2023-2024 HCC Catalog & Student Handbook 
    May 20, 2024  
2023-2024 HCC Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Welcome Messages

Houston Community College Chancellor’s Welcome Message

We are excited you have chosen to enroll at Houston Community College.Dr. Cesar Maldonado, Ph.D., P.E.

As one of the largest and finest community colleges in the United States, HCC students come from all walks of life and have diverse educational goals in mind. Our excellent faculty and staff are committed to providing quality programs and services that will enable you to transfer to the university of your choice with an associate degree, prepare for immediate entry into numerous exciting occupations with a certificate or a degree, acquire or improve linguistic and high-tech skills and/or meet the requirements for a high school equivalency diploma. Whatever your goals or aspirations may be, we are here to help you achieve them as we strive to create the ultimate student experience.

This Catalog and Student Handbook provides valuable information about many available resources while you attend HCC. In turning the pages of the Catalog and Student Handbook, you will discover an array of services and activities offered that address any special needs you may have and contributes to making your educational experience more enjoyable and meaningful.

Again, welcome and best wishes as you experience all that HCC has to offer.

We are proud to be Houston’s community college.

Cesar Maldonado, Ph.D., P.E.


Vice Chancellor of Instructional Services and Chief Academic Officer

Dr. Norma Perez, Vice Chancellor of Instructional Services & Chief Academic Officer's photoIt is my honor to welcome you to Houston Community College. Our signature programs prepare students for careers in the emerging economy-in the workforce and academic degrees, certificates, and transfer pathways that have an impact on today’s world and the communities we engage. All of our programs and offerings aim for your success in the career path of your choice, and all of us at HCC are committed to supporting you in finding that success.

Your individual choice is part of what brought you to Houston Community College, and it will gain even more momentum as you connect with and find inspiration from other students, faculty, and staff. The programs are rigorous, and the standards are high, yet we believe you belong at HCC and that here you will grow-as a thinker and professional member of the community-through your dedication to your studies and through participation in the opportunities we offer.

Houston Community College is committed to opportunities that allow you to engage in courses that connect undergraduates with community partners and third-party accreditations and licensures that expand your expertise and foster sense of community. The answers you seek regarding your education are limitless-reach out and we will guide you. Your path awaits.

We hope you are as excited to be at Houston Community College as we are to welcome you!

Norma Perez, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor of Instructional Services and Chief Academic Officer


Vice Chancellor of Student Services

Your success is our top priority here at Houston Community College.Dr. Shantay Grays, Ed.D. Vice Chancellor of Student Services

Hello Eagles and congratulations on making a smart decision by choosing Houston Community College to support your academic and career training goals.  HCC offers a variety of student support services to assist you along your educational journey, from your first semester through graduation. It is our goal to foster an environment that supports student learning, as well as a sense of belonging. Our student support services professionals are ready and willing to provide guidance and support in areas such as admissions, advising, career services, counseling, financial aid, tutoring and library services. Our student life and recreational sports departments also offers students the opportunity to gain leadership skills and peer engagement through extracurricular and co-curricular activities.  

The Catalog and Student Handbook provides resources and information on counseling and ability services, financial aid, testing, and your academic, career, and personal growth and success along your educational journey to completion. Specifically, the Catalog and Student Handbook has important college policies, information on student life and organizations, as well as a list of your responsibilities as a student. We encourage you to use and reference the Catalog and Student Handbook whenever you have a question about your college and student experience.  For further information, please visit HCC’s website at www.hccs.edu or submit questions to student.info@hccs.edu. 

Our commitment is to your success and completion. 

Shantay Grays, Ed.D.
Vice Chancellor of Student Services