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Welcome to Houston Community College.

As one of the largest community colleges in the nation, HCC has served the Greater Houston area for over four decades. We deliver instruction to nearly 70,000 students each semester in more than 300 associate degree and certificate programs. We strive to provide superior academic and technical programs, and our Centers of Excellence focus on being lead institutions in their disciplines.

As chancellor of this great institution, it is my honor and pleasure to work alongside the best and brightest students pursuing higher education and to interact with them on a daily basis.

Your experience here will be unique. HCC is the leader of innovative education and is quickly being transformed into the College of the Future. Our Centers of Excellence align with industry needs by offering high quality education and training with 21st Century tools that will allow students to move on to four-year universities or move right into a job where the hands-on experience they received from us can immediately be put to good use.

Diversity is a priority at HCC. We are #1 among all community colleges in providing associate degrees to minorities and #1 in educating international students, with more than 10 percent of our student population (5,441) coming from outside the USA. The average age student at HCC is 34, and 70 percent of our students attend school part-time in addition to working or raising a family. At HCC, we support success at any age during any life phase. In fact, in the 21st century, we are all lifelong learners.

We aspire to be Houston’s community college and provide opportunities for students from all places. Your success will always be our highest goal.

I invite you to explore this website to discover the wonderful educational opportunities that Houston Community College has to offer. Feel free reach out to me here or follow me on Facebook and Twitter.

I look forward to hearing from you.

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Cesar Maldonado, Ph.D., P.E.
Chancellor