Henderson Community College
|Henderson Community College|
|Type||Public, 2 year|
|President||Dr. Kristin Williams|
|Location||Henderson, Kentucky, USA|
|Colors||Navy █ and Gold █|
|Affiliations||Kentucky Community and Technical College System|
Henderson Community College (HCC), located in Henderson, Kentucky, is one of 16 two-year, open-admissions colleges of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS). It was established in 1960 under the leadership of the late Dr. Louis C. Alderman, Jr., the first Director of the Northwest Extension of the University of Kentucky. The college became a charter member of the University of Kentucky's Community College System in 1964, changing its name to Henderson Community College. HCC became a member of KCTCS in 1998. HCC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
The primary service area of HCC includes:
HCC's enrollment is approximately 2,000 students. Approximately 60 percent are female.
The Hecht S. Lackey Administration Building (the original building) houses administrative and faculty offices as well as classrooms, conference rooms, an interactive TV room (for credit/non-credit instruction and videoconferencing), and administrative offices for the Murray State University satellite location. Hecht Lackey was the mayor of Henderson and a supporter of the college when it was established.
The Student Center houses the bookstore, grill, student lounge, indoor recreation facilities, a fitness center, and faculty offices.
The Robert H. English Arts and Sciences Building houses classrooms, computer laboratories, conference rooms, the Computer Information Systems (CIS), Business Technology, and Human Services programs, the Career Connections Center (one-stop career center), cooperative education, and offices for faculty and staff.
The Academic Technical Building provides classrooms, conference rooms and laboratories for the clinical laboratory technician, medical assistant technology, nursing and dental hygiene programs, and offices for faculty and staff.
The Joseph M. Hartfield Library houses the Learning Skills Center, television and radio studios used in communications class instruction, career counseling and placement, faculty and staff offices and classrooms.
The Fine Arts Center has a performance hall that accommodates up to 1000 people, dressing rooms, prop storage, green room, catering and concessions areas, gallery space for visual arts, public meeting rooms for general community and college use.
In September 2006, ground was ceremonially broken for the William L. Sullivan Technology Center. The $13 million complex features 53,000 square feet (4,900 m2) for technical and industrial degree programs as well as training and retraining programs for the area workforce. It currently houses the Adult Learning Center, as well as administrative offices and classrooms.