Harold Washington College
|Harold Washington College|
Harold Washington College Logo
|Motto||Education that Works|
|Chancellor||Cheryl L. Hyman|
|Location||Chicago, Illinois, USA|
|Former names||Loop College|
Harold Washington College is a community college within the City Colleges of Chicago system of Chicago, Illinois, United States. It is located in the Loop at 30 E Lake St. Founded in 1962 as Loop College, the college was renamed for the first African American mayor of Chicago, Harold Washington, after his death in 1987.
Harold Washington College was dedicated to Washington's memory in a ceremony on April 19, 1988. Elements of City-Wide College were joined to the college when the former was closed in 1993. The Dawson Technical Institute was under the auspices of the college from 1993 to 1995, at which point it became part of Kennedy-King College.
Harold Washington College is a learning-centered, urban institution of higher education offering accessible and affordable opportunities for academic advancement, career development and personal enrichment. The college is committed to upholding high institutional and academic standards and to understanding and improving student learning.
The community college offers two year degrees in a wide variety of majors and provides transfer assistance to local four-year colleges and universities. In 2005, it finished renovations with the help of a city bond initiative that was the first of its kind in support of a City Colleges institution.
Harold Washington College was the only site in the city of Chicago for taxicab driver certification but now functions as the center of business, entrepreneurship and professional services for all of the City Colleges of Chicago. The college is also the Chicago site for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, which provides Chicago area small business owners with greater access to business education, financial capital and business support services.
The Workforce Institute of the City Colleges of Chicago is operated under Harold Washington College. The Workforce Institute is a different branch because it is dedicated to the design, development and delivery of high quality on-site training programs and services to businesses and the community.
In 2004, Harold Washington College established a Great Books program. The school also has an agreement with Shimer College, a Great Books college in Chicago, to allow Harold Washington students to take classes at Shimer while paying city college tuition.
- HWC College Online Catalog
- History of CCC, 1991 to Present
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- "." Home << 10,000 Small Businesses. Retrieved on February 12, 2013.
- Workforce Institute website
- John Hader and Larry Su. "Great Books at Harold Washington College: A Case Study". Retrieved 2013-05-13.
- "City College and Private College Partner in Great Books". Shimer College. Retrieved 2013-05-13.