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Profiles of Excellence

"The support I got from faculty was probably the most helpful thing throughout this HCC process, because what was missing for me was the actual belief that I could do something more than entry-level medicine." 

– Alex Zagrodnik '19, biology major, former U.S. Navy medic

Alex Zagrodnik

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.

15:1

student/faculty ratio

95+

degrees & certificates

40

student clubs & organizations

85

transfer programs

903

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.

Fireworks Celebration

Holyoke Community College will host the city's annual July 4th Fireworks Celebration on Fri., June 28, beginning at 6 p.m., with a rain date of Sat., June 29.

'Put these fires out'

In his final lesson, Gateway to College graduation speaker Gaylord Saulsberry advised students to remember their lessons to preserve the promise their graduation represents.

'A strong voice'

Longtime educator and HCC alumna Lucy Perez '87 of East Longmeadow was honored at Commencement with the 2019 Distinguished Service Award.