Due to the snowstorm, the HCC campus will be closed on Wednesday, January 17. All day and evening activities are cancelled. The Bartley Center will also be closed. Stay safe!

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Student Spotlight

"This program has been very helpful to me because it's not just about cooking. It's about management, business, how to run a business, how to open up your own business. Every day, you learn something new." 

— Behnam "Ben" Alimirzaei, Food Service Management

Behnam Alimirzaei

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.

17:1

student/faculty ratio

95+

degrees & certificates

40

student clubs & organizations

85

transfer programs

1003

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.

Order Up

HCC's new gourmet cooking and baking series begins Feb. 9 with a class focused on Italian classics, taught by Chef Dino Diaz '12, a graduate of the college's Culinary Arts program.

Out of the Ashes

Fifty years ago, on Jan. 4, 1968, a fire destroyed the main HCC campus building in downtown Holyoke, altering the course of the college's history forever.

Dirty Work

An HCC honors biology class this semester joined the international search for new antibiotics that could be used to fight disease.