Highland Community College



Western Center

Open House was a Success

The HCC Western Center had an Open House on Wednesday, October 1, 2014. The building was open for tours between 9:00 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Area high school administrators were invited to a luncheon that day. Beginning at 5:00 p.m., light appetizers were served for those wishing to see the building in the evening. Approximately 250 people visited the building for tours during the day.

HCC Basketball Clinic

The HCC Women's Basketball Coaching staff and team will be hosting a basketball clinic on Sunday, October 26th from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Western Center. The clinic is open to 4th - 12th grade boys and girls. Cost is $45 if registered by Oct. 22nd (including a free t-shirt with early registration) or $55 for registration the day of. Please contact the Western Center office at (785)336-2326 with questions.

Visit Days Set

The Western Center will be hosting two visit days - November 18, 2014 and April 14, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m each day. Stop by the facility to visit with admissions reps, pick up financial aid information, meet the program instructors and tour programs of interest. 

The fall semester has begun . . .

Highland Community College Western Center is open in Baileyville, KS to serve students in and around the Nemaha and Marshall County portions of Northeast Kansas. Traditional and non-traditional students alike may choose to live at home while pursuing a college degree. Even high school juniors and seniors can take advantage of our technical programs during the school day. Numerous Allied Health and general education courses leading to certificates and degrees are being offered. Opportunities in Precision Ag, Engineering Graphics, and Manufacturing Technology will follow. 

We are excited to have started this semester with four technical programs - Diesel Technology, Industrial Welding Technology, Medical Office Assistant, and Building Trades (at Marysville High School). The instructors for these programs come to us with valuable experiences in their fields. They will be instrumental in growing their programs.

We also have several day time and evening general education classes going for the fall. Don't forget about our 8 week online classes - we are still accepting enrollment for those!

New to the Center . . .

We have recently added to our facility an Adult Basic Education and GED Test Preparation Instructor. We will be offering GED test prep instruction and the opportunity to combine GED instruction with one of our technical programs. Please contact our office for more details on this.

Current schedule for course work is: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 (noon).

Registration dates: September 23-24, November 4-6, January 6-8, February 17-19, April 14-16, and June 2-4.

Contact the Western Center office to more information regarding Adult Basic Education and  GED Test Preparation!

Allied Health Items

CPR, AED, and First Aid training will be offered at the Western Center monthly. Dates and times for September are: 

Tuesday, Sept. 23 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for CPR and AED

Wednesday, Sept. 24 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for First Aid

Cost is $30 per class or $55 for both. Will also need to purchase a $14 book.

CNA courses availalbe are:

Sept. 15 to Oct. 27 on Mon/Tues from 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. in hybrid format (some online content) with clinicals in Seneca

Oct. 6 ot Dec. 10 on Mon/Wed from 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. face to face format at the Western Center with clinical options in Seneca or Marysville

CMA course is:

Oct. 7 to Dec. 9 on Tues/Thurs from 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.

CMA Update is:

Sept. 20-21 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Please contact the Western Center or Lacey Richey at lrichey@highlandcc.eud for any additional information regarding the Allied Health programs.

View Fall 2014 Courses

Kansas' new Career and Technical Education Act (SB 155) allows Highland Community College to enroll high school Juniors and Seniors in Technical Education programs and selected courses without charging tuition. That's right HCC is able to provide FREE TUITION for technical programs and some classes. Beyond that, HCC has chosen to waive fees and book rental for high school juniors and seniors enrolled in the technical programs offered at the Technical Center, the Highland campus, or any regional site.

BS 104 Human Anatomy

BUS 105 Accounting II

BS 110 Nutrition

BUS130 Micro App. I

BS 109 Medical Terminology

BUS181 Micro App: Word

BUS102 Personal Finance

BUS183 Micro App: Spreadsheet

BUS103 Accounting I

*More classes available online.

Western Center Technical Coursework for Fall 2014:

Fall technical programs will begin classes on August 18, 2014. The technical coursework will be offered Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:07 a.m. and/or 12:00 p.m. to 3:07 p.m. Technical coursework is tuition free for high school juniors and seniors under SB155 (see explanation below).

Do you have a suggestion or request for a course to be available at the HCC Western Center? Contact Cara Baker, Director of the Western Center at cbaker@highlandcc.edu or the Western Center at western@highlandcc.edu.

Senate Bill 155

More information regarding HCC coursework  options for high school junior and seniors can be found at: https://highlandcc.edu/pages/high-school

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Our new Western Center employees

Cara Baker, Western Center Director Jolie McDaniel, Student Services Glenda Schultejans, Office Assistant Robert Engelken, Custodian
Derrik Russell, Diesel Technology Instructor Jerry Coleman, Medical Office Assistant Instructor David Schwarz, Industrial Welding Instructor  


313 Nemaha, Baileyville, KS 66404
785.442.6114 ~ 785.336.2326