Housatonic Community College

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Housatonic Community College
Type Public Community College
Established October 1967*
President Dr. Paul Broadie II[1]
Academic staff
Students 5,369 (Fall 2014)[3]
Address 900 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport, CT, 06604, USA
Colors Blue White
Affiliations NEASC
Website www.hctc.commnet.edu
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  • Moved to new location in 1997

Housatonic Community College (HCC) is a two-year public community college located in Bridgeport, Connecticut. It is one of the twelve community colleges in the state governed by the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education.[4] HCC grants a variety of associate degrees and also has certificate programs.[5]


Lafayette Hall[edit]

In 1997, the Housatonic Community College moved to its present site.[6] The first building was Lafayette Hall. Today, Lafayette Hall is home to the Financial Aid department, veteran lounge, administrative offices, the office of the registrar and several classrooms.

Beacon Hall[edit]

In fall 2008, HCC added a new building, Beacon Hall. This structure consists of 174,000 gross square feet[7] and is 3 floors high. Beacon Hall became the home to a new enlarged bookstore, a computer lab, and several new classrooms.

Museum of Art[edit]

The Housatonic Museum of Art is located on campus, with works displayed throughout the college and in the Burt Chernow Galleries. There are over 4,500 works in the collection[8] and over 1,700 displayed throughout campus buildings.[9] Burt Chernow was a former art historian, writer, and an art teacher in the Westport, CT school system. In 1997, Chernow died of a heart attack while employed as a Professor at Housatonic.[10]

Associate Degree Programs[edit]

  • Accounting
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Aviation Maintenance
  • Banking
  • Business Administration
  • Technology Studies
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Criminal Justice
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Fine Arts
  • General Studies
  • Graphic Design
  • Human Services
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Medical Assisting
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Paramedic Studies
  • Pathway to Teaching Careers
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Psychology
  • Theater Arts

Certificate Programs[edit]

  • Accounting for Small Business
  • Customer Service / Marketing
  • Retail Banking
  • Small Business Management / Entrepreneurship
  • PC Applications
  • Personal Computer Repair Technology
  • Web Design Technology
  • Corrections
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Police Management and Administration

Honor Societies[edit]

Chi Rho is a chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa, an academic honor society for two-year colleges. The college also has an honors program,[11] a chapter of Alpha Beta Gamma, the International Business Honor Society and a chapter of Psi Beta, the national honor society in psychology for community colleges.[12]

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Coordinates: 41°10′32″N 73°11′29″W / 41.1756°N 73.1915°W / 41.1756; -73.1915