HACC Happenings

  • A representative from Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) will be visiting Susquehanna Township High School on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM in the High School Auditorium to discuss HACC as a cost-effective post-secondary option for graduating seniors.  
    Also on the evening’s agenda, will be a discussion on the high school’s Dual Enrollment Program with HACC. STHS students who meet certain eligibility requirements may take college courses at HACC and earn college credit while still in high school, getting a head start on their college careers.  Last year, the Dual Enrollment Program was expanded to include high school juniors as well. While this program is primarily geared towards current juniors and seniors, all students and their families are invited to attend.  Current sophomores may be interested in learning more about how they can take advantage of college coursework earlier in their high school careers.  We look forward to your participation in this program in an effort to learn more about HACC’s programs and admission processes as well as about the high school’s Dual Enrollment program with HACC.


    IMPORTANT DUAL ENROLLMENT INFORMATION: Effective immediately, HACC has increased the cost of Dual Enrollment courses by $25 per credit hour, which means the cost of a three-credit course (which is everything except phys ed classes), will be raised from $300 to $375.  This will affect any student taking a Dual Enrollment course July 1, 2018 and later. 

    HACC Honors Studies
    HACC is currently acceptinig applications for its Honors Studies Program This is a special admissions academic program. Admission to the College does not guarantee admissions into the Honors Studies Program. Applications are rolling, and successful applicants can be admitted to the program at any time.  

    Core general education subjects in the program will be more intellectually rigorous, and students enrolled in the program will pursue a secondary focus in a field or discipline of their choice. HACC offers close to 200 areas of study, including programs in mathematics and science, communications and social sciences, business and marketing, technology and trades, and allied health.

    Students who successfully complete the program will be able to:
    • Recognize, interpret and evaluate creative expressions in a variety of artistic, historical, social and cultural frameworks
    • Present and support ideas in an organized and effective manner consistent with the intended audience and purpose in both speaking and writing
    • Use technology responsibly as a tool for communication and productivity
    • Demonstrate effective research skills and information literacy by gathering credible sources and using sources appropriately
    • Recognize, apply and relate mathematical and scientific principles, concepts and methodologies to varied experiences and environments
    • Identify, assess and address ethical issues in person, social and global contexts
    • Employ appropriate leadership styles in a variety of settings
    For additional information, visit http://www.hacc.edu/Academics/HonorsProgram/index.cfm, or contact Heather Burns, Director of the Honors Studies Program at honors@hacc.edu.