Five steps to enroll at Houston Community College

The following enrollment checklist provides you with the necessary steps you need to complete in order to be admitted and begin classes at Houston Community College: Step 1: Apply for Admission Complete an online application at hccs.edu/application. Students are encouraged to use the Program and Course Finder to search for information on HCC continuing education certificate. Step 2: Apply...
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Tiffany Grady Has the Drive to Succeed

Diagnosed with a learning disability, one woman knew she could go further. In 2008, Tiffany Grady of Houston took the Metro from her home to her first class at HCC-Central. She’s made the trip hundreds of times since. On class days, the young student rides an hour and a half each way to a bus stop near downtown, then walks the remaining few blocks to campus—through cold, heat, wind or...

HCC Veterans Academy

The Veterans Academy is designed to help veterans earn fast-track workforce certificates while providing academic and student success support services. The aim is to support completion and graduation for participating veterans. In an effort to increase opportunities provided to veteran/military students and meet the workforce industry demands of the State of Texas, Houston Community College is...
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Professional boxer KOs his biggest opponent: the English language

Houston lightweight boxer Bahodir (“Baha”) Mamadjonov has never been one to back down from a fight. The former WBA international lightweight champion started boxing at age six. He immigrated to the United States from Fergana, Uzbekistan in 2011 to pursue a professional boxing career. With a solid record and good coaches, Mamadjonov is on his way to a successful career. His...

Entry-level jobs in Industrial Technology industry

Houston Community College and ATEC Training & Certification Services, LLC are teaming up to prepare students quickly for jobs in the electrical, utility and production industries. Electrical Work Safety Management for Safety Professionals training begins in March 2018 on HCC’s Northeast Campus. ATEC, experts in preparing students for industrial careers, will teach a 16-hour...

Waller County Constable found a new “calling” at HCC

In many ways, Herschel C. Smith is a minister with a badge and gun. Once a pastor, today he is Waller County’s Precinct 3 Constable, a role he has transformed through transparency, justice, and community service. “I love my community and want to make a difference,” says the HCC graduate. “In many ways, this is like a ministry to me.” His passion shows. In November 2016,...

Grant links veteran to education and a job

J.R. Warren served his country, and a grateful nation found a way to pay him back a little. J.R. saw duty in the U.S. Army from 1996-1998, then spent nearly a decade in the Army Reserves. He visited Asia, Japan and England along the way. The experience changed him. The Spring, TX resident was a communications non-commissioned officer attached to a medical group; he saw first-hand how caring...
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Paying for college just got easier

If you think you can’t afford to re-tool, think again. HCC Continuing Education courses are to workforce education what the Autobahn is to high speed transportation in Germany. Or what a bullet train is in Japan. Super-fast, efficient—and affordable. They are fast because they don’t require two or four years to complete. They are efficient because these short-term, non-credit courses...
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