Welcome/Our Mission/Our Vision/Board of Trustees

2018-2019 Catalog

We are glad you have chosen to enroll at Houston Community College. As one of the largest and finest community colleges in the United States, HCC students come from all walks of life and have diverse educational goals in mind. Our excellent faculty and staff are committed to providing quality programs and services that will enable you to transfer to the university of your choice with an associate degree, prepare for immediate entry into numerous exciting occupations with a certificate, acquire or improve linguistic and high-tech skills and/or meet the requirements for high school equivalency diploma. Whatever your goals or aspirations may be, we are here to help you achieve them. This Course Catalog provides valuable information about many available resources while you attend HCC. In turning the pages of the Course Catalog, you will discover an array of services and activities offered that address any special needs you may have, and contributes to making your
educational experience more enjoyable and meaningful. Again, welcome and best wishes as you experience all that HCC has to offer.

Our Mission
Houston Community College is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development, and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society.

Our Vision
Houston Community College will be a leader in providing high quality, innovative education leading to student success and completion of workforce and academic programs. We will be responsive to community needs and drive economic development in the communities we serve.

Board of Trustees
HCC’s Board of Trustees represents the citizens of HCC’s taxing district. There are nine singlemember districts. Trustees are elected for six year terms with elections held on a 2-year rotating basis. There are no term limits. The district boundaries are legally determined. The most recent re-districting occurred in 2015 based on the annexation of Alief and North Forest Independent School Districts. New officers are elected annually by the members of the Board of Trustees. The three offices include Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary.