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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HCC computer instructor rated one of best in the world

Reginald Dyson wasn’t looking for recognition, but he couldn’t avoid it. Last spring he received the Cisco Network Academy Instructor Excellence Advanced 2016 award to go along with the Instructor Excellence Expert recognition he received in 2012. To put that in perspective, the 2016 Advanced award was given to 631 instructors globally and 80 in the U.S. whose student...

HCC’s Roustabout Program supplies workers to offshore rigs quickly: Want to be a Roustabout?

Texas has more of them than any state in the union. Roustabouts work hard, usually on land or offshore oil rigs, and make a very good living. “What’s a roustabout?” you ask. In Texas, a roustabout is an individual who works on an oil or gas drilling rig. Roustabouts move pipe and cargo, and work around cranes, forklifts, and air tuggers. Roustabouts clean tanks, perform routine...

Online training courses offers certificate training courses for the oil & gas industry

Oil and gas jobs are a mainstay of the Houston economy. Even though the industry has cooled somewhat recently, there is little doubt oil and gas will rebound and continue to foster a thriving workplace. While Labor Department statistics show the number of jobs in the oilfield has remained fairly constant since the middle of 2016, individuals looking to enter the industry can find jobs if they...

Cinco pasos para inscribirse en la Universidad Comunitaria de Houston (HCC)

La siguiente lista resume los pasos necesarios que usted necesita para entrar a HCC y comenzar clases: 1 Como matricularse Para llenar la solicitud en línea haga clic en hccs.edu/application. Para más información sobre el certificado de educación continua, invitamos a los estudiantes a usar el Buscador de Programas y Cursos (Program and Course Finder). 2 Como solicitar ayuda financiera o...

Boxeador profesional vence a su principal contrincante: el idioma inglés

Bahodir Mamadjonov (“Baha”) boxeador de peso liviano de Houston, nunca se da por vencido Este ex campeón internacional de peso liviano (WBA) boxea desde los seis años de edad. Llegó a Estados Unidos en el 2011 desde Ferganá, Uzbekistán, para ser boxeador profesional. Con un récord sólido y buenos entrenadores, Mamadjonov va en camino a triunfar. Su obstáculo principal fue el...

Jefe de policía del condado de Waller encuentra una nueva carrera en HCC

Se puede decir que Hershel C. Smith es un religioso con placa y revólver. El hombre que había sido ministro protestante hoy es policía, jefe de la comisaría número 3 del Condado de Waller. Ha transformado esa posición con transparencia, justicia, y servicio comunitario. “Amo a mi comunidad y quiero crear un impacto”, dice este graduado de HCC. “Para mí esto es como una vocación...

Es ahora más fácil costear la universidad

Si usted piensa que no es posible costear el renovarse, piénselo de nuevo. Las clases de continuación educativa son para los obreros lo que el Autobahn es para el transito de alta velocidad en Alemania, o un tren bala en Japón: súper rápida, eficiente, y baratas. Son rápidas porque no requieren dos o cuatro años de estudio. Son eficiente porque estas clases sin crédito y de corto...

Nuevo programa de ayuda les da a los estudiantes una “segunda oportunidad”

Mejor dicho: construyamos una mejor oportunidad. HCC busca hombres y mujeres trabajadoras, cuyo idioma principal es el español para su nuevo programa de educación y entrenamiento integrados, el programa IET/EL Civics. Amy Felan, la campeona del programa, declara que “buscamos gente trabajadora sin entrenamientos o certificados especiales y que deseen empleos mejor pagados”. Este...

El programa de auxiliar de petróleo “Roustabout” de HCC entrena obreros para las plataformas marinas de petróleo.

¿Quiere ser un “Roustabout”? Habiéndo más en Texas que en cualquier otro estado de Estados Unidos, los Roustabouts trabajan con intensidad, generalmente en pozos petroleros, en mar y tierra, para ganarse una buena vida. ¿Qué es un Roustabout? En Texas, un Roustabout es una persona que trabaja en un pozo de gas natural o de petróleo. Este auxiliar de pozo de petróleo transporta...