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  • HCCC Academic Divisions

    The HCCC Business, Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management (BCH) Division helps students attain the knowledge and skillset needed for in-demand career sectors such as accounting, management, culinary arts, hospitality management, funeral services, and other business disciplines. Classes are conveniently offered during days, evenings, and weekends at the Journal Square and North Hudson campuses, as well as online. Hybrid courses are also available.



    The HCCC Humanities (HUM) Division assists students in examining what it means to be “human,” and guides them in the pursuit of truth and self-understanding through the study of humane letters and fine arts. Our degree programs provide students with the skills essential to approaching contemporary issues from diverse perspectives. Each program’s curriculum focuses on building the solid foundation students interested in transferring to four-year colleges or universities need. Many courses fulfill the General Education requirements for degree-granting programs in other divisions of the College.

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    The HCCC Nursing and Health Sciences (NHS) Division provides quality courses and programs for those aspiring to work as entry-level health professionals. There are several degree and certificate programs offered within the Division and also with partnering schools, colleges, and universities. The programs, which are highly competitive, require additional admission testing, as well as criminal background clearance, and drug testing. Several programs are available in both day and evening classes. Admission to the College does not necessarily guarantee entrance into many of the programs.

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    The HCCC Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Division offers Associate in Science degree programs that prepare students to transfer to four-year institutions. There are also and Associate of Applied Science and certificate programs that ready students for careers immediately after graduation or that help students develop technical skills in specialized areas. Graduates of the STEM degree programs are eligible to work in mathematics, computer science, computer hardware organization and architectures, microcomputer and microprocessor design, computer programming, electronics engineering technology, and robotics, in the areas of design, analysis, testing, development, maintenance, production, research, sales, and more.

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    The HCCC Social Sciences Division (SS) offers courses and degree programs focused on the critical and analytical inquiry of human behavior and institutional structures from theoretical, historical, empirical, and multicultural perspectives. Academic exploration of the social sciences, on both a local and global scale, promotes self-discovery and empowerment through the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills that can be applied to academic and vocational careers.

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    The HCCC Academic Development and Support Services Division (DADSS) prepares students to meet the challenges of college-level coursework, and to support students on their path to achieving their academic, career, and life goals. DADSS programs focus on the individualized learning needs of each student, and assist in developing the skills necessary for achieving academic success. There is coursework in mathematics, reading, writing, and discussion, as well as learning assistance services such as tutoring, supplemental instruction, academic coaching, and bridge and enrichment programs.

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