2024-25 HCC Catalog & Student Handbook 
    
    May 20, 2024  
2024-25 HCC Catalog & Student Handbook

General Information



College Directory

The Houston Community College System District has over seven colleges with convenient campus locations located throughout the Houston metro area.  Below is contact information for those campuses and key personnel who may be helpful to students.

Please visit www.hccs.edu/locations for the most-up-to date information.

Central College

Dr. Muddassir Siddiqi, President

Dr. Stacy Welcome, Dean Student Success

www.hccs.edu/locations/central-college

Central Campus
1300 Holman St
Houston, TX 77004
713-718-6000

South Campus
1990 Airport Blvd
Houston, TX 77051
713-718-6634

Coleman College

Dr. Lutricia Harrison, President

Dr. Patricia Ugwu, Dean Student Success

www.hccs.edu/locations/coleman-college
Coleman Campus
1900 Pressler St
Houston, TX 77030
713-718-7400

Northeast College

Dr. Michael Edwards, Interim President

Dr. Kenneth Holden, Dean Student Success

www.hccs.edu/locations/northeast-college

Acres Homes Campus
630 W Little York Rd
Houston, TX 77091
713-718-6900

Automotive Technology Training Center
4638 Airline Dr
Houston, TX 77022
713-718-8100

North Forest Campus
6010 Little York Rd
Houston, TX 77016
713-718-5868

Northeast Campus
555 Community College Dr
Houston, TX 77013
713-718-8300

Northline Campus
8001 Fulton St
Houston, TX 77022
713-718-8000

Northwest College

Dr. Zachary Hodges, President

Dr. Rima Adil, Dean Student Success

www.hccs.edu/locations/northwest-college

Alief Bissonnet Campus
13803 Bissonnet St
Houston, TX 77083
713-718-8860

Alief Hayes Campus
2811 Hayes Rd
Houston, TX 77082
713-718-2339

Katy Campus
22910 Colonial Parkway
Houston, TX 77449
713-718-5757

Spring Branch Campus
1010 W Sam Houston Pkwy N
Houston, TX 77043
713-718-5700

West Houston Institute
2811 Hayes Rd
Houston, TX 77082
713-718-8432

Online College

Dr. Jerome Drain, Interim President and Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Instruction

www.hccs.edu/online
Online
713-718-5275

Southeast College

Dr. Frances Villagran-Glover, President and Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Services

Mr. Martin Perez, Dean Student Success

www.hccs.edu/locations/southeast-college

Eastside Campus
6815 Rustic St
Houston, TX 77087
713-718-7000

Felix Fraga Academic Campus
301 N Drennan St
Houston, TX 77003
713-718-2800

Southwest College

Dr. Madeline Burillo-Hopkins, President and

Vice Chancellor for Workforce Instruction

Ms. Anamaria Lopez, Interim Dean Student Success

www.hccs.edu/locations/southwest-college

Brays Oaks Campus
8855 W Bellfort Blvd
Houston, TX 77031
713-718-8600

Gulfton Center
5407 Gulfton Rd
Houston, TX 77081
713-718-7760

Missouri City Campus
1600 Texas Pkwy
Missouri City, TX 77489
713-718-2900

Stafford Campus
10041 Cash Rd
Stafford, TX 77477
713-718-7800

West Loop Campus
5601 West Loop South
Houston, TX 77081

District Administration

Dr. Margaret Ford Fisher, Chancellor

www.hccs.edu/locations/district-administration

 

Dr. Norma Perez, Interim Senior Vice Chancellor, Instruction, Student Services and Chief Academic Officer, and Interim President of Coleman College

 

Dr. Frances Villagran-Glover, Interim Vice Chancellor, Student Services, President of Southeast College  

Dr. Jerome Drain, Associate Vice Chancellor Academic Instruction and Interim President of the Online College

 

Dr. Betty Fortune, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor , Enrollment Management & Success

 

Dr. Debbie C. Hamilton, Associate Vice Chancellor, Student Engagement & Success

 

Dr. Chassity Holliman-Douglas, Associate Vice Chancellor, Special Programs & Success

 

Dr. Desmond Lewis, Associate Vice Chancellor, College Readiness

 

Mr. Thom Ronk, Associate Vice Chancellor, Workforce Program Research & Development

 

Dr. Miguel Ramos, Associate Vice Chancellor, Curriculum & Learning Initiatives

 

Dr. Timothy Snyder, Associate Vice Chancellor, Teaching & Learning Innovation

 

Dr. Michael Webster, Associate Vice Chancellor, Workforce Instruction

District Office
3100 Main St
Houston, TX 77002
713-718-2000

 

Centers of Excellence

HCC’s fourteen Centers of Excellence focus on top-notch faculty and industry best practices to give students the skills they need for a successful career. The programs range from manufacturing and global energy to logistics, engineering, fashion design and information technology. For more information, please visit www.hccs.edu/centers.

Job Competency

HCC guarantees that graduates earning workforce certificates or degrees will possess the job skills required for entry-level employment in the occupational field for which they have been trained. (This guarantee does not imply the graduate will pass any licensing or qualifying examination for a particular career.)

Any HCC workforce program certificate or degree graduate whom the employer determines is lacking in the technical or general educational skills necessary for entry to the position shall be provided up to nine tuition-free credit hours. A program of instruction must be designed to meet specific occupational competencies identified in technical courses which are competency-based and emphasize the acquisition of the skills necessary for immediate employment and/or career advancement. Program competencies are identified in the course syllabus provided to each student. 

This guarantee applies only to certificates and degrees of at least 30 semester hours or 360 contact hours.

All course work in question must have been taken at HCC and taught by HCC instructors.

  • The graduate must have earned the AAS or certificate in a workforce program listed in the HCC catalog no earlier than one year prior to the beginning date of the employment in question.
  • The graduate must have completed the degree within a five-year period beginning at the point of first enrollment. 
  • The graduate must be employed full-time within 12 months of graduation and in a position directly related to the specific program completed at HCC.
  • Within 90 days of the graduate’s initial date of employment, the employer must certify in writing that the graduate lacks entry-level skills identified by HCC as program-exit competencies. The employer must specify the areas of deficiency.
  • The employer, graduate, and HCC personnel will develop a written retraining plan. The retraining will be limited to nine credit hours or 360 contact hours related to the identified skill deficiency.
  • The retraining must be completed within one calendar year from the time the plan is agreed upon.
  • Although retraining is tuition-free, the graduate (or employer) is responsible for the cost of insurance, uniforms, fees, and any other course-related expenses. HCC is responsible for the cost of books required for the course work.

Deans & Chairs

Houston Community College (HCC) relies on shared governance as the foundation of its instructional leaders’ model. Instructional leaders play a crucial role in promoting communication and collaboration between the various important groups that make up the college, such as students, staff, faculty, administration and the community.

At HCC, instructional programs are organized into units based on academic and workforce programs, each of which is overseen by the corresponding Dean. These Academic/Workforce Deans serve as the highest level of instructional leadership across all the Colleges and Centers of Excellence. The faculty-led instructional leadership at HCC includes three categories: Department Chairs, Program Directors, and Associate Chairs. The scope of the responsibilities of these instructional leaders extends throughout the HCC system.

The Department Chair or Program Director’s primary duty is to provide operational and instructional guidance for their assigned programs. The Associate Chair’s role is to support the Department Chair. These leaders hold the responsibility for ensuring the academic programs’ instructional quality, promoting a culture of innovation and continuous improvement, offering professional development opportunities to faculty, and aligning their department’s activities with the institution’s strategic plan.

Program Coordinators & Program Directors

The Program Coordinator role and responsibilities are to facilitate development and maintenance of program curriculum and core curriculum in collaboration with the program faculty committee, dean and department chair to ensure that awards & certificates offered at Houston Community College are always up-to-date and meet industry needs while providing pathways to 4-year institutions.  Additionally, program coordinators maintain and collect data on program learning outcomes (PLOs, CLOs, and SLOs), Core Curriculum courses and provide a Program Review on a cycle that supports both the missions of the program and the institution. 

The primary responsibility of the Department/Program Chair or Program Director is to provide instructional or operational leadership for assigned programs. They are responsible for ensuring the alignment of departmental activities with the institution’s strategic plan and are responsible for program coordinator responsibilities ensuring curriculum development and maintenance, instructional assessment, and support for the dean with appropriate programs.

Faculty

What sets HCC apart is its faculty, individuals who bring theory and practice to life in the classroom. HCC’s faculty, many of whom hold doctorates, teach in several learning modalities and are accomplished academicians, as well as successful in their respective professional fields. More than 3,600 professors who have a passion for teaching, HCC students benefit from a wealth of real-world experience that the faculty brings to the classroom. Unlike other institutions of higher learning, HCC’s faculty members are not paid to conduct research; however, they do it anyway in order to further their knowledge, change the future and help their students. As you learn more about the quality of HCC’s faculty and the level of education they offer, you begin to understand why more students choose HCC for education and training. And, why some of the brightest minds in academics and business are choosing HCC as their teaching home. Please visit the Full-Time Faculty  list.