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.

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

Houston Community College recipient of Innovator Award

Mar 17, 2014

Houston Community College’s award winning tutoring service, HCC AskOnline, has received another recognition for its innovative academic support to enhance student engagement, retention and success.

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HCC Chancellor Dr. Maldonado appears on Viva Houston - ABC 13

Jul 14, 2014

HCC Chancellor Dr. Cesar Maldonado was featured on ABC 13, discussing his goals and priorities for Houston Community College.

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HCC professor scores a soundtrack for Houston

Jul 3, 2014

Audio recording professor uses real time experience in film scoring to teach students

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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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HCC takes part in Houston's Pride Parade

Jun 30, 2014

Students, faculty, employees and board members participated in the 2014 Pride Parade on June 28.

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Gulfton Campus

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HCC Southwest and HISD partner to help at-risk high school students succeed

Jun 27, 2014, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

Houston Community College Southwest and Houston Independent School District are teaming up with a common goal ­– to identify at-risk students who are disengaged and disconnected from their comprehensive high school and help them stay in school to earn their high school diploma. The partnership allows for these at-risk students to not only secure high school degrees but seamlessly transition to higher education.

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HCC Coleman receives funding for Early College High School

Jun 27, 2014

In an unprecedented partnership, the Texas Education Agency, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and Texas Workforce Commission each committed funding to support innovative education partnerships between local school districts and community colleges.

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HCC Coleman College Launches Medical Scribe Program

Jun 27, 2014

HCC Coleman College for Health Sciences is offering a new program for careers as a medical scribe. Scribes are trained as medical information managers who specialize in charting physician-patient encounters in real-time. Medical Scribes interact and collaborate with other members of the health care team, but serve as the right hand to the physician. Similar to the medical transcriptionist, the medical scribe provides another career pathway or stepping stone to the health care system.

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HCC Board prepares for 2014-2015 academic year

Jun 25, 2014

The Houston Community College Board of Trustees opened their June meeting with a celebration of the successes of Dr. Charles Cook, vice chancellor for Academic Affairs.

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Strengthening the Houston-area workforce: HCC supports GHP UpSkill Houston

Jun 25, 2014

Houston Community College announces its support of the Greater Houston Partnership (GHP) initiative UpSkill Houston an industry-led action plan that addresses the growing need for skilled workers in Houston and training them for tomorrow’s jobs.

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HCC Southeast hosts open house at Felix Fraga

Jun 24, 2014

Houston Community College Southeast recently hosted an open house on the third floor of the Felix Fraga Building.

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Career education opportunities open up for Houston-area students

Jun 18, 2014

The Texas Education Agency (TEA), Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) and Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) awarded Houston Community College, Houston Independent School District and Alief Independent School District a $600,000 THECB Early College High School grant.

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HCC Board of Trustees approves 4 more bond construction projects

Jun 17, 2014

The Houston Community College Board of Trustees has approved prime contractors for four additional Groundbreaker Bond Program projects, bringing the total number of approved contracts to ten.

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HCC Energy Institute filling oil and gas labor shortage gap with trained technicians

Jun 10, 2014

As Texas continues to be a top producer of crude oil, the demand for skilled workers in the industry increasingly grows. The Houston Community College Northeast Energy Institute and other workforce programs play a vital role in delivering trained technicians to oil and gas and energy industries.

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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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HCC/Goldman Sachs participants take home five of eight SBA Awards

Jun 10, 2014

The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program at Houston Community College is proud to announce that five of the eight winners of the 2014 U.S. Small Business Administration Persons of the Year in the Houston District are graduates of the HCC program.

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HCC 2014 Commencement

May 17, 2014

See photos and watch video of the live web broadcast of Houston Community College's Commencement at Reliant Stadium on May 17.

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HCC announces Dr. Cesar Maldonado as Chancellor

May 13, 2014

The Board of Trustees unanimously voted to name Cesar Maldonado, Ph.D., P.E., PMP, as the next Chancellor of Houston Community College Tuesday, May 13.

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HCC takes part in March of Dimes Walk

Apr 28, 2014

Houston Community College staff and faculty participated in the annual March of Dimes Walk in Houston.

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HCC announces sole finalist, Dr. Cesar Maldonado, in Chancellor search

Apr 21, 2014

HCC Board of Trustees names Cesar Maldonado, Ph.D., P.E., PMP, as the sole finalist to lead Houston Community College as its Chancellor.

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HCC’s Global Oil and Gas Drilling Training program wraps up its first classes

Apr 17, 2014

‌Houston Community College’s visionary program to train the next generation of entry-level roustabout workers is wrapping up its first round of classes.

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HCC participates in Rockets Lift Off party

Apr 8, 2014

HCC participated in a Lift Off party Friday, April 4 before the Rockets vs. Thunder game held at Toyota Center.

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HCC holds diversity, inclusion summit

Apr 7, 2014

The focus of this event was to ensure our students had equal and easy access to the facilities at HCC and classrooms.

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