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 fewer. 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:
- Allied Health (CNA, CMA & EMT)
- Automotive Technology
- Automotive Collision & Refinishing
- Business Technology
- Computer Support Specialist
- Construction Technology
- Diesel Technology
- Early Childhood
- Electrical Technology
- Engineering Graphics & Technologies
- HVAC (Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning)
- LPN to RN Completion Program
- Medical Assistant
- Practical Nursing
- Precision Agriculture Starting Fall 2023
- Welding Technology
2022-2023 Calendar (updated 8/12/2022)
Tech Center (primary location) - 1501 W. Riley, Atchison
- Building A - Business Technology, Early Childhood, and Engineering Graphics.
- Building B - Office, Coffee Shop, and Students Union/Conference Room
- Building C - Auto Collision
- Building D - Auto Technology
- Building F - Computer Support, Medical Assistant, Practical Nursing, and LPN to RN
- Building G - Diesel Technology
Construction Trades Building - 2603 Industry Street
Construction, HVAC, and Welding Technology
Electrical Tech Building - 17349 Country Club Rd.
Program recommended tool list
- Program requirements for clinicals and observations
All Students need to complete the following:
SkillsUSA Nationals 2022
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Open Enrollment for Accelerating Opportunities, AO-K Programs at HCCTC
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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)
- Computer Support Technology
- Electrical Technology
- Industrial Welding Technology
- Medical Office Assistant
For additional information contact Mary Johanning at 785-442-6205.
Technical Center Weather Cancellations
In the case of stormy weather, check the following for College closings:
HCC RAVE Text Alerts
KMBC Channel 9
FOX Channel 4
KQTV Channel 2
WIBW Channel 13
KAIR Radio (93.7 FM/1470 AM)
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, Technical Center Director
1501 West Riley Street, Atchison, KS 66002
Phone: (785) 442-6180
Fax: (785) 442-6239