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    • HCC’s Blueprint for Our Community’s FutureRevised October 1, 2012 1
    • Trends and Today’s Realities• 80% of all new jobs require at least 2 years of postsecondary education and training to create a living wage• Economics and increases in 4-year tuition/fees have made a college education unaffordable for many• HCC remains accessible to all with affordable tuition• HCC is #1 developer in Houston of workforce-ready candidates 2
    • Postsecondary Education isthe Key to Our Future“The most importantinstitution of highereducation in Houston isHCC. I have a deep admirationfor the community collegebecause the college isimportant to connectingpeople to jobs in the 21stcentury.” Dr. Stephen Klineberg Co-Director, Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University 3
    • Highlights of Previous HCC Bond Election• In 2003, voters provided the college with approximately $151 million• HCC built almost 1 million sq ft of facilities by using growth dollars 4
    • College at Capacity:Growth Outpaces FacilitiesOver the past 5 yearsHCC has served40% more students,and the college is currentlyat 92% capacity.Note these numbers areunduplicatedheadcount for Fallsemesters. 5
    • Assessment of HCC’s Stewardship of Resources• HCC lowered taxes in 2007, 2008, and 2009• Increased efficiencies and effective use of tax dollars • Saved over $79M in utility costs during the past 5 years (Report from Reliant Energy, July 2012)• Increased non-tax revenues to off-set taxation through a variety of innovative, entrepreneurial efforts 6
    • Our Current Long-Range Outlook• State funding has decreased by $64 million over the last biennium, and further decreases are expected• HCC’s 53 square feet per student in a classroom is only 66% of the national average of 80 square feet per student*• Unable to meet students’ needed scheduling demands• Need to upgrade classrooms and labs with latest technology to create the learning space of the future• Need to ensure campuses are as conducive to student learning as possible * Recommended by the Texas Higher Education Standards Board 7
    • Facilities 2012 Bond Program• HCC Board of Trustees voted in August to put a $425 million bond referendum on the ballot in November• The funds will be allocated for new facilities, improvements and acquisitions needed to prepare the workforce of the future• This will ensure that HCC can meet student needs especially in high-demand areas such as health sciences, as well as science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. 8
    • Amount AllocatedCentral College Blueprint $48 millionCentral Campus South CampusNeeds Needs• HCC’s original structure is • The community does not have outdated access to a workforce training center• Campus at capacity • Growth in the area, including new• Parking Garage Methodist Hospital facility, the new Dynamo Soccer Practice Fields andBlueprint the HISD Early College, will bring• New classrooms and labs expanded needs to the area equipped with 21st century technology Blueprint• Meet educational demand, safety, • Enhanced workforce programming and security • New science labs 9
    • Amount AllocatedColeman College Blueprint $120 millionColeman CollegeNeeds• Nursing shortage in Houston• Coleman was built to hold 1,500 students, and currently serves 3,500 students• Currently unable to offer new programs in emerging health careers due to space limitationsBlueprint• New medical center building to meet educational and healthcare workforce demand 10
    • Amount AllocatedNortheast College Blueprint $73 millionNorthline Campus North ForestNeeds Needs• Campus is landlocked, and Metro’s • Significant need for economic rail line has created parking and educational opportunities in challenges and increased demand the North Forest community• Most popular workforce training • Recently annexed area has programs as well as STEM developed increased demand in programs are at capacity the communityBlueprint Blueprint• Multi-use facility to provide added • New academic center with a classroom space and parking facility small business component• Opportunity to explore partnership • Expanded student services with METRO and Northline Mall • Fulfill annexation commitment 11
    • Northeast College BlueprintNew Northeast CampusNeeds• Significant community needs for training and education• Pinemont Facility is currently leased and needs to be replacedBlueprint• Revenue savings to replace existing facility with new facility• Location to be determined based on community input 12
    • Amount AllocatedNorthwest College Blueprint $63 millionAlief Campuses Westside CampusNeeds Needs• Recent Alief annexation has • Significant growth in West Houston created increased demand in area has created increased demand• Growth in West Houston will • Energy corridor is requiring more continue to increase need for demand for STEM related fields higher education and training • Critical science and technology classes are being offered atBlueprint 1:00 a.m. to meet demand• Complete building improvements• Complete remaining 1/2 of Blueprint Alief campus • Developed new learning space• Enhance workforce training center based on community needs • Campus improvements to enhance technology and classrooms 13
    • Amount AllocatedSoutheast College Blueprint $42.5 millionSoutheast Campus Felix FragaNeeds Needs• More than half of Southeast • Facility Improvements & college students elect to take Site Acquisition classes online due to full classes on campuses Blueprint• Students would prefer to take • Complete Felix Fraga Campus classes on campus instead of onlineBlueprint• Expand Southeast Campus to enhance academic and workforce programs such as advanced manufacturing to meet community needs 14
    • Amount AllocatedSouthwest College Blueprint $78.5 millionWest Loop Campus Brays OaksNeeds Needs• One of HCC’s most popular • New campus and building campuses due to proximity to downtown and the Galleria Blueprint • Develop workforce/trades skillBlueprint center• Campus wide improvements to meet student demand 15
    • Southwest College BlueprintStafford Campus Missouri City CampusNeeds Needs• No workforce building in the • Community has expressed needs area in areas of entrepreneurship and• Significant need for training small business training in HVAC and other manufacturing trades Blueprint • Develop entrepreneurship andBlueprint small business training center• Develop workforce training center to meet community needs 16
    • We are proud of the role that HCC plays in providing access to quality higher education and in significantly impacting our region’s economy.#1 in Texas for 2-year degrees and technical certificates (Community College Week, July 9, 2012) 17