Highland Community College



Western Center

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. 

Spring semester planning is underway . . .

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 able to accept enrollment for the spring semester in our four technical programs - Diesel Technology, Industrial Welding Technology, Medical Office Assistant, and Building Trades (at Marysville High School). Also, for Spring 2015, we will be offering a Health Care Pathway during our afternoon session, which will include CNA, Medical Terminology, Nutrition, and College Success and Orientation. 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.

We also have several day time and evening general education classes. Access this link to see the courses for Spring 2015.

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: 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 Spring 2015 are to determined. 

From 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for CPR and AED

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:

Jan. 26 to March 9 on Mon/Tues from 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. in hybrid format (some online content) with clinicals in Seneca

Feb. 9 to May 4 on Mon/Wed/Fri from 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. face to face format at the Western Center with clinicals in Seneca

March 2 to May 11 on Mon/Thur from 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. face to face format at the Western Center with clinicals in Seneca

CMA course is:

Jan. 22 to March 12 on Tues/Thurs from 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.

CMA Update is:


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

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 Spring 2015:

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.

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 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