Holyoke Community College is the premier Massachusetts community college, providing the best start at the best value for students from an increasingly diverse community with rapidly evolving needs. Our enthusiastic, highly-qualified faculty engage students in innovative and creative learning. Students thrive in our vibrant, accessible, and welcoming campus community because we provide them with a comprehensive academic and personal support system. We challenge ourselves to identify and provide relevant and responsive solutions for the needs of organizations and individuals in the Valley and beyond. Our students are exceptionally prepared for success in today's changing world.

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Jossie Valentin

If people feel safe and included, they are more prone to succeed. Students can excel in a classroom; staff and faculty go above and beyond at their jobs. It is a win-win situation for everyone.

Emmanuel Sanchez, '16

Emmanuel studied business administration at HCC and hopes to start his own business some day.

James Deats, '14

James served in the U.S. military before enrolling at HCC to study engineering. He graduated with high honors and is now at the University of Massachusetts.

Nicole Hendricks

Prof. Hendrick's class, "Women, Crime and Justice," examines crime from a women's point of view.

Kate Maiolatesi

Maiolatesi is the principal coordinator for HCC's Sustainability Studies program. She was awarded the Marieb Award for Teaching Excellence at Commencement in May 2012.


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303 Homestead Ave. Holyoke, MA 01040