Highland Community College is a public two-year community college located in Freeport, Illinois. HCC offers a variety of online courses to accommodate any schedule.

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Highland offers Lifelong Learning courses at Apple Canyon Lake
HCC, FHN, and local emergency responders to hold combined training exercise July 22
Highland Community College honors GED completers with Recognition Ceremony and Open House
Fegan named head coach of Highland Cougar Baseball
Highland trustee receives prestigious award from ICCTA
HCC Leadership Institute announces 2016 graduates
Summerset Theatre's 43rd season brings 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' to the stage
Highland announces dean's list for spring 2016 semester
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New this fall, our Mechatronics program is ready to take students who will be in high demand by area employers.
Summerset 43
Summerset Theatre will present “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” Performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. on July 7, 8, 9 and 14, 15, 16 and at 2 p.m. on July 17
Register Early
See the list of over 20 fall 2016 courses that qualify for a one credit-hour tuition waiver thru June 30, 2016.
Access to more programs
Highland has established several specific transfer and reciprocity agreements with two- and four-year colleges and universities throughout the region.
Environmental Science
This new transfer emphasis prepares students for transfer to a four-year school to major in this high demand field
53rd Annual Commencement
View the commencement ceremony and see the list of 2015-16 graduates
Basic Nursing Assistant
Check out the new BNA web page
Highland makes the Top 10
We've been ranked #3 in "The 10 best community colleges in Illinois" published by USA Today College.
Student Success
HCC student wins first place award and scholarship in ICCTA's Reel Illinois video competition.
Summer Hours
HCC is currently observing summer office hours, M - Th, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and closed on Fridays.
Catch the Excitement!
Get ready for a new season of Cougar athletics.
New Part-Time Nursing
Are you a health care professional interested in completing your associate degree in nursing? Highland Community College has the program for you.
Check Out ed2go
New Career Training Programs available!
Wind Turbine Tech News
The Wind Turbine Technician program is in the news for its partnership with Stephenson County to bring a turbine to the jail.
Hospitality Management
Check out the latest edition of CollegeFocus magazine hitting homes in the next week.
Automotive and Auto Body
Visit the Automotive Mechanics and Auto Body Repair website
Submit New Program Ideas
Let us know what potential new programs HCC should pursue
Wind Turbine Technicians
Read about three recent Wind Turbine Technician graduates excelling in their field.
Truck Driver Training
Get your CDL with Highland Community College and 160 Driving Academy.
New Job Search Feature
College Central Network can connect you with local and national job opportunities
HCC Chronicle goes online
The Highland Chronicle debuted a modernized, enhanced online version.
Nursing and Allied Health
Find out more about our Nursing program and how to get started.
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