy Graduation on Saturday, May 6, at the West Loop Campus.


HCC graduate and chef Hugo Ortega wins prestigious James Beard Award

May 2, 2017

Houston Community College graduate and local chef Hugo Ortega has won the prestgious James Beard Award.


HCC celebrates diversity with International Festival

Apr 28, 2017

Over 350 students participated in the 3-hour festival at the West Loop Campus Auditorium showcasing their talents through music, dance, poetry and food.


HCC Rockets Launch shoots for the stars

Apr 19, 2017

More than 200 middle school students proved once again that Houston truly is Space City when they launched rockets into the sky April 13 at HCC Northeast College.


Houston Matters interview: HCC Vice Chancellor Kimberly Beatty discusses community colleges and four-year degrees

Apr 15, 2017

Houston Community College Vice Chancellor for Instructional Services & Chief Academic Officer Dr. Kimberly Beatty talks about community colleges and four-year degrees on Houston Matters radio show.


Video: HCC hosts Immigration Town Hall meeting

Apr 13, 2017

HCC, KTRK and the Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative partnered to host a public forum on the topic of immigration on April 11 at the HCC Central Campus auditorium.


HCC Digital & Information Technology Center of Excellence receives prestigious national designation

Mar 28, 2017

After 18 long months of submitting documentation, building a website, upgrading content, and aligning curriculum with industry new competencies requirements, focusing on the student experience, and working with an assigned mentor, HCC has now been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense 2-Year Education for the Cybersecurity program.


HCC Brays Oaks Center answers the community’s education needs

Mar 27, 2017

The new HCC Brays Oaks Center is responding to the increased demand for affordable workforce training in the Brays Oaks community.


HCC Southwest College collects diapers for charity

Mar 10, 2017

Donations of baby diapers, as well as adult diapers/pads, will be accepted through Tuesday, April 4.


HCC hosts State of the College 2017

Feb 26, 2017

HCC Chancellor Dr. Cesar Maldonado shared highlights from the past year and discusses the innovation and transformation taking place at HCC and in Texas higher education.


HCC receives prestigious accreditation in culinary arts

Feb 14, 2017

The American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF) awards a certificate of accreditation to the HCC Culinary and Baking & Pastry Arts Program.


Heir of two 'great Americans' to speak at HCC Black History Scholarship Gala on Feb. 25

Feb 2, 2017

Nettie Washington Douglass, the great-granddaughter of educator and inventor Booker T. Washington and the great- great-granddaughter of statesman, orator and author Frederick Douglass, will be a speaker at the 2017 HCC Black History Scholarship Gala.


HCC bulletin concerning the President’s Executive Order on immigration

Jan 30, 2017

HCC is encouraging any students, faculty, or staff members who are not United States citizens or may be impacted by the executive order to avoid any travel outside of the U.S. at this time.


HCC art students use 3D printers to see their drawings come alive

Jan 12, 2017

Houston Community College Digital Art classes are incorporating 3D imagery to change the mindset of students.


HCC aims to improve adult college readiness with federal grant

Jan 2, 2017

Houston Community College was one of 143 colleges and organizations chosen to receive a five-year grant under the TRIO Educational Opportunity Centers program.


HCC Alumni Association helps families with Adopt a Family Program

Dec 16, 2016

Three families receive holiday gifts thanks to HCC Alumni Association Adopt a Family Program


Central College President Dr. Bill Harmon retires after 11 years with HCC

Dec 8, 2016

Houston Community College staff, faculty and students as well as community members hosted a retirement party for Central College President Dr. William Ha​rmon on Wednesday, Dec. 7​​​.


HCC Southwest Library finds ways to relieve stress during finals week

Dec 2, 2016

The West Loop Campus Student Library Advisory Council and the Counseling Department have teamed up to sponsor a plethora of activities to help students manage and relief their stress through finals week.


HCC student delivers Thanksgiving surprise

Nov 23, 2016

Motivated by a recent food collection at her church, HCC student Shaneé Gibson decided that she wanted to do more. She decided to personally deliver a Thanksgiving meal to a family in need.


HCC and NASA team up to inspire students

Nov 18, 2016

Houston Community College student Hernando Hernandez was one of 14 HCC students who recently completed the Engineering Design Challenge as part of the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars Program.


New HCC-TSU partnership creates ultimate student experience

Nov 10, 2016

A pen stroke and a handshake signified the start of a new relationship between Houston Community College (HCC) and Texas Southern University (TSU) - one that focuses on creating the ultimate student experience.


HCC Foundation gives $95,000 to support students in workforce programs

Nov 7, 2016

Students enrolled in workforce programs at HCC are reaping the benefits of generous donors who give scholarships to the HCC Foundation.


Battle with breast cancer proves to be defining moment for HCC professor

Oct 26, 2016

HCC Faculty Associate Chair of Government, Mary Louis never thought the word cancer would become part of her vocabulary.


HCC Interior Design students take top honors

Oct 20, 2016

The American Society of Interior Designers has chosen two students from the Houston Community College Interior Design program as winners of two categories at the Texas Gulf Coast Chapter Ruby Awards.


HCC Culinary Arts students named winners in national recipe contest

Oct 7, 2016

Congratulations to Rebecca Alarcón and Cuong "Cole" Huong for submitting winning entries in the Maple Leaf Farms duck recipe contest.


Transformation at HCC strengthens the Houston workforce

Sep 30, 2016

Houston Community College Chancellor, Dr. Cesar Maldonado, has one goal — preparing students to enter the workforce.


HCC ranks among top community colleges in nation in awarding associate degrees

Sep 20, 2016

Community College Week magazine based the latest statistics on information from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.


HCC officials warn students of telephone scam

Sep 14, 2016

There is no such thing as a “federal student tax” but that hasn’t stopped scammers from attempting to defraud susceptible college students at this time of the year, when the fall semester has just started.


Mother and son share educational goals at HCC

Aug 29, 2016

The family that studies together, learns together, and grows together. That holds true for Claudia Ramon Alvarez and her son Cristian, who are both students in the Corrosion Technology Program at Houston Community College.


HCC extends library hours

Aug 22, 2016

In order to better serve the Greater Houston Community and support student success, Houston Community College is extending library hours across the district seven days a week.


HCC student receives scholarship from ExxonMobil

Aug 15, 2016

ExxonMobil has awarded a Houston Community College student a scholarship through the Community College Petrochemical Initiative. Cajetan Nwachukwu is studying process technology at the HCC Global Energy Center of Excellence.


HCC students help produce music video for Christian singer Janet Dokes

Aug 12, 2016

Students in the Media Arts & Technology Center of Excellence teamed up with students in the Visual & Performing Arts Center of Excellence to produce the music video for Janet Dokes' "Prelude to a King."


Students earn scholarships to attend HCC Robert Garner Fire Academy

Aug 4, 2016, By HCC

This fall, The Houston Community College (HCC) Robert Garner Fire Academy will have nine new students thanks to the support of the Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen Scholarship. Many of the scholarship recipients gained their initial exposure to the Fire Technology program through dual credit classes taught by a HCC instructor.


HCC graduate LaShaun Jackson finds recipe for success with career as pastry chef

Jul 29, 2016

LaShaun Jackson is not only a Houston Community College (HCC) graduate with Honors, but the grandmother is also living that dream – as a pastry chef at the Woodlands Resort Conference Center – a perfect recipe for someone who always had a passion for baking.


HCC student uses automotive expertise in new career as fashion designer

Jul 26, 2016

What do automotive parts and anime costumes have in common? If your name is Oliver Mathieu the two are very similar.


HCC graduate awarded scholarship to study in Taiwan

Jul 20, 2016

Houston Community College graduate Arturo de Jesús Velázquez Cortés is heading to Taiwan. He is the only HCC representative awarded this opportunity through The Education Division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Houston in conjunction with HCC-ASPIRE.


HCC to hold Saturday registration events in August

Jul 15, 2016

The Saturday events provide prospective students an opportunity to register for Fall classes in person at one of 13 HCC campus locations.


HCC Fine Arts professor displays legacy through art

Jul 11, 2016

Visitors at the Houston Community College West Loop Campus Art Gallery recently took a walk down memory lane to see nearly two decades of artwork by HCC Fine Arts professor Michael Golden. Golden is retiring from HCC after 25 years.


HCC culinary arts instructor named Educator of the Year

Jun 30, 2016

Houston Community College (HCC) instructor Christy Sykes named Houston Educator of the Year by the Texas Chefs Association.


MCHS at HCC Gulfton valedictorian honored by State Representative

Jun 22, 2016

Sandra Aguilar has dealt with many obstacles in her life, but has come out on top as valedictorian of her class at the Middle College High School (MCHS) at Houston Community College (HCC) Gulfton.


HCC accountant paints way to the White House

Jun 17, 2016

Wood Anthony never imagined he would be at the White House rubbing elbows with politicians, activists, and artists. Yet, during a Cinco de Mayo celebration at the Executive Mansion, that is exactly what he did.


From classroom to catwalk: HCC Fashion Design student featured on KXLN-Univision, KHOU 11

Jun 13, 2016

Alan Gonzalez was interviewed about his up and coming Fall-Winter Fashion show, which will be presented at the Houston Museum of Natural Science on Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26.


HCC spotlights creativity with Media Arts & Technology Center of Excellence grand opening

Jun 9, 2016

Housed at the HCC Alief-Hayes Campus, the Media Arts and Technology Center of Excellence offers courses in Digital Communication, Filmmaking, Audio Recording, and Music Business.


HCC hosts orientation for international students

Jun 7, 2016

The Houston Community College Office of International Student Services & Study Abroad (OISS&SA) recently welcomed more than 300 new and transfer international students on F-1 visas for the summer semester.


HCC holds Fall Registration open house for prospective students

Jun 3, 2016

The Fall Registration Kick-Off event got students on the right track towards jump-starting their future. The two-hour event encouraged them to think about signing up for the classes they need – before those classes fill up.


The business of success: HCC opens new Center of Excellence

May 26, 2016

Houston Community College celebrates the grand opening of the Business Center of Excellence.


HCC and Houston Texans salute veteran students

May 17, 2016

The Houston Community College Office of Veteran Affairs recently teamed up with the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium to celebrate the accomplishments of veteran students.


New Center of Excellence puts HCC on cutting edge of technology

May 12, 2016

Houston Community College celebrate the official grand opening of the Digital and Information Technology Center of Excellence at the West Loop campus.


HCC Foundation receives scholarship for Music Business program

May 9, 2016

A generous gift from The Red Cat Jazz Preservation Society, Inc. (RCJPS) will help students in the Houston Community College (HCC) Media Arts & Technology Center of Excellence fine tune their educational goals.


HCC Partners in Education with Missouri City

May 5, 2016

As HCC continues to grow, another momentous chapter was written. HCC officials, trustees, students along with the City of Missouri City mayor, elected officials, business leaders and Fort Bend County leaders held an official ground-breaking ceremony for the newest campus.


Keep the world moving: HCC opens Logistics Center of Excellence

Apr 28, 2016

Houston Community College celebrated the grand opening of the Logistics Center of Excellence at the HCC Felix Fraga Academic campus of Southeast College.


Houston Texans help HCC veteran students with educational goals

Apr 26, 2016

The Houston Texans are putting Houston Community College (HCC) veteran students in great field position for educational success. During the April meeting of the HCC Board of Trustees, Texans President Jamey Rootes presented the HCC Foundation with a check for $56,275 to support the Houston Texans Scholarship for Service for veteran students and their dependents.


HCC helps Chinese entrepreneurs boost their businesses

Apr 20, 2016

Chinese American entrepreneurs received Certificates of Completion after graduating from a 10-week Executive Training program. The course was taught in Mandarin through the Corporate College at HCC, in collaboration with the Asian Chamber of Commerce-Houston and sponsored by Wells Fargo.


HCC breaks ground for future of North Forest Community

Apr 13, 2016

Nearly 200 people, including The Honorable Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), fellow elected officials, community leaders, residents and current and future students, joined HCC Trustees and administrators for a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Automotive Technology Center and Workforce Building at the HCC North Forest campus.


HCC Adult Education students awarded state organization's GED scholarships

Apr 8, 2016

Nana Yeboah and Emily Holbrook of the HCC Adult Education program have been notified that they are recipients of the 2016 Texas Adult Literacy And Education (TALAE) GED Awards.


Area middle school students take part in annual rockets launch event at HCC

Apr 6, 2016

The second annual “Rockets Launch” was the culmination of the “Rockets Science” program - a partnership between HCC, The Houston Rockets, and Space Center Houston in which the students learned the basics of rocketry during live webinars with Space Center Houston scientists.


HCC celebrates art and achievement with Center of Excellence grand opening

Mar 31, 2016

Houston Community College held a grand opening celebration for the Consumer Arts and Sciences Center of Excellence at Central College. HCC officials, industry partners, faculty, staff, and students joined in the celebration highlighting present achievements and the future.


Former Houston Ballet dancer Lauren Anderson brings energy and expertise to master class at HCC

Mar 25, 2016

Lauren Anderson, former principal dancer with Houston Ballet and HCC alumna, recently taught a master class at the HCC Visual Performing Arts Center of Excellence.


HCC Engineering Center of Excellence offers diverse pipeline of opportunities

Mar 9, 2016

With a critical shortage of engineers across the country being projected by 2025, getting students educated and trained for engineering careers is the priority of the Houston Community College (HCC) Engineering Center of Excellence (COE).


HCC Foundation receives $25,000 donation from Houston Rockets

Mar 3, 2016, By Justin Boyd

Thanks to donations such as this one and various fundraising efforts, the HCC Foundation has awarded thousands of scholarships to deserving students over the years.


HCC float wins award at 2016 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Parade

Feb 27, 2016

Houston Community College was well-represented at the 78th annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Parade on Saturday.


HCC and Houston Rockets host Rockets Science workshop at Space Center Houston

Feb 23, 2016

A partnership among Houston Community College, the Houston Rockets and NASA, Rockets Science is a program that was created to get students excited about STEM careers. Excitement was on tap Tuesday, Feb. 23, for area middle school students as they visited Space Center Houston and had the chance to explore STEM more with some hands-on activities and learn about space.


Kirksey Architecture hosts HCC Interior Design students for design charrette

Feb 16, 2016

Students in the Houston Community College (HCC) Interior Design program got a taste of the real world from architecture and interior design professionals. Professor Kevin Hamby took his Commercial Interiors class of 11 students on a field trip to Kirksey Architecture, one of the preeminent architecture firms in Houston, as part of their corporate office interior design project.


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.


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.


Nominations are now being accepted for the HCC Diversity Champion Award 2017

Mar 7, 2017

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. Deadline to submit has been EXTENDED: No later than 5:00 p.m. on March 24, 2017


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.”


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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).


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


All HCC campuses open Wednesday, May 27

May 26, 2015

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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).


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


HCC music business legend leaves lasting legacy

Jul 1, 2016

Dr. Aubrey Tucker, coordinator of the HCC Commercial Music program, and professor in the Division of Audio, Film, and Music Business, gave ownership rights of the HCC Alma Mater "Always Grateful" to Chancellor Maldonado and the HCC family. It was a parting gift from Dr. Tucker, who is retiring from HCC after 31 years.


HCC serves as the beginning of success in law and activism for prominent immigration lawyer

Oct 13, 2016

As Hispanic Heritage month comes to an end, HCC graduate and prominent immigration lawyer Silvia Mintz never forgets where she came from.


26 Sep
Southeast College
Southeast Campus
Veterans Academy New Student Orientation

This is an orientation event for students who have enrolled in the Veterans Academy program.