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 Community Foundation recognizes distinguished alumni
HCC Foundation awards new scholarship
Highland student-athletes receive All-American recognition
Highland trustee receives prestigious national award from ACCT
Collaborative effort brings national educator and motivational speaker to Freeport
Highland ranked number 1 in the best online community colleges in Illinois
'Broadway in Concert' comes to the HCC stage
Message regarding recent "clown panic."
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Upcoming Events

Board of Trustees regular meeting
HCC Visual Arts Faculty Exhibit
Big Band & Concert Band Fall Concert
7th Annual Madrigal Dinner
7th Annual Madrigal Dinner
Fall 2016 semester class exams
Highland Trustee Board Retreat
Highland Trustee Board Retreat
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New this fall, our Mechatronics program is ready to take students who will be in high demand by area employers.
Homecoming 2016
Students, alumni, and community members are invited to Highland Homecoming! Find out about all of the activities here.
Highland Gallery Exhibit
The HCC Visual Arts Faculty Exhibit Opening Reception will be held on Thursday, Nov. 3 from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Highland makes the Top 10
We've been ranked #3 in "The 10 best community colleges in Illinois" published by USA Today College.
Environmental Science
This new transfer emphasis prepares students for transfer to a four-year school to major in this high demand field
Student Success
HCC student wins first place award and scholarship in ICCTA's Reel Illinois video competition.
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.
Hospitality Management
Check out the latest edition of CollegeFocus magazine hitting homes in the next week.
Basic Nursing Assistant
Check out the new BNA web page
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.
Catch the Excitement!
Get ready for a new season of Cougar athletics.
Check Out ed2go
New Career Training Programs available!
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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Find Highland Mobile in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store by searching for "Highland Community College." It's free!
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