Our Agriculture Programs are being featured in the month of December. Many of these programs are located at the college’s South Campus, south of Yoder, Kansas. South Campus is a complete working farm, with a cattle herd, multiple grain and forage fields and a complete greenhouse and diesel ag shop. Did you know the south campus area was used as a Naval Air Base during World War II? It was located in the middle of the United States, rather than either coast, to be safe from bombing by the enemy.
Did you know HCC has its own herd of registered Black Angus cattle. HCC students are employed year round to care for the herd that ranges in size from 40-75 cattle throughout the year. Several cattle are auctioned each year, including many of the young calves. Most of those young stock go on to careers in the show ring. Two HCC Angus were featured cattle in last year's Kansas State Fair, and many have won numerous grand and reserve grand champion honors in shows throughout the Midwest.
Nutrition is anything but typical. Instructor Kathy Larson frequently uses hands on activities to help students see, feel and experience the topics in the course. Here students build fatty acids as they learn about lipids. Nutrition is one of many affordable general education courses that transfer to all Kansas Regent Universities and to other accredited institutions throughout the United States.
Students in a recent General Psychology course use the information from the past semester to create a game for the whole class to review the lessons. The students use the experience to review for finals and gain a better understanding of the course materials through a practical application of skills. Psychology is one of many affordable general education courses that transfer to all Kansas Regent Universities and to other accredited institutions throughout the United States.
Students in the Computer Support Services-Networking courses learn their craft in hands-on activities designed to enhance and test their skills using real-world examples. The CSS staff members are industry veterans with certifications and business knowledge in the course areas they teach with real experience to pass forward in the classroom. As part of the program students have the opportunity to earn the CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications and vie for internships in actual job positions in the community.