HACC’s STEP Academy (Stand up, Take action, Expect great things, Put in the work) is a model program designed to educate, empower and encourage participants to take the next step toward increasing their readiness for the world of work.
What can I do with STEP Academy training in the workforce?
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
- National Career Readiness Certificate
What are HACC’s classes like?
HACC contracts with high schools, businesses and other community organizations to deliver the 140-hour STEP Academy curriculum year-round on a customized schedule ranging from 5 to 16 weeks at varying times of the day based on the students'/client's needs. All classes are conducted in an interactive setting.
Where are classes held?
The STEP Academy can be taught on a HACC campuses, at various high schools, on-site at businesses/organizations, other locations within the community and remote via Zoom.
Where can I register?
If you are a high school student, please contact your guidance counselor and request information. If you are an adult participant, please call 717-780-2588.
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Meet Christina: Became More Confident with STEP Academy
Christina Cylc, a former STEP Academy participant from Lancaster, said this about the program: “We worked on interviewing skills, presentation skills, became certified in First Aid and CPR and became OSHA certified. We also took several trips to the Lancaster HACC campus, so now I am somewhat comfortable with the school if I decide to continue my education there. They also used the online learning base D2L that HACC uses. After completing the Academy, I chose to stay with HACC and took a total of four classes through their online learning this year. They have helped me become more confident in myself, and I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to start taking college courses early.”