Highland Community College

Perry Center

The HCC - Perry Center is located in Jefferson County, just off Hwy 24, approximately 20 minutes east of Topeka and 15 minutes northwest of Lawrence. Our courses transfer well to many other colleges and universities, including Washburn University, the University of Kansas, and Kansas State University. Many general education courses are available at the Perry Center, with full-time and adjunct faculty providing excellent instruction to meet students' needs. We offer a variety of day, evening, and weekend courses. We are happy to assist you with your academic goals.

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Perry Center Courses

A schedule of the current semester's Perry Center courses may be viewed online by following the link below. The search engine may be refined to search for a variety of courses, dates, times, instructors, etc.

Spring 2017 Courses

Current News

  • Mental Health First Aid training will be held on Friday, March 3, from 8 AM to 4:30 PM at the Highland Community College - Perry Center, 203 West Bridge Street, Perry.  The cost is $50 per person. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Childcare providers, health care workers, teachers, clergy, law enforcement, social workers, behavioral healthcare workers, students and local citizens are encouraged to participate.  Participants will receive a certificate from the National Council for Behavioral Health upon successful completion of the training. To pre-register, call 785-597-0127 or email perry@highlandcc.edu.

  • There are still a few late-start classes like Certified Nurse Aide, Certified Medication Aide, College Success and Orientation, Microcomputer Applications: Excel, and Early Childhood Classes. Give us a call today for help enrolling at 785-597-0127. 

Communities Directly Served by the Perry Center

McLouth • Meriden • Oskaloosa • Perry • Valley Falls • Winchester • Youth Center of Topeka


Other nearby communities that might be interested in taking classes at the Perry Center

Topeka • Lawrence • Lecompton • Baldwin City • Tonganoxie • Eudora


Perry Weather Cancellations

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HCC - Perry Center
Erin Shaw, Ph.D. 
Perry Center Director
203 West Bridge Street
Perry, KS 66073 (Map)

Phone: (785) 597-0127
Fax: (785) 597-0128