HOUSTON (July 5, 2012) – The University of Houston-Victoria will offer 11 classes at Houston Community College Katy campus, for the first time this fall, in order to provide greater access to upper-level courses for area residents.
The classes will be taught one day a week with all but one taking place in the late afternoon or evening. The classes are open to current UHV students and HCC students who have completed their associate degree and are accepted to UHV.
“This partnership will allow students who have earned their associate degree to start upper-level work without leaving their community college campus,” said Jeffrey Cass, UHV provost and vice president for academic affairs.
The courses, which are in eight different fields of study, are junior or senior-level classes. One graduate class will also be offered. Area residents will be able to complete a two-year degree then start on a four-year degree at the same convenient location.
HCC Northwest President Zachary Hodges said the partnership provides an efficient and smart approach to higher education. He added, “Clear alignment of our two programs, plus a local pathway to four-year degrees, will fuel the economic growth of the Katy area.”
HCC offers two-year academic degrees, workforce certifications, continuing education classes, adult education classes and high school dual credit courses. UHV offers more than 60 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs and concentrations in the arts and sciences, business administration, education and human development, and nursing fields.
UHV already offers classes in Katy at the UH System at Cinco Ranch, 4242 S. Mason Road. The new classes will take place at HCC Northwest, 1550 Foxlake Drive, close to the Interstate 10 and Fry Road intersection. This location will be a closer commute for some UHV students living in Katy and nearby communities.
HCC is one of the country’s largest singly-accredited, open-admission, community colleges offering associate degrees, certificates, workforce training and lifelong learning opportunities for 75,000 students each semester. HCC is composed of six colleges that serve the Greater Houston Area’s diverse communities by preparing individuals to live and work in today’s increasingly international and technological society. To learn more go to hccs.edu.
About the University of Houston Victoria
The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region, offers courses leading to approximately 60 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs and concentrations in the schools of Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, Education & Human Development, and Nursing. UHV also offers face-to-face classes at two UH System teaching centers in Fort Bend County, in addition to its home campus in Victoria, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. Since its founding in 1973, UHV has provided students with a quality university education from exceptional faculty at a great value.
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