The Houston Community College System offers associate and diploma programs in more than 70 fields including accounting, civil engineering, criminal justice, interior design, dentist assistance, marketing, nursing, surgical technology and tourism. At the same time, it is possible to switch to 4-year programs. Founded in 1971, The Houston Community College System has 6 schools: Central, Coleman, Northeast, Northwest, Southeast and Southwest. More than 63,000 students, including 5,400 international students, continue their higher education in these schools. Students can also benefit from distance education / online training.