About HCC

Welcome to HCC

HCC proudly offers access to affordable, high quality education, and workforce training for all who seek it.

The first two-year college in the Commonwealth, HCC is widely recognized as a leader in high-quality, affordable pathways to transfer or immediate entry into the workforce. A designated Hispanic Serving Institution, HCC serves a diverse community with nearly one hundred degree and certificate programs, and online, blended, evening, and Saturday classes that accommodate the busy lives of our students. HCC's Center for Health Education, Kittredge Center for Business and Workforce Education, and the new HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute, provide students with state-of-the-art resources as well as the knowledge and skills they need to be successful.  

Throughout the year, HCC is home to numerous recreational and cultural activities and events that are open to the community. View an art exhibit at the Taber Art Gallery, catch a live performance at the Leslie Phillips Theater, enjoy the college's annual Jazz Festival, or come watch one of HCC's competitive varsity athletic games. HCC has the largest disc golf course in Western Massachusetts, and it's free and open to the public. The best place to discover what's happening at HCC is on our online events calendar. We invite you to visit and get to know us!


HCC is committed to accessibility and inclusion, and to ensuring that all are able to participate in college programs, activities, and events. Learn about accessibility for students, faculty, staff, and visitors, including:

  • Parking
  • Getting around campus
  • Accessible restrooms
  • Aids and services
smoke-free campus

HCC is a smoke-free campus everywhere, all the time. This policy applies to students, faculty, staff, and visitors.