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  1. 1. HCC’s Blueprint for Our Community’s FutureRevised August 15, 2012 1
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  3. 3. HCC’s Blueprint for Our Community’s FutureRevised August 15, 2012 3
  4. 4. 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 4
  5. 5. 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 5
  6. 6. 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 6
  7. 7. 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. 7
  8. 8. 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 8
  9. 9. 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 9
  10. 10. 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. 10
  11. 11. Amount AllocatedHCC Coleman College Blueprint $120 millionHCC Coleman CollegeNeeds:• Our college is at 200%-plus capacity; the college was constructed to teach around 1,500 students and this fall our enrollment will exceed 3,800• The Gulf Coast Workforce Development Area lists 15 of HCC Coleman College programs on its list of fastest-growing occupations• Personal Care Aides and Home Health Aides are the top two occupations in the United States with the fastest projected growth during the next ten years - both at 70 percent growth through 2020 (many LVNs can work in this field)• The need for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers is expected to grow 44 percent; dental hygienists, 38 percent 11
  12. 12. Amount AllocatedHCC Coleman College Blueprint $120 millionHCC Coleman College• HCC Coleman offers 22 allied healthprograms and registered nursing butcould offer additional programs ifspace allowed• Enrollment in traditional programslike nursing, dental hygiene andsurgical technology could increase aswell as emerging fields like biosafety,polysomnography and renal dialysis• The demand for affordable,accredited nursing programs continuesto be one of the greatest needs ofmetropolitan Houston 12
  13. 13. Amount AllocatedHCC Coleman College Blueprint $120 millionHCC Coleman CollegeBlueprint:New Texas Medical Center building tomeet educational and healthcareindustry demand and offer healthcareservices to the community. 13
  14. 14. Other HCC College BlueprintsHCC Central College HCC Northeast CampusNeeds Needs• HCC’s original structure is • Significant community needs for outdated training and education• Campus at capacity • Pinemont Facility is currently• Parking Garage leased and needs to be replacedBlueprint Blueprint• New classrooms and labs • Revenue savings to replace equipped with 21st century existing facility with new facility technology • Location to be determined based• Meet educational demand, safety, on community input and security 14
  15. 15. Other HCC College BlueprintsHCC Northwest College HCC Southeast CollegeNeeds Needs• Significant growth in West Houston • More than half of Southeast has created increased demand college students elect to take• Energy corridor is requiring more classes online due to full classes demand for STEM related fields on campuses• Recent Alief annexation has • Students would prefer to take created increased demand in area classes on campus instead of onlineBlueprint• Developed new learning space Blueprint based on community needs • Expand Southeast Campus• Campus improvements to enhance to enhance academic and technology and classrooms workforce programs such as advanced manufacturing to meet community needs 15
  16. 16. Other HCC College Blueprints Brays OaksHCC Southwest College Needs • New campus and buildingStafford Campus BlueprintNeeds • Develop workforce/trades skill• No workforce building in the center area• Significant need for training in HVAC and other Missouri City Campus manufacturing trades Needs • Community has expressed needsBlueprint in areas of entrepreneurship and• Develop workforce training small business training center to meet community needs Blueprint • Develop entrepreneurship and small business training center 16
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  18. 18. 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) 18