Located in Raymond, Mississippi, Hinds Community College (HCC) is the largest community college in the state.
This school serves 32,000 students in many different types of educational programs. These programs include: academic, career/technical, workforce, secondary and adult education programs. Founded in 1917, this school has provided an excellent learning experience for its students at an affordable price. There are currently six locations for students to attend.
HCC is a two year community college that offers a bevy of degrees and diplomas in a variety of courses including accounting, dance and music. The school also offers a 2+2 program that helps students transfer credits to public four-year universities in Mississippi.
The Court Reporting Program is the only program of its kind in Mississippi to be approved by the National Court Reporters Association. The program offers a flexible schedule including night classes. The 74 semester credit hour program offers classes in medical office terminology and judicial dictionary development.
The Machine Tool Technology Program is designed to prepare students for work as a machinist using state-of-the-art equipment. Machine tool lessons include the use of lathes, drills and micrometers. Many of the graduates are employed by many local machine businesses. Courses in the program include blueprint reading, shop safety and computer aided manufacturing.
The Pharmacy Technology Program prepares students for pharmacy careers by providing instruction in drug preparation, packaging and distribution. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to take the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam. The 74-77 semester credit hour program offers classes in human anatomy, pharmacy law and pharmacology.
The Telecommunications Program at the school prepares students for work with data transmissions and reception. The program involves digital voice communication an satellite communications. Graduates of the program have the necessary skills and knowledge to install, maintain and repair telecommunications systems. Courses offered include oral communications, digital communications and fundamentals of fiber optics.
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Students are required to complete an application for admission and submit it to the Office of Admissions and Records. It is also recommended that students provide copies of ACT or SAT scores prior to admission. If a student wants to live on campus, he or she must request and submit an application for housing. Official transcripts from high school or a previous college are also required prior to admission.
Students may apply for admission online.
Specialized programs are subject to additional admission guidelines
HCC students are eligible for a number of grants, loans and scholarships. Students must fill out a FAFSA for consideration.
Hinds Community College offers federal grants including Pell grants, Federal Supplemental Equal Opportunity grants and an Academic Competitiveness grant. The school also offers state grants including the Mississippi Tuition Assistance grant. Scholarships to the school include funding from the Datatel Scholars Foundation, Honors Scholarships and Gifted and Talented Scholarships. Special financial aid programs are available for military personnel and veterans. The school also has a work study program.
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Hinds Community College offers over 90 students groups and organizations including the Hi-Steppers, Cheerleading Club and the Vocational-Technical Clubs of America. The school also sponsors many Greek organizations. The school is also part of iTunesU and students are able to download lectures and interviews through Apple’s iTunesU program.
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Sports abound at HCC. This school competes in the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges in the NJCAA.
The school offers state-of-the-art facilities including separate baseball and football fields and a basketball court. The school also runs an 18 hole golf course.
This school also has an extensive athletic program. It includes many sports for both men and women to get involved in. Men’s sports include: baseball, basketball, football, golf, soccer, tennis and track and field. Women’s sports include: basketball, soccer, softball, tennis, cheerleading, and track and field. The team mascot is the Eagles.
Intramural sports are also offered at the school including dodge ball, volleyball and swimming.
Carrie Petersen earned her Bachelors of Science in Education and a Masters of School leadership at Northern Illinois University. Carrie likes to travel with her husband and two sons.