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Alumni Spotlight

Julissa Colón '13, special programs coordinator for HCC's Gateway to College program, was honored as one of Business West magazine's '40 Under Forty' for 2021. That's her on the right, next to her daughter, HCC alumna Jayda Aponte '21, now at UMass. 

Rising Role Model

programs You have the passion. We have the program.

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Resources and tips for learning remotely.

Remote Learning Options

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HCC offers a multitude of support programs for students.

Professors Who Care

A female student talks to a representative from UMass Boston at HCC's annual transfer fair.

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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Trunk or Treat 4.0

HCC's annual pre-Halloween community celebration resumes on Friday, Oct. 29, from 5-7 p.m., after being cancelled last year due to COVID-19.


Third-graders at Kelly Elementary School celebrated the opening of their new Little Free Library, a project developed by students from HCC's Latinx Empowerment Association.

Tournament Delivers

The 34th annual HCC Foundation Golf Classic, played Sept. 13 at Springfield Country Club, raised nearly $50,000 for student scholarships at Holyoke Community College.