Established on February 14, 1964 as Harrisburg Area Community College, HACC is devoted to the community and the individual. HACC's devotion to the community stems directly from our mission, which is to foster educational, cultural, work force development, and economic growth of the college service areas. The vehicle by which we do this is to give each of our students (the individuals) the tools and environment to develop his or her own unique potential. This creates an aura by which the communities HACC serves and each individual in those communities can benefit. You can view our current College Catalog here. Advancing a Career: As careers depend more and more upon the acquisition of new skills and knowledge, adults seek courses and programs to better prepare themselves, obtaining the skills and knowledge that will lead them to lucrative careers and high-demand employment opportunities. Most HACC adult students are: Working toward career or transfer degree completion Transferring college credits earned through previous study Employed full-time with educational benefits Studying year round on a part-time basis HACC provides students with: High academic standards Focus on student success Lowest tuition in the area Scholarship awards Small classes/individual attention from faculty Honors Program for high achievers Comprehensive learning resources, including onsite and online library and bookstore State-of-the-art computer labs Active Student Government Association, numerous student clubs, and student newspaper Inter-collegiate sports, including basketball, volleyball, tennis, and soccer Services that promote student success: First Choice: exclusive freshman orientation program for incoming high school grads Focus on student success Placement testing to promote student success in the classroom Learning Center support Free tutoring and academic workshops, including the Master Student program Academic advising and career counseling Transfer Center with resources to research four-year transfer schools Open Door enrollment: For applicants at least 18 with high school diploma or GED No SAT scores are necessary Early Admission Program for High School Seniors: Qualified high school students can earn college credits, either on a full- or part-time basis, while completing their senior year of high school. It is possible for high school graduates to start their freshman year with as many as 12 college credits. Adult Students: Median range of age is 30-55 years old 60% are women, 40% are men Two-thirds live with a spouse and/or children Attend classes while holding a full-time or part-time job View education as a vehicle to success Interested in specific courses and programs Believe that HACC expands the educational opportunities of the local community Attend HACC to improve job skills, obtain career training and improve earning potential Enrollment: Spring 2007: More than 15,000 students across locations including Harrisburg, Gettysburg, Lancaster, Lebanon and York studying in credit classes. 3,300+ in distance education - online and video courses. 50,000 in noncredit courses in areas such as job training, workforce and economic development, customized company contracts, public safety, technology trades, computer training, travel, and personal interest/hobbies/health. More than 600 veterans, the second highest in the state, attend HACC. More than 500 are using some form of the Montgomery G.I. Bill. More than 170 degree, certificate or diploma programs. 8-county primary service area and serve a total of 10 counties. Largest provider of nursing and allied health professionals, law enforcement and other public safety personnel. About half of HACC's students transfer to a large number of four-year colleges across the country. The remaining half study for a career leading to employment after earning an associate, certificate or diploma.