HCC recently renovated three instructional buildings and completed construction on a brand new Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Building. The five-story STEM Building houses all of HCC’s STEM programs including biotechnology, alternative energy, cybersecurity, and many others. It includes sophisticated laboratories, classrooms, and faculty offices, and features several green components including a rainwater harvesting system, solar panels, and two green roofs.
HCC’s Kepler Theater was expanded to include the addition of a Performing and Visual Arts Education Center, which features a dance studio/black box theater, campus gallery, classrooms, music practice rooms, art rooms, and faculty offices. The theater itself was also renovated and now includes expanded dressing rooms, a costume shop, and extended wardrobe storage.
First built in 1966, the existing Classroom Building and the former Science Building were renovated in 2013. The Classroom Building became the Behavioral Sciences and Humanities (BSH) Building and now houses classrooms, faculty office, and the new Fletcher Faculty Development Center . The former Science Building was renamed the Learning Support Center (LSC)  in honor of its new function: the central location for HCC’s developmental education programs and tutoring services. The LSC offers drop-in student tutoring on a variety of subjects including science, math, English, and computers.
Within the five-story STEM Building are sophisticated new spaces for HCC’s biotechnology, alternative energy technology, and cybersecurity programs. The building’s design has incorporated many sustainable and green technologies for energy efficiency and instructional purposes.
The renovated Kepler Performing and Visual Arts Education Center contains a black box theater, practice rooms, dance studio, classrooms, expanded dressing rooms, costume shop, extended wardrobe storage, faculty offices, and a completely refurbished theater. HCC is expanding its offerings in these areas and now provides a natural place of transition for students coming from the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts. Learn more about HCC's Arts and Humanities programs .