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Profiles of Excellence

In the spring of 1973, James K. Bradford graduated from Holyoke Community College. On Saturday, June 3, 2023, at Commencement, the HCC alum will do it again a full 50 years later, with honors and an associate's degree in visual art.

Gap Years

programs You have the passion. We have the program.

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Resources & Support

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HCC offers a multitude of support programs for students.

Professionals 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?

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Earn Your G.E.D.

Get started on the road to education by earning your HiSET/GED.

Grow your career

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'Be authentically you'

President Christina Royal offered her advice and congratulations to the Class of 2023 as she presided over her last HCC Commencement Saturday before her retirement.

'This is huge'

HCC conferred degrees and certificates upon 686 graduates from 72 Massachusetts cities and towns, states as far away as Florida and Texas, and countries including Uganda, and China.

Poetic Lessons

Latinx Studies major and student-poet Mishie Serrano recited an orginal poem as part of HCC's 76th Commencement, "Lessons from Redirections."