The New Weekend College at HCC: Saturdays Only
Designed for working adults who want a degree, the Weekend College offers you the opportunity to receive an Associate’s Degree in two years by attending school only on Saturdays. If you need college for job advancement or transfer to a four-year university, don’t just take a class—complete a program and earn a degree.
The Weekend College offers classes in 8- week sessions, in a hybrid format. By taking only two classes at a time, you can focus more clearly on the subjects you are studying. You will study with a cohort of students just like you with a face-to-face professor, then complete some of your work online. You will take four classes each semester (2 courses each 8- week session) which makes you eligible for financial aid as a full-time student. Classes will meet from 9-12 noon and 1-4 pm with an hour break for lunch.
No more wasted coursework, as your entire schedule is mapped out for the two years. From the beginning, you will see the guided pathway and exactly when each course is offered in the program. We guarantee that the courses will make. In addition, we offer you support in admissions, registration, academic advising and applications for financial aid. Free tutoring will be available on campus or online.
In short, your success is our total mission in the Weekend College.
The Weekend College Advantage
- Small classes and professors who will know you personally
- Complete your degree in two years
- Opportunity to network with other working business majors
- Lower tuition and access to financial aid
- Academic support systems to help you complete
- One-Stop: Your driving around Houston is over
- Centrally located and adjacent to Metro-rail and bus lines
- Less traffic and easy free parking
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has selected the Houston Community College Weekend College for the 2018 Star Award.
Get started now
Information Sessions in 2020 will be held on Saturdays at 10 am in the San Jacinto Building, Room 243, at Central College (1300 Holman) on the following dates:
- April 4 (Canceled)
- May 2 (Canceled)
- June 13
- July 11 and 25th
- August 8 and 22nd
Prospective students must attend an Information Session. Students do not have to register for an Information Session. Prospective students may also seek information on an individual basis during any Saturday that classes are in session in SJAC 243.
All classes will be held at the Central College Campus in the newly renovated, historic San Jacinto Building, which has state-of-the-art technology and student support. Our comprehensive tutoring center on the third floor, The Learning Emporium, has 135 computers for student use, copy and print service.
For more information, call 713-718-5203.
HCC is an open-admissions college. Although we will provide assistance with your admission in the Information Session, you might like to review the admissions process on the main webpage.
(See “Apply Now” on the HCC website: www.hccs.edu)
The Weekend College faculty and staff are a team of educators fully committed to your success. Since your classes will be smaller than those found at other colleges, you will get to know your professors well. Also, academic advisors will follow your progress from admissions to graduation, making sure that you are proceeding successfully throughout the program. There are no wasted hours or detours to derail you from completing your degree or certificate.
The physical facilities where your will study are state of the art, including fully supported multi-media classrooms, labs, and tutoring spaces. A comprehensive college library is housed in the Learning Hub, the building adjacent to SJAC. Food services are available for students during the lunch hour from businesses adjacent to the campus; microwaves are available for students who wish to bring their own lunch.
Parking is free and plentiful on Saturdays, immediately behind the San Jacinto Building. The Central College Campus is located just two blocks from a major Metro Stop, the HCC/Ensemble Theatre stop on South Main St. Metro buses also service the campus, making this location accessible from all over the city of Houston.
Costs and Financial Aid
HCC is one of the most affordable colleges in the region with student tuition determined by residency. Students are coded one of the following: in-district (in the taxing district of HCC), out-of-district, or out-of-state/international.
For students taking 12 credit hours a semester, the cost for tuition is roughly the following:
$42.00 per online course
These rates are found on the Tuition Calculator.
Please visit the HCC Financial Aid website for information on filling out a FAFSA or TASFA for federal Pell Grants or Texas Grants administered through the state of Texas.
In addition, the HCC Foundation offers numerous scholarships to students who qualify. Please visit the Foundation site for additional resources.