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.

Our Vision

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

Accreditation

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.

History

  • 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

News

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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All HCC campuses open Wednesday, May 27

May 26, 2015

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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HCC approves move of Missouri City Campus

Jan 23, 2015

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

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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.

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HCC takes part in 2015 Martin Luther King Grande Parade

Jan 20, 2015

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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HCC adjunct instructor wins first place in business competition

Jan 6, 2015, By S. Sara Tubbs

Instructor is awarded for his winning business plan.

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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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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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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.

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