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Houston Community College System

The Houston Community College System administration in Midtown Houston
Established 1971
Type community college system
Chancellor Dr. Mary E. Spangler
Faculty 2,513
Staff 954
Students 57,364
Location Houston, Texas, U.S.A.
Campus six commuter campuses
Nickname HCCS (or HCC)
Mascot Eagle
Affiliations SACS
HCC logo.jpg

Houston Community College System (HCCS) is a community college system that operates community colleges in Houston, Missouri City, and Stafford in Texas.

As defined by the Texas Legislature, the official service area of HCCS includes territory within the following school districts:[1]



HCCS once was an umbrella under the wing of the Houston Independent School District, starting in 1971 (when HCC was established) - HCCS once used HISD school campuses for teaching facilities with classes during evenings and weekends. Around 1997 HCCS began to transfer operations to community college district-operated campuses throughout the HCCS service area.[2]

HCCS cities

Houston Community College System Administration Building

HCCS includes all of the following cities

HCCS includes portions of the following cities

The district also covers unincorporated areas of Harris (including some of Bridgeland), Fort Bend, and Waller Counties.

HCC Television

HCCS Central Campus

HCCS operates a television channel called Houston Community College Television (HCCTV).[3] The channel is aired on Comcast Channel 19, TV Max Channel 97, Phonoscope Channel 77 and Cebridge Channel 20. In addition it is streamed over the internet. The studio complex, which has one large studio unit, five edit suites, and a digital master control system, is located at the HCC headquarters.[4]

HCC began its television channel in 1994.[4]

List of colleges in HCCS


Central College

Willie Lee Gay Hall (South Campus)


Coleman College of Health Sciences

  • Coleman College of Health Sciences (Houston)

Northeast College

Northline Campus


Northwest College

Houston Community College Spring Branch


Southeast College


Southwest College

West Loop Center (contains Challenge Early College High School)
Gulfton Center


  • Alief Campus (Houston)
    • The Alief Campus will be the site of Alief ISD's Alief Early College High School.[10][11]
  • Alief Continuing Education Center (unincorporated Harris County)
  • Gulfton Center (Houston)
  • Missouri City Sienna Campus (unincorporated Fort Bend County)
  • Stafford Campus (Stafford)
  • West Loop Center (Houston)


  1. ^ Texas Education Code, Section 130.182, "Houston Community College System District Service Area".
  2. ^ "TSPR Houston Community College System." Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. Accessed September 23, 2008.
  3. ^ "HCC Television." Houston Community College. Retrieved on May 2, 2009.
  4. ^ a b "How to Access HCCTV." Houston Community College. Retrieved on May 2, 2009.
  5. ^ "Central College." Houston Community College District. Accessed September 5, 2008.
  6. ^ "Northeast College." Houston Community College District. Accessed September 5, 2008.
  7. ^ "Northwest College." Houston Community College District. Accessed September 5, 2008.
  8. ^ "Southeast College." Houston Community College District. Accessed September 5, 2008.
  9. ^ "College Operations." Houston Community College Southwest College. Accessed September 5, 2008.
  10. ^ Foster, Robin. "Deadline to apply to Alief Early College High School is April 15." Houston Chronicle. April 2, 2009. Retrieved on April 8, 2009.
  11. ^ "Alief Early College High School." Alief Independent School District. Retrieved on April 8, 2009.

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