The New Weekend College at HCC: Saturdays Only

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Designed for working adults who want a degree, the Weekend College offers you the opportunity to receive an Associate’s Degree in two years by attending school only on Saturdays. If you need college for job advancement or transfer to a four-year university, don’t just take a class—complete a program and earn a degree.

The Weekend College offers classes in 8- week sessions, in a hybrid format. By taking only two classes at a time, you can focus more clearly on the subjects you are studying. You will study with a cohort of students just like you with a face-to-face professor, then complete some of your work online. You will take four classes each semester (2 courses each 8- week session) which makes you eligible for financial aid as a full-time student. Classes will meet from 9-12 noon and 1-4 pm with an hour break for lunch.

No more wasted coursework, as your entire schedule is mapped out for the two years. From the beginning, you will see the guided pathway and exactly when each course is offered in the program. We guarantee that the courses will make. In addition, we offer you support in admissions, registration, academic advising and applications for financial aid. Free tutoring will be available on campus or online.

In short, your success is our total mission in the Weekend College.

The Weekend College Advantage

  • Small classes and professors who will know you personally
  • Complete your degree in two years
  • Opportunity to network with other working business majors
  • Lower tuition and access to financial aid
  • Academic support systems to help you complete
  • One-Stop:  Your driving around Houston is over
  • Centrally located and adjacent to Metro-rail and bus lines
  • Less traffic and easy free parking

Weekend College Degrees and Certificates

AAS -- Business Administration-Management Specialization (60 credit hours)

AA -- Business (60 credit hours)

Certificate -- Core Curriculum, general transfer core needed for all academic degrees (42 credit hours)

Certificate -- Business Administration/Management (30 credit hours)

The 60 hour degree programs will be offered in 5 consecutive eight-week sessions over fall, spring, and the first summer session for each school year.

For example, the courses in the AAS in Business Administration-Management Specialization will be offered in the following manner: two-eight week sessions in fall, two eight week sessions in spring, one eight week session in summer for a period of two years.

AAS Business Administration-Management Specialization (Example)

Eight week terms, only two classes taken simultaneously

Year One

Fall 2017

First 8 weeks

EDUC 1300

ETWR 1302 or
ENGL 1301

Fall 2017

Second 8 weeks

BMGT 1327
BUSG 1370

Spring 2018

First 8 week

BMGT 1301
HRPO 1311

Spring 2018

Second 8 weeks

BUSG 1301
HRPO 2301

Summer 2018

Summer 10 weeks

BUSG 2305
BUSG 2380 or
BMGT 2303


Year Two

Fall 2018

First 8 weeks

HRPO 2307
ACCT 2301

Fall 2018

Second 8 weeks

BUSG 2309
MRKG 1311

Spring 2019

First 8 week

GOVT 2305
BCIS 1405

Spring 2019

Second 8 weeks

ECON 2302
MATH 1324 or
Natural Science Course
Summer 2019

8 weeks

ASTR 1304
SPCH 1321

The selection and pattern for courses for all programs will be distributed to students at the required Information Sessions. Please select a date below for further detailed information on each degree and certificate.

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Information Sessions to join the August 2017 cohort will be held on the following dates: March 4, April 1, May 6 and 20, June 3 and 17, July 8, 15, 22, 29, and August 5, 12, 19.  Sessions will be held at 10 am in Room 243 of the historic San Jacinto Building at the Central College, 1300 Holman.  Prospective students must attend an Information Session although registration is not required.  During the Information Session, assistance with advising, registration, and financial aid will be available.

All classes will be held at the Central College Campus in the newly renovated, historic San Jacinto Building, which has state-of-the-art technology and student support. Our comprehensive tutoring center on the third floor, The Learning Emporium, has 135 computers for student use, copy and print service.

For more information, call 713-718-5203 or email:


HCC is an open-admissions college. Although we will provide assistance with your admission in the Information Session, you might like to review the admissions process on the main webpage.

(See “Apply Now” on the HCC website:

Student Resources

The Weekend College faculty and staff are a team of educators fully committed to your success.  Since your classes will be smaller than those found at other colleges, you will get to know your professors well. Also, academic advisors will follow your progress from admissions to graduation, making sure that you are proceeding successfully throughout the program.  There are no wasted hours or detours to derail you from completing your degree or certificate.

The physical facilities where your will study are state of the art, including fully supported multi-media classrooms, labs, and tutoring spaces. A comprehensive college library is housed in the Learning Hub, the building adjacent to SJAC. Food services are available for students during the lunch hour from businesses adjacent to the campus; microwaves are available for students who wish to bring their own lunch. 

Parking is free and plentiful on Saturdays, immediately behind the San Jacinto Building. The Central College Campus is located just two blocks from a major Metro Stop, the HCC/Ensemble Theatre stop on South Main St.  Metro buses also service the campus, making this location accessible from all over the city of Houston.

Costs and Financial Aid

HCC is one of the most affordable colleges in the region with student tuition determined by residency. Students are coded one of the following:  in-district (in the taxing district of HCC), out-of-district, or out-of-state/international.

For students taking 12 credit hours a semester, the cost for tuition is roughly the following:





Out –of-state


These rates are found on the Tuition Calculator.

Please visit the HCC Financial Aid website for information on filling out a FAFSA or TASFA for federal Pell Grants or Texas Grants administered through the state of Texas.
In addition, the HCC Foundation offers numerous scholarships to students who qualify. Please visit the Foundation site for additional resources.

Military and Veterans

VA Benefits are available for The Weekend College.