Hopkinsville Community College, located in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, is one of 16 members of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. Founded in 1965, the school added a campus at the nearby Fort Campbell Army Base a few years later. The 69-acre main campus maintains a cozy, small town atmosphere while delivering course work at the cutting edge of technology. This community college began offering computer classes like data processing in the early 1980s, well ahead of the curve of most two-year schools. With accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and a 1.6 million dollar endowment, HCC looks to provide quality and affordable educational opportunities for many years to come.
The associate in arts degree focuses on social sciences and the arts. The associate in science, naturally, focuses instead on math, engineering and the so-called hard sciences. Students earning either of these degree are poised to continue their education at a four-year institution. As they work through their individual programs, students are encouraged to consult with their advisers to carefully plan a course schedule.
The associate in applied science is a more vocational-oriented degree program. Each AAS program stresses valuable workplace skills and readies the student to contribute effectively in the field of their choice. Some AAS degrees allow for transfer into a four-year program, while others do not. Students should consider their future goals before settling down into any program.
Diplomas and Certificates
Diploma and certificate program are fast-track pathways into meaningful occupations. This college offers these programs in several fields, from computer aided drafting to welding. For a full-time student, many of these programs can be successfully completed in less than two years. Diplomas and certificates often require a large amount of hands-on experience, as jobs like machinist or welder require physical dexterity and a mind for safety.