Hutchinson Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Higher Learning Commission

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is an independent corporation that was founded in 1895 as one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region, which includes the following 19 states: Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, New Mexico, South Dakota, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and Wyoming. HLC is recognized by the US Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)

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Higher Learning Commission Mark of Affiliation

HLC Visit

Hutchinson Community College will host a visit October 19-20, 2015, with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission.

Hutchinson Community College has been accredited by the Commission since 1963. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet the Commission’s Criteria for Accreditation.

Check back for additional information including a schedule of the visit.

Mission, Vision, and Values

Mission, Vision, and Values

HCC Mission Statement

Expanding the tradition of excellence through learning and collaboration.

HCC Vision Statement

Hutchinson Community College will be the premier, two-year educational institution in Kansas, delivering accessible opportunities for learning, growth and improved quality of life.

HCC Values

  • Teaching and Learning – HCC empowers students and other stakeholders to develop abilities, talents, and skills while assessing outcomes, celebrating achievements, and encouraging lifelong learning.
  • Integrity and Social Responsibility– HCC contributes to the public good by demonstrating responsible institutional citizenship and treating people and organizations with equity, civility, and respect.
  • Service and Collaboration – HCC provides a dynamic environment of active internal and external partnerships embracing the potential for innovation.
  • Diversity – HCC celebrates the uniqueness of individuals, ideas, and forms of expression.
  • Leadership – HCC fosters the development of and provides opportunities for leadership within the institution and the community.
  • Responsiveness – HCC is future-focused, examining trends to better predict how conditions will change and innovating to better meet the mission-driven needs of our students and other stakeholders.

Program Accreditation

Department I: Allied Health

Health Information Management (AAS) and Healthcare Document and Transcription Specialists (Certificate)
Commission on the Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education
233 N. Michigan Ave, 21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60601-5800
Next Review: Reviewed Annually

Nursing - Associate Degree (ADN) and Practical Nursing (LPN)
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing Inc.
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Action Letter
Next Review: 2017

Kansas State Board of Nursing
900 SW Jackson St., Room 1051
Topeka, KS 66612
Action Letter
Next Review: 2017

Pharmacy Technician
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
7272 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
Action Letter
Next Review: 2017

Physical Therapist Assistant
Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-1488
Action Letter
Next Review: 2016

Radiologic Technology
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
E-mail: mail@jrcert.org
Action Letter
Next Review: 2015

Respiratory Therapist
Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
1248 Harwood Road
Bedford, TX 76021-4244
Action Letter
Next Review: 2017

Surgical Technologist
Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756

Accreditation Review Committee on Education for Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting
6 W. Dry Creek Circle, Suite 110
Littleton, CO 80120

Action Letter
Next Review: 2024

Department II: Agriculture, Business, Computers, and Technology

Auto Collision Repair Technology and Auto Mechanics Technology
National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, Inc.
101 Blue Seal Drive, S.E., Suite 101
Leesburg, VA  20175
Action Letter
Next Review: 2019

Business Administrative Technologies, Business Management and Entrepreneurship, and Transfer Business
Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
11520 West  119th Street
Overland Park, KS 66213 1248 Harwood Road
Action Letter
Next Review: 2017
Reaffirmation of Accreditation: 2021

Department V: Public Safety

Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic
Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
Action Letter 
Next Review:2016

Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services
Landon State Office Building
900 SW Jackson Street, Suite 1031
Topeka, Kansas 66612-1228

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
11520 West 119th Street
Overland Park, KS 66213 1248 Harwood Road
Action Letter
Next Review: 2017
Reaffirmation of Accreditation: 2021

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