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Student Spotlight

"At HCC, the staff really cares about your future, where you're going and how you get there."  

– Heather Paiva Perez, president, 2017-2018 Student Senate

Heather Paiva Perez

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.

Family Bonds

The musical Dubchak siblings of Westfield are represented in the Holyoke Community College classes of 2010, 2013, 2017 — and counting.

24 Hour Play Festival

The HCC Alumni Players will present the 2nd annual 24 Hour Play Festival, Sat., Sept. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Leslie Philllips Theater.

HCC 'Getting It Right'

A national report lists HCC as one of the top performers among U.S. colleges for maintaining racial and gender equity in its administrative positions.