Students in the Computer Support Services-Networking courses learn their craft in hands-on activities designed to enhance and test their skills using real-world examples. The CSS staff members are industry veterans with certifications and business knowledge in the course areas they teach with real experience to pass forward in the classroom. As part of the program students have the opportunity to earn the CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications and vie for internships in actual job positions in the community.
Students in the Visual Communications Special Projects class designed a logo for the Cancer Council of Reno County's Reno Roundup & Auction event. Students designed and presented a variety of logo options, which the organization then chose from to use as a logo to promote the annual event.
Visual Communications includes courses in art, design, computer technology, digital video and photography, design of the written word, and small business training, all of which provide the student with an excellent foundation and employment opportunities.
Students on the staff of the Hutchinson Collegian hone their skills in interviewing, writing, photography and page design. There also
are opportunities to work in advertising sales and ad design, as well as on the Collegianweb.com, the online version of the Collegian. Incoming freshmen can see their work published within the first few weeks of class, then experience realistic deadlines working on the weekly publication.
Several members of the HCC Faculty and Administration offered to "take a pie" in the face for the annual United Way fund drive. For a small donation to the fund, participants could select from a field of more than 20 different campus leaders and hit their face with a plate full of whipped cream. HCC has done a special fund raising event every year to raise funds and show support for the local United Way campaign.
HCC students participate in an active campus and community life, that features a variety of options to experience "college life". Hutchinson is a vibrant community that supports the College on many levels, and provides opportunities for students to learn to #IheartHutch.