What Types of Classes Does Houston Community College Offer?


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Houston Community College offers over 100 programs in many popular fields, including Nursing, Computer Science, Audio/Video Technology, and Engineering. Associate degrees are available for many fields, and many other programs provide an official certification upon completion.

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Houston Community College has degree programs in 14 categories for the 2014-2015 school year. Some fields are certification heavy, such as Architecture & Construction and Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources. Although many of these fields require a Bachelor's degree at a four-year institution in order to fully qualify for careers in the field, certifications can be useful for proving knowledge and mastery of the material.

Fields with a high number of Associate degrees include Health & Medical Sciences, Arts, and Audio/Video Technology & Communications, along with Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics. While Associate degrees are often only a stepping stone to a higher degree, many Associate degrees are transferable to major universities and reduce the amount of coursework required for a Bachelor's degree. Some fields even offer a transfer specialization designed to incorporate as many transferable classes as possible to avoid needing to retake a required class.

Houston Community College also offers substantial financial aid, advising and planning for program personalization, and many plans have multiple options to tailor the program to a student's individual needs.

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