Highland Community College



Western Center

Second Semester Classes are in Full Swing

Important spring dates:

  • Sophomore Visit Day - February 4, 2016 - hosting sophomores from the nine high schools in our area. (Feb. 9 is the weather back up date.) 
  • WorkKeys testing dates: Feb. 18th 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., March 2nd 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., March 21st 4:00 p.m. Call the office at 785.336.2326 to schedule a test time.
  • Building closed for Spring Break - March 17 and 18
  • Building closed for the Easter Holiday - March 25 and 28
  • Spring Open House - April 12, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Last day of spring classes - May 12


Western Center 2015-2016 Calendar

Highland Community College Western Center in Baileyville, KS is entering its second school year ready to serve students in and around the Nemaha and Marshall County portions of Northeast Kansas. After receiving a Federal Title III grant to expand educational access to the area's rural communities, the HCC Western Center plans to serve traditional and non-traditional students alike. (More info on the grant is available at: http://highlandcc.edu/pages/title-iii_0.) Students 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 be available August 2016. 

We are now accepting enrollment for the Fall 2016 semester in our six technical programs - Diesel Technology, Industrial Welding Technology, Medical Office Assistant, Building Trades, Engineering Graphics and Technologies, and Precision Agriculture. We will continue to offer Allied Health courses including CNA, CMA, and EMT; and courses in Manufacturing Technology that include OSHA 10 training, Precision Measurement, Blueprint Reading and Technical Math. Also, available is course work in the Human Services field and Early Childhood Education. Times for technical programs are: morning session - 8:00 a.m. to 11:07 a.m. and afternoon session - 12:00 p.m. and 3:07 p.m. Additionally, individual technical classes will be listed in the evening.

We have a variety of day time and evening general education classes in the traditional face-to-face format, as "hybrid" classes with a portion of the coursework completed online, and via the Interactive Distance Learning classroom. Access this link to see the courses for Spring 2016.

Western Center Technical Coursework for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017:

Technical programs are 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.

Highland Community College now has a payment plan option. Visit the Payment Plans page for additional details.

Allied Health Items

CNA courses available Spring 2016: 

CNA course work is Senate Bill 155 eligible. High school juniors and seniors can participate at no cost!

Hybrid (online course work) with clinical location in Seneca - 1/19/16 to 3/1/16 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Face-to-Face class at the Western Center with clinical location in Seneca - 3/23/16 to 5/19/16 on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

CMA course is:

Face-to-Face class at the Western Center with clinical location in Seneca - 2/24/16 to 4/20/16 on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

CMA Update is:

Face-to-Face class at the Western Center - 4/15/16 and 4/16/16, Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

EMT Training for Spring:

Begins January 19, 2016, and meets on Tuesdays and Fridays, January 26 through May 17, 2016 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Western Center.

CPR, AED, and First Aid training will be offered at the Western Center. 

Basic Life Support CPR Trainng - date TBD from 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Center. Register by calling 785-336-2326. 

Please contact the Western Center or Elaine Fultz, (913) 367-6204 or efultz@highlandcc.edu for any additional information regarding the area Allied Health programs.

Senate Bill 155

Kansas' 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.

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

Adult Education Available at the WC

We offer Adult Basic Education and GED Test Preparation. 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.

Schedule for course work this fall will be: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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

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Our 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 Lyle Stohs, 
Building Trades Instructor

313 Nemaha, Baileyville, KS 66404
Phone 785.336.2326 ~ Fax 785.336.0256