Decorative Image Element

Profiles of Excellence

Fresh out of high school, Romone Gordon's first attempt at college proved unsuccessful. Ten years later he tried again – this time at HCC. Now, armed with his associate degree in criminal justice, he is on his way to UMass to pursue legal studies – and a career as a police officer and lawyer.

Legal intent

programs You have the passion. We have the program.

A female student in a scientific lab environment

Earn your associate degree and get to work or transfer to a four-year college.

A male student plays an electric guitar

Explore certificate programs like accounting, music, culinary arts, education, and sustainability studies.

A female adult student works in a culinary environment

Register for personal enrichment and professional development classes.


student/faculty ratio


degrees & certificates


student clubs & organizations


transfer programs


2021 graduates

Decorative Image Element

value experience the value of an hcc education.

A student sits at a laptop computer. They smile at the camera. They are wearing a gray jacket and blue t-shirt, and have dark facial hair.

Resources and tips for learning remotely.

Remote Learning Options

A student and advisor sit across a desk from one another. They are having a conversation.

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?

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.

Direct Connection

HCC students who transfer to AIC will now automatically receive a $4,000 scholarship, in addition to earned merit scholarships, before any need-based aid is awarded.

Spring 2022 Deans List

Holyoke Community College is proud to recognize all the students who earned Dean's List honors for the Spring 2022 semester.

No Imposter

As a busy young activist and community organizer, Kala Garrido '22 lost interest in her high school classes but found new educational inspiration at HCC.