PACT WITH HCC, UH SYSTEM PROVIDES HIGHER
ED OPPORTUNITY FOR CITY WORKERS
Municipal Employees Can Receive Community College Credit and UH
HOUSTON, June 11, 2007 – City of Houston employees can now
receive credit at Houston Community College for a number of professional
development courses taken through the city's E.B. Cape Center, paving
the way for an associate degree and enrollment in the University
of Houston System.
“It's a great partnership between the two schools and the
city. This gives us a valuable tool to help employees succeed in
an economy that increasingly depends on information and education,”
said Mayor Bill White. He was joined by HCC Chancellor Mary Spangler
and UH System Chancellor Jay Gogue at a recent signing ceremony
at City Hall.
This new partnership allows municipal employees to acquire HCC
credit for classes completed at the city's Cape Center, where various
courses in computer applications, leadership and management, project
management, organizational effectiveness and business communication
These transferred credits can be applied toward fulfilling a degree
plan at HCC. Degreed employees may then continue their higher education
by enrolling at a UH System school, where programs have been specifically
customized to coordinate with this partnership and better align
with the educational needs of the city of Houston.
“HCC is excited to be part of an alliance that focuses on
opportunities for higher education and provides a means for receiving
a degree,” Chancellor Spangler said.
The partnership, which begins this fall, has been in the planning
stages for two years. “A lot of hard work, foresight and good
intentions went into creating this agreement,” said Chancellor
Gogue. “Everyone in our community will benefit from it.”
For information about the E.B. Cape Center, please see http://www.uh.edu/ebcapecenter/
For information about Houston Community College, please www.hccs.cc.tx.us.
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM
The University of Houston System is the state’s only metropolitan
higher education system, encompassing four universities and two
multi-institution teaching centers. The universities are the University
of Houston, a nationally recognized doctoral degree-granting, comprehensive
research university; the University of Houston-Downtown, a four-year
undergraduate university beginning limited expansion into graduate
programs; and the University of Houston-Clear Lake and the University
of Houston-Victoria, both upper division and master’s-level
institutions. The centers are the UH System at Sugar Land in Fort
Bend and the UH System at Cinco Ranch. In addition, the UH System
includes KUHF-FM, Houston’s National Public Radio and classical
radio station, and KUHT-TV, the nation’s first educational
For more information about UH visit the universitys Newsroom at www.uh.edu/admin/media/newsroom.