Henry Ford College

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Henry Ford College
Henry ford cc.JPG
MottoPro Bono Omnium
TypeDistrict supported[1][failed verification]
Community college[2]
PresidentRussell Kavalhuna (As of July 2, 2018)
Administrative staff
741[2][failed verification]
Undergraduates13,000[1][failed verification]
5101 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, Michigan
48128-1495 United States

42°19′26″N 83°14′10″W / 42.324°N 83.236°W / 42.324; -83.236Coordinates: 42°19′26″N 83°14′10″W / 42.324°N 83.236°W / 42.324; -83.236
CampusSuburban (75 acres)[1][3]
ColorsBlue and white          
Henry Ford Community College
South portion of campus seen from the courtyard
Andrew Mazzara Administration Building & Conference Center
Walter P. Reuther Liberal Arts Building (viewed from the west) houses the majority of the classes at HFC including math, English, and a variety of foreign language courses.

Henry Ford College (HFC) is a public two-year college in Dearborn, Michigan. The institution, established in 1938 by the Dearborn Fordson Public Schools Board of Education,[2][5] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The institution was originally named Fordson Junior College. It adopted the name Dearborn Junior College in 1946, then Henry Ford Community College (HFCC) in 1952, after the Henry Ford Trade School which closed and whose assets were transferred to the Dearborn School Board of Education. The name was changed to Henry Ford College in 2014.[6]


HFC offers a bachelor's degree in Culinary Arts and Hospitality and many associate degrees and certificate programs in a wide variety of liberal arts, fine arts, culinary arts, business, STEM, and health science disciplines, in addition to skilled trades programs (see separate section below). The college also has a Center for Lifelong Learning which offers non-credit courses for personal enrichment or professional development. Other offerings include an honors program and a chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (Alpha Xi Mu chapter). It also holds discipline-specific accreditations for many programs.

Online classes[edit]

In addition to courses held on campus, HFC offers to students more than 100 online courses[7] as well as hybrid courses, which split classroom time with online instruction. These courses provide convenience, for students who cannot, or do not wish to, commute to campus.

Skilled trades and apprenticeships[edit]

The School of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development offers training programs for people employed in skilled industrial occupations (primarily the apprentice-based skilled trades) and for people interested in entry into skilled trades occupations. Established in cooperation with industry, these programs provide theoretical and practical knowledge and the competencies required to supplement on-the-job training. Programs vary from a single course that quickly provides specific knowledge and skills, to a complete curriculum that provides comprehensive related instruction. Because the programs are employer-based, many programs operate on a plan of three consecutive 15-week semesters in fall, winter, and spring/summer to provide year-round instruction. The School offers a variety of curricula for apprentice-based and similarly skilled industrial occupations. Each major curriculum consists of developmental, apprenticeship foundation, and trade-specific foundation courses. Although generic trade-specific curricula are available for approximately 40 major industrial trade classifications, each sponsoring company can work with the college to modify the curricula to meet its specific training needs.


HFC guarantees that credits earned at its institution will be accepted in transfers to four-year colleges. The college also guarantees to refund all tuition increases to any student who graduates within four years of starting a program.[8]


Henry Ford's intercollegiate sports teams include men's baseball, basketball, golf and wrestling, and women's basketball, softball, golf, and volleyball. The school also a nationally-recognized club roller hockey program, and several intramural teams.[3][4]

Financial support[edit]

As a public institution, the school gets support from several sources: state appropriations, student tuition and fees, local Dearborn School District property taxes, auxiliary activities, and both state and local grants.[2]


In the most recent academic year, Henry Ford enrolled more than 17,000 students (13,000 per semester) [1] and had nearly 1,000 employees, including full-time and part-time.[2]


Henry Ford offers classes on two campuses in Dearborn, Michigan. The main campus is located on the southwest corner of Ford Road and Evergreen, just north of the University of Michigan-Dearborn campus. The East Campus is home to two buildings - HFC's Michigan Technical Education Center (M-TEC) and the state-of-the-art nursing building. East Campus is located on Schaefer Road just north of Rotunda.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Henry Ford Community College- College Overview
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Microsoft Word - letter.doc" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2007-09-21.
  3. ^ a b FastWeb: Henry Ford Community College
  4. ^ a b Athletics & Intramurals
  5. ^ "Henry Ford College History". hfcc.edu. Henry Ford College. Retrieved 2019-12-25.
  6. ^ "C-ya later: HFCC now Henry Ford College". Press and Guide. Retrieved May 13, 2014.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-27. Retrieved 2012-06-04.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ Tuition Freeze Guarantee

External links[edit]

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