The Highland Community College Technical Center is located in Atchison, 30 minutes south of Highland. Transportation to the Technical Center from the Highland campus is provided each weekday. The Tech Center offers the opportunity to expand your horizons and marketability in the technical field you enjoy, in two years or less. The programs offered are top-notch and cutting edge, the instructors are in-tune with the current demands of the marketplace, and the courses are hands-on.
Technical programs include:
- Administrative Assistant
- Automotive Technology
- Auto Collision Repair
- Computer Support Technology
- Construction Technology
- Diesel Technology
- Early Childhood
- Electrical Technology
- Engineering Graphics & Technologies
- Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, & Plumbing
- LPN to RN Completion Program
- Medical Office Assistant
- Practical Nursing
- Welding Technology
Enroll today for Spring classes!
Allied Health Spring 2018 Schedule (update 12/13/2017)
Spring technical courses start January 10
Visit Day/Open House March 14
Tuberculosis Screening Questionnaire - all students must complete.
- Justin Deeken was awarded second place in the high school division of Electrical Construction Wiring at the annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Championship Conference. The competition was held at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville June 19-23. Other students attending the National Competition were Gerald Clary (Industrial Motor Control), Joel Wiegand (Information Technology) and Justin Langley (Industrial Motor Control).
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Information about Free Technical Education for Kansas high school students.
Accelerating Opportunity Kansas (AO-K)
Highland Community College Technical Center is part of a National Initiative called Accelerating Opportunity. The AO-K program provides an opportunity for adults to gain new skills for high demand high wage jobs. With education and credentials beyond high school, students have better options in today’s economy. Students can choose from a variety of certificate programs with the possibility of working towards an associate degree.
Who can benefit?
Students with no high school diploma/GED and students interested in improving basic skills. The program also serves adults with families and people who haven’t been in school in years. AO-K helps students improve basic skills in reading, math, and writing....even if they didn’t finish high school or complete their GED! With a blend of hands-on skills with academic support, students will gain the skills and credentials necessary to start a new career.
HCCTC Career Pathways:
The program is a combination of hands-on learning and academic support. Below is a list of approved AO-K programs offered at HCCTC:
- Healthcare Occupations- includes Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA), Certified Medication Assistant (CMA), and Practical Nursing (LPN)
- Industrial Welding Technology
- Medical Office Assistant
For additional information contact Mary Johanning at 913-367-6204.
Technical Center Weather Cancellations
In the case of stormy weather, check the following for College closings:
HCC RAVE Text Alerts
KMBC Channel 9
KCTV Channel 5
KQTV Channel 2
WIBW Channel 13
KAIR Radio (93.7 FM/1470 AM)
Call the Atchison office for special messages at (913)367-6204
Our cancellations will be listed as “Highland Community College Technical Center." Decisions for evening classes may not be made until after 4 pm.
HCC Technical Center
Amy DuLac, Student Services and Admissions Representative
1501 West Riley Street, Atchison, KS 66002
Phone: (913) 367-6204
Fax: (913) 367-3107