Earth, Life & Natural Sciences

HCC's Earth, Life & Natural Sciences Programs offer academic disciplines such as Agricultural Sciences, Astronomy, Biology,  Chemistry, Geology, Horticulture and Physics. With a diverse and experienced faculty,  the mission is to prepare students to continue their academic careers as they transfer to a four-year school or begin their careers in their chosen field of study.

Earth, Life & Natural Sciences Programs

Agricultural Sciences

Agricultural Sciences is concerned with providing knowledge and skills related to agricultural commodities and resources. Read more »



Study the stars and other celestial objects and learn about the development of the universe. Read more »



The biology area of study HCC covers the smallest and simplest organisms (microbiology) to the largest and most complex organisms (Human Anatomy and Physiology, Zoology and Botany). Read more »



Learn the basic principles and practice of this vital science, which could help in the pursuit of a career in health care or education. Read more »



The study of geology is essential in the understanding of the environment, the world oil based economy and the daily exposure to geological hazards including earthquakes, volcanism, subsidence, flooding, and ground movement. Read more »



Horticulture is the art and science of cultivating plants. In the past, this referred to agriculture and simple gardening. New practices and tools have broadened the scope to include ornamental landscape horticulture or production horticulture. Read more »



Acquire understanding in a natural science with the study of matter and its motion through spacetime. Read more »