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Student Spotlight

"I live in Easthampton and HCC is right here. Why would I go anywhere else? They have everything I need."  

— Keith Hazel, 39, Liberal Arts major

College for a Day 2018

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.


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degrees & certificates


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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.

Staging a Comeback

HCC liberal arts major Keith Hazel, 39, gave the keynote speech at this year's 'College for a Day' event, which he attended himself in 2016 while preparing for his high school equivalency test.

French Film Festival

HCC's annual celebration of French language films offers three weeks of movies that offer a different perspective of French society, March 20 through April 4.

Walking Out In Synch

Students from the Mount Tom Academy spent 17 quiet minutes in the HCC Courtyard Wednesday during a synchronized national protest against gun violence.