HCC Public Relations team wins three American Marketing Association Awards

Recognized for marketing efforts on campaigns focusing on student retention, community outreach and engineering partnerships, HCC competed amongst 300 Houston companies for this year’s esteemed awards.

HCC Engineering partnership wins 2015 Innovation of the Year award

The partnership offers a high caliber engineering program to support the community and meet the demand for highly skilled workers in the engineering field.

HCC to host unique Matchmaking-Style Small Business Event for Bond Program

On Friday, May 29, a unique matchmaking-style event, part of the HCC GameChanger Small Business Program, will help ensure the goal of awarding 35% of the program to certified small business enterprises. A speed-dating formatted event allows potential small business enterprise (SBE) subcontractors to meet face-to-face with each of the prime contractors in rotating meetings.

All HCC campuses open Wednesday, May 27

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

HCC hosts inaugural Teen Entrepreneur Summit

The one-day entrepreneurial experience brought together high school students and their parents from communities all over the greater Houston area to learn about entrepreneurship as a viable career option.

Nicholas Connors to sing national anthem at HCC Teen Entrepreneur Summit

The 13-year-old was in the national spotlight last week after his surprise meeting with Houston Texans star J.J. Watt during a Houston Rockets playoff game.

HCC Foundation gets grant from Bank of America to support Adult Education students

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.

Better Business Bureau recognizes HCC Foundation with Award of Distinction

The Houston Community College Foundation received an Award of Distinction from the Better Business Bureau (BBB). The accolade recognizes businesses and non-profits in the Greater Houston Area for their achievements and commitment to overall excellence and quality in the workplace.

HCC 2015 Commencement

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.

Digital Storytelling is expanding at HCC

Houston Community College has added 11 new digital stories to the series on EduTube.

HCC confirms Dr. Carolyn Evans-Shabazz as Trustee for District IV

Dr. Evans-Shabazz will, according to Texas Election Code, serve as the representative for District IV until the next regular trustee election in November.

Designing Dining serves up a successful event

First Designing Dining event for HCC Interior Design and Culinary Arts programs was a success

HCC Parent Academy motivates a return to class

The Parent Academy was designed to provide free workshops as a support system for parents of students enrolled in the HCC dual credit program. Today, a generous grant from The Kresge Foundation makes it possible for HCC to remain committed to improving adult students’ access to higher education.

Groundbreaking for Acres Homes Academic Building at HCC creates new opportunities for community

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.

HCC Fire Academy program to be renamed Robert Garner Firefighter Academy

Fire Academy will honor the legacy of the fallen firefighter thanks to a generous $7.5 million pledge from the Robert Garner Firefighter Foundation.

Dr. Phil Nicotera accepts position as President of HCC Coleman College for Health Sciences

Dr. Nicotera, who is scheduled to begin on May 18, currently serves as the Provost at Caruth Health Education Center at St. Petersburg College in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Vacancy for HCC Trustee position in District IV and process for the Board's appointment to the position

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.

Vacancy for HCC Trustee District IV position and process for the Board's appointment to the position

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.

Community Connections: Young mother makes history at Middle College High School at HCC Gulfton

Laura Diaz is the first person to graduate from the Middle College High School at Houston Community College Gulfton Center and the 21-year-old mother did it in one semester.

HCC to hold groundbreaking for Acres Homes Academic Building

HCC to hold groundbreaking for Acres Homes Academic Building

Business Technology chair receives prestigious honor

These days, it’s hard to imagine running a business or doing research without the Internet. But when Willie Caldwell first started working at Houston Community College four decades ago, most office workers had to rely on typewriters, telephones and the postal service to communicate. Over the years, her Business Technology students have gone from using floppy disks and dial-up modems to laptops and cloud storage.

Community Connections: Partnership between Davis HS and HCC highlighted at conference

The partnership between Houston Community College and Jefferson Davis High School took center stage at the 2015 Texas Association for College Admission Counseling Conference.

Community Connections: HCC holds Career Fair at Jefferson Davis High School

HCC is also working with the high school to offer dual credit courses to their students for fall 2015.

Community Connections: HCC & Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program build successful businesses and job growth

Houston Community College is proud to host the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. HCC is one of only 12 community colleges across the country to offer the program designed to help small businesses grow in revenue and personnel.

Community Connections: Construction update at HCC Northline Campus

Progress is being made on the new instructional/multi-use building and parking garage on the Northline Campus of HCC Northeast.Construction crews have laid the foundation and are working on the concrete siding for the three-story, 476-space garage.

HCCTV to air Diversity and Inclusion Summit throughout May

From May 8 to May 31, the event will air at 6 p.m. on Saturdays, 10 p.m. on Mondays and noon on Thursdays.

A message from HCC Board of Trustees Chair Zeph Capo

The saying, “with change come new opportunities” is perfect for what is happening at Houston Community College.

HCC hosts Rockets Launch Day as part of Rockets Science Program

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.

Minority Male Initiative Outreach Program mentors HCC Students

Rodney McLaurin, Program Director of Outreach and Recruitment has taken on the commitment to mentor five HCC male students, who in return serve as mentors in HISD high schools.

The Association of Women in Academia at HCC thank you

The AWA extends its heartfelt appreciation for the tremendous show of support at the 15th Annual Scholarship Fashion Show and Silent Auction.

Katy mom bloggers gather to discuss future of education

To get a better understanding of the community’s needs, HCC gathered four mom bloggers and social media influencers with roots in Katy and young children that are either already in or will soon enter the school system.

HCC receives $517,652 from TWC to upgrade Schlumberger employee skills

The Texas Workforce Skills Development Grant will allow for 417 new and existing Schlumberger employees to improve their skills, continuing a successful partnership that is already showing great results.

Robert Garner Firefighter Scholarship established at HCC Foundation

The Robert Garner Firefighter Foundation has pledged $7.5 million to the Houston Community College Fire Training Academy, which will now be known as the Robert Garner Firefighter Academy.

HCC takes part in March For Babies Walk to benefit March of Dimes

The money raised from the event will support lifesaving research, services, education and advocacy that help babies get a healthy start.

HCC and Houston Texans team up to give scholarships to veteran students

Veterans attending Houston Community College were honored at NRG Stadium for their service on the front lines and in the classroom with scholarships to help support their education and skills training.

HCC to launch Teen Entrepreneur College with Teen Summit

High school students, their parents, advisors, mentors and community organizations interested in entrepreneurship are invited to attend a summit at Houston Community College (HCC) on Saturday, May 2 to learn from the experts.

HCC to assist in developing framework for training workforce in India

Houston Community College has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to explore opportunities to assist the nation of India in meeting its government mandate to train 150-plus million people by 2020.

HCC breaks ground on Eastside Campus Student Life and Workforce Building

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.

Chancellor Maldonado unveils transformation plan for HCC

Centers of Excellence will be placed At each college, focusing on key industries.

HCC celebrates employees at All College Day Ceremony and Awards Luncheon

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.

HCC Office of Institutional Equity congratulates Cephas Archie

Archie successfully defended his doctoral dissertation on Monday, March 23.

Houston Community College awarded VetSuccess Program

Houston Community College was recently chosen as one of the new locations to offer VetSuccess on Campus, a program that helps veterans transition from military service to academic life. HCC is one of 62 new locations opening this fall, which brings the number of VSOC schools across the country to 94.

Prairie View A&M University displays artwork of HCC's Ava Cosey

Cosey's artwork is being highlighted on the campus as part of Women's History Month.

HCC kicks off March of Dimes campaign

Every college across the HCC system is working hard to raise money for research to defeat premature birth and birth defects.

Community Connections: HCC Public Safety Institute receives $100,000 for training

The financial support will be used to purchase and update equipment used to train students in programs offered by the PSI.

Community Connections: HCC Fire Academy delivers new cadets

HCC Fire Academy graduates two classes of cadets

HCC to host Open House events on April 18

Houston Community College is opening its doors to the public. Enjoy food, fun and prizes.

Community Connections: HCC breaks ground on Felix Fraga STEM Facility

The $16 million, 36,400 square-foot building will focus on science, technology, engineering and math.

District VIII spotlight on Larry Olanrewaju

Olanrewaju always wanted to be an engineer. His experience at Northeast College is helping him reach that goal.

District VIII student spotlight on Jeannette de la Garza

Jeanette de la Garza, currently enrolled at the Felix Fraga Academic Campus of Houston Community College Southeast, can bear witness to the fact that challenges can help refocus our journeys to success.

A message from HCC Trustee Eva Loredo

As a member of the Houston Community College Board of Trustees, I am proud to represent District VIII which “runs like a river” through the East End, Galena Park, Denver Harbor, Northside, the Heights, through Midtown and Montrose areas—and where access to higher education is just a walk or METRO ride away.

HCC congratulates Lorlie Ellis for achieving her doctoral degree

Ellis successfully defended her dissertation on March 30 at Texas Southern University.

HCC Council for Diversity and Inclusion presents Diversity Champion Awards at summit and expo event

At the summit, which was emceed by KHOU news anchor Len Cannon, committees throughout the district presented their status on this year’s objectives, which included how they successfully implemented two of the five goals and identified the one goal that needed more work.

HCC CTLE announces Dorsetta Williams as Manager, Instructional Design Services

HCC CTLE announces Dorsetta Williams as Manager, Instructional Design Services

HCC shines on Rockets Science Night at Toyota Center

Houston Community College participated in a Lift Off party Friday, March 6 prior to the Rockets' 103-93 win over the Detroit Pistons.

HCC program gives homeless students a second chance

A program at HCC helps students find a way out of homelessness by creating a new career in service to the community as a Community Health Worker.

Spring Break mail schedule released

The Houston Community College Mail/Distribution Centers/Loading Dock will be open to accept mail and packages on select days through the Spring Break Holiday.

HCC officials break ground for STEM facility on Felix Fraga Academic Campus

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.

HCC to present Diversity & Inclusion Champion Award on March 27

Houston Community College faculty, staff and students are encouraged to apply for this award.

HCC Black History Scholarship Gala raises more than $90,000

More than 400 people attended the sold-out scholarship gala, which is the largest fundraising activity of the HCC Black History Committee.

HCC-ASPIRE Scholarship Program salutes excellence in education

Houston Community College held a luncheon at the Junior League of Houston to honor students, faculty and staff and thank donors for supporting HCC-ASPIRE.

HCC to hold groundbreaking event for STEM facility at Felix Fraga Academic Campus

Houston Community College continues to make progress on its $425 million Groundbreaker Bond Program.

HCC trustee named one of Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women

Neeta Sane was among the 300 women nominated for inclusion on the seventh annual “50 Women” list.

Business Technology chair receives prestigious honor

The popular professor first started her career at Houston Community College in 1971, which makes her the college system’s longest-tenured employee.

HCC approves move of Missouri City campus

The Houston Community College Board of Trustees has approved the $3.6 million purchase of 41 acres on Texas Parkway in Missouri City.

HCC officials break ground for Workforce Training Center on Stafford campus

The energy-efficient facility is designed to provide training for high-growth, advanced manufacturing trades, including welding, pipefitting and robotics.

A message from Trustee Neeta Sane

As we march forward in 2015, it is exciting to share the growth of Houston Community College, which includes additions to its educational programs and expansions of campuses all across the region.

HCC Ask Online tutors available

Students can register and use the online tutoring system at hccs.askonline.net.

It's rodeo time in Houston: HCC parade float wins Originality Award

Houston Community College was well-represented at the 77th annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo parade on Saturday.

Culinary Arts program returns to HCC Central

The culinary arts program, which has produced numerous locally and nationally recognized chefs, entrepreneurs and restaurateurs, will move from its current location at 3100 Main to occupy its own building on the campus of HCC Central.

HCC Interior Design students win scholarships

Magdalena Pamula and Rebecca Grotte competed with students from other colleges across Texas and Louisiana.

A message from Board of Trustees Secretary Adriana Tamez

As a member of the Houston Community College Board of Trustees it is my privilege to serve you. My goal as your HCC Trustee is to provide easy access to higher education and VOCATIONAL/WORKFORCE training for all district residents. This will lead to more jobs and better jobs for district residents leading to better living conditions and achievement of the American Dream.

Vietnamese Cultural School makes donation to HCC Central

The donation will be used to plant a new tree in honor of the school in front of the historic, 100-year-old San Jacinto Memorial Building at HCC Central.

District III student spotlight: Luis Suarez

The remarkable journey for Luis Suarez, a native Columbian F-1 student, has been characterized by many successes at Southeast College, leading to admission into the University of Texas at Tyler. He received the University of Texas at Tyler transfer President Scholarship for the fall 2015 semester, an unprecedented accomplishment for an F-1 Visa student

HCC Southeast establishes partnership with Metro

Through the agreement, HCC will provide prerequisite training to potential clients who are pursuing subcontracting opportunities with Metro.

District III student spotlight: Jesus Martinez

Jesus Martinez, a native of Monterrey, Mexico, received a private scholarship to participate in the International Air and Space Program (IASP) hosted by the NASA Johnson Space Center in November of 2014, along with international students from other countries.

Port of Houston Authority awards $10,000 sponsorship to HCC Southeast Workforce Development department

The funds will be used to augment current workforce training at Jack Yates and Stephen F. Austin high schools.

HCC holds town hall meeting for new Felix Fraga STEM facility

Officials will break ground on the new 36,400-square-foot facility in a few weeks.

HCC receives Good Brick Award for historical preservation of San Jacinto High School

Houston Community College was honored by Preservation Houston at the annual Cornerstone Dinner as one of the 12 winners of the 2015 Good Brick Award for excellence in historic preservation.

HCC teams with Houston Rockets, NASA and Space Center Houston to make Science come to life

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.

Houston Rockets and HCC announce middle school STEM program with NASA and Space Center Houston

Rockets centers Dwight Howard and Donatas Motiejunas joined Rockets Sr. VP of Corporate Development, John Croley and Houston Community College Chancellor Dr. Cesar Maldonado in announcing the launch of an exciting new STEM program that teaches students the fundamentals of rocketry.

HCC to submit application to host 2016 Presidential or Vice Presidential Debate

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.

HCC Interior Design student attends hospitality leadership conference

The Houston delegation of NEWH, The Hospitality Industry Network, recently hosted an HCC Interior Design student at the NEWH Leadership Conference and Product Showcase in Dallas.

HCC to hold town hall meeting for new STEM facility at Felix Fraga Academic Campus

In an effort to answer the call for more classroom space and enhanced facilities, Houston Community College continues to make progress on its $425 million Groundbreaker Bond Program. On Feb. 24, HCC will hold a town hall meeting for the new Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) facility at the HCC Southeast Felix Fraga Academic Campus.

Former HCC instructor shares history of Apprenticeship program

Jake Freund says he has been retired for 18 years, but his colleagues at the Houston Area Sheet Metal Training Center might argue that. The former Houston Community College Sheet Metal instructor says the training center is his “second home” where he still occasionally pokes his head into a classroom, tinkers in the workshop, and enjoys talking with others in the business.

HCC Central students get a visit from the KHOU 11 Surprise Squad

The KHOU 11 morning news team passed out iTunes gift cards to students.

HCC to host Affordable Care Act education and enrollment events

Trained professionals will be available to assist students with health coverage enrollment, appointments and questions.

HCC redesigns mobile platform for class search, student registration

The site is built based on a responsive web design which provides an optimal viewing experience across a wide range of devices from desktop computer monitors to mobile phones.

HCC-ASPIRE 2015 kickoff reception a success

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 Interior Design student receives American Society of Interior Design award

Amanda Fisher bested students from two-year and four-year interior design programs.

Members of HCC faculty honored for commitment to student-driven learning

Seven faculty members were recognized by the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence.

HCC Central math professor to speak at Mathematical Science Research Institute in Berkeley, Calif.

Professor Jacqueline Giles to discuss groups who are underrepresented in mathematics.

HCC Alumni Association adopts new program to help students in need

The association hopes to raise enough support to establish an emergency assistance fund for alumni and students to help throughout the year.

The Honorable Sylvester Turner to receive top honor at HCC Black History Scholarship Gala

The Acres Homes-raised attorney and the State Representative from northwest Houston will receive the Joyce M. Reynolds Lifetime Achievement Award

HCC and Loyola University New Orleans sign transfer agreement

A new partnership between HCC and Loyola University New Orleans will allow students who complete their core courses at HCC to transfer seamlessly to the four-year university. Students can apply their credits to any field of their choice beginning in the Fall 2015 semester.

Black History Gala table purchasing information for HCC staff members and internal groups

If you are an HCC college, department or student organization seeking to purchase a table at the 2015 scholarship gala, please know that your reservation and purchase will be classified as "tentative" until February 13.

HCC approves move of Missouri City Campus

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

HCC INSPIRE science faculty to crowdsource the creation of a searchable open educational resource database

To make life easier for both faculty and students, HCC faculty will be able to submit vetted OERs into a Survey Monkey website. From there, the professor-approved OER information will be entered into a database to be posted on LibGuides in the HCC online library.

HCC science students attain academic survival skills courtesy of HCC INSPIRE

Students received hands-on practice in game-changing science course survival techniques such as flashcard making, concept mapping and Cornell note taking, using actual science lecture and textbook materials.

HCC STEM Club students earned honors during Fall semester

STEM Clubs around the district are gearing up for another very active semester.

HCC INSPIRE (QEP) module incorporation of state core objectives positively impacting student learning

So far, an estimated 10,420 students in 523 sections of gateway science courses (BIOL 1406, CHEM 1411 or PHYS 1401) have participated in the QEP case study module experience.

HCC officials break ground on workforce training center in Stafford

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

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

HCC Board of Trustees elects new officers

At a special meeting held on Thursday, January 15, 2015, the Houston Community College Board of Trustees elected Zeph Capo as chairman.

HCC Adult Education partners awarded $164K for community-based job training

HCC Adult Education Partners Awarded to deliver community based job training.

HCC receives grant through Accelerate TEXAS program

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.

New opportunities for HCC VAST Academy students thanks to Trustee Glaser

Scholarships to students attending the HCC Vocational Advancement and Social Skills Training (VAST) Academy was initiated by a gift from HCC Trustee Robert Glaser.

HCC creates gateway from apprenticeship to college degree

Houston Community College Apprenticeship program has been appointed as a gateway college to promote the new U.S. Department of Labor and Department of Education Registered Apprenticeship-College Consortium (RACC).

HCC is first in region to offer Translation and Interpretation program

The HCC International Business program is the first in the region to offer Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) approved courses in Translation and Interpretation.

HCC adjunct instructor wins first place in business competition

Instructor is awarded for his winning business plan.

Construction of new Culinary Arts Building at HCC Central to begin in 2015

One of the most popular programs offered by HCC Central finally will be coming home to Central Campus.

Melanie Lawson to receive top honor at 2015 HCC Black History Scholarship Gala

KTRK/ABC 13 News Anchor Melanie Lawson to receive high honor at 2015 HCC Black History Scholarship Gala.

Dr. Kimberly Beatty accepts position as HCC Vice Chancellor of Instructional Services, Chief Academic Officer

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.

Great jobs can be yours in STEM fields: Count on Houston Community College to get you started

Houston Community College (HCC) believes there has never been a better time for women to enter into a STEM career. As Houston attracts more science, technology, engineering and math based corporations, the demand for qualified workers continues to grow.

HCC has new scholarships available for students

HCC has new scholarships that have been developed and will be automatically awarded to a variety of students beginning in the Spring semester 2015.

HCC Central’s Early College High School principal named Outstanding School Leader by U. S. Department of Education

Melissa Jacobs-Thibaut, principal of HISD’s Houston Academy for International Studies (HAIS) and one of HCC Central’s Early College High Schools, is the recipient of the prestigious Terrel H. Bell Award for Outstanding School Leadership from the U. S. Department of Education.

HCC and The White House announce commitment to expand college access

Dr. Cesar Maldonado, chancellor at Houston Community College, joins President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Vice President Joe Biden along with hundreds of college presidents and other higher education leaders to announce new actions to help more students prepare for and graduate from college.

HCC celebrates first groundbreaking under bond program

HCC officials broke ground on the first construction project under the $425 million Groundbreaker Bond Program.

HCC takes part in game day activation for Texans vs. Titans

The Houston Texans played the Titans at NRG Stadium, November 30, 2014.

Community Connections: HCC and Houston Rockets to launch 'Rockets Science' program

HCC has partnered with the Houston Rockets to implement a “Rockets Science” program at 10 Houston area middle schools during the second semester.

District VII Newsletter: Dear neighbors

News from District VII: Message from Trustee Neeta Sane.

Community Connections: HCC opens new center to train for manufacturing jobs

Houston Community College is creating a new pathway to jobs that support new development and construction in Houston.

Community Connections: HCC celebrates Board Chairwoman’s recognition

Neeta Sane, Houston Community College Board of Trustees Chair, was honored as one of the “Top 30 Influential Women of Houston for 2014 by D-mars Marketing and Communication firm.

Community Connections: HCC Southwest partners with businesses in Stafford’s growing valve industry

HCC Southwest partners with businesses in Stafford’s growing valve industry

HCC takes part in game day activation for Texans vs. Bengals

The Houston Texans played the Bengals at NRG Stadium, November 23, 2014.

First groundbreakings for new facilities at HCC

Groundbreakings for HCC’s $425 Million Bond Program. Construction Begins at Northline and West Loop Campuses

Society of Eagle Mentors soars at HCC

‌Lost, overwhelmed and anxious? The Society of Eagle Mentors provides HCC students with support and guidance.

HCC addresses International Community

Representatives from Houston area consulates including Mexico, Indonesia, Brazil, People’s Republic of China, Israel, and the Bahamas attended the 2nd annual Houston Community College (HCC) VIP Global Luncheon.

Transformations at HCC include students successes, academic innovations

Transformations is a weekly news update from HCC which highlights students successes, academic innovations.

HCC and Jacobs Program Management Host Matchmaking Style SBE Event

With an ambitious and commendable goal of awarding 35 percent of its $425 million Groundbreaker Bond Program to small businesses, Houston Community College (HCC) is hosting a unique event aimed at pairing these groups with the prime contractors managing its construction projects – some slated to begin this month.

Houston Community College needs your help with holiday Toy Drive

Houston Community College is sponsoring a holiday Toy Drive in an effort to make an impact on the communities the college serves.

Houston Community College hosts Salute to Veterans

Houston Community College acknowledged Veterans from across the district this Veterans Day.

HCC and Swoop have fun at Rockets Run

Houston Community College mascot Swoop made a smashing performance at the 13th Annual Rockets Run.

HCC students take the classroom to the field

How does one succeed in the field of communications? Houston Community College communications students learned just that during the latest Taking the Classroom to the Field lesson hosted by Reliant Stadium, home of the Houston Texans.

What you need to know about Ebola

What is Ebola? What are the symptoms? How is it transmitted? How can it be prevented?

HCC takes part in game day activation for Texans vs. Eagles

The Houston Texans played the Eagles at NRG Stadium, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. Houston Community College is the official education partner of the Houston Texans.

Bedichek-Orman Auction raises funds for faculty at HCC

The 2014 Bedichek-Orman Faculty Development Auction and Dinner at the West Loop Auditorium brought in close to $9,000.

HCC Adult Education Program announces Accelerate Texas Week (Nov. 9-15)

Accelerate Texas can help you learn English or complete the GED while you train. HCC provides training.

HCC PD K-9 ranks ‘top dog’ in competition

His job is to sniff out suspicious activity at Houston Community College campuses, but Tyler’s talents go beyond keeping students and staff safe.

HCC hosts Bond Internships

Interns from HCC's Bond Internship Program describe their summer intern experience.

HCC announces EduTube Mobile App for faculty

The HCC EduTube mobile app is available for iPhone/iPad and Android OS devices.

HCC named Houston Community Partner of the Year

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.

HCC culinary students volunteer at March of Dimes signature chefs gala

Eighteen (18) HCC Culinary art students from Chef Christy Sykes class volunteered at the March of Dimes Signature Chefs Gala, "Cirque du Cuisine," presented by Wells Fargo. The event took place Thursday, October 16 at Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards St.

HCC staff participates in 2014 NACCE Conference

Representatives from Houston Community College recently attended the annual National Association of Community College Entrepreneurs (NACCE) in Phoenix, Arizona.

HCC receives $138,000 for student scholarships

At the October meeting of the Houston Community College Board of Trustees, members of the Sembradores de Amistad were present to announce a permanently endowed scholarship for Hispanic and low-income students pursuing an education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) at HCC.

HCC hosts annual MMI golf tournament to benefit scholarships

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

U.S. Commercial Service official to speak at HCC export workshop

Antwaun Griffin, Deputy Assistant Secretary for U.S. Operations at the International Trade Administration (ITA)- U.S. Department of Commerce, will speak to current and future business owners at an export workshop hosted by Houston Community College

HCC Hispanic Scholarship Council Luncheon a huge success

Edgar Colón was honored at the luncheon for his service to the Hispanic community and to education.

Chancellor Cesar Maldonado welcomes TEDxHouston and TEDGlobal to HCC SE

The event was held on Thursday, Oct. 9, at the Eastside Campus Learning Hub where approximately 150 students attended the live simulcast.

HCC joins partnership to create jobs for veterans in petrochemical industry

Houston Community College is one of more than a dozen Texas colleges participating in a program to put veterans to work.

HCC Trustee Sane recognized at Top 30 Influential Women of Houston Awards

Trustee Neeta Sane was honored as one of d-mars.com Top 30 Influential Women of Houston Awards Gala held Friday, October 3 at the prestigious Houstonian Hotel.

Houston Community College to help DREAMers make going to college a reality

Houston Community College is one of three local institutions of higher education providing scholarships for undocumented students through TheDream.US program.

HCC Southeast to host 5th Annual Veteran Job Fair and Career Expo

Houston Community College Southeast will aid the effort to lower the veteran unemployment rate by helping Houston-area veterans find job opportunities through its 5th Annual Veteran Job Fair and Career Expo.

Local artist brings creativity workshops back to HCC for Hispanic Heritage Month

Laura Lopez Cano brings her team-building workshops back to Houston Community College

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

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.

HCC receives $100,000 to support RigOne training

At the September meeting of the Houston Community College Board of Trustees the concept for the RigOne Safety and Skills Training Simulator at Northeast College was approved.

HCC TRiO Student Support Services received $5,000 above request for scholarships

Scholarship funded by the U.S. Department of Education to provide support services to 200 low-income, first-generation, and disabled students.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

At HCC we care about your health and encourage you to keep it a top priority.

HCC Bluebonnet Applied Technology Center hosts an open house at Southwest College

The Houston Community College Bluebonnet Applied Technology Center hosted an open house on Tuesday for the public and local businesses to see first hand how HCC prepares students to enter the workforce trained and certified.

HCC Foundation awards two new Workforce Scholarships

The HCC Foundation Board awarded $5,000 to the Welcome Home Veterans Scholarship and $10,000 to the Fulfilling the Dream Workforce Scholarship.

Texas Teachers, Masters Eligible for Title I Funding

Obtain your M.Ed online from a regionally accredited universities with discounts and scholarship for teachers.

Houston Community College Board of Trustees Chair to be honored as one of the top Influential Women of Houston

Neeta Sane, Houston Community College Board of Trustees Chair, has been named one of the “2014 Top 30 Influential Woman of Houston” by D-mars marketing and communication firm.

Houston Community College to add New Mathways Program in Spring 2015

Houston Community College is embarking in the new statewide initiative “Accelerate Texas” by launching its New Mathways Program to improve student success in developmental math.

Fall Newsletter from Zeph Capo, Trustee HCC District 1

Highlights from District 1

HCC Hispanic Scholarship Council honors Edgar Colon

HCC Hispanic Scholarship Council honored Edgar Colon at a reception held at Talento Bilingue de Houston.

HCC takes part in 2014 Fiestas Patrias Parade

HCC was one of 125 entries in the 2014 Fiestas Patrias parade held near Minute Maid park in downtown Houston on Saturday, September 13.

Mercantil Commercebank partners with HCC and Camara De Empresarios to boost local Hispanic-owned businesses

The Office of Entrepreneurial Initiatives at Houston Community College helps future business owners across the Houston Metro area achieve their dreams of starting or improving their own business.

HCC takes part in game day activation for Texans season opener

Houston Community College is the official education partner of the Houston Texans.

HCC Foundation recognizes scholarship students

The HCC Foundation held a Dinner and Reception to honor scholarship students at the Reef Restaurant on August 27.

Complete your GED to get on rewarding job path

The HCC Adult Education Program provides GED preparation to eligible students.

HCC announces grants from JP Morgan Chase and ExxonMobil

At the August meeting of the Houston Community College Board of Trustees, JP Morgan Chase announced a grant for $100,000 to fund the expansion of the Capital IDEA program at HCC Northeast College.

Southeast College hosts Meet & Greet with HCC Chancellor

President Irene Porcarello and Southeast College hosted a meet and greet for Chancellor Cesar Maldonado at the Eastside Learning Hub.

HCC hosts Northline Town Hall Meeting

Houston Community College hosted a Groundbreaker Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, August 19, at the Northline facility.

Chancellor Dr. Cesar Maldonado welcomes over 700 international students in 2014 Fall Orientation

The highlight of the Office of International Students & Study Abroad's fall orientation was Houston Community College Dr. Cesar Maldonado’s welcome speech where he received a roaring cheer as he took a selfie with the crowd of students.

HCC to celebrate historic 100-year-old-building birthday bash

It has been six major educational institutions in its 100-year life. Now the San Jacinto Memorial Building – the remarkable and beautiful classical revival and Art Deco masterwork on the campus of HCC Central – is having its 100th birthday, and HCC is planning to celebrate it in style on September 18 and 19.

Houston Community College showcases Veterans Resource Center

The Veterans Resource Center (VRC) at Houston Community College recently had its grand opening.

Why we need VA resource centers at HCC

HCC Veteran student, William Stegall, makes observation during ceremonial ribbon cutting of new Veterans Resource Center at HCC Central on Friday, August 15, 2014.

HCC hosts town hall meeting at West Loop for bond program

Houston Community College (HCC) and its construction team, including Jacobs Program Management, held at the West Loop Campus on August 13.

HCC hosts town hall meeting for bond program

Houston Community College (HCC) and its construction team, including Jacobs Program Management, held the Acres Homes Campus Town Hall on August 12.

HCC awarded $402,630 in Texas STEM grant

HCC students can now apply for a Texas STEM scholarship, term of grant is June 19, 2014 – January 31, 2016.

HCC - University Business magazine’s “Model of Efficiency”

Houston Community College is one of nine colleges and universities honored by University Business magazine as a “Model of Efficiency” in its summer 2014 national recognition program.

HCC, HISD celebrate first graduating class of Futures Academy

Sixty Houston area high school students will receive their Associate’s degrees from Houston Community College (HCC) this month.

HCC hosts Small Business Event

Houston Community College (HCC) and Jacobs Program Management Co. (Jacobs) held a Small Business Enterprise (SBE) networking event for HCC’s $425 million Groundbreaker Bond Program.

HCC and Jacobs Program Management announce small business networking event

Houston Community College (HCC) and Jacobs Program Management Co. (Jacobs) call for Small Business Enterprises (SBEs) to mark their calendars for a networking event, which will bring together potential prime contractors and SBEs interested in construction projects for HCC’s $425 million bond program. Industry experts will also be on hand providing advice to SBEs about bonding, financing, insurance, wage compliance and becoming SBE certified, among other topics.

HCC Board of Trustees approves 4 more bond construction projects

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.

HCC and Jacobs host North Forest Campus Town Hall Meeting

Houston Community College (HCC) and its construction team, including Jacobs Program Management, are hosting a town hall meeting to inform the public about capital improvements related to new facilities planned for the HCC Northeast North Forest Campus, which are part of HCC’s $425 million Groundbreaker Bond Program.

HCC and Jacobs announce August town hall meetings

Houston Community College (HCC) and its construction team, including Jacobs Program Management, have announced their August town hall meetings. These community engagement sessions are being held to inform the public about capital improvements related to new facilities that are part of HCC’s $425 million Groundbreaker Bond Program. HCC’s bond program provides 14 construction projects and new technologies across each of HCC’s six colleges.

Community Connections: Advancing workforce training opportunities at HCC Stafford and Missouri City Campuses

Houston Community College Southwest is pleased to announce that it is securing the future of Houston’s workforce, by adding programs and facilities designed for just that. The college is finalizing plans for new campus buildings dedicated solely to workforce certification programs resulting in high-demand, well-paid employment.

HCC’s second bond program networking event pulls large crowd

Houston Community College (HCC) and Jacobs Program Management Co. (Jacobs) held their second GameChanger Small Business Enterprise (SBE) networking event recently at the HCC West Loop Campus. More than 200 attendees came out for the occasion, which brought together prime contractors and SBEs interested in being a part of the large projects.

HCC MBDA Business Center announces grand opening

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is pleased to announce the official launch of the Houston MBDA Business Center during a grand opening ceremony.

Houston Community College recipient of Innovator Award

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.

Holiday Mini session: Get 3 semester hours in 4 weeks

Check out Houston Community College's Holiday Mini session. Classes begin Dec. 16.

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

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

HCC wins Excellence in Procurement award

Houston Community College is the 2014 winner of the National Association of Educational Procurement Award for Excellence. The NAEP Award of Excellence in Procurement is awarded to an institution on the basis of the procurement department's contribution to, and support of, the mission of their institution. HCC is the sole winner for institutions with more than 15,000 students.

Dear neighbors,

As Board Chair of Houston Community College, one of the largest community colleges in the nation, I am proud of the partnerships we have cultivated over the years. In fact, the name of our institution reinforces our crucial mission – to serve and work with our community. During my seven-year tenure on the Board, I have worked hard to strengthen HCC’s ties with schools and our community partners, and this year we plan to work even harder to achieve our objectives.

District 7 Highlights: 3-D printers making an imprint at Southwest College

Excitement over 3-D printers continues to replicate at Houston Community College Southwest. The latest addition in the college's hardware upgrade is the Stratasys Objet Eden 260 V, or "Eden." The 3-D printers are designed to create physical objects.

District VII Highlights: Southwest student selected for Salzburg Global Seminar

HCC Southwest International Student Services in conjunction with the Study Abroad Program selected Saira Zaman to attend the Salzburg Global Seminar in Salzburg, Austria this summer.

Community Connections: Free summer camp to STEMulate students' minds

Do you love lab experiments, robotics, solving math problems or visiting science museums? If so, Houston Community College Southwest has the perfect summer camp for you - the Governors Merit Summer Program.

Community Connections: Alief YMCA’s 1st Annual Spectacular Music & Arts Festival

Houston Community College and Northwest Audio Recording & Film Making joined several other programs at the Alief YMCA Saturday, May 17. Alief wanted to celebrate music and exceptional art programs in the area, and to provide an illustration of just how many programs HCC has to offer in and around the Houston Area.

Community Connections: Alief Career Center to open this fall

Construction on the Houston Community College/Alief ISD Career Center on the HCC Alief Bissonnet Campus will wrap up this summer. The building will house programs designed to train Alief Independent School District and HCC students and certify or license them in the fields of electrical, plumbing and heating, venting, air conditioning and cooling (HVAC). Classes in the new building begin this fall.

Faculty Highlight: Tom Tynan

Houston Community College Southwest has a built-in celebrity with Tom Tynan, the Director of Construction Trades and School of Continuing Education.

Events

Upcoming events

HCC and Jacobs Program Management host second networking event for Groundbreaker Bond Program

As construction gears up on major bond construction projects, Houston Community College (HCC) and Jacobs Program Management Co. have set the date for their next small business enterprise (SBE) networking event. The event takes place at the HCC West Loop Center from 8:00 a.m. -10:30 a.m., Friday, July 11.

HCC takes part in Houston's Pride Parade

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

HCC Board prepares for 2014-2015 academic year

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.

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

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.

HCC Southeast hosts open house at Felix Fraga

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

Career education opportunities open up for Houston-area students

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.

Students: your Eagle ID is your key to HCC

Your HCC Eagle ID is your log-in to most of your student services.

Be prepared - it's hurricane season

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.

HCC Discount to Houston Museum of Natural Science

The Houston Museum of Natural Science is offering a 30 to 50 percent off coupon for HCC students, faculty and staff to experience its visiting attractions and exciting continuing exhibits.

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

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.

HCC takes part in March of Dimes Walk

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

Asian educators honored at luncheon

Tammy Tran, fifth grade math teacher at KIPP Academy Middle School and Iris Tian, mathematics department chair at KIPP Sunnyside High School were honored at the June 5th Asian Chamber of Commerce luncheon which was sponsored by HCC.

HCC hosts North Forest Town Hall Meeting

On Wednesday, May 28, Houston Community College and Jacobs Program Management hosted the first in a series of town hall meetings.

HCC’s first bond networking event draws praise from Board of Trustees Chair, small business community

Houston Community College (HCC) and Jacobs Program Management Co. (Jacobs) held their first Small Business Enterprise (SBE) networking event for HCC’s $425 million Groundbreaker Bond Program.

HCC announces Dr. Cesar Maldonado as Chancellor

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.

Preparing and testing for today’s GED easier than ever

Getting a GED is now easier and more accessible. The GED® Testing Service has built not just a new test, but a new comprehensive program. Effective in January of this year, the test is now computer-based, with resources available online and is offered in Spanish. All information about the test, the practice tests, course availability, registration and scheduling, payment and results are available on the MyGED™ website at ged.com.

Board of Trustees letter welcomes new Chancellor Dr. Cesar Maldonado

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.

Learn more about HCC chancellor search

Houston Community College (HCC) is in the process of choosing our next chancellor. This process will help define us as we move into the future.

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

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

An HCC sign-language student is the focus of a series of reports on Fox 26 news in Houston.

HCC Central sign-language student focus of reports on Fox 26

When you first meet Shea Donnell, you'll be blinded by her bright smile and effervescent personality. The HCC Central student is one of the most engaging, articulate and charming people you'll ever meet.

Then, you'll hear her story... the one about how she contracted cancer - osteosarcoma, a childhood cancer - at age 25.HCC Central sign-language student Shea Donnell and Fox 26 anchor Melissa Wilson

The one about when her right leg didn't heal properly, she opted to have it amputated because she was "tired of dragging around a dead leg."

The one that mentions that after her own life-altering health challenges, she decided "to get out there and help (people) as much as I can."

And the part that talks about how Donnell's prosthetic leg has been designed with a leopard-skin print, because she loves the style and "wanted to make it beautiful."

"Beauty is who you are, not what you are," says Donnell matter-of-factly about her animal-print-inspired leg. "I wanted to show the femininity in it."

Now, Donnell, the 28-year-old second-year student in HCC Central's American Sign Language program, will be featured on Fox 26-Houston's news through a series of reports by Melissa Wilson, the station's 14-year veteran morning anchor.

The stories will focus on the Sugar Land student's journey from illness to wellness, and let her larger-than-life personality shine through.

"She's amazing," Wilson says. "Everyone I know just fell in love with her."

The two met through Howard Dorsey, Fox 26's assistant news director, who saw Donnell in a Katy-area mall. The news executive's young daughter was so intrigued and delighted by Donnell's leopard-skinned prosthetic leg that she asked her father if she could meet her.

The father encouraged his young daughter to do just that. Donnell and the little girl have been friends ever since.

Ironically, Fox 26's Wilson has more than a professional interest in Donnell's uplifting story.

Wilson's youngest son - 6-year-old Caleb - is undergoing chemotherapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia at Texas Children's Hospital. The kindergartner has both his good and rough days, which Wilson writes lovingly about in a blog about him for family, friends and supporters at calebscourage.blogspot.com.

In the meantime, Wilson is putting together reports about Donnell for future broadcasts. No air dates have set yet.

"They're came out and got video of me in my American Sign Language class (with professor Daniel Warthling), and will get me working out in my apartment gym, volunteering and getting fitted for a new leg,' Donnell says. "It's all pretty exciting. I'm flattered."

Houston Community College takes part in rodeo parade

Houston Community College participated in the annual Rodeo Houston parade on March 1 in downtown Houston.

Must-haves for first-time students

If you are a first-time student to any Texas college, you will need to take the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) assessment test. It is important to prepare fo

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

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

Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Scholarship available for qualified individuals

The HCC HVAC Technician online training program is the only HVAC Technician training program of its kind on the Web.

HCC participates in Rockets Lift Off party

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

HCC holds diversity, inclusion summit

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

HCC Hispanic Scholarship Council hosts luncheon to raise scholarship funds for students

Houston Community College hosted the third annual HCC Hispanic Scholarship Committee (HSC) Luncheon Tuesday, October 8 at the Hilton Americas downtown Houston. The luncheon helped HSC to raise more than $60,000 for scholarships for Hispanic students interested in HCC.

HCC takes part in Taste of the Texans

HCC won the "Most Creative Display" for its booth display at the 2013 Taste of the Texans held at Reliant Stadium by the Texans Foundation.

HCC participates in the Cesar Chavez parade

Check out images of HCC at the Cesar Chavez parade.

HCC, Houston Texans join forces to educate veterans

The Houston Community College Foundation and the Houston Texans have teamed up to provide scholarships to Houston area veterans through the "Scholarships for Service" program.

Grant to help HCC provide skills for energy sector programs

HCC received a grant from the Texas Workforce Commission to fund skills development programs for the energy sector.

Enroll America health insurance workshops set for March 17, 18 and 19

Trained representatives will be on hand to help guide HCC students, eligible family members and community at large members in providing essential information on the application and enrollment process.

Enroll America

This past October the health insurance market place opened to offer new health plans for individuals without insurance coverage. The plans cover items such as doctor visits, hospital stays, preventative care and more. As a student, you may benefit from the new no cost and low cost health insurance options.

HCC ASPIRE opening doors for students

HCC ASPIRE (Asian Scholarship Program Inspiring Results and Excellence) will host its second Scholarship Breakfast Thursday, May 8. Ash and Leena Shah of Impex Group Holdings are this year's Honorary Co-Chairs.

HCC seeks to hire more engineering professors

HCC is seeking to hire more professors to meet the demand of its successful engineering program.

District IV Community Connections: Dr. Betty Young named one of Houston’s most influential women

Houston Community College’s Coleman College for Health Sciences president, Dr. Betty Young, was honored in Houston Woman Magazine as one of Houston’s 50 most influential women of 2013. Dr. Young was recognized along with Texas Secretary of State Nandita Berry and Houston First Lady Kathy Hubbard.

Manufacturing Career Fair at HCC Central March 4

Bring your resume: Students and Houston residents interested in pursuing a career in manufacturing are invited to attend HCC Central's FREE Manufacturing Career Fair.

HCC Southwest's Dir. of Facilities leads massive trail ride to start off HLSR

It's rodeo time in Houston and HCC Southwest Director of Facilities and Personnel Alex Prince has dusted off his western gear to join his family and friends for a week-long trail ride to kick of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

High school students pitch to local investors

High school students from HCC's Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) will pitch their business plans to prominent local members of the business community during the program’s annual YEA! Investor Panel Event.

Students keep their eye on the prize to make STEM come alive

HCC students are using their creative juices to win $1000 in the 2013 - 2014 'STEM Comes Alive' student poster competition.

Sharpton motivates area students at West Loop Campus

Civil rights activist, Rev. Al Sharpton gave a rousing call to action to local middle-school, high-school and college students, encouraging them to stay in school and work hard to better their own lives.

HCC Southwest earns $100,000 STEM Grant

The Summer Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Merit Program of HCC Southwest will be the beneficiary of a $100,000 grant from the Texas Workforce Commission. It is one of the largest ever awarded the college.

HCC Southwest, MMI welcome Rev. Al Sharpton

Dozens of people turned out to hear the Rev. Al Sharpton speak at HCC Southwest.

Political Science Ph.D wows at HCC Southwest

On Feb. 13, HCC Southwest Stafford played host to John R. Alford, when he presented Predisposed: Liberals, Conservatives and the Biology of Political Differences.

National program produces local results

More than 250 Houston-area small businesses are thriving and growing thanks to their participation in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program at Houston Community College. The ninth cohort begins May 28, 2014, but the deadline to apply is Monday, February 24, 2014.

HCC Southwest adds new Dean Of Workforce

HCC Southwest welcomes its newest staff member, Dr. Anthony Hancock, Associate Dean of the Workforce and Economic Division.

HCC Southwest has a new Instagram account

HCC is now on Instagram! It's a fun, fast and efficient way to share pictures of your classes, selfies of you studying, volunteering and playing sports with friends @HCC_SW.

S.T.A.R. presents HCC Southwest star parties

HCC Southwest's Student/Teacher Astronomical Research Squad to host weekly Star Parties

HCC open on Wednesday, Jan. 29

HCC will be open, and classes and business operations will resume their normal schedules.

District VII Newsletter: Kudos and Congrats

The latest news from District VII - STEM students' poster wins second place, NASA visits Stafford Campus, Northwest breaks ground for new Alief Career Center, and the Houston Texans provide scholarships for HCC military veteran students.

Save the dates: HCC to host Spring 2014 Transfer Fair

Houston Community College will host the Spring 2014 Transfer Fair from Feb. 3 through Feb. 6.

District IV Newsletter: Dear neighbors

As we begin a new year, the Houston Community College Board of Trustees is in the process of hiring the next Chancellor to lead the District. During this process, we will be selecting a leader committed to enhancing, improving and increasing student success, transparency and accountability to our community.

District IV Newsletter: Events

Upcoming events for Houston Community College

District IV Faculty Highlight: Dr. Carla Tyson-Howard

“When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” Houston Community College’s Dr. Carla Tyson-Howard’s approach to instruction embodies this philosophy. Dr. Tyson-Howard is the Program Director of Health Information Technology at HCC Coleman College for Health Sciences, the field of study that she has also taught at HCC for 25 years.

District IV Highlights: Nursing program awarded $700,000 grant

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) has awarded a $700,000 grant to the HCC Coleman College for Health Sciences Nursing program. The funds from this grant will be specifically targeted toward four primary goals to help meet the continuing shortage of registered nurses in the state of Texas.

District IV Community Connections: Rev. Al Sharpton celebrates Black History Month with HCC

Houston Community College is celebrating Black History Month with two memorable events, both featuring civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton. Sharpton is the keynote speaker at HCC’s 2014 Black History Scholarship Gala and will speak to local middle-school, high-school and college students earlier that day.

District IV Community Connections: New addition to Coleman College for Health Sciences

Houston Community College’s Coleman College for Health Sciences will soon add to the growing educational opportunities in the healthcare fields in the world-renowned Texas Medical Center. Plans for a new state-of-the-art educational building, which will be located on 1.25 acres across the street from the existing John B. Coleman building at 1900 Pressler Street, are progressing with an anticipated completion date in early 2017.

HCC - Training Tomorrow’s Workforce Today!

HCC is training Houston's and the surrounding area's workforce today.

District VII Newsletter: Events

Upcoming events for Houston Community College

District VII Faculty Highlight: Stephanie McKenzie

HCC Southwest's own Stephanie McKenzie knows a thing or two about business. She's a woman on a mission and combines two careers as a professor of business administration and as a relationship coach. It sounds exhausting, but McKenzie takes it all in stride. It's her passion.

District VII Community Connections: Partnering with Alief ISD

HCC is working with local school districts, including the Alief Independent School District, to develop college prep courses in math and English. The goal of these classes is to help students prepare for college-level work and to prevent students from having to take developmental courses in either subject.

District VII Community Connections: It’s in the stars

What an exciting year it's been for the HCC Stafford TV studio and head of production, Don Wells, and his staff. HCC Southwest, in a partnership with Rice University and the University of Texas, has helped refurbish the .8 meter (30-inch) research telescope at McDonald Observatory in West Texas. In November, HCC Southwest faculty, including Don Wells and co-principle investigator for the project, Juan-Carlos Reina, travelled to the McDonald Observatory to train on the revamped telescope.

District VII Community Connections: HCC Southwest hosts Cookie College

Terms like business plans, mission statements, customer base, risk management and business ethics are expected in the market place as high powered business types use them every day. But they were the buzz words of a new breed of business leader when Houston Community College Southwest hosted Cookie College for Girl Scouts of America.

District VII Highlights: HCC Southwest is making payments easier

HCC Southwest will no longer accept cash as a form of payment starting with the Spring 2014 semester. If you are wondering how you are going to pay for college if we're going cashless, it's easy. Use any debit, credit or pre-paid cash card or, better yet, use your HCC Eagle Card.

District IV Newsletter: Dear neighbors

Houston Community College has played a vital role in this city, our local communities and our state since its inception 42 years ago. HCC has reached out to our communities, area businesses, and forged lasting partnerships that benefit students, local industries and neighborhoods. Working together, we can make this the most exciting and productive year ever.

District VII Highlights: Alief Career Center construction begins

Construction on the Houston Community College/Alief ISD Career Center on the HCC Alief Bissonnet Campus began in January and completion of the facility is expected to be in mid-July, 2014. The building will house programs designed to train Alief Independent School District and HCC students and certify or license them in the fields of electrical, plumbing and heating, venting, air conditioning and cooling (HVAC).

District VII Highlights: Plans moving forward with new workforce buildings at HCC Southwest

Recent demographic reports confirm that workforce certification is the future of Houston employment as its population continues to diversify. Houston Community College Southwest is answering that need with more skills training by finalizing plans for new campus buildings dedicated solely to workforce certification programs. Groundbreaking will begin in Fall 2014, with new workforce structures at HCC Southwest’s West Loop and Missouri City Campuses, followed by a project at the Stafford Campus.

District IV Highlights: Coleman PR Department wins 2013 Paragon Award

For the third year in a row, the Public Relations Department of HCC Coleman College for Health Sciences has been awarded Paragon Awards, the highest national honor in marketing and communications for two-year colleges. In fact, HCC Coleman has won two 2013 awards, which are handed out by the American Association of Community Colleges National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NMCPR).

Play Rev. Al Sharpton Trivia Contest; win tickets to HCC Black History Scholarship Gala

Play Rev. Al Sharpton Trivia Contest for a chance to win tickets to HCC gala

HCC's State of the College Address outlines present, future contributions

Ms. Renee Byas, HCC Acting Chancellor outlined HCC’s present and future contributions to local and national educational and training demands.

HCC, Houston Texans award Scholarships for Service to veteran heroes

Houston Community College has partnered with the Houston Texans to offer eligible veterans students scholarships to Houston Community College.

Houston Community College takes part in 2014 MLK Parade

Houston Community College students and trustees Dr. Adriana Tamez and Robert Glaser participated in the 2014 MLK Parade on Saturday, Jan. 20, in Midtown. This year's theme was "Achieving Equality through Education."

Northwest College Student Orientations

Come get important information vital to your success. All students (new or returning) are welcome. Prizes and gift certificates! Free snacks and candy!

Houston Community College announces new Oil and Gas Drilling Training Center

Houston Community College has embarked on a visionary project with the oil and gas drilling industry to change the way drilling rig crews are recruited, trained and developed. The HCC Global Oil and Gas Drilling Training Center includes a rig safety and skills laboratory on the HCC Northeast Campus. This skills laboratory will be known as “RIG-ONE" and will replicate the essential components of the rig work environment for new hires (Offshore Roustabouts/Onshore Roughnecks).

Houston Community College System Notice of Runoff Trustee Election

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a runoff election will be held within and throughout the HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM on December 14, 2013, in accordance with the Texas Election Code, for the purpose of electing to the Board of Trustees of the Houston Community College System one trustee for each of the positions in geographic districts I, III, and V of the Houston Community College System.

District VII Newsletter: Events

Upcoming events for Houston Community College

HCC District VII Newsletter

Neeta Sane, Trustee for District VII, updates Houston Community College's work to provide educational and financial aid opportunities for students.

Universidad Tecnológica President visits HCC

President Beatriz Ramirez Velazquez and Director Jesus Rangel from UTEZ visited Houston Community College in October.

HCC bond construction program gains momentum

HCC is continuing to make progress in its $425 million bond program.

HCC Bond Oversight Committee holds inaugural meeting

HCC's Bond Oversight Committee held its inaugural meeting November 20.

Your key to HCC is your Eagle ID

Students, your HCC Eagle ID is your log-in to most of your student services.

Veterans Affairs to implement a new PeopleSoft process

Please be advised that the District Office of Veterans Affairs will be implementing a new process to identify all veteran students who will be using their educational benefits in the PeopleSoft System.

HCC kicks off program to pre-admit Houston area 6th and 9th graders

Houston Community College Board of Trustees authorized a conditional 6th and 9th Grade Pre-Admission Program in August. This new program provides the opportunity for students in the HCC service area to go to college and apply for financial assistance if they meet provisional requirements for admission at the time of enrollment.

HCC, Houston Texans award Scholarships for Service to veteran heroes

Houston Community College has partnered with the Houston Texans to offer eligible veterans students scholarships to Houston Community College. The “Scholarships for Service” program will utilize funds received from the Houston Texans to aid HCC in providing services for our veterans as they transition from the military into academia. Up to fifty scholarships will be awarded this November. HCC’s veteran students will have the opportunity to receive up to $1,000 in scholarships.

Houston Hip-hop artist Baby Jay, HCC celebrate Homecoming 2013

Homecoming 2013 at Houston Community College packed a spirited punch. All of HCC's campuses rolled up their sleeves to show their spirit October 14-18, 2013. Highlights of the first day of HCC Homecoming celebrations at Central included a concert by Houston Hip-Hop artist Baby Jay. The events also included other activities that brought dozens of students out. The festive event concluded with a college wide pep rally held at Central College on October 18.

Dianne Johnson appointed HCC trustee for District V

The Houston Community College Board of Trustees appointed Dianne Johnson to temporarily fill the position as trustee for District V with a 5-0 vote on Thursday, October 17. Johnson will fill the position left vacant by Trustee Leila Feldman upon her resignation in September. Johnson was sworn in October 24 and will serve until the newly-elected District V Trustee from the November election is sworn-in.

HCC Northwest breaks ground on new Alief Career Center

Houston Community College broke ground on Northwest College’s new Alief Career Center, 13803 Bissonnet Wednesday, October 9. The 17,220-square-foot workforce building will be a state-of-the-art learning facility where students can train to qualify for certification in areas of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, electrical and plumbing.

HPD recognizes HCC Public Safety Institute partnership

The Public Safety Institute at Houston Community College has played an instrumental role in producing highly trained and skilled first responders for emergency situations. Representatives from the Houston Police Department recently recognized HCC’s PSI for its successful partnership with local law enforcement agencies to provide continuing education and facilities for rescue and tactical helicopter training.

Houston Community College on Orange Avenue for match vs. Montreal

Houston Community College’s Southeast and Southwest College hosted fans on Orange Avenue ahead of the Friday, October 4, 2013 match between the Dynamo and Montreal.

Players hit the links at HCC’s Minority Male Initiative Fall Golf Classic

It was a perfect day for the HCC Annual Fall Golf Classic, held Monday, October 14 at the at the Quail Valley Golf Course, 2880 La Quinta Dr., in Missouri City. The proceeds from the tournament benefit the HCC Minority Male Initiative’s effort to provide educational opportunities for Houston-area…

HCC’s STEM program unites local students, Hollywood actor

Hundreds of students and their parents packed the HCC West Loop Center Auditorium to kick off the Minority Male Initiative program Saturday, February 23. Actor Terrence Howard and the 350 in attendance were informed about the upcoming STEM Academy for 2013.

HCC students inspire at Men of Honor art exhibition

Houston Community College celebrated the 2nd Bi-Annual Men of Honor art exhibition, a Minority Male Initiative (MMI) with an opening reception Friday, April 5. The exhibition showcases exceptional art from students and faculty advisors who show promise as creative workers in Houston’s growing creative economy. In attendance were HCC Trustees Bruce A. Austin, District II and Carroll G. Robinson, District IV.

HCC Minority Male Initiative STEM Academy a success

The HCC Minority Male Initiative (MMI) STEM Academy’s Closing Ceremony was amazing. More than 237 youngsters from all over the city of Houston attended the closing ceremony on July 17, 2013. The summer STEM Academy and the event took place at The Young Men’s College Preparatory College Academy located at 1701 Bringhurst Street. Houston, Texas 77020.

HCC Health Fair event focuses on healthy lifestyles

HCC Coleman College for Health Sciences campus was the site for a community health fair Saturday, April 13. The campus has become a focal point for community activities, and this event brought families together for health and wellness information and resources in a family atmosphere.

2012 HCC Bond Referendum

Facilities 2012 Bond Program: The 2012 bond program will provide each HCC college with new or renovated facilities and the technology to meet student needs, especially in high-demand areas such as health sciences, as well as science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.