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Student Spotlight

"The experience here is the best thing that has ever happened to me ... I've never really connected with people in a way that I have here. I feel like I can let my guard down and trust myself with people. They've helped me a lot."

– Frances Rivera-Diaz, high school dropout, HCC Engineering major, STEM Scholar

Frances Rivera-Diaz

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

952

2016 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.

First Class Training

HCC's new, enhanced EMT program produced its first class of graduates, all of them now certified to work as emergency medical technicians.

Holyoke Fireworks!

The City of Holyoke's annual July 4th Fireworks Celebration will take place at HCC on Friday, June 30, with food, music and fun for adults and children of all ages.

Transfer success

A recent story on CNBC named Holyoke Community College one of the "Six community colleges that will fast-track you to a bachelor's degree."