Houston Community College is an open-admission, publicinstitution of higher education offering a high-quality,affordable education for academic advancement, workforcetraining, career development, and lifelong learning toprepare individuals in our diverse communities for life andwork in a global and technological society.
• Freedom - The essence of education is the cultivationof an open environment that promotes a rigorous,untiring life-long pursuit and expression of truth, andfree exchange of ideas.• Accountability - A responsible individual is committedto doing one’s duty and taking the right actions.• Community-Mindedness - The bonds of our community are care, open communication,cooperation, and shared governance.• Integrity - Personal and community well beingdemands a commitment to honesty, mutual respect,fairness, and empathy in all situations. It means doingthe right thing at all times.• Excellence - Our will and spirit is to achieve thebest in teaching, learning, community building, andstewardship.
Houston Community College will be the most
community college in the country. We will be the
institution for every student we serve –
to our community’s success.
Our goals are those things that we must execute at aconsistently high level to accomplish our vision. Our goalsare associated with:• Effective Leadership• Student Success• Resource Development and Enhancement• Global Perspective• Effective Communication• Accountability and Strategic Decision-Making
Board approved, September 2007
The Houston Community College is accredited by theCommission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree.Persons interested in reviewing the ofcial accreditationdocuments may do so by contacting the Ofce of InstitutionalResearch located at 3100 Main, phone number 713.718.8625.To review individual program accreditation, approval,and licensing documents, the department chairperson'sofce for the particular program may be contacted.(See catalog or class schedule for telephone numbers.)
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board hasapproved college/university parallel offerings and programsin technical education.The Texas Workforce Commission has approved programsfor veteran education benets.Senior colleges and universities in Texas and surroundingregional states accept credits earned at Houston CommunityCollege System.
The regulations and provisions in this Catalog are basedupon present conditions and are subject to changesnecessitated by College or legislative actions. Theprovisions of this Catalog are subject to change withoutnotice and do not constitute an irrevocable contract,expressed or implied, between any applicant, student, or faculty member and HCC. The College reserves the rightto cancel classes when necessary.
HCC Mission, Vision, and Values