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  1. 1. Houston Community College Northeast STATUSREPORT
  3. 3. Table of Contents A Message from the President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 About Houston Community College Northeast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 HCC Northeast Facts and Figures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 A Snapshot of the Past . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Enrollment Growth at Northeast College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Northeast College 2013 Fall Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Academic Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Learning Communities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 HCC Northeast Weekend College & Sunday College of Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Dual Credit Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Early College High School Partnership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Academies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Career and Technical Education Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Career Pathways . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Division of Science and Engineering Technologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Expo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 STEM Partnerships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Public Safety Institute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Student Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Faculty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Student Success . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Kim Duplichan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Rudy Falcon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Lamine Ganame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Community Involvement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 HCC Northeast Partners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Instructional Centers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Houston Community College Northeast Budget . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 HCC Northeast Leadership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
  4. 4. 3 Mission Houston Community College is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development, and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society.
  5. 5. 4 Vision HCC’s vision is to be the most relevant community college in the country. We will be the opportunity institution for every student we serve – essential to our community’s success.
  6. 6. 5 A Message from the President Visionaries make the difference! That difference can be seen with the growth and development of the Houston Community College District. From a centralized operation to a decentralized organizational structure, the change was initiated by visionaries who could look into the future and foresee the changing demographics and needs of the communities; then, they were able to more strategically provide the resources required to serve each community. With decentralization, the District’s founding of six Colleges created a new portfolio of internal processes to become more strategic, focused, and specialized in the “just-in-time” delivery of educational programs and services. The new dimension has made an indelible mark that solidifies the connection between the College and communities. As a result, the Northeast College, one of the six colleges established in 1991, has achieved a record of academic excellence and success. Starting with less than 50 students in 1991 to over 30,000 students per year today, the Northeast College has local, national, and international recognition and identity that bespeaks excellence in instruction, programs, services, technology, and ultimately in student success. The College has achieved record growth in high-tech programs as reflected in this status report. Residents of a largely under-served community are elevating their educational attainment and are employed in high-wage jobs while others are progressing toward Baccalaureate, Masters, and various professional degrees. It is a gratifying experience to witness the impact that the College has on the students it serves to help them discover their “ethos” or their “why” and to help them to navigate their pathways to success. And to be clear, Student Success is a part of the HCC Mission. It is a pleasure to present this status report. This report is intended to highlight some of the tremendous successes of the College during the academic year and to share the pertinent information about programs, services, and riveting stories of student success that will inform but might also inspire others to pursue their educational goals. This status report is a snapshot of the College at one point in time during this 2013-2014 Academic Year. With continuing enrollment and flexible scheduling throughout the year, the record of student success is always dynamic and changing. We continue to celebrate: from successful bond referenda to annexation and from annexation to enormous growth and student successes in educational attainment – we celebrate. We celebrate our students and we celebrate our communities. Their accomplishments allow the college to serve in the present as we plan for the future. It is on behalf of the faculty, staff and students of HCC-Northeast that I thank you for reading our report. We eagerly look to the future with great pride in accomplishment and with great expectations for continued student success. Sincerely, Margaret Ford Fisher, Ed.D. President, HCC Northeast
  7. 7. 6 “We eagerly look to the future with great pride in accomplishment and with great expectations for continued student success.”
  8. 8. 7 About Houston Community College Northeast COMPREHENSIVE After 20 years of service to the community, the Houston Community College System reorganized the district into six colleges, which included the Northeast College. The Northeast College’s story is one of growth, developing new opportunities for training and preparing the workforce of today and tomorrow. Since 1992, Houston Community College Northeast (HCC Northeast) has experienced unprecedented enrollment and opened multiple campuses within its service area. The entire HCC Northeast service area encompasses 124.6 square miles and serves residents living within the north and east sectors of the Houston Independent School District. HCC Northeast is a progressive institution comprised of four campuses and one specialized training center and is designed to deliver education and training in the heart of local communities. Instructional sites include the Northeast Campus, Northline Campus, North Forest Campus, Pinemont Center and the Automotive Technology Training Center. The Northeast College is comprehensive and offers academic and specialized career and technical education that meets global workforce needs. The College also offers Associate of Applied Science (AAS), Associate in Science (AS) and Associate in Arts (AA) degrees, specialized certificates, university transfer courses, dual credit, workforce training, continuing education and adult basic education programs. Northeast College promotes student engagement and provides exceptional enrichment activities, quality student development services, face-to-face and online tutoring as well as cultural and civic engagement experiences. Known for its high-tech training in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), energy, public safety, business administration and transportation, HCC Northeast serves as a pipeline to industry by delivering well-trained graduates for in-demand career fields.
  9. 9. 8 HCC Northeast Facts and Figures Over 13,000 students enrolled semesterly** Five instructional centers in northeast Houston and twospecialty workforce Institutes North Houston Early College High School (ECHS) earned “exemplary”rating* = 1,000 students 42 workforce degree and certificate programs offered 28%enrollment increase in STEM and Energy Institute programs 84.2%retention rate in Workforce programs*** 68.9%retention rate in Academic programs*** * Exemplary ratings by the Texas Education Agency ** Office of Institutional Research for Fall 2013 *** Office of Institutional Research for Fall 2012
  10. 10. 9 A Snapshot of the Past 1990 – 2000 • Houston Community College System (HCCS) is reorganized as the nation’s second largest multi-campus system • HCCS formed six regional colleges and created Houston Community College Northeast (HCC Northeast) • In 1992, HCC Northeast established the Northline Mall Center • In 1997, Dr. Margaret Ford Fisher appointed President • The Northeast Campus and Pinemont Center open in 1999 • HCC Northeast began its annual STEM Exposition 2001 • Seven Northeast College programs were rated by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as “Exemplary” • HCC Northeast dedicates new inmate education facility in partnership with the Harris County Sheriff’s Department • Shell Oil – Westhollow Tech Center began awarding annual scholarships for energy training • Crown Central Petroleum donates equipment for training in Process Technology program • HCC Northeast hosts first Summer Institute for high school graduates 2002 • Knowledge Explosion: Math, Science, Engineering & Technology Expo at Codwell Hall • State Board of Educator Certification formally approves Alternative Teaching Certification Program • Pinemont Center Book Club formed for students and community 2003 • HCC Northeast hosts Adult Education Career Institute • HCC Northeast hosts Kids College in partnership with Project Grad • Voters approved the HCC Capital Improvement Plan for facilities 2004 • HCC Northeast offers Biotechnology AAS degree and certificate • HCC Northeast inmate education program in partnership with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office awarded national certification • National Science Foundation awards Process Technology program $300,000 grant for McNeese State University and HCC Northeast articulation agreement ACCOMPLISHED
  11. 11. 10 2005 • HCC Northeast accepts donation from Shell Chemicals • Official groundbreaking ceremony held for Public Safety Institute at Northeast Campus • HCC Northeast offers Sunday College of Business program • Partnership developed with Goodyear Houston Chemical Plant for training technicians • HCC Northeast offers free dual credit courses in North Forest ISD with board approved waiver • Started Small Business program and initiated CEO Roundtable 2006 • Business Management program first in the state designated by Texas Board of Public Accountancy to provide Quality Education Credit for CPA examination • Business Management program receives “Exemplary” status by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board • Business Administration program established partnership with Saigon Institute of Technology in Vietnam to provide AAS degrees abroad 2007 • Awarded grant by Texas Workforce Commission and Skills Development Fund to train more than 150 Piping Designers • Official groundbreaking ceremony held for Science Technology Building and Learning Hub at Northeast Campus • Official groundbreaking ceremony held for new Northline Campus • HCC Northeast offers new Instrumentation & Controls Technology AAS degree and certificate • Public Safety Institute hosted official Open House • METRO presented $500,000 to HCCS for Public Safety Institute training of Metro officers 2008 • Official ribbon cutting ceremony held at Northline Campus for 118,000 sq. ft. facility • HCC Northeast partners with Kashmere High School for Early College Academy • HCC Northeast partners with HISD’s North Early College High School for dual credit • HCC Northeast receives $67,000 in funding from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation (MDRC) to research the effectiveness of Learning Communities • Energy policy expert from Rice University Baker Institute speaks at HCC Northeast Energy Expo
  12. 12. 11 2009 • Official ribbon cutting ceremony held for Science Technology Building and Learning Hub at Northeast Campus • HCC Board places Annexation of North Forest ISD and Spring Branch ISD on the ballot • HCC Northeast establishes engineering academies in partnership with HISD • HCC Northeast awarded $285,000 grant for Fire and EMS training • 105 students complete first year of North Early College High School • HCC Northeast Science and Technology Building opens with collegiate and high school STEM competition • North Forest community passes annexation measure bring 20,383 households into the HCC District • Established energy advisory board with Furr High School • HCC Northeast awarded $1.7 million grant by Department of Energy for green training 2010 • HCC Northeast implements service to North Forest ISD community by opening the HCC North Forest Campus in Forest Brook Middle School • Minority Male STEM Academy summer program offered at Energy Institute • Automotive Technology Training Center receives a donated hybrid 2008 Toyota Prius for training • Energy Institute awarded $460,000 grant from State Energy Conservation Office (SECO) for equipment • Energy Institute partners with Ontility for renewable energy training • Process Technology program entered partnership Shell Oil Company for PTAC Academy with Sanchez HS • Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo donates $35,000 for PSI equipment and supplies for training ACCOMPLISHED
  13. 13. 12 2011 • HCC Public Safety Institute organizes first all-female firefighter certification class • Cosmetology program receives “Excellent” rating by Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation • HCC Energy Institute awarded Green Advocate Award • HCC North Forest Campus expands to full-day service in Forest Brook Middle School • Energy Institute programs recognized by Texas Skills Standards Board • Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo donates $150,000 for EMS Simulation Lab 2012 – 2013 • HCC Northeast debuts the Art Hub Gallery at the Northeast Campus • Energy Institute receives $15,000 grant from City of San Antonio for solar training • Sixty students first to graduate from North Early College High School in partnership with HCC Northeast • HCC Northeast hosts STEM Academy, STEM Expo and Career Pathways STEM Summit with Dan Hull • HCC Northeast receives College Innovator Award • 2012 HCC Bond passed by the Houston community • HCC Northeast exceeds national average in 2012 Community College Survey of Student Engagement • HCC North Forest Campus relocates to newly remodeled and permanent facility • Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo awards $100,000 to PSI for equipment and supplies for training
  14. 14. “I chose HCC Northeast because it is closer to home and there are many things to do here…don’t give it a second thought. Hands down, you should attend.”13 New Northline Campus Established in 1993 as a full-service community college campus in a mall, Northline Campus introduced a new educational concept to the community that has grown from its initial 50 students to serving over 3,000 students each semester. As the community’s landscape transitioned to support growth, the College moved away from the mall concept and took advantage of an opportunity develop a state-of-the-art instructional facility. A newly built, multi-storied, 116,500 square foot Northline Campus opened for summer classes in May 2008. 2003 Capital Improvement Plan In 2003, Northeast College was able to embark upon expansion in the northeast service area when voters approved a bond in an election. Funds were used for new acquisition, new construction and improvements to existing facilities. The Northeast Campus Learning Hub and Science and Technology Building augmented Northeast College’s state-of-the-art learning environment. These facilities have enhanced program offerings at Northeast College and created a home for the premier Division of Science and Engineering Technologies and HCC Energy Institute. PROGRESS
  15. 15. HCC Service Plan for the North Forest Community In 2009 the North Forest community was successfully annexed, bringing approximately 20,383 households into the Houston Community College District. Dr. Margaret Ford Fisher created a North Forest Blue Ribbon Committee to fulfill the requests of the community that were brought forward during annexation. The committee is made up of North Forest residents and community leaders, which serve as advisors to the college. In addition, an Annexation Service Plan was created which established the North Forest Vocational/Technical Educational Center as a temporary location in Forest Brook Middle School. The campus has recently relocated to a new facility located at 6010 Little York Road in the heart of the North Forest community. The new space increases HCC’s capacity to grow in North Forest and provides more career program offerings, services and community activities. HCC Blueprint for the Future – 2012 Bond Referendum In 2012, HCC hosted an important dialogue on higher education opportunities for the community’s future. HCC leadership presented its Facilities 2012 Bond Program, which ensures that HCC will have new or renovated facilities and the technology to meet student needs, especially in high-demand areas such as science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, energy and health sciences. As a part of the 2012 Bond Program, Northeast College is slated to receive a new parking garage and education building at the Northline Campus, a new Workforce Building and Center of Excellence in Automotive Technology at the North Forest Campus and a replacement facility for Pinemont Center. The bond allocation increases Northeast College’s ability to provide market-driven training, adult education, continuing education and student support services to the community. For bond program updates, go to www.hccs.edu/bond 14
  16. 16. Enrollment Growth at Northeast College Northeast College has experienced significant growth over the past decade to over 13,000 unduplicated students served each term. Enrollment growth at Northeast College can be credited to the strategic implementation of new high-tech programs, state-of-the-art facilities, scheduling redesign, expansion of distance education, and the annexation of the North Forest community. The following chart provides a ten-year comparison of fall end-of-term enrollment growth for a combined total in all categories including semester credit hour, dual credit, CEU, non-credit, and adult literacy. Source: HCCS Office of Institutional Research – Semester Credit Hour Unduplicated Enrollment Report Northeast College Unduplicated Enrollment Fall 2003 – Fall 2013 end of term Comparision 12,669 13,139 10,828 12,648 10,586 10,160 12,827 13,632 13,894 13,069 13,386 FALL 2003 FALL 2004 FALL 2005 FALL 2006 FALL 2007 FALL 2008 FALL 2009 FALL 2010 FALL 2011 FALL 2012 FALL 2013 FALL 2013FALL 2012FALL 2011FALL 2010FALL 2009 FALL 2007 FALL 2008FALL 2006FALL 2005FALL 2004FALL 2003 15
  17. 17. HCC Semester Credit Hour Student Body Characteristics Source: HCCS Office of Institutional Research, Enrollment data for Fall 2013 (As of January 7, 2014); Demographic data as of Fall 2012 Northeast College 2013 Fall Enrollment Number Percent Semester Credit Hour (SCH) 10,894 81% Workforce CEU Credit 1,530 12% Non-Funded Cont. Ed. 40 0% Adult Literacy 963 7% Total (Unduplicated) 13,386 100% Gender Percent Male 41% Female 59% Race Percent African-American 33% Asian 13% Caucasian 17% Hispanic 33% Other 4% 16
  18. 18. 17 HCC Northeast offers full academic transfer degrees backed by articulation agreements with major four-year institutions in Texas and degree acceptance by most major colleges in the nation. For those seeking to take traditional academic courses before delving into their major studies, HCC Northeast offers a varied selection of classes including: Academic credit hours earned at HCC Northeast can be transferred to most four-year universities for use in fulfilling the academic requirements of an advanced degree plan. Academic Programs Education English for Foreign Speakers (ESOL) General Humanities • Art • Developmental English • English • Music • Philosophy • Speech Guided Studies Intensive English Mathematics and Developmental Math Science • Biology • Environmental Biology • Chemistry • Geology • Physical Education • Physics Social/Political Science • Cultural Anthropology • Economics • History • Geography • Government • Psychology • Sociology OPPORTUNITY
  19. 19. Learning Communities HCC Northeast continues to align itself with the Houston Community College’s mission of being the opportunity institution for every student by encouraging students’ use of “learning communities.” Created to help students gain a better understanding of subject matter and correlation in classes and often conducted by two or more professors teaching in similar disciplines; learning communities integrate two or more courses that make the connection between academic, personal and professional success. HCC Northeast Weekend College & Sunday College of Business Non-traditional students who lead busy lives with both work and family obligations have the option of attending the college’s Weekend College and the Sunday College of Business to enhance their academic goals, career path and business acumen while maintaining their regular schedules. Classes are offered on Friday evenings, Saturdays, or Sundays. “I have gotten all of the classes I need to transfer to Texas A&M to finish my degree. HCC is a good program for anyone wanting to start off on their degree and have a more personalized experience.” 18
  20. 20. 19 Dual Credit Program The Northeast College offers high school students an opportunity to earn both college and high school credit at the same time. Some courses are taught at participating northeast area high school campuses during the school day while others are taught at HCC Northeast campuses, day, evening and weekends. The dual credit program enables students to make substantial progress toward a college degree before finishing high school. Students enrolled in the program can ultimately graduate with both their high school diplomas and an associate degree or certificate. HCC Northeast offers dual credit and college preparatory through a partnership with Houston ISD that includes the North Houston Early College High School. The College provides dual credit support to 14 feeder high schools within the school district. Early College High School Partnership The Early College high school gives underrepresented students in higher education the opportunity to earn a high school diploma and an associate degree or up to two years of credit toward a bachelor’s degree. Through a partnership with HISD’s North Houston Early College High School, located across from the Northline Campus, the College provides dual credit courses to students who enroll in the high school. Beginning in the ninth grade, students enter classes that prepare them academically for college-level studies and then seamlessly transition into college courses. North Houston Early College HS graduates enter universities with Associate Degrees in hand.
  21. 21. 20 Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academies In partnership with the Division of Science and Engineering Technologies, Furr High School, Thurgood Marshall High School, Milby High School, Booker T. Washington High School and Wheatley High School each host STEM academies that have been established to introduce high school students to emerging industries in engineering processes and solar/wind energy. Students who complete the courses in the academies receive dual credit and earn both high school diplomas and college certificates or an associate degree. Thus, students are able to leave high school with the ability to enter the workforce with viable and needed skills for growing technological industries. ACCELERATE
  22. 22. Career and Technical Education Programs Designed primarily for students seeking skills, knowledge and training leading to employment in a specific field, Associate in Applied Science degrees and certificates are awarded in technical occupational areas. HCC Northeast offers a variety career and technical education programs in the following high-demand career fields: Accounting Automotive Technology • Automotive Mechanics Technology • Diesel Engine Mechanics Technology • Autobody/Collision Repair Business Technology Business Administration • Business Management • Human Resource Management • International Business • Logistics & Global Supply Chain Management • Retail Marketing • Marketing • Sunday College of Business Computer Science Technology Commercial Truck Driving Cosmetology Criminal Justice/ Law Enforcement • Basic Peace Officer Licensing • Police In-Service Training “What’s really good about the Automotive Technology program is that the instructors really know their stuff and they are willing to teach us what they know.” 21
  23. 23. Drafting & Design Technology • Architectural Drafting • Electromechanical Design • Mechanical Design • Basic Piping Design • Computer-Aided Drafting Electronics Engineering Technology • Biomedical Electronics • Computer Engineering Technology • Electrical Power Technology • Telecommunications Emergency Medical Services • Emergency Medical Services–Paramedic • Emergency Medical Technician (Basic, Intermediate) Fire Protection Technology • Basic Fire Fighter • Fire & Arson Investigation • Fire Science & Safety • Industrial Fire Training • Fire Officer Specialization • Fire Instructor Technology Instrumentation & Controls Engineering Technology Music Business Petroleum Engineering Technology Process Technology Solar Energy Technology Wind Energy Technology 22
  24. 24. “There are Fortune 500 companies coming here all the time recruiting for major jobs.” Career Pathways Division of Science and Engineering Technologies The Division of Science and Engineering Technologies (DSET) at Houston Community College Northeast is the premier center for high-tech training in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and Energy programs. The division is an academic hub that offers hands-on career and technical education related to planning, managing and providing scientific applied research and technical services for energy, manufacturing, construction, medical, processing, chemical, petroleum, renewable, sustainable and related industries. The Division also houses the Energy Institute that specifically addresses the critical shortages of qualifying technical personnel in energy and related industries. Programs in the Energy Institute receive support from the U.S. Department of Energy and the Department of Education. The Division provides education and training that prepares students for a direct path to enter the workforce or transfer to a four-year university. Highly qualified faculty and experienced engineers provide education and training that can lead to high wage employment opportunities for students enrolled in DSET programs. EXPLORE 23
  25. 25. 24 The Division offers fully accredited workforce programs that support STEM and energy industries including Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degrees, certificates and dual credit in: Programs offered can lead to employment with entry-level salaries ranging from $25,000 to $60,000. According to “Help Wanted: Projections of Jobs and Education Requirements Through 2018,” Texas needs to fill 758,000 STEM jobs by 2018. Northeast College plays a vital role in delivering prepared students into the workforce pipeline. This is accomplished with industry support and advisory committees, which help guide programs at the College. STEM Programs: • Drafting and Design Technology • Electronic Engineering Technology • Instrumentation and Controls Engineering Technology Energy Institute Programs: • Offshore Drilling Technician • Petroleum Engineering Technology • Process Technology • Solar Energy Technology • Wind Energy Technology 0 2000 4000 6000 2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 Enrollments 2,965 Enrollments 3,653 Enrollments 4,688 +28%+23% STEM and Energy Program Enrollment Comparision Summary 2010 – 2013
  26. 26. 25 EXPLORE Houston Community College Northeast partners with Houston ISD, collegiate student organizations, community groups and industry to expose students to a variety of career opportunities through workshops, research camps, lectures and occupational expos. Through grants and generous industry support, HCC Northeast continues to foster learning and guide students toward numerous career pathways. Annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Expo Annually, HCC Northeast hosts a STEM Expo where more than 500 middle, high school and college students spend a day immersed in a wide range of fun and enriching science activities. The expo is unique in that it offers both youth and adult students an opportunity to complete a rotation of STEM classes, exhibits and presentations by faculty experts and industry leaders. STEM Partnerships HCC Northeast also partners with area universities and industry to expose students to research in energy and related fields. Research camps offered by the College help students connect STEM skills to specific careers and promote critical thinking and problem-solving methods.
  27. 27. Public Safety Institute HCC Northeast contributes to Houston’s critical personnel in EMS, fire and law enforcement by providing state recognized training at its Public Safety Institute (PSI). PSI is a state-of-the-art regional training facility for police, fire fighter and paramedic training. The Public Safety Institute is comprised of the Police Academy, Fire Protection Technology Program and Academy and the Emergency Medical Services Program. The Public Safety Institute trains 70% of the emergency responders that work as the first line of defense against crime, health and natural disasters in Houston and surrounding areas. The Public Safety Institute offers both AAS degrees and certificates are offered in each program. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has ranked the Public Safety Institute programs exemplary. The PSI also partners with local and state agencies to provide customized training and professional development for first responders. Fire Protection Technology The Fire Protection program provides training and education in fire and arson investigation, fire suppression, fire prevention and fire service management. Law Enforcement/Police Academy The Law Enforcement program provides knowledge and skills related to planning, managing and providing legal, public safety, protective and homeland security services. Emergency Medical Services The Emergency Medical Services program is designed to orient students to both entry and advanced-level emergency care as it relates to assessment, treatment, management, and ongoing evaluation of the critically ill and injured patients in their care. 26
  28. 28. Student Life focuses on enriching a student’s experience at the community college in a fun and lively way. Activities are diverse, culturally rich and designed to support a student’s educational goals. Stressing the importance of infusing art with education, the Northline Gallery and HCC Northeast Art Hub Gallery host various art collections and lectures throughout the year. The College also offers a wealth of fine arts activities. 27 Student Life Fine Arts • Theatre productions • Drama workshops • Art workshops • Art Gallery exhibitions • Cultural performances Student Organizations & Clubs • Anime Club • Economics Club • French Club • Men of Honor • Mexican American Youth Organization (M.A.Y.O.) • Omega Sigma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa • Petroleum Engineering Technology Student Association (PETSA) • Pinemont Center Book Club • Student Government Association Student Activities • Lectures • Group discussions • Cultural awareness activities • Job Fairs • Festivals • Awards Banquet • Career Expos • Community involvement activities Intramural Sports • Women’s Volleyball • Men’s Soccer • Women’s Soccer • Men’s Basketball • Women’s Basketball At HCC Northeast, students can join a club or student organization, participate in Student Government activities or play a sport. EXPERIENCE
  29. 29. 28 Faculty HCC Northeast faculty members are highly credentialed and bring a wealth of experience from their career fields. HCC Northeast’s inspiring professors encourage critical thinking and academic excellence. HCC Northeast faculty deliver stimulating instruction to the classroom and fosters creativity, innovation and leadership. Faculty members are available to assist students during class and outside of the classroom. Professors serve as mentors, subject matter experts and trusted advisers to students navigating their educational careers. The HCC Northeast Division of Science and Engineering Technologies is a Center of Excellence and is known for having the most engineers on staff teaching in the division’s STEM and energy programs. “Class sizes are smaller and instructors are very helpful. Anytime I had a question, my professor was always there for me.” INSPIRATION
  30. 30. 29 Student Success Kimi Duplichan HCC Northeast Sunday College of Business As a child, life was not easy for Kimi Duplichan. After losing her father at a young age, Duplichan and her three siblings were raised by their mother who was forced to care for them alone. Duplichan began working at fifteen years old, married soon after graduating from high school and had her first child by age 20. Although she had no college training, a Houston architectural firm hired Duplichan where she worked in human resources for 25 years. However, when the CEO of her firm decided to hire people from the outside with a master’s degree, Duplichan felt she was no longer needed. Duplichan earned a good reputation in the industry and was hired within the year by by another firm. Duplichan still yearned for college training, so she enrolled in the Sunday College of Business at Houston Community College Northeast. The Sunday College of Business is a unique program where students can attend classes all day on Sundays and work towards completing a Business Administration associate degree or certificate. The program offers training in business management, entrepreneurship and human resource management. “I would highly recommend the Sunday College of Business to any working person who is held back in their jobs by lack of education,” says Duplichan. Duplichan believes being enrolled in the Sunday College of Business and studying to earn an Associate of Applied Science Business Administration has bolstered her confidence and placed her on a pathway to success. SUCCESS
  31. 31. 30 Rudy Falcon ProcessTechnology Program After graduating from the University of Houston- Downtown with an undergraduate degree, Rudy Falcon was desirous of a more challenging and rewarding career. Falcon found that the HCC Northeast Process Technology program fit perfectly with his career and personal goals. “Unlike a four-year degree, which requires you to take classes you may never use, the process technology program at HCC provides a pragmatic education and one which you will use everyday in your career,” says Falcon. In the program, Falcon reports that he experienced instructors who were passionate, encouraging, and extremely knowledgeable in their areas of expertise. As a part of the program, Falcon also had the opportunity to participate in an internship at Shell Refinery/Chemicals in Deer Park, Texas where he gained hands-on experience in the field. Falcon graduated in December 2011 with an Associate of Applied Science degree in process technology and was a member of the Shell New Hire Class 202. He now works as an incident investigator for Shell Refinery and is enrolled in the Occupational Safety online program with Eastern Kentucky University. Falcon understands that his chosen field is more than a career; it is a “lifestyle” that one must be prepared for. “I can proudly say that I am where I am thanks to the education I received at HCC,” says Falcon. “HCC Northeast possesses state-of-the-art equipment which is envied of many schools in our area. Top-tier companies hire top-tier students. In this business, a sharp mind will get you a lot farther than just being able to put in lots of hours at work. If your motivation is strictly the money, then you should look elsewhere.” Falcon further expressed that his career has provided the resources that have made it easier to enjoy life, but it takes hard work to achieve success.
  32. 32. Lamine Ganame Petroleum EngineeringTechnology Program When Lamine Ganame arrived in Houston from West Africa five years ago, he never imagined that his life would be so different today. He knew that great educational opportunities existed in the United States and wanted to take advantage of them once he settled into Houston. “I was looking for the best way to get into the oil and gas industry, so I searched online and found Houston Community College Northeast,” says Ganame. His quick search led him to the HCC Northeast Division of Science and Engineering Technologies webpage where he found detailed information on multiple programs and video highlighting each program. “HCC Northeast offers so many career options for entering the industry, but I felt that the Petroleum Engineering Technology program would be a great stepping stone to becoming a petroleum engineer.” In summer of 2012, Ganame landed his first internship through a visit from Conoco Phillips to HCC Northeast. A student networking opportunity, coupled with experience, opened the door to a second internship with Occidental Oil and Gas Corporation during the fall semester. Ganame completed an associate degree in Petroleum Engineering Technology and was hired by Occidental Oil and Gas as a petroleum engineer technician with a starting salary of over $70,000. Ganame continues to give back to the College by mentoring students, by actively participating in the HCC Northeast chapter of the SPE and bringing engineers on campus to speak to members. SUCCESS31
  33. 33. 32 Community Involvement HCC Northeast has very unique connections to some of the most historic and productive communities in the metropolitan Houston area. Ensuring ongoing involvement in the consistent growth of surrounding neighborhoods is mutually beneficial. Through the College, students have the opportunity to volunteer and engage in cultural and community activities and events that are held throughout the northeast service area. HCC Northeast students lend their talents and time to community projects, cultural celebrations, fundraising efforts and so much more. The College participates in a variety of community meetings, chamber of commerce meetings, outreach events and advisory boards. Northeast College also seeks community input that guides the College in its decision-making processes. Northeast College partners with industry leaders through advisory boards, which help the College develop new and innovative programs to meet the demands of a 21st century workforce. Moreover, Northeast College hosts a variety of events and activities as a public service to the community including an annual Science Expo and the Art Hub Gallery. HCC Northeast maintains its memberships and relationships with several area organizations and committees including: • African-American Chamber of Commerce • Alzheimer’s Association • City of Houston Community Centers • City of Houston Health Department • Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce • Greater Northside Management District • Harris County Department of Education • Harris County Hospital District • Houston Hispanic Forum • Houston Independent School District • Houston Public Libraries • Launch Point CDC • March of Dimes • Neighborhood Center, Inc. • North Channel Chamber of Commerce • North Forest Blue Ribbon Advisory Committee • North Forest Chamber of Commerce • Northeast area congregations • Northeast area Civic Associations • Northeast area Super Neighborhood groups • Project Grad Houston • Texas Black Expo • Workforce Solutions • YMCA of Greater Houston ENGAGE
  34. 34. 33 Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools AEI Bio Medical Equipment Services Alcon Bechtel Bio-Houston Botshop British Petroleum (BP) Centerpoint Energy City of Houston Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 6222 Curtis Wright Tapco Greater Houston Local Initiatives Support Corporation Greater Houston Partnership Greatland Investment Green Team America Gulf Coast Technology Articulation Partnership Gulf States Toyota H-E-B Mi Tienda Store Halliburton Harris County Hospital District Harris County Precinct One Houston Fire Department Houston Food Bank Houston Galveston Area Council Houston International Trade Development Council Houston ISD Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Houston Minority Business Council Janet Hughes Solar Consulting Services Marathon Oil Company Mazak McNeese State University Memorial Herman Hospital HCC Northeast Partners
  35. 35. 34 METRO Metro Transit Authority Mountain State University NASA National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) National Science Foundation North Channel EMS Park Plaza Hospital Peerless Pump Prairie View A & M University Progression Tech Puffer-Sweiven Instrumentation Rice University Roanoke Trade Services Saigon Institute of Technology Schlumberger Shell Oil Company Snap On Tools Society of Petroleum Engineers Society of Piping Engineers & Designers (SPED) Society of Women Engineers – Houston Southern Association of Colleges and Schools St. Joseph Medical Center St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital St. Pius High School State Energy Conservation Office Texas Children’s Hospital Texas Renewable Energy Education Consortium The Methodist Hospital Thermo Fisher Toshiba Universal Ensco Universal Weather & Aviation University of Houston University of Texas Health Science Center SUPPORT
  36. 36. 35 Instructional Centers Houston Community College Northeast has state-of-the-art instructional facilities conveniently located to serve northeast Houston. HCC Northeast has five locations that serve the northernmost part of Houston ISD. The entire service area encompasses 124.6 square miles of northeast Houston area neighborhoods and covers 14 zip codes. Northeast Campus – 555 Community College Drive, 77013 Located in Houston’s industrial nucleus near I-10 East and Mercury Drive, Northeast Campus focuses upon preparing students for high-demand technical and vocational occupations. The campus covers over 138 acres and is comprised of high-tech educational facilities that allow students to obtain hands-on career training with state-of-the-art equipment and instruments. The Northeast Campus is a full-service campus that offers admissions/registration, financial aid, counseling/ advising, assessment testing, student recreation and library services. The Northeast Campus also features: • Codwell Hall • Science, Engineering, and Technology Hall • HCC Public Safety Institute • Learning Hub Building • Roland Smith Commercial Truck Driving School • The Black Box Theatre • HCC Northeast Art Hub Gallery ACCESS
  37. 37. 36 Northline Campus – 8001 Fulton, 77022 Northline Campus is located near Houston’s burgeoning retail area near I-45 North and bordered by main thoroughfares Airline Drive, Crosstimbers, and Little York Road. The academic center is a one-stop shop for academic education and workforce training, student services, cultural activities and student life. The Northline Campus houses the North Houston Early College High School that provides academic courses for northeast area high school students interested in earning a college degree while attending high school. Automotive Technology Training Center – 4638 Airline, 77022 Located near the Northline Campus, the Automotive Technology Training Center (ATTC) provides students interested in entering this field with a state-of-the-art curriculum, a well-equipped facility and hands-on training provided by experienced, certified instructors. ATTC meets the demand for trained technicians in the high-tech automotive and diesel industry. Pinemont Center – 1265 Pinemont, 77018 Nestled in the midst of Houston’s historic neighborhoods, Pinemont Center serves as the academic and technical/vocational hub for Acres Home, Oak Forest, Greater Heights, Independence Heights and other surrounding communities. At the Pinemont Center, students move toward certifications or AAS degrees offered by the college. Known for the Drafting and Design Technology Program, Pinemont Center offers technical training to students who desire careers in the fields of architecture, manufacturing, construction and engineering. North Forest Campus – 6010 Little York, 77016 Primarily serving North Forest and surrounding areas, the HCC North Forest Campus offers academic and workforce training courses days, evenings and Saturdays throughout the school year. The campus offers a student service center, student lounge, classroom and lab space, an open computer lab and a small business incubator. Workforce programs offered at the campus include Drafting and Design Technology and introductory courses for energy feeder programs.
  38. 38. 37 Houston Community College Northeast Budget FY 2013–2014 Adjusted Budget as of September 30, 2013 Salaries $ 18,710,995 Employee Benefits – – – – – – Supplies & Gen 197,548 Travel 35,025 Marketing Costs 98,762 Rentals & Leases 1,007,421 Insurance/Risk Mgmt – – – – – – Contracted Services 64,965 Utilities 4,600 Other Departmental Expenses 64,744 Instructional and Other Materials 168,188 Maintenance and Repair 44,037 Transfers/Debt 5,637,942 Contingency/Budget Priority Funding 50,000 Capital Outlay 76,377 _______________ Grand Total $26,160,604
  39. 39. Dr. Margaret Ford Fisher President Dr. Ronald Dewlen Dean of Instruction Dr. Kenneth Holden Dean of Student Development Warren Hurd College Operations Officer Dr. Lee Rinker Interim Associate Dean of Student Development Sheron Bruno Director of Public Relations Linda Comte Director of College Education Technology Services Tammy Perry Budget Analyst Dr. Abe Bryant Campus Director Northeast Campus Raul Ortegon Campus Manager II Northline Campus Michael Frazier Campus Manager I North Forest Campus Jacqueline Joseph Howard Campus Manager I Pinemont Center Dr. Aaron Knight Faculty Division Chair Social Sciences Dr. Beverly Perry Faculty Division Chair Natural Sciences Carl Clark Department Chair Automotive Technology Chris Carmean Faculty Division Chair Criminal Justice Emmanuel Usen Faculty Division Chair Mathematics John Mayes Faculty Division Chair Fire & Safety Technology Dr. Linda Griffin Faculty Division Chair English/Intensive English/ Foreign Languages Morteza Sameei Interim Director of STEM Programs Paulette Heidbreder Faculty Division Chair Guided Studies/ED/TASP Dr. Rudy Soliz Faculty Division Chair Business Administration Vicki May Faculty Division Chair Emergency Medical Services Department Minh Pham Faculty Division Chair Drafting and Design Engineering Technology Dr. Joanna Kile Executive Director Energy Institute Johnny Sessums Director Public Safety Institute Consuelo Gonzalez Financial Aid Officer Financial Services Gwen Richard Director Library Services Tammu Obey-Monroe Director of Projects Harmanna Bloemen, BA, MA Faculty Association Representative Economics David White, BA, MA Faculty Association Representative History HCC Northeast 38 LEADERSHIP
  40. 40. Houston Community College Northeast 555 Community College Drive Houston,Texas 77013 713.718.8300 northeast.hccs.edu HCC is committed to a workplace and educational environment free of discrimination and harassment based upon race, color, religion, age, sex, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. (03/14) Board ofTrustees Neeta Sane, Chair, District VII Christopher W. Oliver, Vice Chair, District IX Robert Glaser, Secretary, District V Zeph Capo, District I David B. Wilson, District II Dr. AndrianaTamez, District III Carroll G. Robinson, District IV Sandie Mullins, District VI Eva L. Loredo, District VIII Renee Byas Acting HCC Chancellor