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Profiles of Excellence

Margaret Schwartz '21 began her HCC journey decades after dropping out of high school; she graduated June 5 with high honors, her associate degree in psychology, and academic program awards in Honors, history, and psychology. She's headed to Smith College as an Ada Comstock Scholar. 

Nothing to Fear

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, music, culinary arts, education, and sustainability studies.

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Register for personal enrichment and professional development classes.


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value experience the value of an hcc education.

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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?

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.

'I Am Somebody'

Holyoke Community College and Enchanted Circle Theater are joining forces this summer to offer an in-person, racial justice education program aimed at youth 8-11 years old.

Meet Marissa

Diamond Smith '21 talks to Glascock Poetry Prize winner Marissa Perez '20, now at Hampshire College, for a story in the national publication Campus News.

Pride High

For the first time, Holyoke Community College celebrated Pride Month by raising the rainbow flag over the campus where it will fly for the remainder of June.