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Welcome to this virtual visit of our exciting campus.

President Anita Gliniecki Housatonic Community College is committed to excellence in education and to student success.  Our mission is lifelong learning for all.  Our focus is on our students, whether those who come to us directly from high school, those who need a degree or a course or two to increase their earning power, or those who decide to switch careers and come to learn an entirely new set of skills.

Our faculty and staff are dedicated to working with students in a learner-centered, supportive, and stimulating environment.  To this end, we provide quality education that is accessible and affordable. As one of our nation’s Achieving the Dream colleges, our goal is to assist students to realize their potential. Our students are prepared to participate in, and contribute to, the community and the global society.  As a leading partner in community development, we participate in the advancement of individual, social, economic and cultural interests in the region.

Housatonic offers both degree and certificate programs that prepare students for the next step. Those students who wish to further their education upon successfully completing their studies at HCC are prepared to transfer to four-year colleges. Housatonic has agreements with both state and private colleges and universities throughout the region so that students can continue their studies, often as a junior. These students have saved significant money by completing their first two years at HCC.  Housatonic is affordable and offers students the maximum financial value. Financial aid is available for those who have need and every effort is made to accommodate students serious about acquiring an education, learning additional skills, or fulfilling a dream.

Other students leave Housatonic ready to enter the working world. They are confident that they have the skills and knowledge needed by today’s businesses and professions. Statistics tell us repeatedly that education beyond high school is essential for those who wish to compete and succeed today. These statistics show, further, that those with a degree or certificate from colleges like Housatonic will earn significantly more than the employees whose education stopped at high school.

Still other students opt for the rich variety of Housatonic’s non-credit courses available at convenient times to fit busy schedules.  With these offerings, students can learn a skill, brush up and become current in an area with which they are already familiar, or expand their horizons by learning something entirely new. The range of HCC’s non-credit courses encompasses a broad variety including, for instance, all aspects ofaccounting, computers, languages (including American Sign Language), health and wellness, real estate, and EMT. Take your pick and learn what you need or what you’ve put off for too long.

Housatonic is known for its dedicated and friendly student support. Students take advantage of math and English refresher programs, individual tutoring, counseling, Men’s and Women’s Centers, and other services that help them complete their course work and advance.

I hope that this virtual tour encourages you to come to the real Housatonic and see for yourself what makes us outstanding. You’ll see the art that is on display everywhere in Lafayette Hall and in Beacon Hall that is part of the $11 million dollar art collection of the renowned Housatonic Museum of Art.

When you come to our beautiful campus, you’ll see why Housatonic is a vibrant, growing, and challenging academic institution. We look forward to having you visit us at 900 Lafayette Boulevard in Bridgeport, Connecticut.