HCC Northeast and Capital IDEA partnership delivers

By NE Public Relations | Jun 19, 2014

Houston Community College Northeast current and prospective students responded in great numbers for the first series of orientation workshops provided in partnership with Capital IDEA. The partnering organization fully funds participants’ tuition, fees, and books for an associate’s degree or college-level certificate with no loans or paybacks required. The orientations were a huge success with more than 100 participants and 67 persons who qualified to move forward in the Capital IDEA program.


The series of orientations focused on Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) related career programs offered at Northeast College. “This is a tremendous opportunity for students in our community to obtain training at Northeast College with the financial support of our community partner Capital IDEA,” says Dr. Margaret Ford Fisher, president of HCC Northeast.

At the orientation, participants learned about the services that Capital IDEA offers students as well as various career programs offered by the College. Representatives from the office of student services were also on hand to share information about the HCC admissions and registration process. The program greatly benefits the community as it provides a career pathway for persons who have challenges funding their college education.

In the future, Capital IDEA will continue to offer orientation sessions for the program, which is a requirement to participate. For more information on how to get started at Northeast College, call 713.718.8300 or visit northeast.hccs.edu.