About the Program

Start your career with the Astronomy program at HCC. Find courses and faculty, as well as program information.

AWARD TYPES: Courses Only

AREA OF STUDY: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math


This program is part of the

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Center of Excellence


The Associate in Arts (AA), the Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT), and the Associate in Science (AS) degrees  can give you a good start before transferring to a four-year university.

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Program Information

About Astronomy

The Astronomy Program at HCC offers courses for students who need to complete core curriculum science requirements or pursue careers in physics, engineering or astronomy.



There are 7 Astronomers employed in the Greater Houston Area. This number is expected to increase by 14.3% over the next four years.

  • Upon completion of a graduate degree, the median salary for an Astronomer is $57.66 hourly, $120,000 anually.



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Kumela Tafa


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