Houston Community College conducts the largest adult education program in Texas. About 10,000 students are enrolled every year with 75% of those speaking languages other than English. But what many people might not know is that the HCC adult education programs are not always taught on campus.
HCC Adult Education Programs Director, David Joost notes, “We do some of our work at college campuses, but we also do considerable outreach in the community and host classes in churches, community centers, schools, libraries, and places like that.”
Joost made the comment on the HCC program “Dialogue Houston.” Joost says once students find out about the programs they are happy to learn the classes are convenient. He says while HCC conducts more than 50% of the classes, about half of the programs are contracted out to non-profit organizations including AVANCE, Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans, Chinese Community Center, Houston Center for Literacy, and Neighborhood Centers.