UPDATE - MAY 6, 2020: HCC announces plans for summer and fall terms | HCC


UPDATE - MAY 6, 2020: HCC announces plans for summer and fall terms

Published on May 6, 2020

Henderson, KY – Henderson, KY – Beginning August 17, fall term classes at Henderson Community College (HCC) will be offered in a variety of formats (barring any further disruption from the pandemic).

“We have been and continue to develop flexible learning options to ensure that students can meet their education goals during this time,” said Dr. Jason Warren, President and CEO of HCC.

HCC will offer fully online classes as well as face-to-face classes and some options that are a mixture of both. Face-to-face classes will have a strong online or remote instruction part, so if in-person classes must move online for a while, the transition will be easier for students. The college also will offer a variety of scheduling options, including 16-week, 15-week, 12-week and 8-week sessions.

HCC is developing plans to meet social distancing and health requirements and strengthening virtual student support for online and remote classes.

Additionally, summer classes will begin soon and are available in an online-only format.

Students and prospective students can enroll online at henderson.kctcs.edu, or call HCC for more information at (270) 831-9610.

HCC will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and follow Gov. Andy Beshear’s guidelines regarding higher education for the fall term.

“We are all facing a challenging new Real World,” Warren said. “Henderson Community College is offering flexible options to face it with our students.”


UPDATE: APRIL 29, 2020

Henderson, KY –Henderson Community College (HCC) leaders want local students currently home on break from other universities to consider the benefits of taking summer online classes here.

HCC administrators say there are numerous reasons to take a class or two this summer. At the top of the list is price. HCC offers the lowest tuition rate in the state.

Beyond that, there are multiple benefits for students when they do return to their home school, said Chad Phillips, HCC registrar and interim director of the Start Center.

"Often students wonder why they should take a summer class," Phillips said. "Summer classes are a great way to jump start your academic goals, get ahead in your coursework, knock out a dreaded general education class or lessen you fall course load."

And these HCC credits-from a wide range of class offerings-are easily transferred back to a student's home institution.

HCC touts an easy, 1-2-3 admissions process for degree-seeking and transfer students. First, apply online at Henderson.kctcs.edu. Second, meet with an admissions advisor. Third, get enrolled.

Additionally, HCC administrators point out that with online classes there are no set times a student must log in, and many successful students in the past have scheduled their study time around busy work schedules. Both early risers and night owls can study at the time that best suits them.

While we continue to feel the impact of Covid-19, Dr. Jason Warren, Henderson Community College president, noted how Henderson Community College stands ready to help our local community back on its feet through educational opportunities.

"Times of uncertainty like these can present an opportunity to invest in yourself - a new beginning, skills upgrade, and personal growth. We want our community to know we are open to serve citizens of all ages."

Classes start June 1. Applications are being accepted now.


UPDATE: MARCH 25, 2020

Henderson, KY – Henderson Community College (HCC) has made the decision to extend remote instruction through the end of the Spring 2020 semester. This includes final exams. Spring commencement has also been postponed to a later date to be announced.

As HCC continues to monitor the situation with COVID-19, based on direction from state and national health experts, the college will continue to provide only online/remote classroom instruction through May 2. Final exams, which take place May 4-10, will be delivered online or remotely as well.

HCC will provide lab/technical/clinical instruction as soon as the governor authorizes a return to a face-to-face learning environment. Allied health students will be placed in clinical sites as soon as the site allows students into the healthcare facility.

Campus will remain open only to essential college employees during this time. Employees who have moved to work-from-home options will continue to do so through April 17 or until the college reopens on a regular schedule.

“The health and welfare of our HCC family and community remains our priority,” said Dr. Jason Warren, President & CEO of HCC. He continued, “I am so proud of our faculty, staff, and students. I appreciate their hard work and spirit of cooperation as we navigate challenges we have never faced.”

HCC continues to encourage students to check their KCTCS student email and Blackboard daily for course updates from instructors. Student services will continue to be offered virtually during this time period.


UPDATE: MARCH 19, 2020

Henderson, KY – Effective Thursday, March 19, at 1PM, HCC will transition to all virtual services through March 29. Campus buildings will no longer be accessible to students or the public. Classes and support services are accessible remotely through Blackboard, email, website, etc. More information on remote services are available at: https://henderson.kctcs.edu/current-students/student-resources/student-resources-guide.aspx

We ask that students continue to check their KCTCS email account for up-to-date details and instructions. We thank our students, faculty, staff and community for their patience and understanding at this time.



UPDATE: MARCH 17, 2020

Henderson, KY – In addition to moving all instruction online starting Wednesday, March 18, Henderson Community College (HCC) has made the decision to cancel all in-person classes and instruction (including labs) beginning the same day. Along with the existing virtual services available, student services will be provided on a limited basis (following social distancing protocols) in the Sullivan Technology Center (STC) Building. At this time, our plan is to resume face-to-face course instruction on Monday, March 30. We ask that students please check their KCTCS email account for more details and instructions. We thank our students, faculty, staff and community for their patience and understanding at this time.


MARCH 13, 2020

Henderson, KY – Henderson Community College (HCC) has made the decision to move all instruction online starting Wednesday, March 18. At this time, our plan is to resume face-to-face course instruction on Monday, March 30.

Classes on Monday, March 16, and Tuesday, March 17, will be cancelled. During this transition, faculty and staff will make preparations and clearly communicate with students.

During this period, the HCC campus will remain open and in-operation, while taking the following precautionary measures:

  • All services will be concentrated in the Sullivan Technology Center (STC) Building.
  • Testing and computer labs will be open by appointment only. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 270-827-6158.
  • All other buildings on our campus will be closed to the public.
  • Tutoring will be available by phone at 270-831-9760 and email at hencclibrary@kctcs.edu.
  • Library services will be available electronically via the college’s website and by phone at 270-831-9760.
  • Faculty will be available to students and advisees through email and phone communication.
  • HCC Skills U will also be moving all classes online. If you have any questions specifically about Skills U, please contact them directly at 270-831-9648.

HCC will also be minimizing public gatherings. Between now and March 30, all campus events, including in-person orientations and those held at the Preston Arts Center, will be cancelled or postponed until a future date. We will be working with our individual partners to meet their needs.

For the most current information on how the 16 colleges of KCTCS are responding to COVID-19, visit https://kctcs.edu/covid-19/.