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CATALOG INTRODUCTION

Welcome

Welcome to Hutchinson Community College, an institution that has a reputation for excellence that spans 80 years. Evolving from a traditional "junior college" to a full service community college/vocational school, HCC serves nearly 5,000 credit students every semester with a like number of individuals involved in community service and non-credit activities.


Dr. Carter File
President, Hutchinson Community College

BOARD OF TRUSTEES, 2015-2016

NAME

HOME

OFFICE

TERM EXPIRES

Bob Snyder
Chairperson

510 South Walnut
South Hutchinson, KS 67505
663-7512
694-0412 cell

Retired
duckman1@cox.net

2019

David Marshall
Vice-Chairperson

8020 N. Plum
Hutchinson, KS 67502
662-6277

Union State Bank
Winfield, KS 67156
davidm@myunionstate.com
620-705-0219

2019

Terry Bisbee

107 Thunderbird Drive
Hutchinson, KS 67502
620-259-6018 cell

Retired
tlbisbee@cs.com

2019

Marla Eriksen

117 Kisiwa Parkway
Hutchinson, KS 67502
663-7594

Luminous Neon
1429 W. 4th
Hutchinson, KS 67501
meriksen@luminousneon.com
662-2565

2017

Darrell L. Pankratz

6300 East 30th
Hutchinson, KS 67502
Hutchinson, KS 67502
664-8989 cell

Prairieland Partners
811 E. 30th, Suite F
Hutchinson, KS 67502
dpankratz@plpjd.com
664-5860

2019

Tim Tedder

2406 East Trail West Road
South Hutchinson, KS 67505
tgtedder@yahoo.com
663-7833

Country Lane Asphalt Service
2406 East Trail West Road
South Hutchinson, KS 67505
663-7833

2017

Gary Witham

22 Prairie Dunes Drive
Hutchinson, KS 67502
665-0233

Retired
gwitham@cox.net

2017

Mission, Vision, and Values

Mission, Vision, and Values

HCC Mission Statement

Expanding the tradition of excellence through learning and collaboration.

HCC Vision Statement

Hutchinson Community College will be the premier, two-year educational institution in Kansas, delivering accessible opportunities for learning, growth and improved quality of life.

HCC Values

  • Teaching and Learning – HCC empowers students and other stakeholders to develop abilities, talents, and skills while assessing outcomes, celebrating achievements, and encouraging lifelong learning.
  • Integrity and Social Responsibility– HCC contributes to the public good by demonstrating responsible institutional citizenship and treating people and organizations with equity, civility, and respect.
  • Service and Collaboration – HCC provides a dynamic environment of active internal and external partnerships embracing the potential for innovation.
  • Diversity – HCC celebrates the uniqueness of individuals, ideas, and forms of expression.
  • Leadership – HCC fosters the development of and provides opportunities for leadership within the institution and the community.
  • Responsiveness – HCC is future-focused, examining trends to better predict how conditions will change and innovating to better meet the mission-driven needs of our students and other stakeholders.

Accreditation

Hutchinson Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Higher Learning Commission

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is an independent corporation that was founded in 1895 as one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region, which includes the following 19 states: Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, New Mexico, South Dakota, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and Wyoming. HLC is recognized by the US Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)

For More Visit:The Higher Learning Commission
Higher Learning Commission Mark of Affiliation

Program Accreditation

Department I: Allied Health

Health Information Management (AAS) and Healthcare Document and Transcription Specialists (Certificate)
Commission on the Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education
233 N. Michigan Ave, 21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60601-5800
Next Review: Reviewed Annually

Nursing - Associate Degree (ADN) and Practical Nursing (LPN)
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing Inc.
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
404-975-5000
Action Letter
Next Review: 2017

Kansas State Board of Nursing
900 SW Jackson St., Room 1051
Topeka, KS 66612
785-296-4924
Action Letter
Next Review: 2017

Pharmacy Technician
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
7272 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
Action Letter
Next Review: 2017

Physical Therapist Assistant
Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-1488
703-684-2782
Action Letter
Next Review: 2016

Radiologic Technology
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
312-704-5300
E-mail: mail@jrcert.org
Action Letter
Next Review: 2015

Respiratory Therapist
Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
1248 Harwood Road
Bedford, TX 76021-4244
817-283-2835
Action Letter
Next Review: 2017

Surgical Technologist
Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
727-210-2350

Accreditation Review Committee on Education for Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting
6 W. Dry Creek Circle, Suite 110
Littleton, CO 80120
303-694-9262

Action Letter
Next Review: 2024


Department II: Agriculture, Business, Computers, and Technology

Auto Collision Repair Technology and Auto Mechanics Technology
National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, Inc.
101 Blue Seal Drive, S.E., Suite 101
Leesburg, VA  20175
Action Letter
Next Review: 2019

Business Administrative Technologies, Business Management and Entrepreneurship, and Transfer Business
Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
11520 West  119th Street
Overland Park, KS 66213 1248 Harwood Road
Action Letter
Next Review: 2017
Reaffirmation of Accreditation: 2021

Department V: Public Safety

Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic
Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
727-210-2350
Action Letter 
Next Review:2016

Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services
Landon State Office Building
900 SW Jackson Street, Suite 1031
Topeka, Kansas 66612-1228

Paralegal 
Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
11520 West 119th Street
Overland Park, KS 66213 1248 Harwood Road
Action Letter
Next Review: 2017
Reaffirmation of Accreditation: 2021


Disclaimer

This catalog is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract. Every reasonable effort was made to ensure that all information contained herein is accurate. Hutchinson Community College reserves the right, at any time, to change graduation requirements, costs, curricula and content, without notice. The college further reserves the right to add or delete course offerings and other information without notice. Information about changes is available from college counselors and advisors or on the college website.

History of the College

In the spring of 1928, Hutchinson voters approved the establishment of a two-year co-educational college to be known as the Hutchinson Junior College. The college held its first classes that fall. Enrollment was 187 students – 172 freshmen, 15 sophomores. Classes were held on the second and third floors of a newly constructed addition to Hutchinson High School at Seventh and Walnut.

In February 1938, the Board of Education acquired land on Plum Street and built Lockman Hall. Since then, a technical education building, athletic field, stadium, tennis courts, maintenance and warehouse buildings, a student union with two additions, two residence halls, a library, science building, fine arts building and an athletic complex have been added to the campus. The college also utilizes the Hutchinson Sports Arena, providing maintenance of the building in exchange for its use.

On July 1, 1965, the college's name was changed to Hutchinson Community Junior College and governance was transferred to an elected board of trustees. The name was changed again in 1980 to Hutchinson Community College.

In 1966, the John F. Kennedy Library and Kopke Science Hall were completed.

In the fall of 1967, Elland Hall and Kent Hall, residence halls for men and women were opened.

In April 1970, the college acquired 425 acres of land and buildings from the Hutchinson Air National Guard. They are used primarily for agricultural, emergency medical science, fire science, building construction and technical education courses. This location is called South Campus.

A wing was added to Lockman Hall in 1975. The college acquired Davis Hall (Ninth and Walnut) from Hutchinson Hospital Corporation in 1980. It is used for allied health curricula, Radio Kansas (HCC's public radio station), Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), Kansas Small Mine Safety and Occupational Safety.

Stringer Fine Arts Center was opened in January of 1989.

On July 1, 1993, HCC merged with the local vocational school and was renamed Hutchinson Community College and Area Vocational School.  The and Area Vocational School was removed from the name in 2012.

Another major addition to the Parker Student Union was completed in 1996.

In 1999 the college built the Shears Technology Center, which houses vocational programs and technical labs.

On April 27, 2003, after major renovation, the library was renamed the Rimmer Learning Resource Center, after John Rimmer, chairman of HUBCO and a major contributor to the college.

In the fall of 2006, a renovated Gowan's Stadium was reopened for use. The stadium plays host to a variety of high school, college, regional and national events.

In 2008, the Reno County Industrial Center was renovated and expanded. The new facility was reopened in the fall and renamed the Ade-Wifco RCIC to recognize the contributions of Fred Ade and Wifco Corporation.The college continued to renovate and expand with the completion of a major renovation and construction project on the decades-old Science Hall. 

The facility was revamped into a modern scientific facility and was renamed the Richard E. Smith Science Center to recognized the major contributions of local entrepreneur and alumnus Richard Smith. The new facility was dedicated in the fall of 2010.

The college has two off-campus sites: McPherson and Newton. The Newton site is housed in the Axtell Educational Center, which opened in 2008.  The new McPherson site, located near the intersection of Highway 135 and Highway 56, opened in 2010.


1300 North Plum, Hutchinson, KS 67501
1-888-GO-HUTCH or (620) 665-3500
info@hutchcc.edu