Housatonic Community College (HCC) is a public community college. founded in 1967.

In 1997, the College moved to its present site in downtown Bridgeport.

In response to community and student needs, Housatonic offers Associate Degree programs in preparation for transfer to four-year institutions, as well as occupationally oriented Associate Degree and Certificate programs.

HCC’s Humanities Department includes Art, Music and Theater Arts Programs. HCC includes CAFC affiliate member The Housatonic Museum of Art renowned for its collection of over 4,500 art works with more than 1,700 displayed throughout campus buildings. The collection was donated by art historian, writer, and an art teacher who was a Professor at HCC.

CEO Dwayne Smith was hired in 2020. He was previously Interim President at Harris-Stowe University in St. Louis, MO, where he was very engaged with the Regional Arts Commission (RAC) of St. Louis



Housatonic Community College
900 Lafayette Blvd
Bridgeport, CT 06604

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(203) 332-5000




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