Student Tech Resources
We have several resources to support you during remote/online learning. Please check out all of the options below.
Free Parking Lot Wifi + Discount Home Wifi
Free HCC Outdoor/Parking Lot Wifi
HCC now offers free outdoor/parking lot Wi-Fi zones for our students and prospective/future students to connect to the Internet. Visit www.hccs.edu/outdoorwifi to view locations and how to access them.
Discount Home Wifi
Many companies are continuing their community service commitments to assist existing customers by waiving late fees and disallowing service disruptions due to economic circumstances related to the coronavirus pandemic. These companies are likewise offering technology resource options to students. Several of them are offering varying sources of free or reduced-cost Wi-Fi options to new or existing customers for designated periods of time. Please check out all of the options below to choose what works best for you.
AT&T ($10/month for qualifying households)
- Xfinity College Student Access ($150 credit for verified HCC students)
- Xfinity Internet Essentials ($9.95/month for qualifying households)
Sprint and T-Mobile
Suddenlink (Altice Advantage Internet)
Here are some options for students looking for a laptop on a budget:
- Barnes and Noble, HCC's Bookstore offers a wide variety of desktops, laptops, and accessories
- Many brands offer student discounts on desktops, laptops, and accessories. To name a few:
Consider refurbished laptops where available. When purchased from a reputable retailer, these are usually in like-new condition and offer great value.
Free Software Available to HCC students
Tech Support for Eagle Online (Canvas) and Password Reset
If you have technical issues while taking online classes with HCC, please contact the Eagle Online (Canvas) Customer Support via phone at 713-718-5275, option 3, or via the Student Help Form.
If you are having difficulties with your HCC Email account, please contact the Information Technology Customer Support at 713-718-8800 or you can manage your password via the Password Reset Manager.