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Profiles of Excellence

"I had no idea HCC could be such a catapult. One thing HCC has given me is redemption. It's allowed me to realign my academic trajectory with the one I have always wanted."  

– Armanis Fuentes '19, history major, headed to Williams College

Armanis Fuentes

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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degrees & certificates


student clubs & organizations


transfer programs


2018 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.

HCC Golf Classic Sept. 9

Proceeds from the annual benefit tournament will support student scholarships and classroom equipment purchases through the HCC Foundation.

Dean's List Honors

Holyoke Community College is proud to recognize the 981 students who earned Dean's List honors for the Spring 2019 semester.

Life-changing support

New scholarships at HCC and Westfield State University will benefit Hispanic students from Holyoke, thanks to $100,000 donations to both institutions from a West Springfield couple.