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 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


Register now for classes in Spring 2015: HCC's District-wide Open House set for Saturday, Nov. 15

Oct 27, 2014

Houston Community College Student Services is planning an Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 15. at all six HCC colleges.

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HCC named Houston Community Partner of the Year

Oct 23, 2014

The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program at Houston Community College has been selected as the Community Partner of the Year by the City of Houston.

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HCC hosts annual MMI golf tournament to benefit scholarships

Oct 17, 2014

The proceeds from the tournament benefit the HCC Minority Male Initiatives effort to provide educational opportunities for Houston-area youth.

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2 Nov
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Registration continues

Attending HCC has never been easier. Register now for Fall 2014 Third 5-week session.