Course Catalog 2020-21
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HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College
One HACC Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Toll-free: 800-ABC-HACC (222-4222)
One HACC Drive Harrisburg, PA 17110 ption 7
2010 Pennsylvania Avenue York, PA 17404
HACC's Workforce Development and Continuing Education Division offers professional development, job training, and personal enrichment courses/programs designed for both individuals and corporations. The College is one of the largest providers of workforce training in the state serving over 700 companies with over 23,000 enrollments in the areas of public safety, job skills, healthcare, technology and trades training, and computer skills.
Today, HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, has many strengths: exceptional faculty, student-centered libraries, well-equipped laboratories and studios, modern, well-maintained campuses, and quality programs and services. HACC’s reputation reflects the quality and dedication of its faculty and staff and its commitment to meeting the needs of the 11 counties and students it serves.
731 Old Harrisburg Road
Gettysburg, PA 17325
HACC’s Gettysburg Campus features small class sizes, individual attention from faculty, an active Student Government Association and Student Programming Board, and a full array of student services. The Office for Academic Success offers free tutoring services, academic skills workshops and writing instruction.
The Gettysburg Campus offers full or part-time study, day or evening classes, and online courses for 50 associate degree, certificate and diploma programs. For more information, see the individual program descriptions in this catalog or call HACC’s Gettysburg Campus at 717-337-3855.
The Harrisburg Campus enrolls nearly 8,000 students every semester in credit courses in over 100 associate degree,
certificate and diploma programs. Program offerings include a variety of liberal arts, fine arts, science, technology,
The Select Medical Health Educational pavilion houses an up-to-date nursing lab and dental hygiene lab. Students and the public can visit the dental hygiene clinic for professionally supervised dental services at an affordable cost.
The Grace M. Pollock Childcare and Early Childhood Educational Center is a daycare facility operated by U-Gro® Learning Centers, along with classrooms and offices for our education program.
Students can choose from day, evening, or weekend offerings, blended offerings, or online courses. For more information, see the individual program descriptions in this catalog or call HACC’s Harrisburg Campus at 717-780-2300.
1641 Old Philadelphia Pike
Lancaster, PA 17602
Choice Award for “Favorite Place to Take College Courses” 13 years in a row.
A campus is only as strong as its faculty, and HACC’s Lancaster Campus boasts an impressive collection of award-winning full-time and part-time faculty, including a Fulbright Scholar. In addition to 20% of full-time faculty having an earned doctorate degree, HACC’s Lancaster Campus has been home to 20 National Institute for Staff and Organizational
As a community leader, HACC’s Lancaster Campus proudly partners with the Spanish American Civic Association’s Tec Centro, which is Lancaster’s first and only bilingual vocational training school. Additionally, as a leader in the region’s
economic and workforce development training, HACC’s Lancaster Campus plays an active role in assisting industry leaders with recruiting and retaining the highly skilled workforce required to compete in increasingly competitive markets. The Industrial Manufacturing Technician program, the first of its kind in the Commonwealth, is available to manufacturing companies to both upskill current employees and assist in employee recruitment. Individuals learn components of quality, production, maintenance and safety, adding value to the manufacturing bedrock of Lancaster County.
Serving the Lebanon Valley for more than 25 years, the Lebanon Campus offers a Welcome Center that brings admissions, registration, financial aid and advising into one convenient location. Lounge areas and wireless internet throughout the campus provide students with the opportunity to study and socialize conveniently. A student life space features Quest Cafe, lounge area, and meeting rooms for student government, clubs and student events. The Pushnik Family Library provides on-site help and comfortable space for individual and group study. Students can access over 11,000 volumes for research, study and personal enrichment. Computers and laptops are available for student use within the library. Online access to academic information and virtual reference service off campus are provided 24/7 for HACC students.
The Lebanon Campus offers associate degree, certificate and diploma programs, as well as workforce development
One HACC Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Virtual Learning opened in July of 2004 as an extension of the college’s successful distance learning program. Virtual
High school students who meet certain admissions and placement test criteria may take classes to fulfill high school graduation requirements while earning college credits. Guest students from other colleges may take transfer classes that fit their busy schedules and save them tuition dollars. Students should check with their educational advisors before taking a class to ensure the credits will apply to the degree they are seeking.
The Virtual Learning website has a self-assessment tool to help students determine if their learning style is a fit for online learning. Students can also explore a sample class prior to taking a class. Successful online students are self-directed, motivated learners who actively participate and complete assignments and assessments by the due dates. Many services are available to help online students succeed, including admission, registration, advising information, tutoring, career planning, and library resources. Students are also encouraged to use the services and resources provided at any of
The York Campus is located at 2010 Pennsylvania Avenue, one half mile north of Route 30 and behind The Crossroads shopping center. The campus complex includes three academic buildings, the Arthur J. Glatfelter Community Room, a campus services building, large parking lots, and a Rabbit Transit bus transfer station. Over 2,500 students are enrolled in classes making the York Campus the third-largest campus of HACC.
There are flexible day, evening, and Saturday class schedules offered at the York Campus. Most of the general education and science courses for health career programs can be completed at the York Campus. For more information, please contact the York Campus at 717-718-0328.
Workforce Development and Continuing Education
Certification training is available for Cisco CCNA, CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+ and Ethical Hacking. HACC is also a Microsoft Imagine Academy member. For information, call 717-780-1112.
Manufacturing and Design Training is available for a variety of subjects including design software such as AutoCAD and SolidWorks. For hands on skills, there is Certified Production Technician (CPT) and Industrial Manufacturing Technician (IMT) that include manufacturing specific safety, quality, production and maintenance awareness modules. Focused programs in Precision Machining Technology and Welding are offered utilizing our recently upgraded, program specific training labs dedicated to each of these discipline areas. Other classes in programmable logic controllers (PLCs), electrical technology, mechatronics, industrial print reading and geometric dimensioning are also available. For information, call 717-221-1338.
testing site for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Testing is available to the public by appointment only. For more information, call 717-221-1357.
Safety, Quality & Logistics programs enhance and improve all of the other technical skills areas with over 20 different safety topics for customized mix-and-match training or standard OSHA 10 and 30 classes for both General Industry or Construction. Additionally, for those focused-on safety culture, Behavioral Based Safety and several quality training options are offered in Lean Manufacturing/5S, Continuous Improvement, Total Quality Management, Effective Problem Solving, Statistical Process Control and Six Sigma. To keep it all organized, logistics programs from Fundamentals of Logistics to Certified Logistics Technician are offered and to keep everything moving, we now offer stackable forklift training options from the forklift prep class which is taken prior to one of our practical certification options: sit down, stand-up, or both. For more information on Safety and Logistics, call 717-736-4221 and for more information on Quality, call 717-221-1338.
In Healthcare, HACC offers an ever-expanding variety of workforce development training programs, including Certified Recovery Specialist, Medical Billing and Coding, Nurse Aide, Massage Therapy, Medical Assisting, Nursing Home Administrator, Pharmacy Technician, Physician Office Assistant, Personal Trainer, Phlebotomy, and RN/LPN Re-activation and Refresher. These comprehensive programs prepare students to enter healthcare careers, and continuing education offerings help current healthcare professionals meet their continuing education requirements. Many of the entry-level programs prepare students to sit for professionally-recognized certification exams.
Completed coursework can often be converted into college credits for those students who continue their healthcare education in HACC’s programs. For more information on workforce development healthcare programs, call 717-221-1352.
education for veteran police officers. In addition to training officers who have already been hired by police departments, the Academy accepts pre-service cadets. Those who complete the Police Academy can also obtain college credits for their work when transferring into HACC’s Criminal Justice or Police Science programs. County probation and parole officers across the Commonwealth are also provided continuing education. Finally, HACC is an authorized provider of Act 235 (lethal weapons) certification training under the authority of the State Police.
Emergency Medical Services training is available for HACC’s entire service region. Certification programs are currently offered at the Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT), Paramedic (NRP), and Pre-Hospital Registered Nurse (PHRN) levels. Along with the traditional program delivery models, the EMT and AEMT programs are also available in an online format which combines elements of online instruction with traditional face-to-face practical sessions. The EMS Academy provides a full-time educational opportunity for those interested in beginning a career in EMS. All of these programs prepare students to become eligible for the PA Department of Health certification and National Registry exams. HACC also offers EMS continuing education programs such as International Trauma Life Support and Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport. These, as well as other HACC programs can be used to fulfill continuing education requirements for Emergency Medical Service personnel. Finally, as an American Heart Association Community Training Center, HACC offers various certifications in First Aid, and CPR/AED for both the public and for Health Care Professionals, in addition to Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support.
For general information on all public safety programs, call toll free 800-222- 4222, ext. 2510, or 717-780-2510.
The HACC Foundation Board of Directors is comprised of accomplished business and community leaders who are committed to raising funds and awareness for HACC and its students.
Individuals and organizations interested in contributing to thedividuals interested in applying for membership on the HACC Foundation Board should visit
Alumni are also invited to a myriad of educational, social and career development events held at HACC campuses. For more information, please
Applicants who meet the following criteria will be admitted to the college:
Complete and submit the online application for admission found at Apply as early as possible to ensure that there is adequate time to complete the enrollment process.
Submit an official high school transcript or copy of high school equivalency diploma if you:
Other documents may be required for the following admission types:
College in the High School and Dual Enrollment Programs – Students seeking enrollment into college courses at HACC while attending high school.