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

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:24:00 CDT

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

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

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:24:00 CDT

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

Tue, 10 Jun 2014 15:56:00 CDT

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

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:00:00 CDT

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

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:32:00 CDT

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

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:58:00 CDT

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

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 11:29:00 CDT

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

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:05:00 CDT

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

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:33:00 CDT

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

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:05:00 CDT

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

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:56:00 CDT

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.

Houston’s poet laureate Gwendolyn Zepeda to speak at HCC Central

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:36:00 CDT

Gwendolyn Zepeda, Houston's first poet laureate, will speak from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, September 24, in the auditorium of the San Jacinto Memorial Building at HCC Central, 1300 Holman St.

Fall Newsletter from Zeph Capo, Trustee HCC District 1

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:38:00 CDT

Highlights from District 1

HCC Hispanic Scholarship Council honors Edgar Colon

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:45:00 CDT

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

HCC takes part in 2014 Fiestas Patrias Parade

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:41:00 CDT

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

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:46:00 CDT

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 hosts Bond Internships

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 13:45:00 CDT

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

STEM research opportunity for HCC students

Fri, 05 Sep 2014 16:28:00 CDT

HCC students can now apply for 2014-2015 research fellowships in the HSI STEM project.

HCC takes part in game day activation for Texans season opener

Mon, 08 Sep 2014 12:36:00 CDT

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

HCC Foundation recognizes scholarship students

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:29:00 CDT

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

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:04:00 CDT

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

HCC announces grants from JP Morgan Chase and ExxonMobil

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:34:00 CDT

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

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:24:00 CDT

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

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:01:00 CDT

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

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:48:00 CDT

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

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:23:00 CDT

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

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:44:00 CDT

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

Why we need VA resource centers at HCC

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:40:00 CDT

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

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:37:00 CDT

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

Wed, 13 Aug 2014 09:00:00 CDT

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

Mon, 11 Aug 2014 15:24:00 CDT

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”

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:09:00 CDT

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

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:41:00 CDT

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

HCC hosts Small Business Event

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:34:00 CDT

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

Tue, 14 Jan 2014 12:58:00 CST

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

Tue, 17 Jun 2014 08:31:00 CDT

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

Tue, 20 May 2014 12:23:00 CDT

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

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:24:00 CDT

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

Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:53:00 CDT

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

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:07:00 CDT

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

Wed, 05 Mar 2014 11:32:00 CST

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

Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:33:00 CDT

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

Thu, 21 Nov 2013 13:31:00 CST

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

HCC 2014 Commencement

Sat, 17 May 2014 11:56:00 CDT

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

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

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 09:34:00 CDT

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

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:02:00 CDT

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,

Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:20:00 CDT

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

Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:10:00 CDT

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

Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:04:00 CDT

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

Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:51:00 CDT

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

Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:48:00 CDT

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

Tue, 24 Jun 2014 09:43:00 CDT

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

Tue, 24 Jun 2014 09:33:00 CDT

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

Events

Tue, 24 Jun 2014 09:29:00 CDT

Upcoming events

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

Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:19:00 CDT

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

Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:16:00 CDT

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

HCC Board prepares for 2014-2015 academic year

Wed, 25 Jun 2014 15:33:00 CDT

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

Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:00:00 CDT

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

Tue, 24 Jun 2014 09:02:00 CDT

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

Wed, 18 Jun 2014 15:37:00 CDT

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

Thu, 13 Feb 2014 13:37:00 CST

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

Be prepared - it's hurricane season

Wed, 11 Jun 2014 14:33:00 CDT

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

Wed, 11 Jun 2014 13:55:00 CDT

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

Tue, 10 Jun 2014 10:40:00 CDT

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

Mon, 28 Apr 2014 12:02:00 CDT

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

Asian educators honored at luncheon

Fri, 06 Jun 2014 14:20:00 CDT

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

Wed, 28 May 2014 22:09:00 CDT

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

Wed, 29 Jan 2014 13:49:00 CST

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

Tue, 13 May 2014 12:18:00 CDT

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

Sat, 24 May 2014 06:53:00 CDT

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

Thu, 22 May 2014 10:35:00 CDT

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

Mon, 28 Oct 2013 14:45:00 CDT

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

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 19:25:00 CDT

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

Sun, 02 Mar 2014 18:42:00 CST

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

Must-haves for first-time students

Tue, 10 Dec 2013 08:54:00 CST

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

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:42:00 CDT

‌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

Thu, 30 Jan 2014 07:58:00 CST

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

Tue, 08 Apr 2014 09:15:00 CDT

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

Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:01:00 CDT

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

Mon, 28 Oct 2013 14:38:00 CDT

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

Wed, 20 Nov 2013 15:58:00 CST

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

Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:50:00 CDT

Check out images of HCC at the Cesar Chavez parade.

HCC, Houston Texans join forces to educate veterans

Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:06:00 CDT

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

Sat, 22 Mar 2014 06:44:00 CDT

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

Fri, 14 Mar 2014 15:29:00 CDT

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

Fri, 07 Mar 2014 16:03:00 CST

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

Mon, 03 Mar 2014 16:05:00 CST

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

Wed, 19 Feb 2014 11:16:00 CST

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

Wed, 05 Feb 2014 10:51:00 CST

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

Thu, 27 Feb 2014 16:22:00 CST

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

Fri, 28 Feb 2014 14:51:00 CST

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

Thu, 27 Feb 2014 11:25:00 CST

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

Fri, 28 Feb 2014 10:56:00 CST

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

Tue, 25 Feb 2014 11:54:00 CST

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

Mon, 24 Feb 2014 18:23:00 CST

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

Mon, 24 Feb 2014 14:48:00 CST

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

Political Science Ph.D wows at HCC Southwest

Thu, 20 Feb 2014 09:10:00 CST

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

Mon, 24 Feb 2014 13:22:00 CST

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

Thu, 13 Feb 2014 08:48:00 CST

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

Thu, 20 Feb 2014 09:26:00 CST

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

Thu, 20 Feb 2014 09:55:00 CST

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

HCC open on Wednesday, Jan. 29

Tue, 28 Jan 2014 12:44:00 CST

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

District VII Newsletter: Kudos and Congrats

Fri, 22 Nov 2013 10:00:00 CST

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

Thu, 30 Jan 2014 15:12:00 CST

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

District IV Newsletter: Dear neighbors

Mon, 10 Feb 2014 11:21:00 CST

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

Wed, 05 Feb 2014 10:28:00 CST

Upcoming events for Houston Community College

District IV Faculty Highlight: Dr. Carla Tyson-Howard

Wed, 05 Feb 2014 10:30:00 CST

“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

Wed, 05 Feb 2014 11:19:00 CST

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

Wed, 05 Feb 2014 11:07:00 CST

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

Wed, 05 Feb 2014 10:46:00 CST

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!

Tue, 11 Feb 2014 13:42:00 CST

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

District VII Newsletter: Events

Tue, 11 Feb 2014 11:01:00 CST

Upcoming events for Houston Community College

District VII Faculty Highlight: Stephanie McKenzie

Tue, 11 Feb 2014 11:22:00 CST

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

Tue, 11 Feb 2014 13:16:00 CST

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

Tue, 11 Feb 2014 13:12:00 CST

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

Tue, 11 Feb 2014 11:28:00 CST

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

Tue, 11 Feb 2014 13:29:00 CST

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

Tue, 11 Feb 2014 14:03:00 CST

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

Tue, 11 Feb 2014 13:31:00 CST

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

Tue, 11 Feb 2014 13:38:00 CST

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

Wed, 05 Feb 2014 11:18:00 CST

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

Wed, 05 Feb 2014 16:22:00 CST

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

Fri, 31 Jan 2014 08:21:00 CST

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

Wed, 15 Jan 2014 10:47:00 CST

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

Tue, 21 Jan 2014 12:29:00 CST

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."

HCC students take the classroom to the field

Thu, 12 Dec 2013 12:59:00 CST

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.

Northwest College Student Orientations

Tue, 17 Dec 2013 10:18:00 CST

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

Wed, 11 Dec 2013 14:31:00 CST

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

Thu, 12 Dec 2013 19:06:00 CST

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

Fri, 22 Nov 2013 10:05:00 CST

Upcoming events for Houston Community College

HCC District VII Newsletter

Fri, 22 Nov 2013 08:38:00 CST

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

Mon, 02 Dec 2013 11:12:00 CST

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

HCC bond construction program gains momentum

Mon, 25 Nov 2013 14:25:00 CST

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

HCC Bond Oversight Committee holds inaugural meeting

Mon, 25 Nov 2013 14:36:00 CST

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

Your key to HCC is your Eagle ID

Tue, 12 Nov 2013 15:09:00 CST

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

Veterans Affairs to implement a new PeopleSoft process

Mon, 18 Nov 2013 09:41:00 CST

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

Wed, 13 Nov 2013 16:21:00 CST

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

Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:29:00 CDT

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

Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:04:00 CDT

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

Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:34:00 CDT

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

Mon, 28 Oct 2013 14:43:00 CDT

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

Mon, 28 Oct 2013 14:28:00 CDT

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

Mon, 07 Oct 2013 16:36:00 CDT

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

Mon, 14 Oct 2013 09:28:00 CDT

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

Wed, 27 Feb 2013 11:47:00 CST

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

Sat, 06 Apr 2013 11:41:00 CDT

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

Mon, 29 Jul 2013 09:47:00 CDT

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

Tue, 16 Apr 2013 11:35:00 CDT

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

Thu, 24 Oct 2013 14:33:00 CDT

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.

Houston Community College awarded VetSuccess Program

Thu, 26 Sep 2013 06:28:00 CDT

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.