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Learning at home. Learning in the classroom. Learning for success.

If you want to maintain, stay competitive, or advance in your career, choose HCC for learning that works for you.

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Click here to view the HCC Adult Viewbook*

* Many programs listed in this publication lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation and are eligible for financial aid. For a list of these programs, and information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who complete the program, and other important information, please visit

Flexible Scheduling
Many courses are available in a variety of formats to fit your schedule and learning style. 

  • Classroom - with campus locations in Columbia, Gateway, Laurel, and Mount Airy
  • Hybrid - a format that combines online instruction and classroom meetings
  • Online - conducted over the internet and typically without regular meetings 
  • Accelerated - fast-paced courses completed in fewer weeks
  • Open Entry - self-paced office technology classes 
  • Weeknight, weekend, and daytime

Support Services 
A broad range of services are available to help you complete your learning goals.

  • Financial aid
  • Academic advising
  • Veteran, military assistance
  • Credit for prior learning
  • Online registration
  • Library, computer labs, and bookstore
  • Career counseling and job placement assistance

Career Programming
Whether you're seeking a degree, workplace credentials, or updated job skills HCC has courses and programs to help you get there. Here is just a sampling of the various pathways that many of our students over the age of 25 have chosen to enhance their careers:

  • Prepared for CPA candidacy and exam
  • Started a business through the Center for Entrepreneurial & Business Excellence
  • Completed professional education courses for state teaching certification
  • Studied a critical language to raise their ILR rating
  • Graduated from the accelerated Cardiovascular program
  • Prepared for the Project Management Professional exam
  • Updated their network security skills for cyber security work

Learning that works for you!


To enroll in credit courses, click here. For noncredit continuing education classes, click here

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