About Southwest College

Houston Community College's Southwest College has locations at Gulfton Center, Missouri City Campus, Stafford Campus, West Loop Campus and Distance Education.

Student spotlight: Mohamed

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Alumnus spotlight: Mohamed Hossaan

Jul 24, 2014, By Blondel Walters

His strong determination to succeed allowed Mohamed to shatter the language barrier and earn his associate degree in information technology. The HCC graduate returned to Egypt and earned his bachelor's degree in information technology from The Higher Institute of Cooperative and Managerial Studies in Cairo. Mohamed didn't stop there; he came back to the U.S. and attended the University of Houston-Clear Lake, where he received his master's degree in Information Technology.

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Cesar Maldonado

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HCC Chancellor Dr. Maldonado promotes small business involvement

Jul 22, 2014, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

Houston Community College Chancellor Dr. Cesar Maldonado touched on the future of the system and its involvement with local business owners on Tuesday as the HCC West Loop Campus welcomed hundreds of small business owners to the auditorium for its monthly Small Business Breakfast.

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Zeeshan Qavi

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HCC Southwest student realizes dream through summer internship

Jul 9, 2014, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

Zeeshan Qavi, a HCC Southwest student is realizing his high-tech dream with some help from the Houston Community College Virtual Career Center (VCC), Texas-Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (T-STEM) manager, Leena Sawant and a summer internship with Techno Chaos.

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HCC Southwest participates in PrintHouston 2014

Jul 7, 2014, By Susan Loucks

Houston Community College Southwest is proudly partnering with PrintMatters Houston to host Impressions 2014, the West Loop Campus showing of the regional show PrintHouston 2014. PrintHouston 2014, is an area-wide exhibition incorporating over 25 of the most prestigious museums and galleries, stretching from Houston to Galveston, including the Museum of Fine Arts, showcasing the most noted print artists in the Gulf Coast area.

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Homeless war veteran finds success through HCC Southwest

Jul 2, 2014, By Kim Hogstrom

The road to recovery has been a long one for Houstonian and U.S. Navy veteran, John Gay. In 2012, the Vietnam veteran found himself homeless, bankrupt and abandoned. Thanks to Gay’s determination, coupled with the Houston Community College Foundation and its Veteran’s Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP), one of Houston’s heroes is on his way to previously unimagined success.

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Gulfton Campus

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HCC Southwest and HISD partner to help at-risk high school students succeed

Jun 27, 2014, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

Houston Community College Southwest and Houston Independent School District are teaming up with a common goal ­– to identify at-risk students who are disengaged and disconnected from their comprehensive high school and help them stay in school to earn their high school diploma. The partnership allows for these at-risk students to not only secure high school degrees but seamlessly transition to higher education.

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Fena Garza In DC

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HCC Southwest's president sits on EducationUSA Forum panel

Jun 24, 2014, By Kim Hogstrom

Houston Community College Southwest President, Dr. Fena Garza (standing) met with Northeastern University President, Dr. Joseph Aoun (left), and U.S. Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, Richard Stengel (right), on June 23 in Washington D.C. The three dignitaries were invited to sit on a panel for the U.S. Department of State's fifth annual EducationUSA Forum to discuss challenges in American higher education.

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Workforce: Digital Gaming and Simulation

Jun 19, 2014, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

Check out what digital gaming and simulation courses have to offer you at HCC Southwest.

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NASA

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Meet an engineer at HCC Alief Campus

Jun 17, 2014, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

Calling all engineering students. Here’s your chance to ask an engineering professional all those burning questions about the industry. The Houston Community College Engineering Department will host an engineering panel discussion on Monday, June 16, from 4:30 – 6 p.m. at the HCC Alief Campus Auditorium.

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Workforce: Project Management

Jun 16, 2014, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

Check out what the HCC Southwest Workforce Project Management program has to offer you.

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eden printer

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"Eden" Offers New Ways to Print in 3-D

Jun 12, 2014, By Sara Tubbs

Excitement over 3-D printers continues to replicate at Houston Community College Southwest. The latest addition in the college's hardware upgrade is the Stratasys Objet Eden 260 V, or "Eden".

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Jim Livesey

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High school students wowed by video equipment

Jun 10, 2014, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

The Houston Community College Southwest West Loop Campus was the first stop for 10 high school students on Tuesday morning. The group composed of juniors and seniors toured the facilities of the West Loop campus before going to other college campuses across Houston.

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HCC MMI members with Al Sharpton.

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Southwest College Juneteenth Celebration

Jun 9, 2014, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

Houston Community College will celebrate Emancipation Day across each of its campuses on June 19th. Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States, dates back to 1865.

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makerbot 3d printer

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Apply for free STEM summer camp

Feb 27, 2014

HCC Southwest invites high school junior and senior students to enjoy a panel of speakers and posters discussing student access, success and completion in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields.

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Gaby Magana

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Student Spotlight: "Gaby" Magana

Jun 2, 2014, By Blondel Walters

Ximena G. Magana “Gaby” is a spirited, ambitious student at the West Loop campus, with aspirations of becoming a member of the United States Congress.

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Community Outreach Coordinator

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HCC Southwest adds energetic Community Outreach Coordinator

May 30, 2014, By Sara Tubbs

HCC Southwest Community Outreach Coordinator Kristi Powers hit the ground running when she started on May 5th, preparing for the new Chancellor, Dr. Cesar Maldonado's, visit to the West Loop campus. It's been non-stop action since then.

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HCC Southwest and the Skeeters team up

May 22, 2014, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

Grab your glove and get ready to catch a fly ball at Constellation Field. HCC Southwest has partnered with The Sugar Land Skeeters for eight games this summer. There will be ticket giveaways by way of social media, so “Like” HCC Southwest on Facebook and “Follow Us” on Twitter for a chance to win.

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makerbot 3d printer

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HCC Southwest Makerbot 3D Printers to wow at Comicpalooza

May 21, 2014, By Blondel Walters

What do Transformers, Ironman and MakerBot have in Common? They will all be at Comicpalooza this weekend.

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Processor

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Workforce Computer Systems Technician

May 19, 2014, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

Check out what the HCC Southwest Computer System Technician Workforce Program has to offer you.

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Fung Brothers

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McDonalds Education Workshop to feature Fung Brothers

May 15, 2014, By Blondel Walters

Representatives from HCC Southwest will attend a free Education Workshop sponsored by McDonald's and YouTube sensations, "The Fung Brothers", from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 17 at the Sharpstown International School located at 8330 Triola Lane.

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HCC’s New Chancellor Visits Southwest Campus

May 14, 2014, By Sara Tubbs

Newly elected Houston Community College Chancellor, Dr. Cesar Maldonado said he wants to set foot on every HCC campus in the next 30 days, but that is a huge undertaking, even for the man who is at the helm of the district.

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Chancellor Dr. Maldonado

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Chancellor, Dr. Maldonado, to make rounds at West Loop Campus

May 13, 2014, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

Newly-elected Houston Community College Chancellor Cesar Maldonado will tour Houston Community College Southwest today.

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HCC 2014 Commencement

May 17, 2014

See photos and watch video of the live web broadcast of Houston Community College's Commencement at Reliant Stadium on May 17.

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Student Herrera

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Staff Spotlight: Lynn Herrera

May 8, 2014, By Blondel Walters

With more than 20 years with HCC Southwest, Herrera has recruited hundreds of students during her tenure.

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HCC Southwest Plans To Introduce New Programs

May 5, 2014, By Blondel Walters

HCC Southwest Missouri City campus launches a campaign to meet and greet all community leaders, representatives and local businesses on Wednesday, May 7 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. The Missouri City campus will take this opportunity to introduce the upcoming Center for Entrepreneurship and Health Studies (CETH).

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Level II Art Exhibition

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Level II Art students shine at exhibition and awards ceremony

May 2, 2014, By Kim Hogstrom

Over 60 students and faculty came together for the opening of the Spring 2014 Level II Juried Art Exhibit, which included an awards ceremony at the West Loop Campus Gallery.

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Salzburg Global Seminar winner Saira Zaman

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Salzburg Global Seminar trip winner announced

Apr 29, 2014, By Blondel Walters

HCC Southwest International Student Services in conjunction with the Study Abroad Program selected Saira Zaman to attend the Salzburg Global Seminar in Salzburg, Austria this summer.

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Impressive April Fine Arts and Music Events

Apr 9, 2014

The HCC Fine Arts Department brought out the big guns for its April lineup of events. These include an appearances by Trio Oriens, composer Dr. Stephen Yip and the Southwest Choir.

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International student

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HCC Southwest to host multiple international festivals

Apr 10, 2014

Students from the HCC Southwest Gulfton campus will kick off the Southwest College’s annual International Celebration from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. today, with the popular Parade of Nations.

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West Loop Open House

Apr 4, 2014

HCC Southwest will host an open house for current and prospective students from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15 at the HCC Southwest West Loop Campus.

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Rice Professor at STEM Symposium

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Rice professor chose community college route too

Apr 3, 2014

The road to a Rice University research career would seem challenging to any student but, not so, says Dr. Jonathan “Joff” Silberg of Rice, who outlined his own journey from community college during the STEM Symposium at West Loop.

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Baby With Bath Water The Garners Awards

Apr 1, 2014

HCC Southwest’s drama department has added more awards to its collection since participating in the Texas Community College Speech and Theater Association’s annual festival at Blinn College in Brenham.

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Artist reception: Chaz & Lola

Mar 19, 2014

Local award-winning artist Chadwick Gray (Chaz) and Laura Spector (Lola) will have Pop Nouveau poster paintings on display at the HCC West Loop Campus Art Gallery.

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Missouri City Open House

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Missouri City Campus Open House

Mar 27, 2014

Prospective and current HCC Students are invited to attend the Missouri City Open House (College Awareness Day)

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Alex Prince

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HCC Southwest's Dir. of Facilities leads massive trail ride to start off HLSR

Feb 28, 2014

It's rodeo time in Houston and HCC Southwest Director of Facilities and Personnel Alex Prince has dusted off his western gear to join his family and friends for a week-long trail ride to kick of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

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HCC MMI members with Al Sharpton.

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Sharpton motivates area students at West Loop Campus

Feb 25, 2014

Civil rights activist, Rev. Al Sharpton gave a rousing call to action to local middle-school, high-school and college students, encouraging them to stay in school and work hard to better their own lives.

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HCC Southwest earns $100,000 STEM Grant

Feb 24, 2014

The Summer Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Merit Program of HCC Southwest will be the beneficiary of a $100,000 grant from the Texas Workforce Commission. It is one of the largest ever awarded the college.

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HCC Southwest has a new Instagram account

Feb 20, 2014

HCC is now on Instagram! It's a fun, fast and efficient way to share pictures of your classes, selfies of you studying, volunteering and playing sports with friends @HCC_SW.

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District VII Highlights: Plans moving forward with new workforce buildings at HCC Southwest

Feb 11, 2014

Recent demographic reports confirm that workforce certification is the future of Houston employment as its population continues to diversify. Houston Community College Southwest is answering that need with more skills training by finalizing plans for new campus buildings dedicated solely to workforce certification programs. Groundbreaking will begin in Fall 2014, with new workforce structures at HCC Southwest’s West Loop and Missouri City Campuses, followed by a project at the Stafford Campus.

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District VII Community Connections: It’s in the stars

Feb 11, 2014

What an exciting year it's been for the HCC Stafford TV studio and head of production, Don Wells, and his staff. HCC Southwest, in a partnership with Rice University and the University of Texas, has helped refurbish the .8 meter (30-inch) research telescope at McDonald Observatory in West Texas. In November, HCC Southwest faculty, including Don Wells and co-principle investigator for the project, Juan-Carlos Reina, travelled to the McDonald Observatory to train on the revamped telescope.

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HCC Southwest adds new Dean Of Workforce

Feb 13, 2014

HCC Southwest welcomes its newest staff member, Dr. Anthony Hancock, Associate Dean of the Workforce and Economic Division.

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Judy Hayman says her goodbyes

Feb 5, 2014

After 34 years of service, HCC Southwest Associate Dean of Instructional Support Judy Hayman is saying farewell to friends and colleagues.

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HCC Southwest/Houston Rockets want you

Feb 5, 2014

The Houston Rockets want students to participate a short shadowing program aimed at getting you some real courtside experience.

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Architecture Meets 3D Printing

Feb 3, 2014

Architect and HCC Southwest student Robert Cummings uses 3D printing to go beyond blueprints.

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HCC Southwest hosts a STEMulating summer for Houston area high school students

Jul 3, 2014, By Sara Tubbs

Robots, dissections and field trips to some of Houston's most popular educational attractions – these are all part of what is expected to be one exciting summer for dozens of high school students. Over the next four weeks, they will take a journey into the world of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) at the HCC Southwest Stafford campus.

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Events

29 Jul
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HCC Southwest West Loop Campus
Career Planning Orientation West Loop

Students registering with the Career Center for the first time will get help with career assessments, resumes and guidance through the virtual career center.

Events

30 Jul
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HCC Southwest West Loop Campus
Career Planning Orientation West Loop

Students registering with the Career Center for the first time will get help with career assessments, resumes and guidance through the virtual career center.

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31 Jul
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Constellation Field, Sugar Land, Texas
Skeeters Game Night

Visit the HCC Southwest booth at the Sugar Land Skeeters baseball game for find out more information about all of the HCC Southwest colleges in a fun environment. Don't miss out on the free give-aways.