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Welcome to Southwest College
One of six regional colleges in the Houston Community College system, HCC Southwest offers an array of programs to meet the diverse needs of today’s students of all backgrounds and age groups. The college includes the West Loop campus, located near the Galleria area; the Brays Oaks campus serving the Brays Oaks community in southwest Houston; and the Stafford and Missouri City campuses serving the surrounding Fort Bend communities and beyond. HCC Stafford, the first permanent campus in HCC Southwest, opened in 1998.
HCC Southwest aims to enhance the local community with quality education programs that provide a solid foundation for students pursuing academic and career advancement. The college provides degree and certificate programs, continuing and adult education classes, and dual-credit programs.
The college is home to the HCC Digital and Information Technology Center of Excellence, which provides training and industry credentials in a broad range of disciplines in IT such as artificial intelligence, computer programming, cybersecurity, digital gaming and simulation, and other emerging technologies to meet an increased demand for a skilled workforce.
HCC Southwest is home to an Honors College for academically gifted students and the Vocational Advancement Skills Training (VAST) Academy for differently abled persons. Students also have access to sports, paid internships, career services and student associations. And lifelong learning opportunities are offered for older adults.
With more than 40 foreign countries represented in its student body, the college’s Intensive English and English as a Second Language courses help international students make a smooth transition to their studies.
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