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"At HCC, I didn't just find refuge, I found my passion." – Marcos Figueroa '24, Communications, Media, and Theater Arts major and ALANA ambassador from Holyoke, one of three student speakers at HCC's first-ever Fall Graduate Reception on Nov. 29

Weathering the Storm

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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Free child watch, food pantry access, menstrual equity, emergency grants, and more.

Resources & Support

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HCC offers a multitude of support programs for students.

Professionals 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.

Trustees' Chair Retires

Robert Gilbert Jr. of West Springfield served with three HCC presidents during his 12-year tenure on the Board of Trustees and the last eight as chair.

Nov. 2023 News Blog

Soul exhaustion and care; another Itsy Bitsy thing; Culinary Arts food truck debuts for Food Bank march; Justis Connor tells his soldier's story; HCC Culinary Club caters to classmates ..

Noncredit Classes

Piano, painting, sewing, photography, wine tasting, cooking, and bartending are just a few of the short-term, noncredit classes being offered this spring at HCC.