Highland Community College



Concurrent Program


Concurrent Program

Highland’s Concurrent Program provides area Kansas secondary schools with the opportunity to expand their curriculum by scheduling HCC courses in conjunction with their regular class offerings. Students have the advantage of taking their collegeclasses right at the high school during the day.

Highland courses taught at the high school have the identical course content of courses offered on campus, online, and in our regional classes. Classes are evaluated by the Highland Director of Concurrent Enrollment and the Vice President of Academic Affairs before being implemented at the high school. Faculty are evaluated and must meet the Kansas Board of Regents criteria.

Students interested in participating in the program should contact their high school counselor or Sara Smith, the Highland Director of Concurrent Enrollment, for additional information and details on the enrollment process.

Concurrent Enrollment Defined:  The Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) encourages high school students to take advantage of postsecondary education opportunities by enrolling in college courses while still in high school. The statute commonly is known as Concurrent Enrollment of High School Students in Eligible Postsecondary Institutions.


Highland's Concurrent Program – taking college classes in the high school setting --  is a great opportunity for high school sophomores, juniors, seniors, and those freshmen approved by their principal  to experience college while they are still in high school. Students who choose the Concurrent Program learn first-hand the demands of going to college. They experience the process of enrolling in college classes and get a feel for the costs associated with college tuition, fees, and textbooks. The Concurrent Program experience eases a student's transition from high school to college and provides academic enrichment to students who are ready for the challenge of college coursework. Participation in the program exposes students (and their families) to valuable learning lessons that will support a student's remaining college career. Students who choose college while in high school may make considerable progress toward their college education if the appropriate time and focus is given to their studies. Highland classes are offered at affordable rates when compared to state universities, and students enjoy accessibility to instructors within small classroom settings.

Concurrent Course Guidelines (PDF)