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Profiles of Excellence

After a successful yet ultimately unfulfilling career as an advertising producer, Cate Boram '20 enrolled at HCC to learn how to tell more personal stories. She graduated this spring as a valedictorian and is now on her way to Smith College to study theater and film.

Cate Boram

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, music, culinary arts, education, and sustainability studies.

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Register for personal enrichment and professional development classes.


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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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Canna-Classes Resume

Students who complete the Oct. 17-18 core training can register for spring 2021 classes in one of four cannabis industry career tracks, including culinary assistant and extraction technician.

Hispanic Heritage Month

HCC is celebrating with a series of online events that include cooking demonstrations, lessons on Holyoke history and discussions about public art, Sept. 25-Oct. 28.

Accent on Equity

A $100K grant from the Lumina Foundation will allow HCC to expand the work of its Equity, Diversity and Inclusion task force and expand mentorship programs for students of color.