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Study at Housatonic Community College

Housatonic Community College, also known as HCC, is a two-year public college located in Bridgeport, Connecticut. It was established in 1967 and today it is one of the twelve colleges under the Connecticut Community Colleges system. The college confers a wide variety of associate's degrees and several certificate programs and also offers a wide variety of non-credit and continuing education programs.

Student life at HCC is active. The campus is home to a wide variety of clubs and organizations based on the varied interests of the students. Some of the clubs are A. L. A. S - Association of Latin American Students, the African Student Alliance (ASA), and Friends of the Environment (FOE).

Profile of Housatonic Community College

Housatonic Community College is located in Bridgeport, CT (a medium-sized city). The school is a public institution. The highest degree level offered by Housatonic Community College is the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in drama and performing arts, photography and commercial art, business and management, family and social work, and security and law enforcement.

Housatonic Community College Selectivity

Housatonic Community College is an open-admission school.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Housatonic Community College is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

The school had 4, 475 enrolled students in 2007.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Our purpose at Housatonic Community College is to empower all individuals to develop to their full potential. We are committed to lifelong learning for all. As a knowledgeable and dedicated faculty and staff, we work together with students in a learner-centered, supportive, and stimulating environment. We prepare students to participate in, and contribute responsibly to, our global society. We strive for: Affordable, accessible, and high-quality higher education; Sensitivity to students with diverse backgrounds, needs and goals; An intellectually active and culturally rich environment that features the largest art collection of any two-year college in the country; A state-of-the-art campus with up-to-date technology and facilities designed to serve students, community groups, and local businesses; A vital liberal arts foundation to help students to develop creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills; Certificate, training, and associate programs for transfer to baccalaureate institutions, for specific job and employment skills, and for personal enrichment; Comprehensive student support services that work proactively with students for their success; Active partnerships with the community, businesses, and other educational institutions. "

Housatonic Community College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts125general studies, liberal arts and sciences
Business and Management92business and related services, MIS, accounting technology, banking
Family and Social Work41child care management
Security and Law Enforcement36criminal justice and police
Medical Support and Technology36mental health services tech, medical lab tech, allied health and medical assisting
Nursing and Emergency Medicine19registered nursing
Photography and Commercial Art15commercial art
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy6occupational therapist assistant
Drama and Performing Arts6drama
office and Administration4administrative assistant
Art Studies3art studies
Mechanics and Repair1aircraft maintenance
Therapy and Counselling0physical therapist assistant
Engineering Technician0engineering technology
Engineering0engineering science

Contact: Housatonic Community College

Housatonic Community College

900 Lafayette Blvd

Bridgeport, CT 06604-4704

General Phone: (203) 332-5000

http://www.hcc. commnet.edu

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