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


HCC announces grants from JP Morgan Chase and ExxonMobil

Aug 22, 2014

At the August meeting of the Houston Community College Board of Trustees, JP Morgan Chase announced a grant for $100,000 to fund the expansion of the Capital IDEA program at HCC Northeast College.

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Southeast College hosts Meet & Greet with HCC Chancellor

Aug 21, 2014

President Irene Porcarello and Southeast College hosted a meet and greet for Chancellor Cesar Maldonado at the Eastside Learning Hub.

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Chancellor Dr. Cesar Maldonado welcomes over 700 international students in 2014 Fall Orientation

Aug 18, 2014

The highlight of the Office of International Students & Study Abroad's fall orientation was Houston Community College Dr. Cesar Maldonado’s welcome speech where he received a roaring cheer as he took a selfie with the crowd of students.

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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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19 Sep
All HCC Campuses
Registration continues

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