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Profiles of Excellence

A fear of science almost kept Carly Carpenter '22 from pursuing a career in veterinary medicine; now with her associate degree from HCC in hand, she's well on her way to realizing that dream.

Carly Carpenter

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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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

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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?

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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.

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news&events Keep up with everything going on at HCC.

Leadership Series

Trayce Whitfield, executive director of the Coalition for an Equitable Economy, will lead off HCC's fall Women's Leadership Series on Sept. 21, with "Leaning Into the Positive."

Aug. 2022 News Blog

Summer Youth baking classes ... WCCH broadcasts Pride Month podcasts ... HCC's Michelle Sherlin shares her expertise on healthcare simulations ... and more to come ...

Tee It Up

Money raised from the Sept. 12 golf tournament will support student scholarships managed by the HCC Foundation, the nonprofit fundraising arm of Holyoke Community College.