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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

Darrell L. Pankratz
Chairman
6300 East 30th
Hutchinson, KS 67502
663-9047
Office: Prairieland Partners
811 E. 30th Suite F
Hutchinson, KS 67502
664-5860
Marla Eriksen
117 Kisiwa Parkway
Hutchinson, KS 67502
663-7594
Office: Luminous Neon
1429 W. 4th
Hutchinson, KS 67501
662-2565
Bob Snyder
Vice Chairman
510 South Walnut
South Hutchinson, KS 67505
663-7512
Tim Tedder
2406 East Trail West Road
South Hutchinson, KS 67505
663-7833
Office: Country Lane Asphalt Service
2406 East Trail West Road
South Hutchinson, KS 67505
663-7833
Gary Witham
22 Prairie Dunes Drive
Hutchinson, KS 67502
665-0233
David Marshall
8020 N. Plum
Hutchinson, KS 67502
620-705-0219
Office: Union State Bank
(620)705-0219
Tony Dyer
208 Hyde Park Drive
Hutchinson, KS 67502
665-0359

Mission, Vision, and Values

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 Mission Statement

Expanding the tradition of excellence through learning and collaboration.

HCC Values

  • Focus – HCC's mission and vision strives to meet the expectations of students and stakeholders; we regularly gather their perspectives to continuously improve our ability to meet their needs.
  • Involvement – HCC strives for broad-based participation, drawing upon the expertise of persons closest to the situations.
  • Leadership – The leadership at HCC supports a quality-driven culture and models those values and behaviors so that all stakeholders understand and value the institution's mission and direction.
  • Learning – HCC is dedicated to developing everyone's potential talents and rigorously evaluating achievements to systematically strengthen our institution.
  • People – HCC supports the systematic development of all individuals.
  • Collaboration – HCC encourages active collaboration among and within departments and between the institution and other institutions and organizations.
  • Agility – HCC values flexibility to respond quickly to opportunities and challenges and the ability to allocate necessary resources, fiscal, human and physical, to meet those opportunities and challenges.
  • Foresight – HCC is future-focused, examining trends to better predict how conditions will change and anticipating how those changes may affect our students, other stakeholders, and our mission.
  • Information – HCC seeks and uses data and objective information to assess our current capacities and set appropriate targets and to measure our performance realistically.
  • Integrity – HCC recognizes and seeks to fulfill our public obligation to demonstrate responsible institutional citizenship by treating people and organizations with equity, dignity, and respect.

Accreditation

Hutchinson Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.

Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is part of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). NCA, founded in 1895, is one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. Through its Commissions it accredits, and thereby grants membership to educational institutions in the North Central region: 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

Banking

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs 11520 West 119th Street

Business Administrative Technology - Accounting Services

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
11520 West 119th Street
Overland Park, KS 66213 1248 Harwood Road

Business Administrative Technology - Office Support

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
11520 West 119th Street
Overland Park, KS 66213 1248 Harwood Road

Business Management and Enterpreneurship

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs 11520 West 119th Street

Business Management and Enterpreneurship - Sales Associate

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
11520 West 119th Street
Overland Park, KS 66213 1248 Harwood Road 1248 Harwood Road

Business Management and Enterpreneurship - Supervision

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
11520 West 119th Street
Overland Park, KS 66213 1248 Harwood Road

Computer Support Specialist General

Jackson St., Room 1051
Topeka, KS 66612
785-296-4924

Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic

Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services
Landon State Office Building
900 SW Jackson Street, Suite 1031
Topeka, Kansas 66612-1228
785-296-7296

Health Information Management

Commission on the Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)
233 N. Michigan Ave, 21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60601-5800

Home Health Aide

Kansas State Board of Nursing
900 SW Jackson St., Room 1051
Topeka, KS 66612
785-296-4924

IV Therapy

Kansas State Board of Nursing
900 SW Jackson St., Room 1051
Topeka, KS 66612
785-296-4924

Manufacturing Engineering Technology - HVAC

Dry Creek Circle, Suite 110
Littleton, CO 80120
303-694-9262

Medical Laboratory Technician

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
8410 West Bryn Mawr Ave, Suite 670
Chicago, IL 60631
773-714-8880
www.naacls.org

Medication Aide

Kansas State Board of Nursing
900 SW Jackson St., Room 1051
Topeka, KS 66612
785-296-4924

Nursing - Associate Degree

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing Inc.
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
404-975-5000

Kansas State Board of Nursing
900 SW Jackson St., Room 1051
Topeka, KS 66612
785-296-4924

Nursing Aide

Kansas State Board of Nursing
900 SW Jackson St., Room 1051
Topeka, KS 66612
785-296-4924

Paralegal

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
11520 West 119th Street St., Room 1051
Topeka, KS 66612
785-296-4924

Pharmacy Technician

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
135 South LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60603

Phlebotomy

Kansas State Board of Nursing
900 SW Jackson St., Room 1051
Topeka, KS 66612
785-296-4924

Physical Therapist Assistant

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-1488
703-684-2782

Practical Nursing

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing Inc.
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
404-975-5000

Kansas State Board of Nursing
900 SW Jackson St., Room 1051
Topeka, KS 66612
785-296-4924

Professional Medical Transscription

Commission on the Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)
233 N. Michigan Ave, 21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60601-5800

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

Respiratory Therapist

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
1248 Harwood Road
Bedford, TX 76021-4244
817-283-2835

Restorative Aide

Kansas State Board of Nursing
900 SW Jackson St., Room 1051
Topeka, KS 66612
785-296-4924

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
6 W. Dry Creek Circle, Suite 110
Littleton, CO 80120
303-694-9262

Visual Communications

Jackson St., Room 1051
Topeka, KS 66612
785-296-4924

Welding Technology

Jackson St., Room 1051
Topeka, KS 66612
785-296-4924

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.


Notice of Nondiscrimination

Applicants for admission and employment, students, employees, sources of referral of applicants for admission and employment, and all unions or professional organizations holding collective bargaining or professional agreements with Hutchinson Community College (HCC) are hereby notified that this Institution is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, genetic information, religion, age, ancestry, disability, military status, or veteran status in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities. Further, it is the policy of HCC to prohibit harassment (including sexual harassment and sexual violence) of students and employees. Any person having inquiries concerning HCC's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Section 504, and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act is directed to contact the person identified below who has been designated to coordinate the Institution's efforts to comply with the regulations implementing these laws.

 

Jacob Grant Gunden
Coordinator of Equity & Compliance
Coordinator of Assessment Services
Hutchinson Community College
1300 North Plum
Hutchinson, KS  67501
Phone: (620) 665-3512
Fax: (620) 728-8155
E-mail: gundenj@hutchcc.edu

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