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Study at Houston Community College

Houston Community College was established in 1971. HCCS runs community colleges in Stafford, Missouri City and in Houston, Texas, and serves more than 50, 000 students. The university has 6 commuter campuses and offers Associate degrees and programs. The types of majors and degrees offered at the university are:
  • Business, Management, and Marketing
  • Computer Science
  • Foreign Language and Literature
  • Health and Clinical Sciences
  • Parks, Recreation, and Fitness
  • Personal and Culinary Services
  • School of Visual and Performing Arts
  • Security and Protective Services
  • Social Sciences
The college mascot is the Eagle.

Profile of Houston Community CollegeHouston Community College can be found in Houston, TX (a large city). The school is a public institution. The Associate's degree is the highest degree at Houston Community College.

Course Topics

The most common majors at the school are in real estate and construction management and liberal arts.

Houston Community College Selectivity

Houston Community College is welcoming, and offers open admission to students who meet its minimum qualifications.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, 43, 518 students were enrolled in the school. Houston Community College has a large minority student population.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The Houston Community College System is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering opportunities for academic advancement, workforce training, career development, and lifelong learning that prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society. Houston Community College System provides: Affordable and accessible education Adult literacy and developmental programs Associate degrees and certificates Personal enrichment opportunities University transfer and general education Comprehensive student support services Workforce education courses and programs Access to advanced technology Corporate training International programs and partnerships Continuing education Approved by HCCS Board of Trustees on May 27, 2004. "Houston Community College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts1, 430general studies, interdisciplinary studies, sign language translation, cartography
Medical Support and Technology314radiographer, pharmacy tech, mental health services tech, surgical tech, veterinary assistant, nuclear medical tech, cardiovascular tech, dental assistant, . . .
Nursing and Emergency Medicine300registered nursing, EMT paramedic, licensed practical nurse
Security and Law Enforcement275fire-fighting, criminal justice and police, fire protection tech
Business and Management200business management, accounting, fashion merchandising, international business, banking, marketing, logistics, business communications, . . .
Mechanics and Repair112HVAC, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics, aircraft maintenance, autobody repair, small engine mechanics, appliance repair, electrical installation and repair
office and Administration101office data entry, administrative assistant, general office occupations, executive secretary
Beauty and Cosmetology101cosmetology
Media76radio and TV tech, desktop publishing and imaging, animation and special effects, printing equipment operation, digital communications
Family and Social Work74child development, child care provider, child care management
Real Estate and Construction Management68real estate
Production Trades64machine shop assistant, welding
Computer Science and Engineering61computer programming, computer networking, system administration, computer and info science, network management
Engineering Technician58drafting, computer engineering tech, manufacturing tech, construction engineering tech, electronics tech, occupational safety tech, civil engineering tech
Construction Trades52electrician, power transmission, property management
Law44legal assistant, legal secretary, court reporting
Design43fashion design, interior design
Photography and Commercial Art32commercial photography, cinematography, commercial art
Medical administration31medical records tech, medical secretary
Hospitality30hotel management, tourism and travel, restaurant and food services management
Cooking and Culinary Arts30chef training, pastry
Science and Laboratory Technician28biology tech, chemical tech
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy28occupational therapist assistant, health and physical Education
Music18music performance, music management, music theory and composition
Therapy and Counselling16physical therapist assistant
Landscaping and Horticulture3applied horticulture, landscaping, ornamental horticulture
Contact: Houston Community CollegeHouston Community College

3100 Main Street

Houston, TX 77266-7517

General Phone: (713) 718-2000


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