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With the help of her professors and advisers, Xinyan Jiang '24, a Chinese immigrant who learned English as a second language, is on her way to Amherst College after earning her associate degree from HCC.

The Road to Amherst

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.

A culinary arts student chops carrots in the HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute

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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2024 graduates

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value experience the value of an hcc education.

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Free child watch, food pantry access, menstrual equity, emergency grants, and more.

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?

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.

People Power

Marlowe Washington, a pastor who holds doctorates in both education and ministry, is HCC's inaugural vice president of people, culture, and equity.

Mail Bonding

Holyoke Community College and Amherst College students created art, then mailed it to each other throughout the semester. The results? Out of the box.

More for Thrive

Auto dealer Gary Rome presented a $5,000 donation check to the HCC Foundation to support the college's Thrive Student Resource Center.