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Profiles of Excellence

A cook by trade, Todd Cummings '21 enrolled at HCC to learn the business side of running a restaurant. He made the most of his time and graduated Sat., June 5, with honors, his associate degree in hospitality management, and a slew of scholarships from restaurant industry groups.

Down to Business

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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value experience the value of an hcc education.

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Resources and tips for learning remotely.

Remote Learning Options

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HCC offers a multitude of support programs for students.

Professors Who Care

A female student talks to a representative from UMass Boston at HCC's annual transfer fair.

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.

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Pride High

For the first time, Holyoke Community College celebrated Pride Month by raising the rainbow flag over the campus where it will fly for the remainder of June.

Inspiring Minds

Safiyah Bey '21, former HCC Student Senate president, just completed her first semester at Mount Holyoke College, where she is studying international relations.

'Relentless Spirit'

President Christina Royal recounted tales of student persistence and alumni success to inspire graduates as they get ready to move on with their educations, lives and careers.