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Student Spotlight

"I don't want a job; I want a career. I want to work somewhere where I'm going to love it, I'm good at it, and I want to go there every day. That's why I'm here."

– Frances Rivera-Diaz, Engineering major, HCC STEM Scholar

Guided by the Light

programs You have the passion. We have the program.

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Earn your associate degree and get to work or transfer to a four-year college.

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Explore certificate programs like accounting, electronic media, and sustainability studies.

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Register for personal enrichment and professional development classes.


student/faculty ratio


degrees & certificates


student clubs & organizations


transfer programs


2017 graduates

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value experience the value of an hcc education.

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Many of our classes are offered online, which means college can happen on your schedule.

Flexibility & Balance

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HCC offers a multitude of support programs for students.

Professors Who Care

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You can go anywhere with an HCC education. Explore 85-plus transfer opportunities to four-year schools.

What's After HCC?

start for something, stop for nothing.

Earn Your G.E.D.

Get started on the road to education by earning your HiSET/GED.

Grow your career

Move ahead in your field with our professional development programs.

enrich your life

Learn a new hobby or skill.

news&events Keep up with everything going on at HCC.

Six in Sight

The Holyoke Community College women's soccer team will play for its sixth straight New England championship Sunday at 1 p.m. at home on O'Connell Field.


The final film in HCC's Ibero-American Film Festival tracks a dying man's efforts to find someone to care for his dog: Wed., Oct. 25, 7 p.m., Leslie Phillips Theater.

New trustee appointed

Ivonne Vidal is a staff attorney for the Committee for Public Counsel Services in Springfield and originally from Cuba.