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coming soon: graduation

Where do I pick up my cap and gown? How many guests can I bring? When do I get my diploma? 

Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 27 – get answers to all your questions today! 

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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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Earn your HiSET/GED, learn a new skill or explore your creativity. 

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.

Mother of Inspiration

Holyoke Community College student Jasmine Errico, '17, of Easthampton, will be honored at the State House May 5 as one of the "29 Who Shine."

Latinas con pluma

HCC theater professor Patricia Sandoval's celebration of Latina writers will be presented again Friday, April 28, this time at Holyoke's Wistariahurst Museum.

Ella Centennial Bash

Holyoke Community College will celebrate the 100th birthday of jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald April 29 with vocal workshops, a big party and lots of music.