About the College

Houston Community College's service area is Houston Independent School District, Katy, Spring Branch, Alief, North Forest 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
Stem photo from STEM Camp HCC SW


STEM Camp a success at HCC Southwest

Jul 30, 2014, By Sara Tubbs

Dozens of high school students spent most of their summer at Houston Community College Southwest’s first STEM summer camp at the Scarcella Building in Stafford.

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Music mogul Mathew Knowles offers daylong “Boot Camp” on breaking into the music industry

Jun 30, 2014

Mathew Knowles, the legendary, GRAMMY® Award-winning record-label executive, will share his knowledge of the entertainment business in a day-long, intensive boot camp on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 at HCC's Central College.

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Be prepared - it's hurricane season

Jun 11, 2014

We are now in the hurricane season, be prepared for any emergency throughout the summer. Should weather threaten the Houston-Galveston area, students, faculty and staff can find updates and college information on hccs.edu.

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Registration continues

Attending HCC has never been easier. Register for Fall 2014 (All terms). The deadlines are fast approaching.