Haute Wheels Festival is recipe for HCC student success

May 2, 2016

The Haute Wheels Food Truck Festival not only served up great food; but it also raised $6,716 for the HCC Foundation.

Up To The Minute report: HCC Stafford Campus hosts Living History Day

May 2, 2016

The Western Civilization class at HCC Stafford recently held a Living History Day.

Spring 2016 Newsletter from Trustee Neeta Sane

Apr 29, 2016

A message from Trustee Neeta Sane.

Dialogue Houston: Good Works Houston, deed and social entrepreneurship

Apr 29, 2016

A nonprofit entrepreneur of Good Works Houston focus of helping others and give light to businesses with social purpose.

Dialogue Houston: Helping Veterans find assistance to get in school (HCC)

Apr 29, 2016

Help and assistance for Veterans who need help getting back in school @ HCC.

Spring 2016 Newsletter from Trustee Carolyn Evans-Shabazz

Apr 29, 2016

A message from Trustee Carolyn Evans-Shabazz.

Spring 2016 Newsletter from Trustee Robert Glaser

Apr 29, 2016

A message from Trustee Robert Glaser.

Spring 2016 Newsletter from Trustee Christopher W. Oliver

Apr 29, 2016

A message from Trustee Christopher W. Oliver.

Spring 2016 Newsletter from Trustee Eva Loredo

Apr 29, 2016

A message from Trustee Eva Loredo.

Keep the world moving: HCC opens Logistics Center of Excellence

Apr 28, 2016

Houston Community College celebrated the grand opening of the Logistics Center of Excellence at the HCC Felix Fraga Academic campus of Southeast College.

Up To The Minute: US Navy guides HCC STEM Academy

Apr 26, 2016

HCC STEM Academy along with the U.S. Navy recently participated in the 2016 SeaPerch Regional Challenge at the Alief Natatorium.

HCC Interior Design students ‘make it work’ at Product Runway 2016

Apr 26, 2016

Houston Community College (HCC) Interior Design students have done it again. They won at the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) (Texas Oklahoma Chapter) Product Runway event for the third year in a row.

HCC expansion project opens at West Loop Campus

Apr 26, 2016

The HCC West Loop Campus has a new five-level parking garage now open on the north side of the campus.

HCC Foundation Scholarship Gala celebrates golden ticket to education

Apr 26, 2016

Funds raised from the 2016 gala will be distributed as scholarships for HCC students, two-thirds of whom come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and nearly half of whom are the first in their families to pursue a higher education.

Houston Texans help HCC veteran students with educational goals

Apr 26, 2016

The Houston Texans are putting Houston Community College (HCC) veteran students in great field position for educational success. During the April meeting of the HCC Board of Trustees, Texans President Jamey Rootes presented the HCC Foundation with a check for $56,275 to support the Houston Texans Scholarship for Service for veteran students and their dependents.

Up To The Minute: HCC Students help in Stafford Spring Cleanup

Apr 25, 2016

Students from HCC's Stafford campus recently participated in the City of Stafford "Citywide Pride Spring Cleanup."

HCC Accounting students take field trip to NRG Stadium

Apr 25, 2016

The Houston Texans hosted HCC accounting students to show how accounting is done for the NFL organization.

HCC announces new administrators

Apr 22, 2016

Dr. Athos Brewer joins Houston Community College as Vice Chancellor Student Services and Dr. Madeline Burillo becomes president of HCC Southwest College.

Up To The Minute report: HCC students compete in Speech Tournament

Apr 21, 2016

Houston Community College students recently honed their public speaking skills at a competition at the HCC West Loop Campus.

HCC helps Chinese entrepreneurs boost their businesses

Apr 20, 2016

Chinese American entrepreneurs received Certificates of Completion after graduating from a 10-week Executive Training program. The course was taught in Mandarin through the Corporate College at HCC, in collaboration with the Asian Chamber of Commerce-Houston and sponsored by Wells Fargo.

HCC Health Sciences Center of Excellence grand opening: A pillar of the Texas Medical Center

Apr 14, 2016

HCC held a grand opening for the Health Sciences Center of Excellence at the Coleman College for Health Sciences.

Doris Larry recognized as Adult Education Teacher of the Year

Apr 20, 2016

An instructor for the Houston Center for Literacy, Doris has taught in Adult Education for more than 20 years. She is known for her use of innovative teaching strategies, her unlimited energy, and for ensuring that her students accomplish their personal dreams and educational goals.

Up To The Minute: Updating Freedmen's records for access

Apr 15, 2016

Freedmen's records being updated for Smithsonian accessibility.

HCC breaks ground for future of North Forest Community

Apr 13, 2016

Nearly 200 people, including The Honorable Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), fellow elected officials, community leaders, residents and current and future students, joined HCC Trustees and administrators for a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Automotive Technology Center and Workforce Building at the HCC North Forest campus.

HCC donates over 200 pounds of food to Souper Bowl of Caring

Apr 14, 2016

Each day, roughly 66,000 people in Houston go hungry. To help our surrounding communities in need, Houston Community College joined forces with the Souper Bowl of Caring, for the second year in a row to beat hunger.

Up To The Minute: Understanding and Managing Yourself

Apr 14, 2016

Learning to understand and manage yourself

Food trucks converge on the HCC West Loop Campus during Festival

Apr 14, 2016

Haute Wheels Festival is a recipe for HCC students success 2016

HCC Honor Society ranks among top in the world

Apr 14, 2016

The Houston Community College (HCC) Omega Sigma Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is getting global recognition for its excellent work.

HCC Honors College graduate receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Apr 11, 2016

HCC Honors College graduate receives National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

TWC awards HCC grant to expand career pathways for Adult Education programs

Apr 8, 2016

Houston Community College (HCC) has been selected to act as lead institution and fiscal agent for a consortium of community colleges receiving a grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) to expand the state’s Accelerate TEXAS initiative.

HCC opens new parking garage at West Loop campus

Apr 8, 2016

Parking at the Houston Community College (HCC) West Loop campus will get much easier thanks to the addition of a new parking garage.

HCC Adult Education students awarded state organization's GED scholarships

Apr 8, 2016

Nana Yeboah and Emily Holbrook of the HCC Adult Education program have been notified that they are recipients of the 2016 Texas Adult Literacy And Education (TALAE) GED Awards.

HCC online catalog wins NCMPR national gold medal award

Mar 22, 2016

The HCC Catalog is a collaboration led by Web Governance and Development Committee.

HCC chancellor appointed to Quality Texas Foundation Board

Apr 7, 2016

As a board member who will serve a three-year term, Chancellor Maldonado will represent the Houston, Galveston, Beaumont, and Port Arthur areas.

Area middle school students take part in annual rockets launch event at HCC

Apr 6, 2016

The second annual “Rockets Launch” was the culmination of the “Rockets Science” program - a partnership between HCC, The Houston Rockets, and Space Center Houston in which the students learned the basics of rocketry during live webinars with Space Center Houston scientists.

Hacker shares security insight at HCC Cybersecurity Conference

Apr 6, 2016

HCC recently hosted a Cybersecurity Conference at the West Loop Campus, where IT staff, faculty, and local business people were taught security lessons from an ethical hacker.

HCC alumna defies obstacles to achieve dream

Apr 5, 2016

Charlotte Swanks credits HCC for making her dream of earning a college degree a reality. Her 12-year journey in pursuing a college degree has been filled with struggles of raising a child, financial challenges, a death in the family, and other unexpected circumstances.

HCC celebrates art and achievement with Center of Excellence grand opening

Mar 31, 2016

Houston Community College held a grand opening celebration for the Consumer Arts and Sciences Center of Excellence at Central College. HCC officials, industry partners, faculty, staff, and students joined in the celebration highlighting present achievements and the future.

Up To The Minute: Grand opening for Consumer Arts & Science a success

Apr 5, 2016

HCC recently held a Grand Opening for its Consumer Arts & Sciences Center of Excellence.

HCC-ASPIRE initiates awards to honor excellence

Apr 5, 2016

HCC-ASPIRE will host an awards reception honoring several high-profile Houston leaders on Wednesday, May 4.

Up To The Minute Report: Science students enjoy Microscopy Tech Day

Apr 4, 2016

HCC recently held a Microscopy Tech Day to stimulate student interest in science careers.

Logistics student to represent HCC at Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals contest

Apr 5, 2016

Gonzalo Florez-Giraldo is a product of the HCC Logistics Center of Excellence and will represent the school system at the CSCMP Houston Roundtable Luncheon on April 21.

Chromebooks offered at HCC libraries

Mar 31, 2016

HCC libraries have over 900 laptops available for current HCC students, 18 years and older, to checkout and use either at home or on campus. The goal is to ensure every student has access to online tools and information they need to learn and succeed.

HCC welcomes visitors from Germany

Mar 30, 2016

Houston Community College is hosting visitors and program directors from the Berufsbildende Schule Metalltechnik from Hanover Germany, providing each of them three weeks of immersion in the life and culture of Houston, Texas.

Up To The Minute report: Renowned ballet dancer Lauren Anderson teaches master class at HCC

Mar 30, 2016

The report for March 30, 2016, takes a look at former Houston Ballet principal dancer Lauren Anderson.

HCC Medical Assisting program awarded accreditation

Mar 30, 2016

Medical Assisting is one of the fastest growing health careers in the United States. Houston Community College is meeting the demand for Medical Assistants in the Greater Houston Area by educating and training students in the heart of the Texas Medical Center.

HCC honors faculty and student artists at International FotoFest 2016 exhibition

Mar 29, 2016

The event featured a variety of artistic photographs taken by students and faculty members.

HCC Veteran student Summer registration priority deadline set for April 15

Mar 29, 2016

Veteran students are advised to register for their Summer courses and submit their required documents to the Department of Veteran Affairs by the priority deadline to get ahead of the Summer semester registration rush.

Up To The Minute report: March 29, 2016

Mar 29, 2016

The day's report takes a look at the recent College Readiness Summit held at the HCC West Loop Campus. The event brought together administrators and instructors from area high schools and community colleges to discuss the College Preparatory Courses in English Language Arts and Mathematics.

HCC features photography about Houston life

Mar 28, 2016

Houston Community College (HCC) Northeast Art Hub Gallery will host a photography exhibit entitled “My View – My City: The Ray Carrington Collection.”

HCC adjunct professor receives 'Champion in the Community' award

Mar 28, 2016

Houston Community College Adjunct Professor Catherine Smith receives Champion in Community award at recent NAACP Image Awards.

Former Houston Ballet dancer Lauren Anderson brings energy and expertise to master class at HCC

Mar 25, 2016

Lauren Anderson, former principal dancer with Houston Ballet and HCC alumna, recently taught a master class at the HCC Visual Performing Arts Center of Excellence.

Up To The Minute report: March 24, 2016

Mar 24, 2016

The day's report takes a look at the recent HCC Rockets Science workshop at Space Center Houston. A partnership among Houston Community College, the Houston Rockets and NASA, Rockets Science is a program that was created to get students excited about STEM careers.

HCC Diagnostic Medical Sonography program awarded prestigious accreditation

Mar 23, 2016

For the second time, the Houston Community College (HCC) Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMSO) program has been awarded the accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

Up To The Minute report: March 23, 2016

Mar 23, 2016

The day's report features a look at the HCC Central Campus Library. The library is an invaluable resource to aid students in their quest for academic excellence.

HCC Engineering Center of Excellence offers diverse pipeline of opportunities

Mar 9, 2016

With a critical shortage of engineers across the country being projected by 2025, getting students educated and trained for engineering careers is the priority of the Houston Community College (HCC) Engineering Center of Excellence (COE).

HCC Foundation receives $25,000 donation from Houston Rockets

Mar 3, 2016

Thanks to donations such as this one and various fundraising efforts, the HCC Foundation has awarded thousands of scholarships to deserving students over the years.

Up To The Minute report: March 22, 2016

Mar 22, 2016

The Up To The Minute report for Tuesday, March 22, 2016, takes a look at Eric Hirschhorn’s recent visit to the HCC Spring Branch Campus. Hirschhorn is the Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce for the Bureau of Industry and Security. He spoke about the new export controls reform from a government perspective during a seminar, Export Control Reform: The Policy and the Practical.

Up To The Minute report: March 11, 2016

Mar 11, 2016

The day's report takes a look at how HCC supports the Souper Bowl of Caring. Some campuses recently collected food items for the East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry.

Fashion designer Christian Siriano inspires HCC students

Mar 10, 2016

The talented, versatile, and personable fashion designer Christian Siriano visited the Houston Community College (HCC) Central Campus for a candid conversation with star-struck Fashion Design students and staff.

HCC Hospitality Administration Program receives accreditation

Mar 10, 2016

HCC has become the only higher education institution in the city to have an accredited Hospitality Administration Program. The Accreditation Commission of Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA) recently awarded HCC an initial accreditation that will last for seven years (winter 2016-winter 2023).

Up To The Minute report: March 10, 2016

Mar 10, 2016

The day's report features a look at the HCC Advanced Technology Resource Center, which is open to HCC students, staff, faculty and the community.

HCC alum's 'The Universe Within' exhibit opens at Central Art Gallery

Mar 7, 2016

The exhibit, held in conjunction with FOTOFEST 16, opened March 2 and will be in the gallery through April 5.

HCC staff member saddles up for Rodeo Houston

Mar 9, 2016

Alex Prince has been working at Houston Community College in various roles for 44 years, but he’s really just a cowboy at heart.

HCC West Loop Campus hosts ESOL/English Interdisciplinary Symposium

Mar 8, 2016

The purpose of the event was to discuss the literacy needs of multilingual students and ways to improve their English-learning experience.

HCC updates community on North Forest bond project

Mar 9, 2016

Houston Community College (HCC) joined forces with the North Forest Blue Ribbon Advisory Committee and U.S. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee of the 18th Congressional District to host a community engagement meeting and present an updated plan for the North Forest Campus bond project.

Up To The Minute report: March 9, 2016

Mar 9, 2016

The day's report takes a look at the recent Gimme Five Playwriting Competition. The workshop provided students with tips on the many ins and outs of the creative process involved in writing for stage.

HCC celebrates Spirit Week

Mar 8, 2016

From sporting events to a pep rally, the Houston Community College Spirit Week offered something for everyone. The fun-filled week of activities had one goal - for all HCC students, faculty and staff to display their eagle pride and support those involved in RecSports.

HCC registers new voters

Mar 7, 2016

With this being a Presidential Election year, the HCC Southwest Student Government Association teamed up with Neighborhood Centers to host a voter’s registration drive to prepare faculty, staff, students and community members for the upcoming election.

Up To The Minute report: March 8, 2016

Mar 8, 2016

The day's report features a look at the recent ESOL/English Interdisciplinary Symposium titled "Transitions” Going from Zero to Sky’s the Limit," which was held at the HCC West Loop Campus.

Former student pays it forward to HCC

Mar 8, 2016

Travis Speck has his finger on the pulse of the Houston IT industry. He's now in a position to give back to the college that launched his career and he’s tackling it with passion.

Up To The Minute report: March 7, 2016

Mar 7, 2016

The day's report takes a look at the recent HCC Title Night at Toyota Center.

HCC Basic Peace Officers achieve 100 percent pass rate

Mar 7, 2016

Houston Community College (HCC) is pleased to announce the Spring 2016 graduating class of the Basic Peace Officer Academy passed the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) licensing exam at 100 percent.

HCC hosts Export Control Reform seminar at Spring Branch Campus

Mar 4, 2016

The HCC Spring Branch Campus recently hosted a seminar, Export Control Reform: The Policy and the Practical, with Eric Hirschhorn, the Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce for the Bureau of Industry and Security.

Up To The Minute report: March 4, 2016

Mar 4, 2016

The day's report features a look at a recent Caribbean Carnival event that was hosted by the HCC Northline Campus Student Life organization. The event, which featured music, dancing, authentic Caribbean cuisine and a scholarship opportunity, celebrated the end of Black History Month.

HCC showcases student diversity at West Loop Campus

Mar 4, 2016

HCC celebrated the rich history and valuable contributions of African American artists by showcasing award-winning students Al Saulso and Kevo with an exhibition titled The Journey. The display at the West Loop Campus Gallery is geared toward encouraging students and showing them that they too can be successful in the art community here in Houston.

HCC to present Diversity & Inclusion Champion Award on April 8

Jan 26, 2016

The award was created to recognize faculty, staff and students who have made outstanding contributions towards advancing the purpose and goals of Houston Community College’s Diversity and Inclusion mission. As such, the award celebrates individuals who champion efforts resulting in greater diversity, inclusion and opportunities for all members of our community.

Up To The Minute report: March 3, 2016

Mar 3, 2016

The day's report takes a look at a Black Lives Matter discussion that was recently held at the HCC Stafford Campus.

HCC Men of Honor host Teen Summit at Central Campus

Mar 1, 2016

The Houston Community College Men of Honor student organization recently hosted a Teen Summit for high school and middle school students from HISD at the Central Campus San Jacinto Auditorium. The students received information about college and encouragement from motivational speakers.

HCC club to host Midterm Madness study blast to help students

Mar 2, 2016

To help get students through the grueling midterm process, Phi Theta Kappa is hosting a Midterm Study Blast. The event is 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Saturday, March 5 at the West Loop Campus and Alief Hayes Campus Libraries.

Up To The Minute report: March 2, 2016

Mar 2, 2016

The day's report takes a look at the 9th annual Akwaaba Dance and Drum Festival, which was recently held at the HCC Spring Branch Campus.

HCC hosts LGBT Business Builder Houston workshop at West Loop Campus

Mar 1, 2016

The purpose of the event was to remove barriers and increase access to strategic growth opportunities for America’s LGBT business owners.

HCC hosts discussion on Black Lives Matter during Black History Month event

Feb 29, 2016

The lobby of the Houston Community College Stafford Campus became the backdrop for a candid conversation about racial injustice. “Let’s Talk," led by Civil Rights Activist Tammie Lang Campbell, highlighted the Black Lives Matter movement.

Up To The Minute report: March 1, 2016

Mar 1, 2016

The day's report takes a look at the recent HCC Procurement Expo. With a goal of creating new business opportunities, HCC brought small businesses and community partners together at the event. Presentations were made by the HCC Small Business Development Program, the Houston Minority Business Development Agency and the HCC Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program.

Up To The Minute report: February 29, 2016

Feb 29, 2016

The day's report features a look at the HCC Foundation’s recent efforts to honor those who encourage diversity and enlightenment and who have made significant contributions to the Houston community.

HCC float wins award at 2016 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Parade

Feb 27, 2016

Houston Community College was well-represented at the 78th annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Parade on Saturday.

HCC Northline Campus hosts Spring Community Resource Fair

Feb 26, 2016

The event served as a day for Agencies and Organizations throughout the Houston area to come together to network and provide information regarding their program(s) and services to the HCC students, faculty and staff.

Up To The Minute report: February 26, 2016

Feb 26, 2016

The day's report features a look at HCC’s efforts to help prepare women for careers in the petrochemical industry.

HCC Interior Design students place at regional competition

Feb 26, 2016

Houston Community College (HCC) Interior Design students won second and third place at the 16th annual International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Student Conference, Interior Design Charrette Competition in Houston.

Success stories: HCC celebrates student accomplishments

Feb 25, 2016

HCC recognizes these current and former students for their hard work, determination, dedication, and leadership on and off campus.

Up To The Minute report: February 24, 2016

Feb 24, 2016

The day's report features a look at the recent HCC State of the College 2016 event.

HCC and Houston Rockets host Rockets Science workshop at Space Center Houston

Feb 23, 2016

A partnership among Houston Community College, the Houston Rockets and NASA, Rockets Science is a program that was created to get students excited about STEM careers. Excitement was on tap Tuesday, Feb. 23, for area middle school students as they visited Space Center Houston and had the chance to explore STEM more with some hands-on activities and learn about space.

HCC Veteran College Fair connects Veteran students with four-year institutions

Feb 23, 2016

The Houston Community College District Office of Veteran Affairs recently hosted its first annual “HCC Veteran College Fair: The Next Steps in Academic Success." The event offered HCC Veteran students the chance to meet with both local and national four-year institutions — including University of Houston Central and Downtown, Texas Southern University, Prairie View A&M, Houston Baptist University and Syracuse — so that they can further the academic success that they began at HCC.

2016 State of the College highlights HCC accomplishments

Feb 22, 2016

Houston Community College Chancellor Cesar Maldonado, Ph.D., P.E., challenged an impressive crowd of elected officials, community leaders, and industry partners to view the institution in a new light. The concept of change was the focus of the HCC State of the College 2016 at Bayou City Event Center in Houston.

Up To The Minute report: February 23, 2016

Feb 23, 2016

The day's report takes a look at the recent Houston Hispanic Forum at the George R. Brown Convention Center. HCC representatives were on hand to showcase all that HCC has to offer students.

HCC Black History Scholarship Gala holds successful 10th Anniversary event

Feb 17, 2016

NASA Administrator Major General Charles F. Bolden, Jr. provided a sterling speech about NASA and the future of the agency – while praising the educational and workforce training efforts of Houston Community College – at the 2016 HCC Black History Scholarship Gala, held Feb. 13.

Up To The Minute report: February 22, 2016

Feb 22, 2016

The day's report features a look at the recent Spring Community Resource Fair. The event serves as a day for Agencies and Organizations throughout the Houston area to come together to network and provide information regarding their program(s) and services to the HCC students, faculty and staff.

HCC book sale benefits Intensive English Scholarship Fund

Feb 19, 2016

The Houston Community College Intensive English Program is turning old books into new cash for students. The group has been collecting used books over the past several months to help raise money for the IEP Scholarship Fund.

HCC Honors College expands opportunities

Feb 19, 2016

The HCC Honors College was founded in 2007 and is based at HCC Central. Currently there are 45 students; but starting this fall, the Honors College will expand to the HCC Stafford and Spring Branch campuses.

Up To The Minute report: February 19, 2016

Feb 19, 2016

The day's report takes a look at the latest technology HCC students are working with at the school system’s various fabrication labs.

Up To The Minute report: February 18, 2016

Feb 18, 2016

The day's report features a look at the film "Cimarrón Spirit.” The HCC Office of International Initiatives recently hosted the premiere showing of the documentary, a panel discussion about the film and a mini concert by Xiomara Fortuna to celebrate the film.

Up To The Minute report: February 17, 2016

Feb 17, 2016

The day's report features a look at the recent HCC Black History Scholarship Gala. NASA Administrator Major General Charles F. Bolden, Jr., who served as the keynote speaker for the 10th anniversary event, provided a sterling speech about NASA and the future of the agency – while praising the educational and workforce training efforts of Houston Community College.

NASA Day at HCC offers out-of-this-world opportunity

Feb 16, 2016

Nearly 200 middle school, high school and college students with dreams of exploring science and space learned what it takes to be a NASA astronaut or employee from highly reliable sources: Major General Charles Bolden, NASA’s 12th Administrator, who has been heading the U. S. space agency since his appointment by President Obama in 2009 and a special panel of NASA employees.

Up To The Minute report: February 16, 2016

Feb 16, 2016

The day's report takes a look at some recent basketball tryouts for the Spring semester. Basketball is just one of several sports and activities offered by the HCC Recreational Sports department.

Kirksey Architecture hosts HCC Interior Design students for design charrette

Feb 16, 2016

Students in the Houston Community College (HCC) Interior Design program got a taste of the real world from architecture and interior design professionals. Professor Kevin Hamby took his Commercial Interiors class of 11 students on a field trip to Kirksey Architecture, one of the preeminent architecture firms in Houston, as part of their corporate office interior design project.

Up To The Minute report: February 12, 2016

Feb 12, 2016

The day's report features a look at the recent Health and Beauty Expo at the HCC Central Campus. The event was hosted by the HCC VAST Academy and Annual Eagles Club students.

HCC hosts Procurement Expo 2016

Feb 11, 2016

With a goal of creating new business opportunities, the Houston Community College Procurement department recently brought small businesses and community partners together at its Procurement Expo at the Southeast College Learning Hub.

Medical Billing and Coding training offered at HCC Missouri City Campus

Feb 10, 2016

Fort Bend County has experienced a recent growth spurt which has created a need for more trained office staff in the medical field. The Houston Community College Missouri City Campus will help fill that need by offering two certificates: Medical Business Office and Comprehensive Coding System this semester.

Up To The Minute report: February 11, 2016

Feb 11, 2016

The day's report features a look at the recent PetroChallenge competition at HCC Southwest. PetroChallenge is a series of educational and competitive events held at schools and universities to develop students’ knowledge of the oil and gas industry and their interest in pursuing educational and professional careers in the industry.

HCC to host Veteran College Fair on Feb. 18

Feb 10, 2016

The purpose of the exhibition is to allow HCC Veteran students the opportunity to learn of the opportunities offered by four-year institutions to further the academic success began at HCC.

Up To The Minute report: February 10, 2016

Feb 10, 2016

The day's report features a look at the recent HCC Winter Criterium Series, which was hosted by the HCC Cycling Club. The event, which attracted both amateur and professional racers, raised $1,250 for the club.

Take a tour of the HCC Alief-Hayes Campus

Feb 9, 2016

Check out a first look at the new and improved Alief-Hayes Campus, which was funded by the $425 million HCC Groundbreaker Bond Program.

HCC kicks off Souper Bowl of Caring Food Drive

Feb 5, 2016

This is the second year HCC has participated in the event. Between now and Wednesday, February 17, students, faculty, staff and community members can drop off non-perishable food items in the red and white donation bins located near the front desk at the HCC West Loop, Stafford, Gulfton, and Missouri City campuses.

Up To The Minute report: February 9, 2016

Feb 9, 2016

The day's report features a look at the recent Civil Rights movement discussion at the HCC West Loop Campus. Civil Rights activist Mamie King-Chalmers was the featured speaker. The event was a part of HCC's celebration of Black History Month.

HCC Cybersecurity program heads toward certification

Feb 9, 2016

With the growing number of cyber-attacks, ongoing attention is required to protect businesses, personal information, and manage the challenges of security in cyberspace. The demand for cybersecurity professionals far surpasses the need. To help combat this growing trend and competitive market, Houston Community College is applying for designation as a Center of Academic Excellence for 2-year colleges.

Up To The Minute report: February 8, 2016

Feb 8, 2016

The day's report takes a look at HCC’s work on the Achieving the Dream project, which aims to help underprepared students succeed in college. HCC is expanding the service this year to include all students entering college today.

Competitive series puts HCC Cycling Club in gear

Feb 3, 2016

The Cycling Club recently hosted the Winter Criterium Series at the commercial truck school driving course at HCC Northeast.

Up To The Minute report: February 5, 2016

Feb 5, 2016

The day’s report features a look at the recent ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly renovated first, third, and fourth floors of the Alief-Hayes Campus.

New HCC campus offers innovative opportunities for West Houston community

Feb 4, 2016

HCC officials recently held the first ribbon cutting for the newly renovated first, third, and fourth floors of the Alief-Hayes campus under the $425 million Groundbreaker Bond Program.

HCC VAST Academy helps student shine

Feb 4, 2016

VAST, which stands for Vocational Advancement and Social Skills Training, provides post-secondary transition programs and comprehensive support services for differently-abled individuals. The goal is to lead students to independence and ultimately, employment.

Up To The Minute report: February 4, 2016

Feb 4, 2016

The day's report takes a look at the new eTicketing program that the HCC Police Department is introducing.

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

Mar 11, 2015

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

HCC partners with area community colleges to train upstream/midstream workforce

Feb 3, 2016

HCC is spearheading an alliance with three other community colleges in the Gulf Coast Region to address middle skills workforce needs in the upstream and midstream oil and gas industry.

Up To The Minute report: February 3, 2016

Feb 3, 2016

The day's report takes a look at Dr. Cesar Maldonado's new blog. The HCC Chancellor uses the platform to share his thoughts on the college's work and mission.

HCC Center of Excellence for Visual & Performing Arts hosts ReelMusic Jazz and Blues Jam Session

Feb 2, 2016

The event promoted inclusion and showcased the talents of people with disabilities.

Up To The Minute report: February 2, 2016

Feb 2, 2016

The day's report takes a look at the first annual ReelMusic Jazz and Blues Jam Session, which was hosted by the HCC Center of Excellence for Visual & Performing Arts.

HCC Black History Scholarship Gala to honor eight legends

Feb 1, 2016

The first African-American woman to travel in space and a distinguished NASA inventor are among eight recipients of the Joyce M. Reynolds Lifetime Achievement and Unstoppable Leader awards, administered by the Black History Committee of Houston Community College.

HCC faculty member Dr. Chandra Mittal appointed to Healthline Advisory Board

Jan 29, 2016

Dr. Chandra Mittal, Professor of Biological and Biomedical Sciences at HCC has been appointed to the Advisory Board of Healthline, a new healthcare magazine from Voice of Asia Group publication based in Houston.

Classes at the West Loop Campus will resume Saturday morning as scheduled

Jan 29, 2016

Classes at the West Loop Campus will resume Saturday morning as scheduled

Up To The Minute report: January 29, 2016

Jan 29, 2016

The day's report takes a look at the recreational activities offered by the HCC Offices of Student Life.

HCC hosts basketball tryouts at Central campus

Jan 28, 2016

Basketball is just one of several sports and activities offered by the HCC Recreational Sports department each semester.

Up To The Minute report: January 27, 2016

Jan 27, 2016

The day's report takes a look at the 2016 Swearing In Ceremony for the new terms of the members of the HCC Board of Trustees.

Up To The Minute report: January 26, 2016

Jan 26, 2016

The day's report takes a look at a new scholarship HCC is introducing for students who take Mexican-American and Latino Studies courses.

HCC offers Houston free Dual Credit classes

Jan 26, 2016

The Houston Community College (HCC) Board of Trustees, the Board unanimously approved a first-of-its-kind plan to waive the out-of-district fees for Dual Credit students. Beginning with the fall semester, any high school student in the Greater Houston region can enroll in the Dual Credit program at HCC at no cost.

HCC Southwest Interim President named one of Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women of 2015

Jan 26, 2016

Dr. Burillo received recognition for her contributions to the community and her commitment to education.

Up To The Minute report: January 25, 2016

Jan 25, 2016

The day's report features a look at the recent HCC Veteran New Student Orientation. The purpose of the event was to assist those who have served this country in their transition to college by providing information on the educational benefits and resources that are available to veterans.

HCC Nursing program examines pass rates

Jan 22, 2016

HCC is proud of its nursing programs and the important guidance it receives from the Texas Board of Nursing in helping address the needs of healthcare in Texas and in particular the world renowned Texas Medical Center. The Associate Degree Nursing Program is one of many healthcare programs at HCC that are well recognized.

Up To The Minute report: January 22, 2016

Jan 22, 2016

The day's report takes a look at the Rebirth – Revival – Revolution art exhibition, which is on display at the Houston Community College Art Hub Gallery. The art exhibition, which will run from Jan. 14 to Feb. 11, features the works of father-son duo Alvin & Ezra Roy.

HCC welcomes new and returning students for Spring semester

Jan 22, 2016

It does not matter if you are starting elementary school or college, the first day of school brings on a sense of nervousness and excitement like no other. As hundreds of students walk through the doors of the Houston Community College Southwest campuses, those overwhelming feelings fill the hallways.

HCC adds Interior Design classes to West Loop Campus

Jan 22, 2016

The bustling economy in Houston supports the growing field of interior design. Students who complete the HCC Award-winning Interior Design program are prepared for entry level positions in a variety of design related career fields, including residential design, commercial design, kitchen and bath design, architectural firms, wholesale design trades, and furniture stores. Many students also begin their own design businesses upon graduation.

Up To The Minute Report: January 21, 2016

Jan 21, 2016

The day's report features a look at the recent HCC International Student Spring 2016 Orientation.

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Jan 20, 2016

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Success stories: HCC celebrates student achievements

Jan 20, 2016

HCC recognizes these current and former students for their hard work, determination, dedication, and leadership on and off campus. We are proud to honor and celebrate their accomplishments. They are the definition of success stories at Houston Community College.

Up To The Minute report: January 20, 2016

Jan 20, 2016

The day's report takes a look at the recent HCC 2016 Spring Convocation. Dr. Cesar Maldonado, HCC chancellor, presented the college system's plans for the new year, which are focused on creating student success and improving the student experience.

HCC participates in the MLK Grande Parade held in midtown Houston

Jan 18, 2016

HCC participated in the MLK Grande Parade held in midtown Houston on January 18.

Students search for oil, make deals in PetroChallenge

Jan 18, 2016

More than 380 high school students will study seismic surveys, compete for rigs and negotiate deals during a four-day competition called PetroChallenge at the Energy Institute High School and at Houston Community College Southwest.

Obama Cabinet Member hosts SBA Town Hall Meeting at HCC

Jan 15, 2016

Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, recently met with entrepreneurs at the Houston Community College District building.

Up To The Minute report: January 15, 2016

Jan 15, 2016

The day's report offers some tips on how students can get the most out of their HCC experience.

HCC hosts International Student Orientation event for Spring semester

Jan 14, 2016

Students received information on the following topics: maintaining F-1 Visa status, obtaining a driver’s license, employment, cultural adjustment, safety and security, immigration laws, health insurance coverage, tax information, Social Security and academic requirements.

Up To The Minute report: January 14, 2016

Jan 14, 2016

The day's report features a look at the projects Houston Community College campus presidents are working on to improve the student experience.

New officers for HCC Board of Trustees

Jan 13, 2016

The Houston Community College (HCC) Board of Trustees has new officers. During a special meeting held on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, board members voted to select Dr. Adriana Tamez as Chairman. The Board unanimously selected Dr. Carolyn Evans-Shabazz as Secretary. Trustee Robert Glaser will keep his position as Vice Chairman.

HCC Vast Academy honored at 2015 Star Awards

Dec 9, 2015

The VAST Academy at Houston Community College was honored as a finalist during the 2015 Star Awards in Austin

HCC student interns full-time at NASA

Dec 11, 2015

People dream about finding a career they are passionate about. Finding that passion is something most students search for in college. That was the case for Houston Community College (HCC) student Jimmy Lazo.

Women in Industry Conference slated for Galveston

Jan 12, 2016

The Community College Petrochemical Initiative (CCPI), funded by a grant from ExxonMobil, is organizing the Women in Industry Conference. As a member of CCPI, Houston Community College is preparing students for careers in the petrochemical industry by offering certificate and degree programs at the HCC Global Energy & Process Technology Center of Excellence.

HCC to hold ceremony for Board of Trustees

Jan 8, 2016

Houston Community College (HCC) will hold a Swearing-in ceremony for new terms for the Board of Trustees during the January meeting.

Scholarship to study in Taiwan available to HCC students

Jan 12, 2016

Houston Community College (HCC) students can take part in a unique opportunity to study in Taiwan and learn Chinese through a wonderful educational partnership.

HCC Business programs awarded accreditation

Jan 11, 2016

F‌ive programs at the Houston Community College (HCC) Business Center of Excellence have been awarded accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Associate Degree Board of Commissioners.

Up To The Minute report: January 8

Jan 7, 2016

The day's report features a look at the hi-tech projects that are in the works from Houston Community College students in the Digital Gaming and Simulation program.

HCC to host Veteran New Student Orientation on Jan. 13

Jan 7, 2016

During orientation, we will provide information on accessing Veteran Educational benefits, additional funding opportunities, HCC Veteran organizations, and both college and community resources available that support Veteran student success.

Registration 2016 webcast provides key information about enrolling at HCC

Jan 7, 2016

The program featured a web chat that provided prospective students the opportunity to ask recruiters and advisors questions about registering at Houston Community College.

Up To The Minute report: January 7

Jan 7, 2016

The day's report takes a look at the recent CodeFest event, which was held at the HCC West Loop Campus in conjunction with the Center of Excellence for Digital Info. & Technology. The seminar was presented by the India Institute of Technology Alumni of Greater Houston.

Goldman Sachs 10K Small Businesses HCC program alumna writes about her experience on Huffington Post

Jan 5, 2016

The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, which is offered at Houston Community College, aims to provide small business owners the tools needed to grow their businesses. For HCC program graduate Nancy Sabino, the growth she experienced was on a personal level.

HCCTV to host Registration 2016 live webcast on Jan. 6

Dec 17, 2015

At 3:30 p.m on Wednesday, Jan. 6, HCCTV will host a live webcast entitled “Registration 2016 - What You Need To Know.”

Up To The Minute report: January 4

Jan 4, 2016

The day's report takes a look at the recent Houston Mini Maker Faire. Houston Community College brought a broad range of science and engineering exhibits to the event.

Up To The Minute Report: December 31

Dec 31, 2015

The day's report shares some New Year's resolutions from Houston Community College students.

Up To The Minute report: December 29

Dec 29, 2015

The day's report features a story on Jimmy Lazo, a Houston Community College student who is also an intern at NASA.

Up To The Minute report: December 28

Dec 28, 2015

The day's report features a look at a recent student art exhibition at the Stafford Campus Gallery.

Up To The Minute report: December 25

Dec 25, 2015

The day's report takes a look at the recent Pink Christmas Celebration at the HCC South Campus. The event honored cancer survivors and raised funds for the Pink Ribbon Project.

Up To The Minute report: December 24

Dec 24, 2015

The day's report takes a look at a recent concert performance by the Houston Community College Choir at the Stafford Campus's Fine Arts Complex.

Up To The Minute report: December 22

Dec 22, 2015

The day's report features a look at the Houston Fire Department's Operation Stocking Stuffer Toy Drive. For the second consecutive year, Houston Community College donated toys to support the cause.

Up To The Minute report: December 21

Dec 18, 2015

The day's report takes a look at a recent production of William Shakespeare's "Comedy of Errors" by the Houston Community College Drama department at the Stafford Campus Theatre.

HLSR investment in HCC students prepares next generation of first responders

Dec 18, 2015

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLSR) is helping educate the next generation of first responders at Houston Community College (HCC) with a generous gift. During the December meeting of the HCC Board of Trustees, rodeo officials presented the HCC Foundation with a $146,000 check to support programs at the HCC Public Safety & Automotive Center of Excellence and the expansion of technical programs.

HCC and HFD team up to bring holiday cheer

Dec 17, 2015

Houston Community College teams up with the Houston Fire Department to collect hundreds of toys for children in the southwest Houston area. The toys will be donated to children in need so they can receiver Christmas presents during the holiday season.

HCC recognizes Board of Trustees

Dec 18, 2015

Houston Community College (HCC) celebrated the accomplishments of Trustee Sandie Mullins during a special ceremony at the December meeting of the HCC Board of Trustees. Mullins, who represented District VI, served on the board for six years.

New Financial Aid Program adds up for HCC students

Dec 17, 2015

The Houston Community College (HCC) Financial Aid Office has implemented the Financial Aid Exchange Program, an innovative way to bring district and campus Financial Aid Associates together to learn both sides of the financial aid process. The ultimate goal is to make the process smoother for the students who receive financial aid.

HCC and CodeFest 2015 share the basics of coding

Dec 17, 2015

People of all ages build their own webpages thanks to what they learn at CodeFest, which was held at the HCC West Loop Campus in conjunction with the Center of Excellence for Digital Info. & Technology.

Success stories: HCC lauds student achievements

Dec 15, 2015

HCC recognizes these current and former students for their hard work, determination, dedication, and leadership on and off campus.

Up To The Minute Report: December 16

Dec 16, 2015

The day's report provides some valuable information about the 2016 presidential primaries.

HCC Culinary Arts students take behind-the-scenes tour of Toyota Center

Dec 16, 2015

A pair of Houston Community College Culinary Arts students were recently given the unique opportunity of shadowing the Toyota Center's director of operations, Anthony Lopez, before a Houston Rockets game.

The Topic: An interview with Meredith Massey of the Souper Bowl of Caring

Dec 15, 2015

Meredith Massey, the Souper Bowl of Caring South Texas Field Director, joins the program to discuss the national organization's work to provide canned foods and funds to local charities to help those in need.

Up To The Minute report: December 15

Dec 15, 2015

The day's report takes a look at a recent trip to the Toyota Center that a pair of Houston Community College Culinary Arts students took. The students were given the unique opportunity of shadowing the Toyota Center's director of operations, Anthony Lopez, before a Houston Rockets game.

Up To The Minute report: December 14

Dec 14, 2015

The day's report takes a look at the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center’s Commit for Life Scholarship. The Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center will award 20 students with $1,000 Commit for Life scholarships.

HCC joins community partners to give family a happy holiday season

Dec 11, 2015

iDesign, the Interior Design student organization at Houston Community College, helped make this an unforgettable holiday season for a mother and her two children.

Up To The Minute report: December 11

Dec 11, 2015

The day's report features a look at a recent performance by Houston Baroque at the Fine Arts Center on the Houston Community College Stafford Campus. The group played classical music written from the late-1500s to the mid-1700s.

HCC dancers and choreographers shine at annual Student Choreography Showcase

Dec 10, 2015

Following the direction of Maggie Lasher, the Houston Community College Central Dance Ensemble recently presented its annual Student Choreography Showcase, "On The Edge.”

Up To The Minute report: December 10

Dec 10, 2015

The day's report takes a look at a recent faculty recital that was held at the Fine Arts Center on the Houston Community College Stafford Campus.

Up To The Minute report: December 9

Dec 9, 2015

The day's report takes a look at a recent seminar on internet addiction that was conducted by the Houston Community College Omega Sigma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.

HCC to host Saturday registration events in January

Dec 3, 2015

Waiting until after the holiday season to register for Spring semester courses? There’s still time at Houston Community College as January is peak registration month.

New HCC Missouri City campus will aid in community revitalization

Dec 3, 2015

Years of talks about building a new Houston Community College (HCC) campus in Missouri City turned into action with a much anticipated town hall meeting for the HCC Missouri City Center for Entrepreneurship, Technology, and Health (CETH).

Up To The Minute Report: December 8

Dec 8, 2015

The day's report takes a look back at the collaboration between Houston Community College and the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center this fall. HCC contributed 70 units of blood to support the surrounding community.

Up To The Minute report: December 7

Dec 7, 2015

The day's report takes a look at the strategic plan that members of the Houston Community College family are developing for 2019.

HCC hosts Pink Christmas Celebration to benefit the Pink Ribbon Project

Dec 7, 2015

To honor cancer survivors and to help in the fight against breast cancer, the HCC South Campus recently hosted a Pink Christmas Celebration. The event raised funds for the Pink Ribbon Project.

HCC hosts Gathering of Eagles STEM Symposium

Dec 4, 2015

The Gathering of Eagles veteran organization recently held its annual STEM Symposium at the Houston Community College Southeast Campus. More than 400 elementary and middle school students were on hand to learn fun facts about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education.

Up To The Minute Report: December 4

Dec 4, 2015

The day's report takes a look at the campus-by-campus Listening Tour that Dr. Cesar Maldonado, Houston Community College chancellor conducted this fall.

HCC Southwest soccer team soars

Dec 3, 2015

The HCC Southwest soccer team dominates in the classroom and on the field. It boasts a 3.1 cumulative GPA and is a constant threat to go deep in regional and state post-season tournaments.

Up To The Minute Report: December 3

Dec 3, 2015

The day's report takes a look at the recent People For Purpose pep rally at the Stafford Campus Learning Hub. The program, created by the HCC Southwest Student Government Association, promoted college camaraderie and student safety.

Up To The Minute Report: December 2

Dec 2, 2015

The day's report takes a look at the new 60x30TX Plan, which was created by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The stated goal of the plan is for at least 60 percent of Texans ages 25-34 to have a certificate or degree by 2030.

Scholarships create opportunities for HCC students

Dec 1, 2015

Hundreds of Houston Community College (HCC) students and graduates can credit the David and Jean Wiley Foundation for giving them the priceless gift of a college education.

Up To The Minute Report: December 1

Dec 1, 2015

The day's report takes a look at the recent VIP Global Luncheon hosted by the HCC Office of International Student Services and Study Abroad.

HCC helps mother get her life on track

Nov 30, 2015

Houston Community College graduate Wendi Hay made the decision to change her life and apply for college while living at the Star of Hope with her four daughters.

Up To The Minute Report: November 30

Nov 30, 2015

The day's report features a look at the second annual "The World's Got Talent" International talent show. HCC students from all over the globe showcased their skills at the recent event.

A message from HCC Board of Trustees Chair Zeph Capo

Nov 30, 2015

During this time of the year, we reflect on the things for which we are thankful. As Chairman of the Houston Community College Board of Trustees and representative of District 1, I am most appreciative for the support of the constituents and community partners who are helping HCC transform into the college of tomorro

HCC Foundation receives historic donation from Consulate of Mexico in Houston

Nov 20, 2015

Houston Community College students will get more help achieving the dream of an education in the United States thanks to a generous gift from the Consulate of Mexico in Houston. The $63,000 donation is the largest ever given from the Mexican Consulate to an educational institution.

HCC Student Government host "Give Thanks Celebration" at Central Campus

Nov 25, 2015

HCC Student Government hosted a "Give Thanks Celebration" at Central Campus on Friday, November 20th.

Up To The Minute report: November 24

Nov 24, 2015

The day's report takes a look at the recent Latin Women's Expo. HCC had staff and student volunteers on hand to educate attendees on what programs the college offers.

HCC testifies on Capitol Hill about offshore energy program

Nov 24, 2015

The RigOne program at Houston Community College (HCC) was a topic of discussion during a hearing regarding the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). This is the first time in the past decade a representative from HCC has testified on Capitol Hill.

HCC art students showcase work at Eastside Campus

Nov 24, 2015

"Normal is Boring", an art exhibition at the Houston Community College Eastside Learning Hub Gallery, consists of works by 80 students enrolled in studio art classes. The showcase features a variety of media expressing the students’ energy, sensitivity, humor, and intelligence.

Up To The Minute Report: November 23

Nov 23, 2015

The day's report takes a look at a recent speaking engagement by HCC History professor Nicholas Cox at the Fort Bend Libraries. Cox spoke about how the great hurricane of 1900 shaped Galveston.

HCC talent show winners to perform at VIP Global Luncheon

Nov 17, 2015

With speed and precision Jonathan Martinez and Carlos Guevara made the nylon strings on their flamenco guitars sing. Rhythmic, vibrant and technically sound – this Houston Community College student duo mixed the elegance of Spanish guitar melodies with the fast paced bravado of metal shredding on the fret board.

HCC scholarship recipients recognized at book signing event

Nov 10, 2015

The Eastside Campus at Houston Community College held a book signing event for John Quiñones, author of "What Would You Do? Words of Wisdom About Doing the Right Thing". Quiñones also met recipients of the John Quiñones Scholarship Fund which was established through the HCC Foundation.

Venezuelan becomes first international student to land internship through HCC Groundbreaker Bond program

Nov 20, 2015

As Houston Community College continues to transform into the College of the Future, the engineering and architecture firms, and construction companies involved in the Groundbreaker Bond program are building career opportunities for HCC students. These students are paid interns chosen by project construction managers to work in their offices and/or out in the field.

Up To The Minute Report: November 20

Nov 20, 2015

The day's report features a look at the recent United We Stand Veterans Job Fair. More than 50 companies were present at the Houston Community College Eastside Campus to offer job opportunities to veterans at the event.

Success stories: HCC honors student achievements

Nov 17, 2015

HCC recognizes these current and former students for their hard work, determination, dedication, and leadership on and off campus.

Up To The Minute Report: November 19

Nov 19, 2015

The day's report takes a look at Houston Community College's recent celebration of the academic success of its T-STEM Scholarship Challenge recipients at the Fall 2015 Award Ceremony and Orientation at the HCC Southeast Campus.

HCC Southwest secures scholarship opportunity for students

Nov 5, 2015

Listen up students - your life-saving ideas could help you win money for college. The Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center’s Commit for Life Scholarship is open to students whose school hosted multiple blood drives in the 2014-2015 school year. Luckily for Houston Community College, nine blood drives were held at the West Loop, Stafford and Gulfton campuses during this time frame to qualify.

Up To The Minute Report: November 18

Nov 18, 2015

The day's report takes a look at the Fort Bend Astronomy Club, which recently met at the HCC Stafford campus.

Veterans find more than an education at HCC

Nov 18, 2015

There are 3,139 members of the veteran student community currently enrolled at Houston Community College. The veteran community includes spouses, spouses of active duty military personnel and their dependents. HCC has several programs that support the veteran community.

HCC sponsored competition challenges inventors and entrepreneurs

Nov 17, 2015

The last free training session held at the Houston Community College West Loop Campus consisted of women, some students, and business professionals from different backgrounds. They gathered in one room with a similar mission – to learn how to deliver a compelling one-minute business pitch.

Up To The Minute Report: November 17

Nov 17, 2015

The day's report features a look at the recent HCC Central College President Forum. The event gave students an opportunity to voice their concerns, ask questions and hear what Central College President Dr. William Harmon has to say about the state of the campus.

HCC hosts Women In Leadership

Nov 16, 2015

Houston Community College knows a little something about diversity. It is the No. 1 college in the nation in terms of international student enrollment and ranks in the Top 5 in several categories in graduating minority students.

Education Symposium at HCC gives students knowledge to succeed

Nov 14, 2015

Leaders from education, government, business, and the community came together at the Houston Community College (HCC) Stafford Learning Hub to discuss the importance of enhancing post-secondary education with a group of roughly 50 students and adults.

HCC Gulfton Middle College inspires students

Nov 14, 2015

The Middle College High School at the Houston Community College Gulfton Campus has proven to be a success. The program started in Fall 2014 with 135 students from freshman to seniors. This high school partners with the Houston Independent School District (HISD) to help at-risk students achieve a high school diploma.

Up To The Minute Report: November 13

Nov 13, 2015

The day's report takes a look at Houston Community College's recent Veterans Day celebration.

HCC salutes those who served with Veterans Day celebration

Nov 11, 2015

In observance of Veterans Day, Houston Community College paid tribute to those who have served to protect the freedoms of the United States with an event at the HCC District building.

Up To The Minute Report: November 12

Nov 12, 2015

The day's report takes a look at the HCC Southwest men's soccer team -- a squad that is scoring on the pitch and in the classroom.

Up To The Minute Report: November 11

Nov 11, 2015

The day's report takes a look at the recent Stafford Municipal School District's Parent Partnership Night. Dual credit courses, which allow high school students the opportunity to earn college credit and high school credit at the same time, were a key topic of discussion.

Houston Texans serve up a memorable experience for HCC Culinary Arts students

Nov 2, 2015

Students in the Houston Community College Culinary Arts program took a trip to the kitchens at NRG Stadium to see what the Houston Texans players, staff, and fans eat. The "Taking the Class to the Field" event was all made possible through the partnership between HCC and the Houston Texans.

HCC Chancellor named 2015 NCMPR Pacesetter of the Year

Nov 9, 2015

The coveted award recognizes a president or CEO at a two-year community or technical college who has demonstrated leadership and support in the area of college communications and marketing.

Up To The Minute Report: November 10

Nov 10, 2015

The day's report takes a look at the Substance Abuse Prevention events HCC hosted during October. The workshops featured guest speakers who talked about how to prevent, understand and recognize substance abuse.

HCC hosts United We Stand Veteran Job Fair

Nov 10, 2015

More than 50 companies were present at the Houston Community College Eastside Campus to offer job opportunities to veterans at the United We Stand Veteran Job Fair and Resources.

HCC honors T-STEM Challenge Scholarship recipients

Nov 10, 2015

HCC recently celebrated the academic success of its T-STEM Scholarship Challenge recipients at the Fall 2015 Award Ceremony and Orientation at the Southeast Campus.

Up To The Minute Report: November 9

Nov 9, 2015

The day's report features a look at the Arrive Alive Tour, which recently made a stop at Houston Community College. The organization brought a virtual reality driving simulator to the Central campus to show students the dangers of driving while under the influence of alcohol and texting while driving.

HCC recognizes Accelerate Texas Week, November 9-15

Nov 8, 2015

Accelerate Texas is an instructional model that allows learners to enroll in career pathway training programs and contextualized Adult Education classes simultaneously so they can more quickly earn industry recognized credentials and enter employment.

Houston Mayor helps HCC announce launch of InnovateHER Competition

Nov 6, 2015

The competition is open to any woman who has an idea to impact the lives of women and families. InnovateHER is designed to identify products and services that improve the lives of women and families.

HPD Chief discusses key issues during HCC Social Science Lecture Series event

Nov 6, 2015

Charles A. McClelland Jr. talked about his humble beginnings in small-town Center, his rise from local Houston police officer to chief of police, his accomplishments as chief of police, his perspective on the campus carry law, the use of body cameras, and the recent school shootings throughout the country and how we can all play a role in preventing such tragedies in our city.

The Topic: An interview with Houston Fire Department Senior Captain Ruy Lozano

Nov 6, 2015

The 18-year HFD veteran joins the program to talk about the Operation Stocking Stuffer 2015 toy drive and he explains how you can get involved at several HCC campuses.

HCC students can become recipients of All-USA Community College Academic Team scholarships

Nov 6, 2015

HCC students can become recipients of All-USA Community College Academic Team scholarships at $5000 per student.

Up To The Minute Report: November 6

Nov 6, 2015

The day's report features a look at the recent groundbreaking for the Coleman Educational Healthcare Facility.

Batter up … HCC starts coed softball team

Nov 5, 2015

On a field with four bases, three strikes and two teams, one goal was a uniting factor – building relationships. The Houston Community College Coed Softball team took the field hoping for a win, but scored more than just points on the board.

HCC reaches out to the Latin Community

Nov 5, 2015

Area residents flocked by the hundreds to the Galleria area to celebrate Latin culture at the Latin Women’s Expo and Houston Community College came out to support this vital sector of the community.

HCC partners with community to give the gift of life

Nov 5, 2015

Everyday more than 1,000 donations are needed to maintain a healthy blood supply in the Texas Gulf Coast Region, and Houston Community College contributed 70 units of blood to support the surrounding community.

Up To The Minute Report: November 5

Nov 5, 2015

The day's report features a look at the Fort Bend YMCA fall festival. Houston Community College staff and student volunteers were in the Halloween spirit as they passed out candy to over 300 kids.

HCC Culinary Arts program displays taste of talent at Houston Texans fundraiser

Nov 4, 2015

Set in a gorgeous gold display of decadence, chocolate truffles created by the Houston Community College Culinary Arts program, shined at the Taste of the Texans.

‘Somewhere, over the rainbow’ HCC staff raises record amount for annual auction

Nov 4, 2015

Houston Community College employees held on to their hearts, brains, and shiny red shoes as they walked on the yellow brick road of success. The 2015 HCC Bedichek-Orman auction brought its “Wizard of Oz” theme to life inside the West Loop Campus Auditorium.

Up To The Minute Report: November 4

Nov 4, 2015

The day's report features a look at the HCC Foundation's seventh annual Minority Male Initiative Fall Golf Classic.

Up To The Minute Report: November 3

Nov 3, 2015

HCC Culinary Arts students recently took a trip to NRG Stadium and saw firsthand what the players, staff and fans eat on a daily basis and during game time.

HCC’s international profile featured in New York Times article

Nov 2, 2015

As the country becomes more global each day, Houston Community College is proving to be a player on the world’s stage.

Up To The Minute Report: November 2

Nov 2, 2015

The report for Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, takes a look at Election Day 2015.

HCC hosts annual Central College President Forum

Nov 1, 2015

The event gives students an opportunity to voice their concerns, ask questions and hear what Central College President Dr. William Harmon has to say about the state of the campus.

All HCC campuses are open Saturday, Oct. 31

Oct 31, 2015

As you travel throughout Houston, please be careful. Your safety is our greatest concern.

HCC Foundation and Golden Bank partnership highlighted during milestone celebration

Oct 30, 2015

During its 30th Anniversary celebration, Golden Bank, N.A. toasted a new partnership with the Houston Community College Foundation (HCCF) designed to support student success. The bank recently established the Golden Bank Scholarship through the Foundation to help low-income students pay for tuition, books and fees.

HCC hosts Educational Accountability Meeting

Oct 30, 2015

The Texas State Board of Education is researching better ways to access and document our accountability in our educational system.

HCC hosts informative seminar on credit and student loans

Oct 29, 2015

In an effort to help students become more financially educated, HCC Central Financial Coach Joel Philistin recently conducted a seminar -- Understanding How Credit Works -- which focused on credit.

Up to the Minute Report: October 29

Oct 29, 2015

Houston Community College Students show off design skills at the annual Flash and Trash Fashion show.

Business students get great chance to learn from successful entrepreneurs

Oct 29, 2015

Houston Community College hosts Small Business Breakfasts monthly at the West Loop Campus. They give local small business owners opportunities to connect with each other and large corporations, public entities or government sectors looking to hire vendors.

HCC brings Halloween fun to Fort Bend County

Oct 29, 2015

Houston Community College partnered with the Fort Bend YMCA for its Annual Fall Festival in Missouri City. HCC staff and Phi Theta Kappa student volunteers decorated the trunk of the HCC Nissan Cube with cobwebs and spiders. They handed out candy, sunglasses and pencils to over 300 trick-or-treaters.

Bellaire High School students impressed by West Loop Campus tour

Oct 29, 2015

Houston Community College hosted a large group of students from Bellaire Senior High School and delivered invaluable information about programs offered, as well as gave a tour of the West Loop Campus.

Up to the Minute Report: October 28

Oct 28, 2015

Houston Community College Financial coach Joel Philistin offers advice to students on how to manage and monitor their credit scores and how student loans will modify credit reports.

HCC hosts Substance Abuse Prevention event

Oct 28, 2015

In observance of October being Substance Abuse Prevention month, Houston Community College hosted workshops throughout the month featuring guest speakers to prevent, understand, and recognize substance abuse.

International students talk about coming to HCC

Oct 14, 2015

HCC Central recently hosted an event where students from several different nations met to talk about their countries of origin and to discuss their adjustment to the United States and Houston.

HCC expands presence in Texas Medical Center with groundbreaking for Coleman Educational Healthcare Facility

Oct 27, 2015

The only community college in the heart of the Texas Medical Center is about to make an even bigger footprint in the world-renowned medical complex. Chancellor Maldonado, HCC Trustees, faculty, staff, and students along with members of the medical community, broke ground for the new Coleman Educational Healthcare Facility. It is the tenth groundbreaking under the $425M HCC Groundbreaker Bond Program.

Up to the Minute Report: October 27

Oct 27, 2015

The Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society recognizes the academic achievements of two-year college students and promotes growth and improvement. Houston Community College students got the chance to see what it takes to earn Phi Theta Kappa recognition.

Up to the Minute Report: October 26

Oct 26, 2015

Houston Community College connected students and the public with employers. Free job fairs at the West Loop, Stafford and Missouri City Campuses gave potential hires the chance to interact with employers in a relaxed setting and for employers to fill vacancies at an improved rate.

Arrive Alive Tour shines light on dangers of distracted driving

Oct 26, 2015

The organization brought a virtual reality driving simulator to the Central campus to show students the dangers of driving while under the influence of alcohol and texting while driving.

Heroes who saved HCC police officer honored at HCC Board of Trustees meeting

Oct 23, 2015

The October meeting of the Houston Community College Board of Trustees was filled with emotion when the chancellor, board members, and the HCC Police Department honored the men and women who saved HCC Police Officer April Pikes from a personal attack.

Up to the Minute Report: October 23

Oct 23, 2015

College night event at Bellaire High School proved to be a success. Houston Community College representatives were on hand to provide information to prospective students.

HCC alumni and staff participate in Read Across the Globe day

Oct 19, 2015

The project’s goal is to shine a light on literacy and in the process break the world record for the most kids read aloud to by adults in a 24-hour period.

Up to the Minute Report: October 22

Oct 22, 2015

The fifth-annual Houston Community College Hispanic Scholarship Council Luncheon raised over $72,000 in scholarship funds for Hispanic students.

Construction under way at HCC Eastside Campus

Oct 2, 2015

Free parking is available in the garage with the first floor reserved for employees. Handicapped parking is available along side the Felix Morales building.

Up to the Minute Report: October 21

Oct 21, 2015

Houston Community College partnered with Tour De Northside to promote bicycle safety and give people a chance to explore the north side of Houston in a controlled environment.

Up to the Minute Report: October 20

Oct 20, 2015

Two Houston Community College interior design students took home awards for Best Residential and Commercial Design and Best Interior Design by the Texas Gulf Coast Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers.

The Topic: An interview with HCC's James Corona

Oct 20, 2015

The HCC Career Planning Resource Center Southeast coordinator joins the program to talk about how HCC can help veterans navigate through their college career and into the workforce.

NASA Administrator to deliver keynote speech at 2016 HCC Black History Scholarship Gala

Oct 19, 2015

Maj. Gen. Bolden is a distinguished military pilot, astronaut, and the 12th person to hold the top leadership position for the vast space agency. His remarks will center around the scholarship gala’s 2016 theme: No Boundaries, No Limits: The Pursuit of Greatness in an Age of Exploration.

Up to the Minute Report: October 19

Oct 19, 2015

Houston Community College students do their part in raising awareness for breast cancer. Multiple HCC campuses have hosted events for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and students and staff have worn pink in their support.

Learning about American culture, exchange students are enjoying their time at HCC

Oct 16, 2015

Students from Bangladesh, Indonesia, Ghana, South Africa and India are spending the next several months at Houston Community College.

Up to the Minute Report: October 16

Oct 16, 2015

The day's Up To The Minute report features a look at the West Loop Campus' Cultures & Conversations Club.

HCC holds fifth annual Hispanic Scholarship Council Luncheon

Oct 13, 2015

The event raised scholarship funds for Hispanic students from low-income families who are interested in attending HCC.

HCC and the Texans go pink to raise awareness

Oct 15, 2015

Houston Community College and the Texans teamed up to raise awareness for breast cancer. HCC handed out 1,000 pink logoed bandanas to fans as they entered NRG Stadium for a Thursday night contest against the Indianapolis Colts.

Right Click Report: Career and employment fairs

Oct 15, 2015

Houston Community College filled 110 tables with company representatives at three career and employment fairs at its southwest Houston locations, connecting over 1000 people with employers.

Right Click Report: Hispanic Heritage Month artist exhibition

Oct 15, 2015

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Houston Community College featured local artist and HCC instructor Rolando Reyna at its September artist reception. Reyna’s exhibit, titled “In the Blood,” features art that stems from culture and experiences growing up in a small town south Texas.

Right Click: Interactive art event inspires students

Oct 15, 2015

Local artist Laura Lopez Cano hosted and provided art-driven activities at HCC Campuses to encourage students to visualize goals and values in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month. She led students, faculty and staff, who decided to use the session as a lunch break, to trace body parts and label them with certain passions and ambitions.

Up to the Minute Report: October 15

Oct 15, 2015

The Houston Community College Westchase Rotaract Organization will partner with the Alief YMCA to put on the "Trunk or Treat Fall Festival." The goal is to create a festive environment for the community and lend a helping hand to area families.

HCC Correctional Education Program is focus of roundtable with U.S. Senator John Cornyn

Oct 15, 2015

Houston Community College Chancellor, Dr. Cesar Maldonado met with U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), Brian Green, CEO of the Houston Food Bank, and a host of community leaders for a roundtable discussion on prison reform.

Up to the Minute Report: October 14

Oct 14, 2015

Houston Community College hosted a reception for former longtime Houston Chronicle Life and Style editor Madeleine McDermott Hamm. Hamm recently donated a large collection of books to the HCC Interior Design program.

New Instructional Leadership guidelines reflect HCC transformation

Oct 14, 2015

A key component of the transformation process at Houston Community College is revising the Instructional Leadership model. With the ultimate goal of student success, the Faculty Senate at HCC formed a task force to make recommendations to revise the current policy and procedures.

The Topic: An interview with body language expert Ryan Foley

Oct 13, 2015

Ryan Foley joins the program to provide some helpful tips for the job interview process.

Up to the Minute Report: October 13

Oct 13, 2015

The Houston Community College Hispanic Scholarship Council Luncheon raised scholarship funds for Hispanic students from low-income families who are interested in attending HCC. It also recognized the community leaders that support the effort.

The Hype: Hispanic Heritage month in the spotlight

Oct 9, 2015

As part of the Hispanic Heritage month, many events took place to celebrate the rich Hispanic culture.

Up to the Minute Report: October 10

Oct 9, 2015

Local artist Laura Lopez Cano hosted and provided art-driven activities at HCC Campuses to encourage students to visualize goals and values in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month during an interactive art event.

U.S. Senator joins HCC in roundtable discussion on Correctional Education

Oct 9, 2015

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) chose an HCC training site at the Houston Food Bank to host a roundtable discussion on Prison Reform and how the HCC Correctional Education Program fits into the new bipartisan Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act.

The Right Click: Week of Oct. 5-9, 2015

Oct 8, 2015

This week's newscast features a report from the 2015 HCC Diversity & Inclusion Retreat and information on the school system's free tutoring program.

Pink Petro CEO and founder speaks at HCC as part of 'Empowering Women' series

Oct 8, 2015

Katie Mehnert, an alumna of Shell and BP, provided tips on how to gain an edge to be the best you as you develop a career in STEM.

HCC hosts Community Resource Fair

Oct 8, 2015

The event brought local non-profit organizations on campus with the purpose to inform students about the programs and services they offer.

HCC holds third annual Diversity & Inclusion Retreat

Sep 28, 2015

HCC representatives gathered at the 2015 HCC Diversity & Inclusion Retreat on Sept. 25 to discuss best practices that work for the benefit of the students, faculty and staff.

Up to the Minute Report: October 08

Oct 8, 2015

Among the sea of orange at BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston Community College staffers distributed information and orange wristbands to Houston Dynamo fans as they prepared to cheer the home team on against Sporting Kansas City. Houston Dynamo Executive Vice President Steven Powell dropped by the HCC booth to show his support for the partnership between HCC and the Dynamo.

HCC hosts Hispanic Heritage Celebration at West Loop Campus

Oct 8, 2015

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, the Houston Community College Southwest Student Life Office hosted an event at the West Loop Auditorium that featured two key elements of Hispanic culture: food and music.

Up to the Minute Report: October 7

Oct 7, 2015

Houston Community College pushes female entrepreneurs to innovate with its partnership with the City of Houston Office of Business Opportunity. "InnovateHer" is a national initiative through the small business administration in which contestants must develop a product or service that positively impacts the lives of women and their families and has potential for commercialization.

The Topic: An interview with HCC's Dr. Kimberly Beatty

Oct 7, 2015

The Vice Chancellor of Instructional Services and Chief Academic Officer joins the program to discuss how the student services and instructional services divisions are working hand-in-hand to enhance the student experience.

'No Barriers' shines light on adaptive sports for people with disabilities

Oct 7, 2015

In this episode, host Ana Calvo discusses several adaptive sports that can transform people with disabilities from spectators to participants.

Right Click Report: Car seat safety

Oct 6, 2015

Houston Community College teamed up with Safe Kids Greater Houston and Texas Children's Hospital to show proper car seat safety to parents.

HCC hosts annual golf tournament to support educational pursuits of minority males

Sep 28, 2015

Join your friends and colleagues on Friday, October 16 for the Houston Community College 7th Annual Minority Male Initiative Golf Classic. The HCC Minority Male Initiative supports Houston area youth who are historically underserved and underrepresented.

HCC participates in Tour de Northside Community Bike Ride

Oct 6, 2015

The 15-mile tour, which featured over 300 bike riders, traveled through some of the most vibrant spots in the Northside portion of the city.

Up to the Minute Report: October 6

Oct 6, 2015

The day's report includes information on the construction that is under way at the Eastside Campus and a look at the HCC and Houston Texans VanderQuiz contest.

HCC Salutes Minorities in Construction

Jul 24, 2015

HCC participates in a Salute to Minorities in Construction business luncheon at the Junior League of Houston.

HCC sponsors new competition for women

Oct 5, 2015

No one understands women’s issues better than a woman. Combine those issues with innovation and you have the makings of a new competition called InnovateHER 2016. Houston Community College and the City of Houston Office of Business Opportunity are the local sponsors of this national initiative through the Small Business Administration (SBA).

The Hype: Let's talk about STEM

Oct 2, 2015

This summer, area high school and middle school students got a sneak peek of some STEM careers during the HCC Summer Camp.

HCC Fashion Design featured on Fox 26's Empire Wednesdays

Oct 2, 2015

The HCC Fashion Image Class and its talented designers drew the attention of Fox 26 anchor Melinda Spaulding.

Undergraduate STEM Research opportunity available for HCC students

Sep 17, 2015

The HSI STEM Research Program is funded by a five-year grant from the Department of Education in partnership with the University of St. Thomas.

Up to the Minute Report: October 2

Oct 2, 2015

HCC has been re-certified as a Achieving The Dream Leader College, a national organization dedicated to the mission of community college student success. The HCC Foundation also received a check from Wells Fargo to support students in the bank teller training program.

HCC and Houston Dynamo partnership shines during game

Oct 1, 2015

Among the sea of orange at BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston Community College staffers distributed information and orange wristbands to Houston Dynamo fans as they prepared to cheer the home team on against Sporting Kansas City. Houston Dynamo Executive Vice President Steven Powell dropped by the HCC booth to show his support for the partnership between HCC and the Dynamo.

Up to the Minute Report: October 1

Oct 1, 2015

The Houston Community College Fashion Image Class and its talented designers drew the attention of Fox 26 anchor Melinda Spaulding. Spaulding made the trip to HCC to feature the fashion image instructor and students on her Empire Wednesdays segment.

State Representative joins HCC roundtable discussion

Oct 1, 2015

Houston Community College, Young Invincibles, and Texas Representative Gene Wu from District 137 in Southwest Houston hosted a roundtable discussion that centered around career paths and how to get jobs. This was part of the Young Invincibles Tour, which focuses on empowering the millennial generation with finding jobs in a competitive market.

Up to the Minute Report: September 29

Sep 29, 2015

In honor of Hispanic Heritage month, Houston Community College featured local artist and HCC instructor Rolando Reyna as its September artist reception.

Up to the Minute Report: September 28

Sep 28, 2015

The Male Minority Initiative prepares to kick off its annual golf tournament to raise funds for the Houston Community College Foundation.

Up to the Minute Report: September 24

Sep 24, 2015

Houston Community College teamed up with Neighborhood Centers Inc. to provide Harris County residents an easy and efficient way to register to vote at the West Loop Campus.

The Topic: An interview with HCC Online Tutoring Manager Deborah Hardwick

Sep 23, 2015

Online Tutoring Manager Deborah Hardwick joins the program to talk about the free tutoring service offered to HCC students.

HCC South Campus closed for evening classes on Sept. 23

Sep 23, 2015

Classes will resume on Thursday, Sept. 24.

Up to the Minute Report: September 23

Sep 23, 2015

Houston Community Colleges uses its signature service Edutube to introduce professional quality video into online classes for faculty and students.

Free Star Parties provide cosmic views

Sep 23, 2015

If you’re interested in astronomy, then you should head to Houston Community College for an out of this world experience.

Right Click Report: Financial Bootcamp

Sep 23, 2015

Houston Community College has the right workshop for those feeling the stress of financial strain – the Financial Boot Camp Series, hosted by HCC Financial Coach Shanell Foster.

The Topic: An interview with HCC financial coach Shanell Foster

Sep 23, 2015

HCC financial coach Shanell Foster joins the program to talk about her free Financial Bootcamp workshops where she shares her financial knowledge to help you stay out of the red.

The Topic: An interview with Be The Match's Tracie Benton

Sep 22, 2015

Tracie Benton, a community engagement representative for Be The Match -- a Gulf Coast Bone Marrow Donor Program, joins the program to discuss Be The Match's recent partnership with HCC.

Up to the Minute Report: September 22

Sep 22, 2015

Houston Community College participated in the Hispanic Heritage Luncheon Kickoff, celebrating scholarships and financial opportunities given to Hispanic area students for higher education.

HCC participates in Fiestas Patrias Parade

Sep 21, 2015

HCC representatives were on hand Saturday, Sept. 19 for the 47th annual parade in downtown Houston.

HCC Student Photography exhibit opens at Spring Branch campus

Sep 21, 2015

he first annual Student Photographer Annual Collective Exhibit (SPACE) recently opened at the HCC Northwest Spring Branch campus.

Up to the Minute Report: September 21

Sep 21, 2015

Houston Community College received a $4.2 million American Apprenticeship Grant for programs in healthcare, information technology and plumbing.

HCC takes part in Dynamo pregame festivities

Sep 18, 2015

Houston Community College representatives were on hand prior to the Houston Dynamo game with Real Salt Lake on Sept. 12 to spread the word about HCC and the importance of higher learning.

Outstanding commitment to student success helps HCC students achieve educational dreams

Sep 21, 2015

With a proven track record of student success, Houston Community College has been recertified as an Achieving the Dream (ATD) Leader College. ATD is a national initiative dedicated to increasing success of community college students

Houston Community College Trustee Elections 2015

Sep 21, 2015

On Tuesday, November 3, 2015, Houston Community College (HCC) will hold elections to fill four (4) Trustee positions on the HCC Board of Trustees. The election will fill expired terms in Trustee Districts III, VI and VIII and the unexpired term in Trustee District IV.

Wells Fargo Bank shows continued support for student success at HCC

Sep 18, 2015

Students in the Houston Community College Bank Teller Training Program and programs within the Centers of Excellence for Manufacturing and Digital and Information Technologies — are getting much-needed financial support from Wells Fargo Bank.

HCC holds Hispanic Scholarship Council Kickoff event

Sep 18, 2015

Houston Community College began its celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month with a kickoff event at Talento Bilingüe de Houston on Sept. 15.

Up to the Minute Report: September 18

Sep 18, 2015

Ever wonder what it takes to get put on an art exhibition? This Up to the Minute Report gives an inside look of the West Loop Art Galley being prepared for its latest exhibit "In the Blood."

HCC holds health fairs at West Loop and Stafford Campuses

Sep 17, 2015

For many, college life isn’t easy. Juggling between school, work and other activities can lead students to ignore overall wellness. The Recreational Sports and Fitness Department at Houston Community College took action and hosted its semi-annual health fair at the Stafford and West Loop Campuses, and the theme was “The Healthy College Student”.

HCC programs recognized by state

Sep 17, 2015

The Houston Community College (HCC) Center of Excellence for Digital & Information Technology further distinguished itself from the competition after being granted program recognition by the Texas Skills Standards Board (TSSB) for two degrees.

HCC opens doors for voter registration

Sep 17, 2015

Houston Community College (HCC) is committed to doing its part for National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 22. HCC has teamed up with Neighborhood Centers Inc. to provide Harris County residents an easy and efficient way to register to vote.

Up to the Minute Report: September 17

Sep 17, 2015

Houston Community College Financial Coach Shanell Foster shows students the ins and outs of financial success during her Financial Bootcamp series held at the West Loop and Stafford Campus.

CVS Health teams up with HCC to create Registered Apprenticeships in Houston Area

Sep 17, 2015

In partnership with Houston Community College, CVS Health will develop and launch a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Registered Apprenticeship program for 385 pharmacy technicians in the Greater Houston area. CVS Health will hire and train hundreds of HCC students over the next five years.

Up To The Minute Report: September 16

Sep 16, 2015

The day's report features a look at Houston Community College's Strategic Planning Advisory Council and its ideas for the future.

The Right Click: September 15

Sep 15, 2015

The debut episode of the newscast features a story on why HCC won't be hosting a presidential debate next year and includes an update on the college system's transformation process.

HCC plans for 2019

Sep 15, 2015

The greater Houston community is stepping up to help Houston Community College create a Strategic Plan that will guide the college to 2019. Business executives, leaders of community organizations, and members of the HCC Board of Trustees, as well as students, faculty, and staff have taken the initial steps in creating the multi-year plan.

HCC receives Insight into Diversity 2015 HEED Award

Sep 15, 2015

Houston Community College has received the 2015 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education

HCC celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with art exhibit

Sep 14, 2015

The HCC Northeast Art Hub Gallery is featuring "Sole Souls: Works by Hilda Rueda."

Up to the Minute Report: September 14

Sep 14, 2015

Houston Community College Students learned from renowned ceramic artist Natasha Hovey, getting the chance to pick her brain at an art reception hosted in the West Loop Campus Art Gallery.

HCC ranks among top in awarding associates degrees to Hispanic students

Sep 14, 2015

HCC is one of the most diverse community colleges in the nation with Hispanics making up 35 percent of the student population.

HCC participates in game day activation for Texans' season opener

Sep 14, 2015

HCC, the official Education Partner of the Texans, was on hand to celebrate the team's first game of the 2015 campaign.

HCC takes part in 47th annual Fiestas Patrias Breakfast

Sep 11, 2015

Houston Community College Chancellor Dr. Cesar Maldonado and HCC Board of Trustees members Dr. Adriana Tamez and Eva Loredo were on hand for the Fiestas Patrias Breakfast, which is dedicated to honoring the area's Hispanic leadership.

Exchange participants build workforce and leadership skills at HCC

Sep 11, 2015

The CCI program is a program of the U.S. State Department that provides participants with quality educational study at U.S. community colleges and is designed to build technical skills, enhance leadership capabilities, and strengthen English language proficiency.

HCC receives $4.2 million grant for apprenticeship programs

Sep 11, 2015

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has awarded Houston Community College $4.2 million to fund registered apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs in the emerging Healthcare and IT industries, as well as upgrade an existing program in plumbing occupations. HCC is the only college in Texas to receive the DOL American Apprenticeship Grant.

Up to the Minute Report: September 10

Sep 10, 2015

HCC’s STAR Parties are back at the West Loop and Stafford campuses this fall.

HCC awarded exploratory grant from NAS Gulf Research Program

Sep 10, 2015

Houston Community College is among colleges and universities chosen to receive a portion of an exploratory grant totaling more than $1.5M from the Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The grant is intended to catalyze innovative thinking in one of two themes:

Up to the Minute Report: September 9

Sep 9, 2015

The HCC Central Art Gallery opens the fall season by headlining the “With the Grain” art exhibit, featuring local artist whose work focuses on using material from abandoned, demolished or historical buildings.

HCC hosts inaugural Teen Entrepreneur Summit

May 2, 2015

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.

Up to the Minute Report: September 8

Sep 8, 2015

The HCC Foundation raised $92,104 to surpass its 2015 campaign overall goal by two percent. Proceeds raised by the HCC Foundation go to benefit students via scholarships, grants and financial aid.

HCC honors fallen Harris County Sheriff Deputy Darren H. Goforth

Sep 4, 2015

Houston Community College joins the state of Texas to take a moment to mourn the passing of Harris County Sheriff Deputy Darren H. Goforth.

Up to the Minute Report: September 4

Sep 4, 2015

Houston Community College's ongoing transformation process is in progress. As part of the changes, the school system's six college presidents will report monthly on the improvements being made to enhance student success.

'With The Grain' exhibition opens at HCC Central Art Gallery

Sep 4, 2015

The eight artists in this exhibit present new works inspired by fragments of wood salvaged from the old buildings torn down in Houston on almost a daily basis.

Up to the Minute Report: September 3

Sep 3, 2015

Students headed back to school with pencils sharpened and backpacks filled. Faculty and staff graciously helped students through the hustle and bustle of the first week of school and wished them a successful fall semester.

HCC to dedicate Madeleine McDermott Hamm book collection

Sep 3, 2015

The Houston Community College Interior Design program will dedicate the collection of more than 1,000 interior design books belonging to legendary Houston home furnishings editor and antiques dealer Madeleine McDermott Hamm.

HCC receives prestigious award for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Sep 3, 2015

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to Houston Community College System by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).

HCC students receive scholarships to pursue training for Petrochemical careers

Sep 2, 2015

Representatives from Houston Community College and eight partnering colleges in the Community College Petrochemical Initiative recently joined ExxonMobil to present 43 selected students with more than $60,000 in scholarships.

New exhibit at HCC West Loop Campus Gallery combines art and science

Aug 11, 2015

If you are wondering how art and science work hand in hand, then you might want to see the newest exhibit at the Houston Community College (HCC) West Loop Campus Gallery

Right Click Report: Larger than life exhibit on display

Sep 2, 2015

Artist Natasha Hovey showcases her exhibit "One of Two or More" at the West Loop Campus Art Gallery.

Up to the Minute Report: September 2

Sep 2, 2015

Houston Community College did its part to help fill 3,200 backpacks for students at the Baker-Ripley Back-to-School Fair with pencils and other school supplies. It also handed out literature and gave information on classes available for upcoming semesters.

Right Click Report: Staff to rescue

Sep 2, 2015

Houston Community College faculty and staff band together to make the first week back to school for students less stressful.

HCC combines innovation and technology to support student success

Sep 2, 2015

HCC is taking innovation to new platforms to make it more convenient for current and prospective students to find about programs and courses offered across the district.

HCC student encourages others to read, learn and share

Aug 21, 2015

Houston Community College sophomore Ron Muchaca knows first hand how books can enrich experiences and impact ideals. The Student Library Council Vice President is all in on the #HCCshareabook campaign and recommends others follow suit.

Up to the Minute Report: September 1

Sep 1, 2015

Houston Community College has partnered with communications company Constant Contact to give entrepreneurship students and interested community members a leg up against the competition.

The Topic: HCC Central President Dr. William Harmon

Aug 31, 2015

The Houston Community College Central Campus is the longest running campus in the HCC district. It welcomed students back to school last week and alleviated some of the growing pains from incoming freshman and transfers with its New Student Orientation Program.

HCC Board rescinds vote to seek host slot for 2016 debate

Aug 29, 2015

Citing “drastic changes in external factors such as the precipitous drop in oil prices and a gradual slowdown in the economy,” the Houston Community College Board of Trustees voted unanimously to rescind their February decision to apply for an opportunity to serve as a host for the presidential/vice presidential debates in 2016.

Up to the Minute Report: August 28

Aug 28, 2015

Houston Community College did what it could to make sure students were comfortable through the first few days of school as classes kicked off for the fall semester.

HCC enhances processes to assure student success

Aug 27, 2015

As Houston Community College continues to transform to meet the changing demands of the workforce of the future, Dr. Cesar Maldonado, chancellor, has tasked each president with making substantive change to six major processes within the institution.

Up to the Minute Report: August 27

Aug 27, 2015

Houston Community College photography professor Andre Hermann earned an induction into the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society thanks to his involvement in the community and as an instructor.

The Topic: An interview with HCC Southwest President Dr. Fena Garza

Aug 27, 2015

Dr. Garza joins the program to discuss the various construction projects that are under way at HCC's Southwest campuses, including the new WorkForce Building on the Stafford Campus.

HCC greets Fall students with Welcome Week event

Aug 27, 2015

The Fall semester is under way, and that means students are roaming Houston Community College's many area campuses.

HCC student joins the National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Aug 27, 2015

Martin Teddy Obosu lives by one mantra and he advises others to do the same – work hard and never give up. The Houston Community College student’s hard work and dedication are definitely paying off, as he earns his way into an elite society. Obusu’s high grade point average got him nominated for the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS).

HCC recruiter goes five-for-five leading up to the first day of school

Aug 27, 2015

Houston Community College kicked its recruiting efforts into high gear leading up to the start of the Fall 2015 semester. With previously planned activities and the implementation of Operation Eagle, one HCC recruiter hit five events in five days.

The Topic: An interview with HCC Northeast President Dr. Margaret Ford Fisher

Aug 26, 2015

Dr. Fisher joins the program and discusses the Gospel master class workshop and concert that was recently held at the Northeast Campus. She also talks about the uniqueness of the Public Safety Institute at the Northeast Campus.

Up to the Minute Report: August 26

Aug 26, 2015

Houston Community College students get the unique opportunity to work in Rice University’s renowned research labs thanks to a national science foundation grant.

HCC Foundation receives gift from Katy Rotary Fund

Aug 25, 2015

At the August meeting of the HCC Board of Trustees, The Katy Rotary Fund presented the HCC Foundation with a check for $30,000, which will provide scholarship support to current and former Katy Independent School District (KISD) students who attend HCC.

Up to the Minute Report: August 25

Aug 25, 2015

Ask Online is a service provided to all HCC students to provided academic support in an online environment. By visiting hccs.askonline.net students can receive personalized tutoring for classes free of charge.

HCC Student Spotlight: Valencia Gillespie

Aug 25, 2015

Fashion Design student Valencia Gillespie talks about her inspirations and why she chose this exciting career path.

The Topic: An Interview with HCC Coleman President Dr. Phil Nicotera

Aug 25, 2015

Dr. Nicotera discusses the new Coleman Healthcare Educational Facility, which is being built as part of the HCC Bond Program.

World-renowned author addresses HCC faculty and staff at first unified Convocation

Aug 24, 2015

The symbiotic relationship between innovation and diversity took center stage during the first annual system-wide Convocation for Houston Community College. The purpose was to inspire HCC faculty and staff about the new academic year and the ongoing transformation of the institution.

Up to the Minute Report: August 24

Aug 24, 2015

The Katy Rotary fund presented HCC with a $30,000 check for to provide scholarships and financial aid for Katy Students attending HCC to pay for tuition books and fees.

HCC's James Thomas serves as featured presenter at National Black Theatre Festival

Aug 24, 2015

James is a nationally-recognized prop master who presents regularly on special topics in prop design and construction.

Up to the Minute Report: August 21

Aug 21, 2015

The Houston Community College Student Library is looking for book recommendations that will add more books to the West Loop Campus Library and spark more active readers on campus. So it has launched the #ShareABook campaign.

HCC's Michael Mitchell to serve as a featured speaker at Houston History Conference

Aug 20, 2015

The conference will take place on Saturday, Sept. 12 at the M.D. Anderson Library at the University of Houston, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Success stories: HCC celebrates student accomplishments

Aug 20, 2015

Houston Community College recognizes these current and former students for their hard work, determination, dedication, and leadership on and off campus.

Buildings at HCC Southeast College closed due to power outage

Aug 20, 2015

All Southeast College classes will resume Friday, Aug. 21, at the normal scheduled hours.

Up to the Minute Report: August 20

Aug 20, 2015

Houston Community College did its part in saving lives thanks to its participation in the Be the Match Bone Marrow Registration Drive.

Crime Stoppers presents back to school safety tips

Aug 19, 2015

It may be difficult for a student going off to college to accept that they still need to follow the safety tips they received in elementary, middle or high school but it is just as important.

Local companies are finding talent through HCC Groundbreaker Project Internship Program

Aug 19, 2015

As Houston Community College continues to transform, the engineering, design, architecture firms, and construction companies involved in the HCC Groundbreaker Bond Program are building career opportunities for HCC students.

Up to the Minute Report: August 19

Aug 19, 2015

Enrolling can be a daunting task for new students, but Houston Community College is here to help with an enrollment checklist.

Need help with enrollment? View the HCC video checklist

Aug 13, 2015

HCC Program Advisor Karl Mayes provides the steps to follow when registering for classes.

Up to the Minute Report: August 18

Aug 18, 2015

Guest speaker Frans Johansson, the author of the Medici Effect, connected with Houston Community College faculty and staff at the Fall 2015 Convocation.

HCC hosts gospel music workshop and concert

Aug 17, 2015

Focusing on the history of gospel music, HCC Northeast held a workshop and concert on the popular music genre on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015. National recording artist and choir clinician Chester D.T. Baldwin put his 34 years of music experience to work as he led the workshop and provided vocal coaching tips.

Up to the Minute Report: August 17

Aug 17, 2015

Houston Community College Chancellor Dr. Cesar Maldonado joined the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics and committed to invest in the education of Hispanic students. This goal is to serve over 350,000 students in the Houston area

HCC Intensive English instructor selected for prestigious teaching fellowship

Jul 28, 2015

The U.S. Department of State has chosen Dr. Trinidad Hernandez for a 10-month Fellowship project at the National Institute of Education in Sri Lanka.

HCCTV presents new Digital Storytelling program 'Once Upon A Time'

Aug 14, 2015

The new show named after the phrase, “Once Upon A Time," represents a new educational tool. Houston Community College and other higher educational leaders across the country are using Digital Storytelling to help faculty and students communicate more clearly in our rapidly changing technological world.

Up to the Minute Report: August 14

Aug 14, 2015

Houston Community College information technology and technical support staff from the West Loop and Stafford Campuses wowed gamers of all ages with 3D printers and other high-tech gear and projects at the 2015 Gamecon Tropical Gaming Convention.

Up to the Minute Report: August 13

Aug 13, 2015

The Debakey Cell Lab at the Houston Health Museum gives visitors an up close view of cellular biology, and Governors Merit Program HCC Summer Camp students got the chance to explore the test tubes and microscopes on a recent field trip.

HCC attends Gamecon Convention

Aug 12, 2015

Houston Community College techies took to Galveston armed with flat screens, 3D printers and multiple science experiments to entertain and recruit at the 2015 Gamecon Tropical Gaming Convention.

Up to the Minute Report: August 12

Aug 12, 2015

Houston Community College is the leading college in the nation in terms of international student enrollment. In an effort to help its diverse group of students adjust to American higher education, HCC offers customized international student orientations.

Up to the Minute Report: August 11

Aug 11, 2015

The HCC Foundation has raised about $32,000 at the midway point of its 2015 campaign, nearly 40 percent of its overall goal. Proceeds raised by the HCC Foundation go to benefit students via scholarships, grants and financial aid.

HCC International Student Orientation draws hundreds of students

Aug 10, 2015

International students received valuable information at the event, which was held at the Bayou City Event Center.

HCC joins in White House commitment to invest in Hispanic students

Aug 10, 2015

Houston Community College (HCC) Chancellor, Dr. Cesar Maldonado, is joining leaders from public and private sectors across Houston to support and educate more area Hispanics.

Up to the Minute Report: August 10

Aug 10, 2015

Houston Community College is undergoing transformation in order to better enhance the student experience at every campus.

'Food Without Borders' takes on sushi

Aug 7, 2015

This episode of “Food Without Borders” teaches Houstonians how to make a Bayou City favorite – sushi.

HCC holds ceremonial beam signing at Stafford Campus

Aug 6, 2015

Armed with Sharpies and a feeling of excitement, Houston Community College (HCC) administrators and staff joined the construction crew and project managers for a ceremonial beam signing at the site of the Workforce Training Center on the Stafford Campus.

Up to the Minute Report: August 7

Aug 7, 2015

Officials from Houston Community College and Tellepsen Builders congregated around the construction site of the new Workforce Training Center at the Stafford Campus to take part in a ceremonial beam signing.

Up to the Minute Report: August 6

Aug 6, 2015

The Houston Community College public relations office at the West Loop Campus worked the crowd at BBVA Compass Stadium as the Houston Dynamo clashed against the Los Angeles Galaxy. Houston Community College had a presence at one of the season’s most anticipated games, passing out HCC Dynamo-covered sunglasses and literature to fans as they entered the game.

Up to the Minute Report: August 5

Aug 5, 2015

Students from the HCC Governor’s Merit STEM Summer camp demonstrated a culmination of their work at an exhibition at the West Loop Campus Auditorium. Tenth and 11th graders from Houston area put together various displays that gave a look into problems they solved, while studying science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) throughout the month of July.

Up To The Minute Report: August 4

Aug 4, 2015

This Up To The Minute report includes info on HCC Saturday registration for Fall classes.

A message from HCC Trustee Carolyn Evans-Shabazz

Aug 4, 2015

A message from Dr. Carolyn Evans-Shabazz, HCC Board of Trustees, District IV

HCC STEM Summer Camp a success

Aug 3, 2015

Through the program, more than 50 area high school students spent a portion of their summer break learning about robots, solving math problems and visiting science museums.

Up To The Minute Report: August 3

Aug 3, 2015

The day's top headlines include STEM students visiting NASA and HCC taking part in the Chinese Community Center Fair.

HCC STEM Summer Camp students visit DeBakey Cell Lab

Aug 3, 2015

The hands-on exhibit allowed students, clad in lab coat, gloves and goggles, to get up close and personal with cellular biology through nine different experiments.

Up To The Minute Report: July 31

Jul 31, 2015

The day's top headlines include news of the recent graduation ceremony for the HCC Robert Garner Fire Academy and an honor for HCC professor Dr. Trinidad Hernandez.

HCC takes part in annual Chinese Community Center Summer Fair

Jul 31, 2015

Houston Community College set out to further diversify its enrollment in workforce classes by interacting with potential students at the Chinese Community Center Summer Community Fair in Southwest Houston.

Up to the Minute Report: July 30

Jul 30, 2015

Houston Community College set out to further diversify its enrollment in workforce classes by interacting with potential students at the Chinese Community Center Community Fair. Workforce certificates appeal to community members having a hard time finding employment and want to be trained in another field. To find a program that interests you, visit hccs.edu/apply.

HCC West Loop Campus hosts PrintHouston 2015 exhibition

Jul 31, 2015

Some of the top print artists in the gulf coast region gathered for the PrintHouston 2015 exhibit at the Houston Community College West Loop Art Gallery.

HCC STEM Summer Camp students learn about sea turtles with trip to Galveston

Jul 31, 2015

Students were bused to the NOAA Fisheries Galveston Laboratory, where they used science to identify certain species of fish. They learned about the biology of sea turtles and the techniques used in preserving the endangered species.

Robert Garner Firefighter Academy at HCC produces Class of 2015 Alpha

Jul 30, 2015

Cadets from the Robert Garner Firefighter Academy at HCC received their certificates after months of grueling physical and mental training. The Class of 2015 Alpha is comprised of 22 members who had to be in top shape and academically sharp in order to meet requirements for graduation.

HCC STEM Summer Camp students immerse in world of robotics

Jul 30, 2015

Certain jobs in demand today might not exist 10 years from now. Technology is growing and evolving so fast, students need to prepare for jobs that have yet to be invented. Houston Community College Governors Merit STEM Summer Program students did just that. They spent the day building and programming Lego robots. By learning how robots are built and programmed, students learn the basic language that current technology is built upon and its potential growth.

HCC STEM Summer Camp students explore NASA

Jul 30, 2015

Students in the Houston Community College Governors Merit STEM Summer program came face to face with some of the brightest engineers and scientists in America. The 10th and 11th grade students spent the day with their heroes at the Johnson Space Center.

HCC strikes a goal with booth at Dynamo match

Jul 29, 2015

The Houston Community College public relations office at the West Loop Campus worked the crowd at BBVA Compass Stadium as the Houston Dynamo clashed against the Los Angeles Galaxy. Houston Community College had a presence at one of the season’s most anticipated games, passing out HCC Dynamo-covered sunglasses and literature to fans as they entered the game.

Up to the Minute Report: July 29

Jul 29, 2015

The Houston Community College Central Campus put on a special celebration for retiring faculty and staff members. The Central Campus is one of 10 HCC campuses that will host registration events every Saturday throughout the month of August.

A message from HCC Trustee Neeta Sane

Jul 29, 2015

Message from Neeta Sane, HCC Board of Trustees, District VII

Up to the Minute Report: July 28

Jul 28, 2015

The Houston Community College Governors Merit STEM Summer Program continues to provide students with unbelievable opportunities. Tenth and 11th grade students from the Houston area got to interact with marine biologists from the NOAA and the animals in their care.

HCC graduates class of respiratory therapists

Jul 27, 2015

Respiratory Therapists graduating from the HCC Coleman two-year program gather at the West Loop Campus to be honored at a summer ceremony. Respiratory Therapists play a vital role in hospitals, ensuring trauma patients have the ability to breathe as doctors perform other life-saving tasks.

HCC Central buildings reopen after morning power outage

Jul 27, 2015

The Learning Hub Science Building and the J.B. Whiteley Building reopened at 2 p.m., while the San Jacinto Memorial Building reopened at 3:30 p.m. All three will remain open for the rest of the business day.

Up to the Minute Report: July 27

Jul 27, 2015

Local grade school students learn about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) at the D.R.E.M.E. Foundation Summer Science Camp at the HCC Center of Excellence for Global Energy.

Up to the Minute Report: July 24

Jul 24, 2015

Houston Metro created new bus routes in response to public demand to complement the light rail system. The new routes are planned for Aug. 16. The new planned Coleman Educational Center will Houston Community College with another landmark in the Houston Medical Center. It is being designed with labs to replicate real hospital settings.

Up to the Minute Report: July 23

Jul 23, 2015

The Houston Community College System for Science and Engineering is in search of students ready to participate in a broad range of interactive labs at the renowned research institutions including Rice University and the University of Houston.

Up to the Minute Report: July 22

Jul 23, 2015

Houston Community College broke ground on the Central South Workforce Center on the HCC South Campus just off Highway 288 and Airport Boulevard in the Sunnyside Area.

HCC STEM Academy gives students skills for future

Jul 23, 2015

Houston Community College ushered students towards careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math during its STEM Academy summer session, a program lead by the HCC Minority Male Initiative.

HCC celebrates new workforce facility in Sunnyside Community

Jul 21, 2015

Community members joined HCC officials in celebrating another step in the growth of the HCC South Campus during the groundbreaking of the new Central South Workforce Center.

HCC unveils plans to expand in the Texas Medical Center

Jul 16, 2015

Houston Community College (HCC) will soon have a bigger presence in the world-renowned Texas Medical Center. Members of the medical and local communities saw plans for the new Coleman Healthcare Educational Facility during a town hall meeting.

HCC photography instructor recognized for innovative teaching

Jul 20, 2015

An Andre Hermann photography class at Houston Community College could definitely be considered outside of the box. He encourages failure due to experimentation as an engine for growth. He likes to see learning photographers get out of their comfort zones, and he doesn’t shy away from one-on-one interaction when teaching in the field.

RPC Global uses Goldman Sachs program to take business to new heights

Jul 17, 2015

RPC Global Owner Abe Gonzalez has a massive assembly line of sorts operating in an 11,500 square-foot warehouse on the Southwest side of Houston. Employees take in unwanted computers, dismantle them, scan them for inventory, wipe the hard drives, and recycle the rest.

HCC STEM Summer Camp blasts off

Jul 15, 2015

Campers have rocketed into the world of science this summer and have learned the principles of science, technology, engineering and math.

HCC West Houston Center for Science and Engineering receives award from NSF

Jul 14, 2015

The National Science Foundation award designates the West Houston Center for Science and Engineering as one of the national sites sponsoring research experiences for undergraduates.

HCC professor launches oral history project on the Korean War for summer students

Jul 13, 2015

The Korean War is often referred to as "The Forgotten War." Dr. Jesus Esparza is looking to change that.

HCC faculty and staff learn digital storytelling to improve student retention and interest

Jul 10, 2015

The Center for Digital Storytelling held the workshop for district employees at the Central Campus. HCC staffers were trained on writing, editing, recording and adding photos and videos to a piece to create a digital story.

Graduates of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program at HCC outperform U.S. small businesses in revenue growth and job creation

Jul 8, 2015

In a new report from Babson College, Small Business owners who have completed the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program grow their revenue and create jobs at rates that outperform the broader economy.

HCC participates in PrintHouston 2015

Jun 30, 2015

Houston Community College is partnering with PrintMatters Houston to host Impressions 2015.The West Loop Campus installment is one showing out of 25 of the most prestigious museums and galleries spanning from Houston to Galveston, including the Museum of Fine Arts. It showcases some of the most noted print artists in the Gulf Coast area.

Success stories: Hard work pays off for HCC students

Jul 2, 2015

We highlight six students who have achieved their goals and continue to follow their dreams.

HCC Board of Trustees approves local option exemptions for Tax Year 2015

Jun 24, 2015

The exemption change should impact over 87,000 homeowners in the College’s taxing district. Approximately 45,000 homeowners in this group will now be completely exempt from payment of taxes to HCC, and the remaining households will save an additional amount of $32 per year, on average.

Moody’s Investors Service revises outlook for HCC

Jun 25, 2015

The bond credit rating business has adjusted the outlook on the Houston Community College System from negative to stable and upgraded the Junior Lien debt from Aa3 to Aa2.

HCC VAST Academy students earn nationally-recognized Career Readiness Certificate

Jun 30, 2015

Instructor Kellye Brown worked tirelessly with these students to prepare them for this important employability credential.

HCC and Texas A&M University launch innovative co-enrollment program for Engineering students

Jun 26, 2015

Qualified students will be admitted to the Texas A&M Dwight Look College of Engineering, complete the first two years of coursework at HCC, then finish their engineering degrees in College Station.

Groundbreaking for HCC West Houston Institute highlights 21st Century learning

Jun 25, 2015

HCC officials, trustees, students and West Houston business leaders attended a ceremony for the $49 million project that will be developed on the existing HCC Alief Campus on Hayes Road.

HCC Brays Oaks Campus groundbreaking marks milestone in community growth

Jun 22, 2015

A $700,000 block grant from the City of Houston Housing and Community Development Department helped make this project possible.

HCC and GHBA to build new opportunities for construction students

Jun 24, 2015

Through a Memorandum of Understanding between HCC and the Greater Houston Builders Association, the Association will provide students with exposure to member companies through paid internships and recruitment fairs.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program at HCC holds first Alumni Summit

Jun 12, 2015

The event at the HCC West Loop Campus brought out nearly 150 alumni, Goldman Sachs executives, HCC trustees and administrators, industry, community partners and local lawmakers.

HCC celebrates veteran graduates and recipients of Houston Texans Scholarships for Service Awards

Jun 11, 2015

The Scholarships for Service program provides scholarships for veterans through a partnership between the HCC Foundation and the NFL team.

HCC Workforce Instruction receives $5,000 for scholarships from The Professional Group

Jun 10, 2015

The Professional Group's purpose is to provide women of diverse professions with opportunities for building relationships and networks of personal and business associations through informative monthly presentations, professional development programs, educational and social activities and philanthropic endeavors.

HCC reveals plans to expand South Campus with new workforce center

Jun 5, 2015

The new 65,000 square foot, two-story building will house Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics classes, as well as Machining, Welding, HVAC, CNC, Solar, and electrical laboratories.

HCC HR Chief Officer to serve as Chair of HR Higher Ed Board

Jun 5, 2015

Houston Community College is pleased to announce that Janet May, chief human resources officer, has been appointed Chair of the Western Region board of directors for the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR).

160 Alief ISD International students visit HCC campus

May 29, 2015

The attendees were part of LINC (Language Institute for Newcomers), which is a program for Alief high schoolers who are recent immigrants to the United States.

HCC Public Relations team wins three American Marketing Association Awards

May 27, 2015

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

May 27, 2015

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

May 27, 2015

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

May 26, 2015

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

Nicholas Connors to sing national anthem at HCC Teen Entrepreneur Summit

Apr 29, 2015

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

May 22, 2015

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

May 20, 2015

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

May 16, 2015

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

May 18, 2015

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

May 15, 2015

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

May 15, 2015

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

HCC Parent Academy motivates a return to class

May 14, 2015

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

May 12, 2015

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

May 12, 2015

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

May 8, 2015

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

Apr 17, 2015

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

May 8, 2015

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

May 7, 2015

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

May 5, 2015

HCC to hold groundbreaking for Acres Homes Academic Building

Business Technology chair receives prestigious honor

Jan 21, 2015

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

May 7, 2015

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

May 7, 2015

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

May 7, 2015

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

May 7, 2015

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

May 6, 2015

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

May 7, 2015

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

Apr 28, 2015

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

May 5, 2015

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

May 4, 2015

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

Apr 24, 2015

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

May 1, 2015

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

May 1, 2015

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

Apr 26, 2015

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

Apr 23, 2015

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

Apr 23, 2015

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

Apr 22, 2015

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

Apr 14, 2015

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

Apr 13, 2015

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

HCC celebrates employees at All College Day Ceremony and Awards Luncheon

Apr 10, 2015

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

Mar 30, 2015

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

Houston Community College awarded VetSuccess Program

Sep 26, 2013

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

Apr 1, 2015

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

HCC kicks off March of Dimes campaign

Apr 2, 2015

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

Apr 2, 2015

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

Apr 2, 2015

HCC Fire Academy graduates two classes of cadets

HCC to host Open House events on April 18

Apr 2, 2015

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

Apr 2, 2015

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

District VIII spotlight on Larry Olanrewaju

Apr 2, 2015

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

Apr 2, 2015

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

Apr 2, 2015

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

Apr 2, 2015

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

Mar 27, 2015

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

Mar 27, 2015

HCC CTLE announces Dorsetta Williams as Manager, Instructional Design Services

HCC shines on Rockets Science Night at Toyota Center

Mar 7, 2015

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

Mar 13, 2015

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

Mar 13, 2015

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

Mar 11, 2015

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

Feb 2, 2015

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

HCC-ASPIRE Scholarship Program salutes excellence in education

Mar 6, 2015

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

Mar 4, 2015

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

Jan 13, 2015

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

Business Technology chair receives prestigious honor

Jan 21, 2015

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

Mar 3, 2015

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

Mar 3, 2015

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

Mar 3, 2015

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

Mar 2, 2015

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

Feb 28, 2015

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

Feb 27, 2015

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

Feb 27, 2015

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

A message from Board of Trustees Secretary Adriana Tamez

Feb 27, 2015

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

Feb 27, 2015

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

Feb 27, 2015

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

Feb 27, 2015

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

District III student spotlight: Jesus Martinez

Feb 27, 2015

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

Feb 27, 2015

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

Feb 25, 2015

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

Feb 23, 2015

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

Jan 28, 2015

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

Jan 16, 2015

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

Feb 20, 2015

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

Feb 19, 2015

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

Feb 17, 2015

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

Feb 12, 2015

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

Feb 3, 2015

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

HCC to host Affordable Care Act education and enrollment events

Jan 23, 2015

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

HCC redesigns mobile platform for class search, student registration

Feb 3, 2015

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

Jan 30, 2015

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

Jan 29, 2015

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

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

Jan 28, 2015

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.

Jan 28, 2015

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

HCC Alumni Association adopts new program to help students in need

Jan 27, 2015

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

Jan 22, 2015

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

Jan 26, 2015

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

Jan 26, 2015

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

Jan 23, 2015

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

Jan 21, 2015

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

Jan 20, 2015

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

Jan 20, 2015

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

Jan 21, 2015

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

Jan 20, 2015

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

Jan 20, 2015

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

HCC Board of Trustees elects new officers

Jan 16, 2015

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

Jan 14, 2015

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

HCC receives grant through Accelerate TEXAS program

Jan 14, 2015

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

Jan 13, 2015

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

Jan 13, 2015

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

Jan 12, 2015

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

Jan 6, 2015

Instructor is awarded for his winning business plan.

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

Dec 18, 2014

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

Dec 18, 2014

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

Dec 16, 2014

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

Dec 5, 2014

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

Nov 18, 2014

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

Dec 4, 2014

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

Dec 4, 2014

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

Dec 2, 2014

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

Dec 1, 2014

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

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

Nov 26, 2014

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

Nov 26, 2014

News from District VII: Message from Trustee Neeta Sane.

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

Nov 26, 2014

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

Nov 26, 2014

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

Nov 26, 2014

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

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

Nov 23, 2014

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

First groundbreakings for new facilities at HCC

Nov 20, 2014

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

Society of Eagle Mentors soars at HCC

Nov 19, 2014

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

HCC addresses International Community

Nov 18, 2014

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

Nov 18, 2014

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

HCC and Jacobs Program Management Host Matchmaking Style SBE Event

Nov 17, 2014

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

Nov 12, 2014

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

Nov 11, 2014

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

HCC and Swoop have fun at Rockets Run

Nov 10, 2014

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

HCC students take the classroom to the field

Dec 12, 2013

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

Oct 7, 2014

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

Nov 3, 2014

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

Nov 2, 2014

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)

Oct 27, 2014

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

Oct 24, 2014

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

Sep 9, 2014

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

HCC announces EduTube Mobile App for faculty

Oct 22, 2014

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

HCC named Houston Community Partner of the Year

Oct 23, 2014

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

HCC culinary students volunteer at March of Dimes signature chefs gala

Oct 20, 2014

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

Oct 20, 2014

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

Oct 20, 2014

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

Oct 17, 2014

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

Oct 16, 2014

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

Oct 10, 2014

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

Oct 13, 2014

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

Oct 13, 2014

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

Oct 7, 2014

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

Oct 1, 2014

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

Oct 1, 2014

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

Sep 30, 2014

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

Jun 10, 2014

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

HCC receives $100,000 to support RigOne training

Sep 19, 2014

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

Sep 23, 2014

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

Sep 29, 2014

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

Sep 25, 2014

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

Sep 23, 2014

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

Sep 23, 2014

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

Sep 19, 2014

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

Sep 23, 2014

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

Sep 19, 2014

Highlights from District 1

HCC Hispanic Scholarship Council honors Edgar Colon

Sep 18, 2014

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

HCC takes part in 2014 Fiestas Patrias Parade

Sep 15, 2014

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

Sep 12, 2014

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

Sep 8, 2014

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

HCC Foundation recognizes scholarship students

Aug 28, 2014

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

Aug 28, 2014

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

HCC announces grants from JP Morgan Chase and ExxonMobil

Aug 22, 2014

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

Aug 21, 2014

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

Aug 20, 2014

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

Aug 18, 2014

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

Aug 18, 2014

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

Aug 18, 2014

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

Why we need VA resource centers at HCC

Aug 18, 2014

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

Aug 14, 2014

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

Aug 13, 2014

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

Aug 11, 2014

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”

Jul 31, 2014

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

Jul 28, 2014

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

HCC hosts Small Business Event

Jul 11, 2014

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

Jan 14, 2014

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

Jun 17, 2014

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

HCC and Jacobs host North Forest Campus Town Hall Meeting

May 20, 2014

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

Jul 17, 2014

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

Jun 26, 2014

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

Jul 17, 2014

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

Mar 5, 2014

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

Mar 17, 2014

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

Holiday Mini session: Get 3 semester hours in 4 weeks

Nov 21, 2013

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

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

Jul 14, 2014

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

HCC wins Excellence in Procurement award

Jul 11, 2014

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,

Jun 26, 2014

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

Jun 26, 2014

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

Jun 26, 2014

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

Jun 26, 2014

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

Jun 26, 2014

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

Jun 24, 2014

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

Jun 24, 2014

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

Events

Jun 24, 2014

Upcoming events

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

Jun 30, 2014

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

Jun 30, 2014

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

HCC Board prepares for 2014-2015 academic year

Jun 25, 2014

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

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

Jun 25, 2014

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

HCC Southeast hosts open house at Felix Fraga

Jun 24, 2014

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

Career education opportunities open up for Houston-area students

Jun 18, 2014

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

Students: your Eagle ID is your key to HCC

Feb 13, 2014

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

Be prepared - it's hurricane season

Jun 11, 2014

We are now in the hurricane season, be prepared for any emergency throughout the summer. Should weather threaten the Houston-Galveston area, students, faculty and staff can find updates and college information on hccs.edu.

HCC Discount to Houston Museum of Natural Science

Jun 11, 2014

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

Jun 10, 2014

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

HCC takes part in March of Dimes Walk

Apr 28, 2014

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

Asian educators honored at luncheon

Jun 6, 2014

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

May 28, 2014

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

Jan 29, 2014

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

May 13, 2014

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

Preparing and testing for today’s GED easier than ever

May 24, 2014

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

May 22, 2014

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

Learn more about HCC chancellor search

Oct 28, 2013

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

Apr 21, 2014

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

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

Mar 2, 2014

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

Must-haves for first-time students

Dec 10, 2013

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

Apr 17, 2014

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

Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Scholarship available for qualified individuals

Jan 30, 2014

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

Apr 8, 2014

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

Apr 7, 2014

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

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

Oct 28, 2013

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

Nov 20, 2013

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

Apr 1, 2014

Check out images of HCC at the Cesar Chavez parade.

HCC, Houston Texans join forces to educate veterans

Mar 26, 2014

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

Mar 22, 2014

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

Mar 14, 2014

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

Mar 7, 2014

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

Mar 3, 2014

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

Feb 19, 2014

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

Feb 5, 2014

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

Feb 27, 2014

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

Feb 28, 2014

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

Feb 27, 2014

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

Feb 28, 2014

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

Feb 25, 2014

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

Feb 24, 2014

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

Feb 24, 2014

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

Political Science Ph.D wows at HCC Southwest

Feb 20, 2014

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

Feb 24, 2014

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

Feb 13, 2014

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

Feb 20, 2014

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

Feb 20, 2014

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

HCC open on Wednesday, Jan. 29

Jan 28, 2014

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

District VII Newsletter: Kudos and Congrats

Nov 22, 2013

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

Jan 30, 2014

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

District IV Newsletter: Dear neighbors

Feb 10, 2014

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

Feb 5, 2014

Upcoming events for Houston Community College

District IV Faculty Highlight: Dr. Carla Tyson-Howard

Feb 5, 2014

“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

Feb 5, 2014

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

Feb 5, 2014

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

Feb 5, 2014

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!

Feb 11, 2014

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

District VII Newsletter: Events

Feb 11, 2014

Upcoming events for Houston Community College

District VII Faculty Highlight: Stephanie McKenzie

Feb 11, 2014

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

Feb 11, 2014

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

Feb 11, 2014

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

Feb 11, 2014

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

Feb 11, 2014

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

Feb 11, 2014

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

Feb 11, 2014

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

Feb 11, 2014

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

Feb 5, 2014

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

Feb 5, 2014

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

Jan 31, 2014

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

Jan 15, 2014

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

Jan 21, 2014

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

Dec 17, 2013

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

Dec 11, 2013

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

Dec 12, 2013

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

Nov 22, 2013

Upcoming events for Houston Community College

HCC District VII Newsletter

Nov 22, 2013

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

Dec 2, 2013

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

HCC bond construction program gains momentum

Nov 25, 2013

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

HCC Bond Oversight Committee holds inaugural meeting

Nov 25, 2013

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

Your key to HCC is your Eagle ID

Nov 12, 2013

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

Veterans Affairs to implement a new PeopleSoft process

Nov 18, 2013

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

Nov 13, 2013

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

Oct 29, 2013

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

Oct 29, 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

Oct 29, 2013

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

Oct 28, 2013

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

Oct 28, 2013

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

Oct 7, 2013

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

Oct 14, 2013

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

Feb 27, 2013

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

Apr 6, 2013

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

Jul 29, 2013

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

Apr 16, 2013

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

Oct 24, 2013

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.