Highland Community College is a public two-year community college located in Freeport, Illinois. HCC offers a variety of online courses to accommodate any schedule.

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Current Highland News

'The Crucible' comes to the HCC stage
Women in Science Club Guest speaker Dr. Brittany (Rowe) Blomberg
HCC Lifelong Learning Courses slated to begin in October
Highland's Agriculture program holds successful inaugural Farm-to-Table dinner
Clarence Mitchell Library at HCC Presents A Shameful Affair: The 1908 Springfield Race Riot
Highland Board of Trustees approves fiscal year 2018 budget
Highland to host Northwest Illinois College Fair
HCC Lifelong Learning Courses slated to begin in September
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Upcoming Events

HCC Visual Arts Faculty Exhibit - hosted by Freeport Art Museum
HCC Visual Arts Faculty Exhibit - hosted by Freeport Art Museum
Women in Science Club Guest Speaker
Northwest Illinois College Fair
Fall Theatrical Production: "The Crucible" Oct. 5, 6 and 7
"From Stage and Screen" - All choruses performance
Children’s Theater Production – James and the Giant Peach
Fall Instrumental Music Concert - featuring the HCC Concert Band & HCC Orchestra
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New this fall, our Mechatronics program is ready to take students who will be in high demand by area employers.
HCC Chronicle goes online
The Highland Chronicle debuted a modernized, enhanced online version.
Environmental Science
This new transfer emphasis prepares students for transfer to a four-year school to major in this high demand field
Highland makes the Top 10
We've been ranked #3 in "The 10 best community colleges in Illinois" published by USA Today College.
New Part-Time Nursing
Are you a health care professional interested in completing your associate degree in nursing? Highland Community College has the program for you.
Reporting Concerns
Students and community members can use this referral form to report incidents of concern.
Check Out ed2go
New Career Training Programs available!
Automotive and Auto Body
Visit the Automotive Mechanics and Auto Body Repair website
Submit New Program Ideas
Let us know what potential new programs HCC should pursue
Basic Nursing Assistant
Check out the new BNA web page
Truck Driver Training
Get your CDL with Highland Community College and 160 Driving Academy.
New Job Search Feature
College Central Network can connect you with local and national job opportunities
Nursing and Allied Health
Nursing and Allied Health adds Phlebotomy
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