Highland Community College

Western Center

Spring Visit Day

The Western Center will be hosting a spring visit day on April 14, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Stop by the facility to visit with admissions reps, pick up financial aid information, meet the program instructors and tour programs of interest. 

Summer and fall 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. 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. They 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 Fall 2015 semester in our four technical programs - Diesel Technology, Industrial Welding Technology, Medical Office Assistant, and Building Trades (at Marysville High School). Also, for Fall 2015, we will be offering a Health Care Pathway which will include CNA, Medical Terminology, Nutrition; and courses in Manufacturing Technology to include OSHA 10 training, Precision Measurement, Blueprint Reading and Technical Math. 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 2015.

Note: The scheudle for Summer and Fall 2015 will be available online beginning March 9, 2015.

Now available . . .

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: 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:

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:


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 Fall 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