UH, HCC Northwest Expand Higher Education in West Houston

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The University of Houston System (UHS) and Houston Community College-Northwest (HCC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to expand higher education opportunities in the Katy/West Houston area.

Through a partnership that includes using existing facilities at UHS at Cinco Ranch and HCC-Katy, the MOU will result in an increase of academic programs offered by UHS and HCC-Northwest in West Houston. Many of the undergraduate programs currently offered at UHS at Cinco Ranch will be co-located to the HCC-Katy Campus.

The partnership will allow students greater access to more instructional support and services, such as academic advising, while developing more seamless pathways for degree completion. HCC will also offer more non-credit professional development programs at HCC-Katy, such as EMT, cosmetology, horticulture and other professional certifications.


“This innovative four-year partnership for our Katy community is an exciting step towards more fully serving the higher education needs for a 21st century workforce. I am thrilled to offer this to our community,” said Dr. Zachary Hodges, president HCC Northwest.

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