H C C ACCREDITATION

Accreditation

Hutchinson Community College and Area Vocational School is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.

Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is part of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). NCA, founded in 1895, is one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. Through its Commissions it accredits, and thereby grants membership to educational institutions in the North Central region: 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).

For More Visit:The Higher Learning Commission

Higher Learning Commission Mark of Affiliation

Important Documents



Mission, Vision, and Values

HCC Vision Statement

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

HCC Mission Statement

Expanding the tradition of excellence through learning and collaboration.

HCC Values

  • Focus – HCC's mission and vision strives to meet the expectations of students and stakeholders; we regularly gather their perspectives to continuously improve our ability to meet their needs.
  • Involvement – HCC strives for broad-based participation, drawing upon the expertise of persons closest to the situations.
  • Leadership – The leadership at HCC supports a quality-driven culture and models those values and behaviors so that all stakeholders understand and value the institution's mission and direction.
  • Learning – HCC is dedicated to developing everyone's potential talents and rigorously evaluating achievements to systematically strengthen our institution.
  • People – HCC supports the systematic development of all individuals.
  • Collaboration – HCC encourages active collaboration among and within departments and between the institution and other institutions and organizations.
  • Agility – HCC values flexibility to respond quickly to opportunities and challenges and the ability to allocate necessary resources, fiscal, human and physical, to meet those opportunities and challenges.
  • Foresight – HCC is future-focused, examining trends to better predict how conditions will change and anticipating how those changes may affect our students, other stakeholders, and our mission.
  • Information – HCC seeks and uses data and objective information to assess our current capacities and set appropriate targets and to measure our performance realistically.
  • Integrity – HCC recognizes and seeks to fulfill our public obligation to demonstrate responsible institutional citizenship by treating people and organizations with equity, dignity, and respect.

Program Accreditation

Banking

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs 11520 West 119th Street

Business Administrative Technology - Accounting Services

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
11520 West 119th Street
Overland Park, KS 66213 1248 Harwood Road

Business Administrative Technology - Office Support

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
11520 West 119th Street
Overland Park, KS 66213 1248 Harwood Road

Business Management and Enterpreneurship

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs 11520 West 119th Street

Business Management and Enterpreneurship - Sales Associate

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
11520 West 119th Street
Overland Park, KS 66213 1248 Harwood Road 1248 Harwood Road

Business Management and Enterpreneurship - Supervision

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
11520 West 119th Street
Overland Park, KS 66213 1248 Harwood Road

Computer Support Specialist General

Jackson St., Room 1051
Topeka, KS 66612
785-296-4924

Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic

Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services
Landon State Office Building
900 SW Jackson Street, Suite 1031
Topeka, Kansas 66612-1228
785-296-7296

Health Information Management

Commission on the Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)
233 N. Michigan Ave, 21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60601-5800

Home Health Aide

Kansas State Board of Nursing
900 SW Jackson St., Room 1051
Topeka, KS 66612
785-296-4924

IV Therapy

Kansas State Board of Nursing
900 SW Jackson St., Room 1051
Topeka, KS 66612
785-296-4924

Manufacturing Engineering Technology - HVAC

Dry Creek Circle, Suite 110
Littleton, CO 80120
303-694-9262

Medical Laboratory Technician

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
8410 West Bryn Mawr Ave, Suite 670
Chicago, IL 60631
773-714-8880
www.naacls.org

Medication Aide

Kansas State Board of Nursing
900 SW Jackson St., Room 1051
Topeka, KS 66612
785-296-4924

Nursing - Associate Degree

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing Inc.
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
404-975-5000

Kansas State Board of Nursing
900 SW Jackson St., Room 1051
Topeka, KS 66612
785-296-4924

Nursing Aide

Kansas State Board of Nursing
900 SW Jackson St., Room 1051
Topeka, KS 66612
785-296-4924

Paralegal

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
11520 West 119th Street St., Room 1051
Topeka, KS 66612
785-296-4924

Pharmacy Technician

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
135 South LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60603

Phlebotomy

Kansas State Board of Nursing
900 SW Jackson St., Room 1051
Topeka, KS 66612
785-296-4924

Physical Therapist Assistant

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-1488
703-684-2782

Practical Nursing

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing Inc.
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
404-975-5000

Kansas State Board of Nursing
900 SW Jackson St., Room 1051
Topeka, KS 66612
785-296-4924

Professional Medical Transscription

Commission on the Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)
233 N. Michigan Ave, 21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60601-5800

Radiologic Technology

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
312-704-5300
E-mail: mail@jrcert.org

Respiratory Therapist

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
1248 Harwood Road
Bedford, TX 76021-4244
817-283-2835

Restorative Aide

Kansas State Board of Nursing
900 SW Jackson St., Room 1051
Topeka, KS 66612
785-296-4924

Surgical Technologist

Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
727-210-2350

Accreditation Review Committee on Education for Surgical Technology
6 W. Dry Creek Circle, Suite 110
Littleton, CO 80120
303-694-9262

Visual Communications

Jackson St., Room 1051
Topeka, KS 66612
785-296-4924

Welding Technology

Jackson St., Room 1051
Topeka, KS 66612
785-296-4924
1300 North Plum, Hutchinson, KS 67501
1-888-GO-HUTCH or (620) 665-3500
info@hutchcc.edu