The e-newsletter of Houston Community College Central and Central South

Spring 2021 | Vol. I No. 3


More face-to-face classes at HCC this summer, fall

On-campus learning is returning and expanding at HCC Central.
HCC is offering significantly more on-campus courses in summer and fall 2021 as a result of improving COVID-19 vaccination rates and a decline in the number of new virus infections and hospitalizations in the greater Houston area.
While plans to reopen all HCC campuses are still being developed, HCC administration has indicated that at least 30 percent of all academic classes and most lab-based courses will resume a face-to-face delivery mode for summer sessions, which start June 7.
By the start of the fall semester on August 23, the number of face-to-face courses is expected to rise to 60 percent.
“We are very happy to be able to welcome students back to Central and South Campuses again,” says Dr. Muddassir Siddiqi, President of HCC Central. “We have all waited a long time to get to this pivotal moment.”
Social distancing will still be encouraged. Mask wearing and following other safety precautions will be an individual’s choice. For more information, please go to

Central to mark HCC’s 50th anniversary June 5

It’s so Nifty to be Fifty.
You are cordially invited to HCC Central 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 5, as HCC Central hosts its community anniversary party for HCC’s 50th anniversary.
Enjoy FREE gourmet cup cakes, a commemorative 50th T-shirt, music by a local DJ and have fun flying HCC glow-in-the-dark discs on Central Campus’ beautiful and expansive front lawn known as “San Jacinto Memorial Green.”
The celebration takes place at 1300 Holman St. at the corner of San Jacinto, in Houston’s Midtown area and next to Third Ward. Come early. Those gourmet cup cakes and commemorative gifts will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
For extra enjoyment, guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and water bottles as the college marks HCC’s 50 years of educational success… at the place where the college began in 1971.
For more information about HCC’s year-long anniversary, please click on the link at right:

Admissions & Registration Fairs set for June, July and August

Are you ready to register for fall classes at HCC but don’t know where to start?
HCC Central is holding FOUR Admission and Registration Fairs at the following dates:
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
HCC Central Campus
Learning Hub Science Building
1300 Holman St.,
Houston, TX 77004
At HCC South Campus:
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursday, AUGUST 5
HCC South Campus
1990 Airport Blvd., Houston, TX 77051
Why attend? HCC Central’s Admission and Registration Fairs are designed to help new and returning students complete the admissions and enrollment process. The fairs offer safe, in-person appointments to get students ready to be successful at HCC this summer and fall.
Scores of student resources and program information also will be available. The fairs are FREE and OPEN TO ALL.
To register for reminders and for more information, please click on the link below:

Fashion Fusion VI: A beautiful success

More than 250 people watched FASHION FUSION VI: Antiquities to Modern Works, which took place online via Facebook Live through the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
The online show, which featured art-inspired creations by HCC fashion design student, is the sixth edition of the ongoing, special collaboration between HCC Central and the MFAH.
Congratulations to the HCC Central Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising departments, faculty, Dean and all the fashion design students whose works appeared in the show.
If you missed the show, click on the link below:

Story of Success

Antonio Wade is a dedicated construction manager for Perry Homes in the Houston area. And he absolutely loves what he does.
He was introduced to Perry Homes through a partnership between Houston Community College and Work Texas during a class on home foundations, taught by a Perry Homes employee.
“That night, I was blown away by this individual’s professionalism, content knowledge in the field of construction, and the way they represented Perry Homes,” says Wade.
“I immediately wanted to be a part of the Perry Homes family because of how well this employee represented the company and its rich history as a residential builder,” he says.
The Residential Construction Trades program at Work Texas/Gallery Furniture is where Wade got his start. Wade completed the program and now works for Perry Homes.
“He was featured and spotlighted in Perry Homes’ newsletter and on the company’s LinkedIn page,” says George Davis, program manager, HCC Continuing Education – Construction Trades. “He is a success.”
To learn more about HCC’s Construction Trades program, please contact George Davis at 713.718.6772 or Anuradha “Jeena” Manhanta at 713.718.8903.

Program Spotlight

Learn to operate a forklift in just SEVEN HOURS! Good jobs await.
HCC Construction Trades is offering its Forklift Technician program at HCC South Campus, 1990 Airport Blvd., Houston, TX 77004.
The class is just $85. Grants are available to qualified students.
CLASSES START JUNE 4 and run all summer. Register now!
Call Chanreka Taylor at 713.718.2921.

A new name for a familiar HCC Central Building

Be sure to mark your calendars for a late-August event.
Central’s Learning Hub Science Building (LHSB) will soon be known as the Dr. William W. Harmon Building, named for the late, longtime, distinguished president whose impact on Central and HCC was significant and enduring.
Join us at HCC Central, 9:30 a.m., August 24, as HCC unveils a special plaque inside the learning hub and officially renames the distinctive, curved-glass building (completed during Dr. Harmon’s presidency) in his honor.

President’s Corner

Muddassir Siddiqi, Ed.D.
President, HCC Central
Thank you for reading this edition of HCC Central Courier. Our staff works hard to bring you great news and events taking place at HCC and Central and South Campuses.
Again, we are thrilled to be resuming our face-to-face course delivery modality. Online learning is a great tool, but we know that many of our students crave the ability to learn from their professors without benefit of Teams, Webex or Zoom.
Feedback? I’m listening.
Email me at: [email protected]
Muddassir Siddiqi, Ed.D.
President, HCC Central

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