Commit to Complete

Completion at HCC

HCC is committed to helping students reach their goals. Students come to HCC for many different reasons, but when they leave the college with a degree or certificate they are prepared for a successful future and poised to earn more over their lifetime.

Complete a Degree


Complete a Degree

Transfer from HCC to a four-year college or university Office of Success and Completion

Complete a Certificate


Complete a Certificate

Find a job and enter the workforce Office of Success and Completion

HCC sets aside a full week each fall semester to send a simple message: HCC is strongly committed to student completion. Completion Week activities include: students, faculty, and staff signing pledge certificates and banners that read “Commit to Complete” as well as; HCC providing degree information; former students and graduates speaking to current students; and much more. The primary goals of Completion Week are to:

  • Increase student awareness about the importance of certificate and degree completion
  • Encourage students, faculty and staff to sign “Commit to Complete” pledge certificates
  • Engage the HCC campus community’s continued support of student success and completion

Why Completion is Important

  • Student will hold a recognized higher education degree or certificate
  • Students will be prepared! According to Rosenberg McKay, people change jobs up to 10 times in their working lives—and when you have a college degree you have an edge.
  • Future labor market will require even more college graduates, economists predict.
  • Completion shows future employers or college admissions officials that students are serious about their marketability, education and future.
  • Parents can personally role model for their children the value of higher education and degree completion.
  • Many successful people credit their associate’s degree as the foundation of their career achievement and the turning point in their lives.
  • According to a report for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, college graduates will be more likely to promote environmental sustainability, be more likely to volunteer, vote, contribute to charity, serve on boards and run for office.
  • Graduates, according to the Gates Foundation, help the national workforce be competitive and productive in the global economy.


Graduation Requirements

Prior to graduation, students must have official transcripts of credits transferred from other institutions sent to the Office of Admissions and Records. A candidate for any degree or certificate must meet the graduation requirements in the catalog for the year of initial enrollment unless the student elects to graduate under the requirements of a more recent catalog. The candidate must indicate the catalog of choice when filing for graduation. A student who does not enroll at HCC for a period of more than one calendar year is required to graduate under the catalog requirement for the year of readmission. For additional information click here.

Participation in the Graduation Exercises
HCC holds one student graduation ceremony each year in May. Candidates for degrees and certificates are encouraged to attend the graduation ceremonies. Students who completed course requirements the previous December, or who plan to complete course requirements the following August, may participate in the May ceremony.


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Commit to Complete: Completion Week 2018

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