Future students

Meet Abby: Found Her True Passion at HACC

Student

“HACC has allowed me to find my true passion in life!”

Meet Abigail: Navy Veteran and Successful Nursing Student

Student

“The Veteran’s Affairs office has been incredibly helpful with figuring out how to use my benefit. And the nursing advisors are great at making sure you know what your next steps are to stay on track.”

Meet Alaric: Veteran and Business Student

Student

“I chose HACC because of the location and its placement for veterans.”

Meet Alexander: Virtual Learning Student and Working Dad

Student

“After working in the IT industry as a systems engineer for many years, it became apparent that having a degree was becoming more important to rise in the industry.”

Meet Alexandra: Explorer of Medical Career

Student

“Everyone is so nice and helpful. The schedule works for me and the teachers are great!”

Meet Alicia: Student Doing What’s Best For Her Future

Student

“I really wanted to further my education after high school and do something that would impact or even just help others feel better.”

Meet Amaris: Finishing Her Education on Her Own Terms

Student

“I can’t imagine what my life would be like without HACC as an option, and frankly I don’t want to.”

Meet Amaury: Impacting the World for Good

Student

“…HACC meant opportunity, an opportunity for a better education, better friendships and a better lifestyle.” 

Meet Amber: Resilient Mom Who Wears Many Hats

Alumni

“HACC has helped me show my daughter no matter your age or life circumstances, you can accomplish anything you put your mind to.”

Meet Andres: Business Student in Lebanon

Student

“It is the easiest and more affordable way of starting my career in college.”

Meet Andrew: HVAC Expert in Training

Student

“From application all the way through to now being in classes, everyone has been so caring and courteous and intent on making sure the processes go as smoothly as possible.”

Meet Andriana: Getting Everything She Needs at HACC

Student

“I have everything that I need here at my house and can get the same quality education, here at home.” 

Meet Bachir: International Student from Niger

Student

“I only knew a little English when I first arrived and now I'm getting ready to go on for my bachelor’s degree.”

Meet Bailey: Avoids Higher Summer Costs by Coming to HACC

Student

“HACC has made my life better because I am able to take cheap, easy, and transferable credits in order to progress faster in my education.”

Meet Bailey: HACC Athlete

Student

“It gave me a great opportunity to find myself and discover what I really want to do for the rest of my life.”

Meet Ben: High School Achiever Taking College Classes

Student

“HACC has been wonderful to me. By the time I graduate high school, I will have 32 college credits completed – the equivalent of one year of college and at half the price of a four-year college!”

Meet Ben: Student Government Association President

Student

“I truly believe, and have seen it time and time again, that getting involved helps students apply what they're learning in class and plays a big role to their success in life.”

Meet Betsy: Full-Time Mother Who Found Positivity at HACC

Student

“The ability to work, be a full-time mother and student is easier due to the cost and location.”

Meet Betty: Former Nontraditional Student and Community Advocate

Alumni

“The professors, counselors and staff provided a safe and welcoming environment no matter your culture, sex, age or one's personal values or views.”

Meet Brianna: HACC and Cornell University Graduate

Alumni

“I was set on attending a liberal arts college and looked forward to the freshman experience and being away from home. However, HACC proved to be one of the best decisions I have ever made.”

Meet Briley: Noncredit Scholarship Recipient

Student

“I chose HACC because I heard amazing things about this community college.” 

Meet Brittany: Aspiring Writer

Student

“What I like most about HACC is how nice and helpful the students and faculty are.”

Meet Caroline: Achieving Her Goals

Alumni

“Every instructor shared their own personal stories and experiences, along with encouraging us to work harder and be our best.”

Meet Cassie: HACC Student Saving Thousands of Dollars

Student

“After comparing many universities and colleges to this highly rated program, I not only am saving thousands of dollars but I am part of a prestigious community that cares about me and my future.” 

Meet Celina: Getting Ahead on Healthcare Studies

Student

“I think a lot of people think of HACC as just a community college, but it’s so much more.”

Meet Chase: Dean’s List Student

Student

“…I chose HACC since all of my classes would be paid for and there would not be much for me to cover tuition wise.”

Meet Chris: HACC Student Saving Lives

Student

“As I traveled and served my people I found out that most of them lack in the access to medical treatment, so my heart has always been to serve those in need.” 

Meet Christian: Disney College Program Participant

Student

“I think people view community college as a last resort for college, when in reality, HACC has better opportunities than plenty of ‘more prestigious’ schools.”

Meet Christie: Virtual Student with a Full-Time Job

Student

“[HACC] has proven to me that I can succeed in college even when the odds are against me.”

Meet Christopher: Liberal Arts Graduate

Alumni

“HACC allows you to complete an entire associate’s program online.”

Meet Cody: HACC Alumnus Giving Back

Alumni

“HACC will move mountains to try and help you. There’s so much in place here for students to ensure that they’re successful.”

Meet Corrie: Dreamer, Doer, Dean’s List Student

Student

“I had reached my thirties and still felt I wanted to further my education, so I took the chance at HACC. I'm so glad I did.”

Meet Daniel: A Senior Leader in the Pharmaceutical Field

Alumni

“Don't underestimate the value of education through a community college.”

Meet Daniel: A Social Advocate and Business Leader

Alumni

“I was 17 when I went to HACC, and my classes were filled with older students. It was really good for me because it gave a different perspective. HACC was probably the best learning experience I had."

Meet Daniel: An Entrepreneur and Business Leader

Alumni

“As a HACC student, I was able to work while taking classes to earn my degree as well as the capital to start my business."

Meet Danielle: A Former Dual-Enrollment Student and Ph.D. Graduate

Alumni

“My academic experience at HACC was among the best experiences that I have had throughout my many years of attending higher education institutions.”

Meet David: Advancing in a New Career

Student

“HACC will make sure you will succeed. They have a support system that will not let you fail.”

Meet Derek: Today’s Modern Student

Alumni

“Scholarships represent one of the only viable options for the modern student to move forward without being held back by crippling debt

Meet Destine: Savvy Health Care Student

Student

“The education there is the best. The teachers are the best!”

Meet Destini: A Community Advocate

Alumni

“HACC’s professors and staff are deeply invested in the culture of student learning. I would not exchange or give away the values and lessons I learned here at HACC. HACC is a beacon of light in Harrisburg, and all students should deeply consider letting HACC be their first choice for a quality and accessible higher education opportunity."

Donald Pollard

Alumni

“HACC is a staple in the community as the go-to institution for a quality education.

Meet Emily: Scholarship Recipient, Future Social Worker

Student

“I chose my major because I grew up in orphanage myself and it is a dream of mine to help families meet their needs.”

Meet Erin: Gerontology Program Grad and Nursing Student

Student

“You can do anything that you want to do, no matter what has happened or no matter what is happening, no matter what might happen…”

Meet Hagir: A Social Advocate and Business Leader

Alumni

“I attribute my success to having found myself at HACC and having received the support I needed as a new student and a newcomer to the country.”

Meet Hannah: HACC Grad and Aspiring Restaurateur

Student

“If I had one piece of advice for an individual trying to choose a college, I would tell them to seriously consider attending a community college for the first few semesters of their college career.” 

Meet Holly: Using her Degree to Help People Heal

Student

“I love being surrounded by people that want to make me the best person I can be.”

Meet Jacob: Pursuer of Hands-On Career

Student

“HACC's automotive program is the same, if not better, than most dedicated technical schools out there.”

Meet Jasmine: Future Licensed Counselor

Student

“I chose HACC because it’s allowing me the opportunity to do great things.”

Meet Jeffrey: First-Generation Police Science Student

Student

“Every time I walk out of class, there will be a party or some kind of awesome event going on, and it definitely brightens up the mood of being at college.”

Meet Jemell: From D.O.C. to C.E.O

Student

“In a harsh world, no one here has ever judged me. I have been encouraged and rewarded at HACC.”

Meet Jennifer: Online Psychology Student

Student

“With HACC, it is possible to attend college, work and raise children at the same time.”

Meet Jenny: Mom, Domestic Violence Survivor and Soon-to-Be HACC Graduate

Student

“One of the great things about HACC is that you can stop and start as many times as you need and they’re always there.”

Meet JoAnn: A Successful Human Resources Professional

Alumni

“My education at HACC was the cornerstone necessary for my successful climb into the corporate world.”

Meet John: Former Police Chief

Alumni

“HACC prepared me for a memorable career in law enforcement. I was able to form a close bond with the faculty and students at the Lancaster Campus that continues today.”

Meet Johnny: Brewing Science Alumnus

Alumni

“[HACC is] a great way for people to get a higher or continuing education at an affordable price without having to leave their community.”

Meet Jose: Student Aide to Veterans at HACC

Student

“HACC is a wonderful place to build yourself from the ground up in a judgment free zone.” 

Meet Josh: HACC Alumnus Prepared for His Next Steps

Alumni

“HACC showed me that you can get a degree, locally and at a great cost, which can prepare you for the future in more than one way.”

Meet Joshua: Engineering Transfer Student

Student

“HACC has made a great education affordable and much more achievable with great professors, the classes I need, and numerous tutoring programs to get help whenever a class becomes challenging.”

Meet JT: Proud HACC Alumnus and Class Valedictorian

Alumni

“Regarding the value HACC provides, I always like to say that the price you pay for the quality you get cannot be beaten.”

Meet Justin: Future Nurse

Student

“HACC has made my desire to learn increase immensely…”

Meet Karen: Anesthesiologist and Community Advocate

Alumni

“HACC is a crucial part of allowing students like me to pursue their dreams. I would have never gone on to become a physician if I hadn't had the opportunity to start my education at HACC. I had been out of high school for over 10 years, and with working fulltime and raising a family, I never would have had the courage or ability to attend a four-year college. HACC makes education affordable.”

Meet Karitza: Student who Transferred to HACC

Student

“I am able to work and attend school full time, it allows me to broaden connections and truly get to know the campus and resources that many times are overlooked.”

Meet Kate: Dual Enrolled Homeschool Student

Student

“There are so many opportunities at HACC that you wouldn’t even know about until you attend.”

Meet Kathy: A Community Advocate

Alumni

“One has a vision of what college kids look like, but at HACC you see people who are the same age range or ethnic background as you. You feel like you belong. At HACC, I always had the sense that the instructors were willing to do what was needed to help you succeed.”

Meet Katrina: Proud HACC Community Member

Student

“HACC has the amazing ability to open doors you never knew existed.”

Meet Kristianna: Wants to Bring Joy!

Student

“HACC has just been a great experience because the staff and everyone are so welcoming and warming and they just encourage you to pursue your dreams.”

La-Verna Fountain

Alumni

“I had the best professors in the world, and the veterans’ affairs office provided strong support.”

Meet Lexi: Future Educator

Student

“Oftentimes people believe the education for a community college wouldn't be as good, but it’s probably better since the classes are smaller and more personal.”

Meet Lindsay: HACC Grad Transforms Spaces

Alumni

“I am the first in my generation to obtain a college degree.” 

Meet Margaret: Proud and Passionate Welder

Student

“I am proud of the choice I have made to follow an unconventional career path, despite societal pressures to attend a liberal arts college and work a typical ‘woman’s job.’”

Meet Mariia: International Alumna

Alumni

“As education is no longer perceived as a privilege, but an expectation, I think a lot of young students forget how lucky they are to be able to get a good-quality education in an American college.” 

Meet Mary Grace: Alumna Who Gained Confidence at HACC

Alumni

“HACC has given me countless opportunities for personal growth.”

Meet Matt: HACC Graduate Who Followed His Own Path

Alumni

“I'm taking college classes at an affordable price and alongside people just like me.”

Meet Megan: Future Medical School Student

Student

“The administration, faculty, and staff are incredibly student-centered! I have received nothing less than 100% support while taking classes.” 

Meet Mel: Student Who Found Her Fit

Student

“I have always wanted to go to college and HACC was a right fit for me.”

Meet Melissa: Extremely Strong Single Mother

Student

“HACC has given me a reason to keep going on my most difficult days.” 

Meet Michael: Dual-Enrolled Student Ahead of the Game

Student

“The common stigma of getting a bad education through a community college is completely false.”

Meet Michael: Police Academy Graduate

Alumni

“HACC has a top-notch public safety training center that provides a means for training and education of our new Police, Fire and EMTs.”

Meet Michelle: Veteran, Criminal Justice Student

Student

“How often can you get an education from a professor from a major college without paying a huge tuition?”

Meet Mikayla: Joining the Ranks of #WomenInTech

Student

“HACC allowed me to find a drive to do my best so I can live my life and prosper.”

Meet Musa: Recommends HACC

Student

“I would definitely recommend my family, friends and co-workers to HACC…”

Meet Myles: Environmental Science Student

Student

“My personal growth as a student has been something that I found to be a huge achievement.”

Meet Naja: HACC Student Who Refuses to Quit

Student

“This is the first time I started an education journey and did not give up.”

Meet Nathaniel: All-Star Achiever

Student

“So many of the lessons I have learned at HACC will help me in the next decade of my life.”

Meet Patty: A Former Nontraditional Student

Alumni

“HACC is an educational institution for all ages and all generations. It has been part of our community since 1964 and first touched me through my aunt, Jean Hintermyer, a 1969 HACC graduate. HACC’s faculty members are part of our community and the real-world work experience brought to the classroom through our adjunct faculty is exceptional.”

Meet Peter: Online Learner from Egypt

Student

“HACC has given me opportunities to learn about things I would never had access to before. The courses encourage independent and critical thinking, and I have been able to learn and grow as a person.”

Meet Quentin: Expressive Student Leader

Student

“I don’t think a lot of people understand that HACC is ‘real’ and the classes are equally as difficult as they are at universities.” 

 

Meet Rebecca: A HACC Student who Came Back

Student

“It’s taken me 10 years to find my true calling and seek to continue my education.” 

Meet Rhianna: From Foster Care to Honors Program Student

Student

“Just because we are a community college does NOT mean that the education we gain from here is any less than of a typical 4-year University.”

Meet Rita: Accounting Student Who Can Manage It All

Student

“Just the fact that I'm able to manage being a mom, full-time worker, and attending college says it all.”

Meet Sara: Online Learner Thankful for HACC

Student

“The professors have been great and the advisers have really helped guide me thus far.”

Meet Sean: Mechatronics Student who Landed a Full-Time Job

Alumni

“It (HACC) has given me a good job and a better understanding of what I like as well as a new skill set.” 

Meet Sherry: A Leader and Public Servant

Alumni

“[My] professor told us that we should not automatically accept what is told to us. We have our own minds. We can educate ourselves and develop our own informed decisions. That moment changed how I looked at everything in my life."

Meet Shyasia: Future Nurse

Student

“HACC has many programs and schedules that will fit your life.” 

Meet Silja: Honors Scholar

Student

“Shout out to my Honors Program professors – I love you!” 

Meet Sophia: Medical Assisting Student

Student

“The classroom is really fun, especially in the labs.”

Meet Starkisha: Single Mother of Seven Achieving Her Dreams

Student

“Once I decided to put myself first and apply to HACC, doors have been opening and I would not change my decision for the world.”

Meet Tanishia: Single Mom Who Wanted More

Student

“It [HACC] has given me the chance to do something that my children can be proud of.”

Thomas Rooney

Alumni

“I was worried that I was too old to go back to school. However, I felt immediately welcome.”

Meet Tim: Invasive Cardiovascular Technology Student

Student

“…to actually come here for my first day was really refreshing and I just knew it was the right thing to do.”

Meet Timothy: A Community Leader

Alumni

“Attending HACC was a life-changing event for me. I gained the communication and leadership skills that are helping me be a more effective public administrator and involved member of my community.”

Meet TK: Excited about the Future at 40

Student

“I attended a private liberal arts college before coming to HACC and I have enjoyed my HACC experience much more.”

Meet Valerie: Proud HACC Hawk

Student

“I say everyone considering college should give our school a try.”

Meet Vanish: Finding HACC Changed His Life

Student

“I know everybody wants to go to a university to get the degree, but let me tell you going to HACC or any community college is never a bad option.” 

Meet Vincent: Veteran Changing His Career Path

Student

“This is my newest challenge, a first time college student and in a career path completely different from anything else that I have ever done before.”

Meet Zachary: Father of Five and College Student

Student

“Now I’m working to obtain a degree that I can use to hold a standard 9-to-5 job to gain more time with my kids.”

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