Future students

Where the HACC do you start?Want a free t-shirt or to win $500 for fall tuition? #HACCyeah!

Future HACC students, do you want to learn more about the college experience? Do you want to understand how the financial aid process works? We have the answers - and more!

Join us online on April 21, 2021, for HACC’s Free College Day to have your questions answered, hear from HACC students and even attend a college class!

 

What’s in store on April 21?

We have various sessions throughout the day from which you can choose! You could even win $500 towards your fall tuition! We will be selecting 25 winners live throughout the day! You can attend any or all sessions that interest you!

When you attend our Free College Day and complete the post-event survey, you will receive a free HACC t-shirt!

Note: An individual can only win one of the giveaways. If a name is selected more than once, another winner will be randomly selected.

 

How can you share the excitement?

Please join us on social media using the hashtag #FreeCollegeDayHACC! We would love to see your photos from the sessions you’re involved in or your excitement about a tuition giveaway you won! We may even share your post onto one of HACC’s social media accounts. You can follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/HACC64), Instagram (hacc_edu) and Twitter (@HACC_info).

 

Session Schedule

Note: More sessions may be added.

 

Name of Session

Description

Career Services

Don’t know which program is right for you? Learn about high-demand careers and programs and tools to assist you in choosing YOUR pathway.

Financial Aid

Learn about how to pay for school! Hear from financial aid about how to complete the FAFSA and learn about Pennsylvania state grants, loan options and more.

HACC CARES

Our CARE Center is a single stop where students can go for assistance with non-academic challenges. This is a free resource available to all current HACC students. Learn about free services available to current HACC students.

KEYS Program KEYS is a collaborative program between the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges and helps students succeed at community college.

Learning Commons

The Learning Commons is YOUR one-stop shop for academic and technical support needs. Learn more about testing, tutoring, library services and technical support here.

Student Access Services Learn about requesting accommodations and the types available to receive during YOUR educational journey at HACC. Students will be able to learn about the differences between college and high school, and how to use and request accommodations in college.

Student Panel

Hear from current students about the HACC experience. Join us for a student panel discussion with an opportunity to ask YOUR questions.

Transferring

Planning on transferring to a four-year school? Learn about articulation agreements, dual admissions and how to plan ahead for YOUR transfer to a four-year school.

Where the HACC do I start?

Meet an admissions counselor to learn about how to apply and activate your HACC account, placement testing options, orientation and more!

Name of Session

Description

Anatomy and Physiology Demonstration

Attend a demonstration and see how we are doing anatomy and physiology labs remotely.
Art Department - Ceramics I Class Demonstration See a demonstration of throwing techniques on the potter’s wheel.

Biology Class

Sign in and experience biology in the remote learning environment.

Communications Presentation  Attend a crash course in media.
Computer Information Systems Demonstration Attend a demonstration of an Excel project using functions and autofill options.
Graphic and Interactive Design Presentation Learn about the Graphic Design Certificate and the Graphic and Interactive Design Associate in Applied Science degree; see a slideshow of students' work; and get a glimpse of our state-of-the-arts graphic design Mac computer lab.

History Class

Attend a U.S. history class and participate in class discussions.

Library Resources Presentation Learn about library resources, including access to librarians and resources while in a remote or virtual classroom. There will be an emphasis on connecting with HACC librarians and other academic resources (including streaming video, newspapers and library guides).

Microbiology Class

Attend a microbiology lecture and participate in class activities.

Nursing Presentation Hear a discussion on nursing ethics.
Radiology Informatics Presentation View a recording of an Introduction to the Health Level 7 (HL7) computer language that is used to move information between computer systems in a hospital environment.
Theatre Presentation Take a virtual tour of theatre spaces and hear an overview of the theatre Associate in Fine Arts degree program.

Web Development and Design Demonstration

See a demonstration on creating a simple webpage – something we would do in CIS 110, WEB 102 or a web course.

Name of Session Description
Art Demonstration Observe drawing a costume model.
CANCELED Communication Presentation

How to be an assertive communicator.

Someone cuts in line in front of you. What do you say? How do you say it? Or your teacher has given you a bad grade on a paper, but you feel you deserve better. How do you approach your teacher? What do you say? In this session, you will learn a quick, easy communication method (E.R.A.) that teaches you how to think on your feet and communicate your wants and rights to others in a confident and professional manner.

English as a Second Language Presentation Attend an interactive English as a Second Language demonstration lesson.
Honors Program Presentation Learn about the Honors Program. Hear about the requirements and benefits of being an Honors student.
Hospitality and Auctioneering Presentation

Did you know auctioneers “chant” at least 70 items per minute and HACC offers one of two approved auctioneering programs in Pennsylvania?

Did you know that the hospitality industry, especially in hotel/lodging and food/beverage management, is expected to be one of the fastest growing industries in the next few years and the second largest industry in Pennsylvania? Join us for a presentation to learn about the Auctioneering and Hospitality programs at HACC!

Marketing Presentation Marketing is so much more than advertising and social media. A vital part of any business, marketing involves decisions on creating, distributing, pricing and promoting products with a select group of customers in mind. This session will help students understand the role and importance of marketing in business decisions.
Mathematics Class Participate in a college algebra class.
Microbiology Class Attend a microbiology lecture and participate in class activities.
Photography Presentation Learn about the photography Associate in Fine Arts and certificate programs at this presentation. See the photography facilities and view student work.
Radiology Informatics Presentation View a recording of an Introduction to the Health Level 7 (HL7) computer language that is used to move information between computer systems in a hospital environment.
Science First-Year Seminar Class Attend a first-year seminar for science majors and learn about time management.
Surgical Technology Demonstration Take a virtual tour of the lab.
Theatre Presentation Take a virtual tour of theatre spaces and hear an overview of the theatre Associate in Fine Arts degree program.
Name of Session Description
Career Services Don’t know which program is right for you? Learn about high-demand careers and programs and tools to assist you in choosing YOUR pathway.
Financial Aid Learn about how to pay for school! Hear from financial aid about how to complete the FAFSA, learn about Pennsylvania state grants, loan options and more.
HACC CARES Our CARE Center is a single stop where students can go for assistance with non-academic challenges. This is a free resource available to all current HACC students. Learn about free services available to current HACC students.
KEYS Program KEYS is a collaborative program between the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges and helps students succeed at community college.
Learning Commons The Learning Commons is YOUR one-stop shop for academic and technical support needs. Learn more about testing, tutoring, library services and technical support here.
Student Access Services Learn about requesting accommodations and the types available to receive during YOUR educational journey at HACC. Students will be able to learn about the differences between college and high school, and how to use and request accommodations in college.
Student Panel Hear from current students about the HACC experience. Join us for a student panel discussion with an opportunity to ask YOUR questions.
Transferring Planning on transferring to a four-year school? Learn about articulation agreements, dual admissions and how to plan ahead for YOUR transfer to a four-year school.
Where the HACC do I start? Meet an admissions counselor to learn about how to apply and activate your HACC account, placement testing options, orientation and more!
Name of Session Description
Business Presentation Take an Introduction to Business course on Financing your Business: Shark Tank
Communication Presentation Bullying, break-ups, family demands, friend drama and the list goes on! The challenges you face as a teen are endless! In this 30-minute session, you will learn a quick strategy to help you communicate better and (potentially) solve one or two of your problems. The Assertive Communication Method is legit - no cap! Check it out!
Computer Science Presentation Attend an introduction to computer science presentation and participate in a question-and-answer discussion about the college experience.
English Presentation Participate in a presentation and read a brief reading of Jamaica Kincaid's short story "Girl" followed by an introduction of the mode (process analysis) and an explanation.
Engineering Presentation Join our first-year HACC engineering students in engineering orientation class. An industry speaker will be giving a presentation about their engineering career as a chemical engineer at Dupont Corporation. If you are interested in the field of engineering, you don't want to miss this!
Paramedic Presentation Attend a discussion with the Paramedic Program director and see paramedic students in the class and/or lab.
Radiology Informatics Presentation View a recording of an Introduction to the Health Level 7 (HL7) computer language that is used to move information between computer systems in a hospital environment.
Respiratory Therapy Presentation Attend a live presentation about the Respiratory Therapy Program and learn about the respiratory lab, equipment and procedures. You will also have an opportunity to speak with a current student.
Theatre Presentation Take a virtual tour of theatre spaces and hear an overview of the theatre Associate in Fine Arts degree program.
Yoga and Pilates Demonstration Ask questions and try some yoga poses or Pilates exercises. Experience what these courses are like in a virtual setting.
Name of Session Description
Anatomy and Physiology Demonstration Attend a demo and see how we are doing anatomy and physiology labs remotely.
Art Demonstration Observe drawing a costume model.
Biology Demonstration Learn about at-home biology labs.
Communications Presentation  Attend a crash course in media.
Computer Information Sessions Demonstration Tour a virtual computer information systems class.
Computer Networking Technology Presentation What is a career in computer networking like? Drop in for a few minutes, and we will discuss what a career as a network administrator would be, from job duties and salary to education and job outlook.
Computer Technology Presentation Hear a discussion on the National Cyber League and how participation is part of our Security Fundamentals course. See a demonstration on a few challenges, such as open source intelligence, password cracking and web application exploitation.
Culinary Arts Demonstration See a demonstration of a whole chicken fabrication.
English Presentation Conspiracy Theories: How do we separate fact from fiction? In this session, participants will learn about the science of conspiracy theories (why do people believe them?) and tools for sorting through conflicting and confusing information in a complex information ecosystem.
Healthcare Education Presentation Hear an overview of entry-level occupations and how HACC can get you started on a healthcare career.
Hospitality and Auctioneering Presentation

Did you know auctioneers “chant” at least 70 items per minute and HACC offers one of two approved auctioneering programs in Pennsylvania?

Did you know that the hospitality industry, especially in hotel/lodging and food/beverage management, is expected to be one of the fastest growing industries in the next few years and is the second largest industry in Pennsylvania? Join us to learn about the Auctioneering and Hospitality programs at HACC!

Massage Therapy Presentation Take a remote tour of the massage therapy student studio and classroom. Hear an overview of the Massage Therapy program and what a student can expect of the class and of a career in the massage therapy industry.
Music Business Presentation Learn about careers in the music industry and entertainment field.
Paramedic Presentation Attend a discussion with the Paramedic Program director and see paramedic students in the class and/or lab.
Radiology Informatics Presentation View a recording of an Introduction to the Health Level 7 (HL7) computer language that is used to move information between computer systems in a hospital environment.
Respiratory Therapy Presentation Attend a live presentation of respiratory lab, equipment and procedures, and speak with a current student.
Surgical Technology Demonstration Take a virtual tour of the lab.
Name of Session Description
Career Services Don’t know which program is right for you? Learn about high-demand careers and programs and tools to assist you in choosing YOUR pathway.
Financial Aid Learn about how to pay for school! Hear from financial aid about how to complete the FAFSA, learn about Pennsylvania state grants, loan options and more.
HACC CARES Our CARE Center is a single stop where students can go for assistance with non-academic challenges. This is a free resource available to all current HACC students. Learn about free services available to current HACC students.
KEYS Program KEYS is a collaborative program between the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges and helps students succeed at community college.
Learning Commons The Learning Commons is YOUR one-stop shop for academic and technical support needs. Learn more about testing, tutoring, library services and technical support here.
Student Panel Hear from current students about the HACC experience. Join us for a student panel discussion with an opportunity to ask YOUR questions.
Transferring Planning on transferring to a four-year school? Learn about articulation agreements, dual admissions and how to plan ahead for YOUR transfer to a four-year school.
Where the HACC do I start? Meet an admissions counselor to learn about how to apply and activate your HACC account, placement testing options, orientation and more!
Name of Session Description
CANCELED Biology Demonstration Learn about at-home biology labs.
Communications Presentation Presenting Your Best Self on Zoom (or any virtual meeting) 
Whether for class, a job interview or for work, participants will learn how to make a good impression on camera.
Computer Information Sessions Demonstration Tour a virtual computer information systems class.
Computer Networking Technology Presentation  What is a career in Computer Networking like? Drop in for a few minutes and we will discuss what a career as a Network Administrator would be, from job duties and salary to education and job outlook.
Computer Technology Presentation Hear a discussion on the National Cyber League and how participation is part of our Security Fundamentals course. See a demonstration on a few challenges, such as open source intelligence, password cracking and web application exploitation.
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Presentation Overview of the career and ultrasound image review: can you see the differences?
English as a Second Language Presentation Attend an interactive English as a Second Language demonstration lesson.
English Presentation Conspiracy Theories: How do we separate fact from fiction? In this session, participants will learn about the science of conspiracy theories (why do people believe them?) and tools for sorting through conflicting and confusing information in a complex information ecosystem.
Healthcare Education Presentation Hear an overview of entry-level occupations and how HACC can get you started on a healthcare career.
Honors Program Presentation Learn about HACC's Honors Program. Hear about the requirements and benefits of being an Honors student.
Hospitality and Auctioneering Presentation

Did you know auctioneers “chant” at least 70 items per minute and HACC offers one of two approved auctioneering programs in Pennsylvania?

Did you know that the hospitality industry, especially in hotel/lodging and food/beverage management, is expected to be one of the fastest growing industries in the next few years and is the second largest industry in Pennsylvania? Join us to learn about the Auctioneering and Hospitality programs at HACC!

Manufacturing Presentation Learn about statistics and facts in manufacturing, attend a question and answer session and participate in polls
Massage Therapy Presentation Take a remote tour of the massage therapy student studio and classroom. Hear an overview of the Massage Therapy Program and what a student can expect of the class and of a career in the massage therapy industry.
Mathematics Class Participate in a calculus for business class.
Music Business Presentation Learn about careers in the music industry and entertainment field.
Philosophy Presentation "Remaining Calm In an Anxious World: Stoic Virtue and Tranquility"

In this short lecture, I will offer a brief overview of the philosophic school of Stoicism. We'll look at a few key figures from Hellenic Greece and Rome, and later explore what Stoicism offers to address anxiety, anger, frustration and other afflictions of the soul that undermine our tranquility.
Radiology Informatics Presentation View a recording of an Introduction to the Health Level 7 (HL7) computer language that is used to move information between computer systems in a hospital environment.
Respiratory Therapy Presentation Attend a live presentation of respiratory lab, equipment, procedures and speak with a current student.

How do I register?

Please email start@hacc.edu with the following request to attend any session during Free College Day.

Subject Line: Register Me for Free College Day

Greetings! Please register me for HACC’s Free College Day.

Thank you!.

Once we receive your request to attend, you will receive an email from HACC with instructions on how to log in to each session.  
 

Who can I contact with questions?

Please contact us at start@hacc.edu if you have any questions before the event.

Persons with disabilities who need additional accommodations are encouraged to contact a campus Welcome Center at 800-ABC-HACC.

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