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Welcome to Housatonic Community College

From the 2016-2017 Catalog

Housatonic Community College, through a collaborative, learner-centered, technology-rich, and stimulating educational environment, empowers all individuals to develop to their full potential as lifelong learners. As a knowledgeable and dedicated faculty and staff, we inspire students to contribute responsibly to our dynamic regional and global society.

Housatonic Community College, empowered by resources and public support, will be a regional leader in higher education, workforce development, and community engagement with cutting-edge programs in science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics, and other disciplines that address the ever-changing needs of students, employers, and society.

Educational Excellence

  • Providing innovative programs that satisfy a variety of individual, regional, and global
    societal needs
  • Emphasizing critical thinking, empowering students to become independent learners, creative problem solvers, and engaged citizens
  • Sparking intellectual curiosity and promoting lifelong learning through a rich cultural and academic environment
  • Ensuring personal, academic, and organizational integrity and honesty in all endeavors
  • Promoting the educational belief that learning is the basis for personal growth and enrichment and that personal maturity is defined by responsibility, accountability, and transparency

Diversity and Inclusion

  • Embracing cultural and intellectual differences
  • Fostering interpersonal engagements that are respectful of individuals, uniqueness, and culture
  • Cultivating an environment that encourages diverse populations to contribute to and participate in the educational process

Services and Resources

  • Making available to students resources and support from entry to completion of goals
  • Maintaining a safe and secure campus

Personal Connection and Community Engagement

  • Providing opportunities for students to experience a positive connection at Housatonic that lasts a lifetime
  • Building strong connections that contribute to, and support, community engagement

Approved and Adopted February 16, 2016