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

HCC will be a leader in providing high quality, innovative education leading to student success and completion of workforce and academic program. We will be responsive to community needs and drive economic development in the communities we serve.

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


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.


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