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  • If you live in the Gulf Coast area, there is quality higher education near you
  • We are the nine Community Colleges within the Houston 11-county Region
  • Over 200 different types of Certifications, Training and Degree programs
  • Flexible Programs to Fit the Busiest of Schedules
  • More than 260,000 total students in Consortium Colleges
  • Wide array of payment and scholarship options available

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Community College PetroChemical Initiative

High Paying Jobs For 2-Year Degrees

Wherever you live or work along the upper Texas Gulf Coast, you’ll find state-of-the-industry workforce training at your nearby community college! The Community College Petrochemical Initiative, funded with a grant by ExxonMobil, consists of community colleges and school districts in the greater Houston and Texas Gulf Coast area, each providing skills training for the region’s businesses and industries.

Explore CCPI

  • Learn more about degree programs and workforce training
  • Get information and apply for th CCPI Scholarship
  • Review jobs and career paths available in the Petrochemical Industry
  • Explore featured courses and training programs

Median earning of

$ 42600 Per Year
with an Associate Degree1

In-state tuition and fees for community college students

$ 3570 Per Year

vs. $9,528 in-state tuition and fees
for a 4-year university2

Community college enrollment
has increased

65 %
percent

since Fall 2000; an increase of nearly 300,000
students3

  • The experience that I gained at HCC led to my first job in the TV News world because I was able to put on my resume that I ran a camera, I knew how to do teleprompter, I could write and produce, and that's how I ended up getting a position at KHOU as a production assistant. Another great opportunity at HCC was receiving a scholarship because I paid for my books, my classes were taken care of, all of my supplies, and that meant that I could truly focus on what I wanted out of my career and spending more time at HCC TV.

    Brittaney Wilmore
    Brittaney Wilmore HCC Graduate, Digital Producer at ABC 13