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Profiles of Excellence

Cassandra LePouttre took full advantage of HCC's scholarship and employment opportunities to help her pay for college; now she's on her way to Smith next fall as an Ada Comstock Scholar.   

Cassandra LePouttre

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 your child for an exciting summer program.


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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.

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Freight Training

HCC students planted the first seeds inside Holyoke's two new shipping container gardens, part of an urban agriculture project and collaboration with the city and Nuestras Raices.

Dean's List Honors

HCC is proud to recognize the 1,060 students who earned Dean's List honors for the Spring 2018 semester.

'I'm part of the show'

The free Line Cook Training program at HCC is helping experienced kitchen workers sharpen their culinary skills – and find jobs with MGM.