Highland Community College Helps Students Start Here

As the oldest college in Kansas, Highland Community College has been helping students in Northeast Kansas and across the nation start their path to education for over 160 years. Small class sizes, one-on-one opportunities and affordable tuition make HCC the smartest place to start.

In last few years, Highland Community College and its regional centers have undergone a transformation. On August 25, the Porter Family Stadium on the Highland campus was dedicated as the new home to Scottie Football. This facility, along with the addition of turf to Kessinger Field put HCC as a top ranked facility in the region. In addition, the Track and Field Complex is in the final stages of construction and will be completed by Fall 2019.

Precision Agriculture, the newest program on the Highland campus, will be housed in a state-of-the-art facility under renovation where students will learn and prepare for the future of agriculture production. Starting with a study of the basic principles of Geographic Information System (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS) they will learn how the systems, along with emerging technologies, are applied to the site-specific management of production agricultural resources, as a producer, advisor, or technician in the field. Students will get hands-on experience in soil sampling, GIS & GPS technology, computer-based application, variable rate technology and the use of drone technology.

HCC Regional and Technical Centers continue to grow and provide top rated education in Nursing and Allied Health, Construction, Auto Tech and Collision Repair, Diesel Tech and many more in demand programs. The Highland Community College Atchison Technical Center has expanded the Electrical Technology program to a 2-year program and will be expanding lab and classroom space due to demand.

HCC Wamego is home to the Viticulture & Enology program, Kansas’ only educational program focusing on the science and process of growing grapes and making wine. In June of 2019, work on the new 456 Vinery and Incubator facility run by Highland Vineyard & Wines, LLC will be completed. The facility includes start-up space for new vintners with a tasting room and store coming in the fall.


Highland has five regional centers in their nine-county service area covering Northeast Kansas. This, coupled with a robust online presence, gives students options to learn where they are. Students can mix classes in an on campus setting with online.

HCC Regionals Centers are located throughout Northeast Kansas:

Highland, Atchison Technical Center,

Perr, Wamego, Western Technical Center in Baileyville


Highland makes your associate’s or technical education accessible, affordable, and easily transferable if students decide to continue on for a bachelor’s degree. In addition to degree programs and technical certificates, Highland offers high school students, who have completed their freshman year, the ability to earn college credit with Concurrent Courses. Choose from a general education block to select standard introductory courses that are easily transferable or choose a career and technical education block. Courses are taught by experienced faculty and provide students the opportunity to get a jump start on their education journey. For more information on classes visit highlandcc.edu/concurrent.


Starting at Highland saves students thousands! Courses at a community college are the most affordable in higher education making it a smart choice. At HCC, tuition is among the lowest in the region especially when compared to 4-year colleges. Pair all that with financial aid and the fact that over 80 percent of Highland campus students receive scholarships that cover books and tuition.

Highland Community College, Start Here, Go Anywhere!

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