HCC CEO's Welcome

CEO’s Welcome

Dr. SmithIt’s a great day to be at Housatonic Community College (HCC)! It is my pleasure to welcome you to our campus. Within the pages of this website you will find a wealth of information about our college, including over 60 degree and certificate programs, policies, procedures, and specific information that you will need to navigate your journey as an HCC student.

Housatonic’s website is an important resource that provides a comprehensive overview of our outstanding programs and courses, along with a variety of support services, resources and information about the faculty, staff and administrators.

We are deeply committed to your academic success and hope that, during your time at HCC, you will make new friends, develop meaningful relationships and embark on new experiences that will make a positive impact on your future. Our campus is a safe place where mutual respect and appreciation of our differences are expected, thereby enhancing the college experience for everyone.

Our website also serves as a particularly important resource during the current challenges of social distancing and other public safety practices that we have initiated as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Here is where you will find the latest online activities, WebEx meetings, updates and support services that you might need.

All student support services are currently available online, including admissions applications, testing, advising, tutoring, counseling, financial aid, registration, and scholarship applications. Even our workshops, guest lectures, and student clubs and organizations continue in a virtual environment to expand your HCC experience and connect you to other members of our outstanding campus community.

In the foreseeable future, we look forward to safely returning to campus. When that time arrives, you will spend each day on a beautiful campus that is surrounded by amazing paintings, sculptures, and drawings that comprise the Housatonic Museum of Art, which is showcased throughout the college. Most importantly you will have a wonderful community that will support you in your college pursuits and help you realize your dreams and highest ambitions.

Whether you are taking classes at HCC to earn your degree or certificate to go right into the workforce, or to transfer your credits to a university, you will graduate from Housatonic Community College prepared for the next level in your journey.

I welcome you to Housatonic Community College and wish you the very best in your academic endeavors. I look forward to seeing you around campus!


Dwayne Smith, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer

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