Houston Community College launches virtual tour of campuses, learning spaces
Feb 23, 2023
Prospective students and the community are now able to experience Houston Community College’s state-of-the-art learning spaces without ever having to step foot on a campus, thanks to a new virtual presence at tour.hccs.edu.
With the launch, HCC has become the first community college in the Houston-area to offer such a tour. “It’s a point of pride that the institution is leading the way in providing access to tools that help students make their biggest decision – what they want to study,” said Dr. Shantay Grays, HCC’s vice chancellor of Student Services.
HCC opted to use a virtual tour as a way to highlight its programs and learning spaces that feature innovative tools to prepare individuals for life and work in an ever increasing global and technologically advanced society.
“With the virtual tour, we strategically expanded our capacity to provide students with the information they need to make informed decisions about their academic pathways,” said Afrah Hassan, interim director of Outreach and Recruitment.
The virtual outreach includes guided tours of the college’s various Centers of Excellence and 360-degree panoramic views of labs, classrooms and learning spaces along with an interactive campus map. There are also links to help visitors connect with support services team members
“The virtual tour is a perfect resource for those who need help in making academic pathway decisions and finding what’s available at our campus locations,” said Chancellor Cesar Maldonado, Ph.D., P.E. “It is now simple for anyone, anywhere at any time to view our award-winning, high-quality affordable education options with just a click.”
The tour is displayed prominently on the HCC website and related digital platforms. CampusTours of Auburn, Maine developed the tour platform for HCC.