"This program has been very helpful to me because it's not just about cooking. It's about management, business, how to run a business, how to open up your own business. Every day, you learn something new."
— Behnam "Ben" Alimirzaei, Food Service Management
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news&events Keep up with everything going on at HCC.
Holyoke Community College is proud to recognize the 1,033 students who earned Dean's List honors for the Fall 2017 semester.
The HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute is open. Take a look inside the gleaming new $7.5 million, 20,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art hospitality and culinary training facility.
Fifty years ago, on Jan. 4, 1968, a fire destroyed the main HCC campus building in downtown Holyoke, altering the course of the college's history forever.