Preparing students for the future is the cornerstone principle for the Agriculture, Business, Computers and Technology Department at Hutchinson Community College.
Our instructors provide industry experience and are certified in the national organizations of their career fields as experts in industry standards and techniques. Some of our certifications include AWS, NATEF, EPA and Cisco certifications…and our instructors continue to learn and grow as the industry demands, so they keep abreast of the latest developments in the field.
Our students work on the latest industry equipment, real working models, not demonstrator or testing models, ensuring that you receive the type of hands-on experience that sets you above the rest of the job seekers. In addition, once you’ve finished our programs, you can test for industry certification yourself, right here in our convenient ACT Testing Center, which is able to give the latest certification and competency examinations demanded by regulatory and licensing agencies.
We invite and encourage you to maximize your classroom experiences by participating in one of our student activities - Crops Judging, Livestock Judging, Soils Judging, Collegiate Farm Bureau or Block and Bridle.
Winners of the Sixth Annual TIG Competition held on 4-15-14 at Ade-Wifco RCIC:
1st Place-Curtiss Anderson- NCKTC Beloit
2nd Place-Jacob Arnold-NCKTC Beloit
3rd Place-Tom Dukes-NCKTC Beloit
June 2014 Kansas SkillsUSA Championship Results for HCC: 3D Visualization/Animation-2nd Place- Patrick Sweeley of Hesston and Mitchell Garrett of Hutchinson.Web Design-10th Place-Ben Yutzy of Hutchinson and Julian Smth of Kingman. Collision Repair Tech-2nd Place-Tyler Cauble of Mt. Hope. Technical Computer Apps-2nd Place-Ben Seuser of Newton.
June 2014 Kansas SkillsUSA Championship Results for HCC: Extemporaneous Speech-2nd Place-Paul Poppe of Chester, NE. Technical Drafting-21st Place-Emily Hanes of Sterling. Internetworking-22nd Place-Nathaniel Garibay of Hutchinson. Carpentry-13th Place-Chase Rein of Bazine.
Congratulations to Honors Projects Scholar Jonathan Fosnight for his honors project: Adventures with Automation: A Personalized Weather Station. Presented at the Presidential Scholars & Honors Program held on April 28, 2013.
Congratulations to Honors Projects Scholar Patrick Sweeley for his honors project: Animation: A Virtual Tour. Presented at the Presidential Scholars & Honors Program held on April 28, 2013.
Congratulations to our very own CAD instructor Tracy Chadwick for being selected to speak at the 2014 Autodesk University Conference in Las Vegas!
Go Tracy! Go Tracy!
April 2014 Kansas Collegiate Media Awards-Dragon's Tale Magazine received the All-Kansas Award for excellence in the magazine division. And The Collegian won silver for excellence in journalism.
HCC also received at the KCM Awards: 2-First place awards, 3-Second place, 2-Third Place and 4 Honorable Mentions. Way to go True Blue!!!
Congratulations to HCC Welding Instructor Greg Siepert who is the recipient of the National Howard E. Adkins Instructor Membership Award. The American Welding Society award will be presented to Greg on November 19th, 2013 in Chicago, IL.