Weekend College

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
  • AAS -- Business Administration-Management Specialization (60 credit hours)
  • AA -- Business (60 credit hours)
  • Certificate -- Core Curriculum, general transfer core needed for all academic degrees (42 credit hours)
  • Certificate -- Business Administration/Management (30 credit hours)
  • Certificate -- Construction Management Techology (15 hours)

The 60 hour degree programs will be offered in 5 consecutive eight-week sessions over fall, spring, and the first summer session for each school year.

For example, the courses in the AAS in Business Administration-Management Specialization will be offered in the following manner: two-eight week sessions in fall, two eight week sessions in spring, one eight week session in summer for a period of two years.

AAS Business Administration-Management Specialization (Example)

Eight week terms, only two classes taken simultaneously

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Year One

Fall 2017Fall 2017Spring 2018Spring 2018Summer 2018
First 8 Weeks Second 8 Weeks First 8 Weeks Second 8 Weeks Summer 10 Weeks
EDUC 1300 BMGT 1327 BMGT 1301 BUSG 1301 BUSG 2305
ETWR 1302 or ENGL 1301 BUSG 1370 HRPO 1311 HRPO 2301 BUSG 2380 or BMGT 2303

Year Two

Fall 2018Fall 2018Spring 2019Spring 2019Summer 2019
First 8 Weeks Second 8 Weeks First 8 Weeks Second 8 Weeks 8 Weeks
HRPO 2307 BUSG 2309 GOVT 2305 ECON 2302 ASTR 1304
ACCT 2301 MRKG 1311 BCIS 1405 MATH 1324 or Natural Science Course SPCH 1321


The selection and pattern for courses for all programs will be distributed to students at the required Information Sessions. Please select a date below for further detailed information on each degree and certificate.

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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 (Canceled)
  • July 11 and 25th (Canceled)
  • August 8 and 22nd  (Canceled)


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)


Student Resources

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:







Online fee

$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.


Military and Veterans

VA Benefits are available for The Weekend College.


Fall 2020 Weekend College Schedule

All classes online, except CNBT 1318. Times are listed for those instructors who wish to conduct class online on a schedule.

AA in Business

New Students:

CoursesCRNSessionTime of Class
EDUC 1300 22345 F8A 9-11:50 a.m.
ENGL 1301 21397 F8A 1-3:50 p.m.
ENGL 1302 21396 F8B 9-11:50 a.m.
BCIS 1305 17615 F8B 1-3:50 p.m.


Returning Students:

CoursesCRNSessionTime of Class
ECON 2301 21044 F8A 9-11:50 a.m.
HIST 1301 22138 F8A 1-3:50 p.m.
ECON 2302 21048 F8B 9-11:50 a.m.
HIST 1302 22144 F8B 1-3:50 p.m.


Core Curriculum

New Students:

CoursesCRNSessionTime of Class
EDUC 1300 22345 F8A 9-11:50 a.m.
ENGL 1301 21397 F8A 1-3:50 p.m.


Returning Students:

CoursesCRNSessionTime of Class
MATH 1322 21468 F8A 9-11:50 a.m.
HIST 1301 22138 F8A 1-3:50 p.m.
GOVT 2306 21225 F8A 1-3:50 p.m. (option, if not taken previously)
ENGL 2341 21399 F8B 9-11:50 a.m.
HIST 1302 22144 F8B 1-3:50 p.m.


AAS in Business Management

New Students and Level One Certificate Students:

CoursesCRNSessionTime of Class
EDUC 1300 22345 F8A 9-11:50 a.m.
ENGL 1301 21397 F8A 1-3:50 p.m.
ETWR 1302 21395 F8A 1-3:50 p.m. (for students in a certificate program, though Engl 1301 preferred)
BMGT 1327 22073 F8B 9-11:50 a.m.
BUSI 1307 22208 F8B 1-3:50 p.m.


Returning Students:

CoursesCRNSessionTime of Class
MRKG 1311 11109 F8A 9-11:50 a.m.
ACCT 2301 16789 F8A 1-3:50 p.m.
ECON 2302 21048 F8B 9-11:50 a.m.
HRPO 2301 22218 F8B 1-3:50 p.m.


Construction Management Certificate

CoursesCRNSessionTime of Class
CNBT 1318 18353 F8A 8-10:50 a.m.
ELPT 1315 22753 F8A online
ELPT 1315 29909 F8A online
CNBT 1300 22761 F8B online
CNBT 1311 22945 F8B online




Weekend College at HCC