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Academic Resources for Students

What kind of help can I get?

Our primary goal is for you to succeed. With that in mind, we offer a variety of services and programs to help you achieve your academic and career goals. Among them are:  

Adult Education

The Adult Education Program helps anyone 18 and older who is not currently enrolled in a secondary school with a number of educational goals like:

  • Preparing for your GED
  • Improving your basic skills
  • Learning English as a Second Language
  • Preparing for college
  • Preparing for employment

If you want to reach any of these goals, we’re here to help!

At-Risk Early Alert

HCC has an At-Risk Early Alert program which identifies and assists students determined to be "at risk" due to academic or personal factors. For more information, please contact Keith Sayles, Chief Student Officer, at 1-855-464-2244.

Career Services

Career Services at Henderson Community College is committed to providing assistance in the areas of career counseling and the job search process to students, alumni and community members.  We can assist with career assessments, career exploration and help address concerns about the job search process!

Counseling Services

Did you know that on-campus child care may be available to you?
Did you know that free bus tokens are available for transportation to HCC?
Did you know that you can receive financial aid if you are a part-time student?
Did you know that accommodations can be made for students with documented
Did you know that the local Vocational-Rehabilitation offices are located on HCC s campus?
Did you know that HCC's Counseling Services is here to help you with these questions and any others you may have?

Contact Counseling Services today so we can help you get back on track to your academic and life goals!

Disability Services

Disability Support Services at Henderson Community College is here to meet the needs of students with disabilities. The goals of DSS are to ensure equal access and full participation for persons with disabilities in post-secondary education outlined by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and to empower students to attain their educational goals.


The local GRADD/VOC REHAB offices are located on the Henderson Community College campus in the Administration Building, Room 107. The GRADD office is primarily responsible for certifying participants in training programs and administering scholarships to assist in paying for this training. The Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation assists Kentuckians with disabilities to achieve suitable employment and independence.

Placement Testing/Proctoring

HCC's Assessment Placement/Proctoring Center assists students in having their assessment and placement information completed before beginning college classes. This may be done by ACT scores, transfer credit, or TABE/KYOTE scores. These assessments are used to place students in appropriate classes in order to increase success in college. The testing center is available to proctor exams. This is free for all KCTCS classes. For non-KCTCS classes, a $25 fee will apply.

The START Center

Located on the second floor of the Sullivan Technology Center, the Start Center is a one-stop center for services to facilitate learning and increase academic success. Whether you are a first-time college student, transferring from another institution, or an adult returning to school after several years, the Start Center can help guide you to success. The Start Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Adult Learning Center is open from 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays and from 8 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Success Coaching

HCC provides success coaching to students for support, helping to establish educational plans, and assisting in shaping behavior so students can achieve their educational goals. For more information, please contact Cary Conley, Associate Dean of Enrollment Management, at 270-831-9610.

HCC Writing Center

The HCC Writing Center is a free service for HCC students, faculty, and staff. We offer assistance and guidance with written assignments and projects in a variety of academic disciplines. Our writing consultants and trained student tutors can help with:

  • The writing process stages (prewriting, discovery drafting, revising, editing/proofreading, and publishing)
  • References and citations
  • Annotated bibliographies
  • Research strategies

The Center’s mission is to help writers of all skill levels and in all disciplines develop and use effectively writing processes that will serve them for a lifetime.