Messages from the Chancellor
I am excited to announce a new initiative that will bring all of the College together to address declining enrollment and support our recruitment efforts.
The chancellor is pleased to announce that yesterday, July 14, ICE agreed to rescind this new rule. This action extends the interim COVID guidance of the SEVP for the Spring and Summer 2020.
Houston Community College (HCC) is particularly proud to be the leading community college in the nation for international student enrollment. We are disappointed in the decision to modify exemptions that provide much-needed flexibility for our international students during a period when the COVID-19 pandemic imposes so much uncertainty. Nonetheless, we are committed to supporting these students by providing the instructional modalities needed to comply with SEVP requirements.
Members of the leadership team, from District and College campuses, have been working to identify how the institution can streamline the student experience. “One College: Uniting the Voice of HCC” is the culmination of this work and the guiding vision as we continue to move forward through evaluating and modifying business processes; creating streamlined and automated student communications; and implementing technology solutions.
In the news
Houston Community College has launched an artificial intelligence (AI) Associate of Applied Science degree program, making it the first community college in Texas to have such a program.
Harris County Promise launches in Aldine, Alief, and Pasadena ISDs, guarantees college tuition to Promise scholars
More than 4,000 high school seniors will have the opportunity to earn a tuition-free, postsecondary education through Harris County Promise, a new program that provides students with last-dollar scholarships to cover the cost of tuition and fees at participating community colleges.
Houston Community College’s Academy for Vocational Advancement and Skill Training (VAST) has been transforming the lives of students by giving them a chance to receive affordable college career-readiness training leading to meaningful credentials, employment, and independence, since 1990.
Dozens of HISD dual credit students gathered last week at the HCC Southeast College Eastside Campus for a two-year Commitment Ceremony for HCC’s construction certification program.