The Huron Community Campus (HCC) will continue to emphasize its largest, most popular program with our Associates Degree in General Education. We have also made several other options available in order for students to accomplish their educational goals.
Through a partnership with Northern State University, Huron Community Campus offers an Associate's Degree in General Education. Earn the entire degree while living in the Huron area. All General Education courses will be charged at a rate of $40 per credit hour. The same courses offered at South Dakota public universities are $277 per credit hour. This degree program is a federal financial aid eligible program and will bring many options for students who enroll in the program. Students can use classes from this program to obtain a bachelor's degree from one of the many on-line programs we have available, or they may continue their education at a different college/university after completing some or all of the degree.
Non-Degree Seeking Students
A non-degree seeking student is someone who wishes to take classes online or at Huron Community Campus without applying for admission. Non-degree-seeking students are not eligible for federal financial aid. Appy Here:
Masters Degree in Education Program
Huron Community Campus is offering a Master's Degree in Education through Northern State University at a 75% discount on tuition. The degree consists of 35 credits (9 required classes, 2 elective classes and an internship). Students can transfer up to 9 hours into the program including ENL endorsement credits earned previously. The cost of the program is $150 per credit hour ($5,250 total over the two-year length of the program). The same classes and program costs $414.85 per credit hour at the other South Dakota public universities, and much more at private universities. The Huron program offers a minimum savings of over $11,000 on tuition (75% discount). This program is federal financial aid eligible for those who qualify. The Nordby Family Foundation is the major sponsor and this program would not be offered without their support and leadership. Other organizations that helped make this program possible include the Huron University Foundation, Huron Community Foundation, and the United Way Heartland Region. For more information contact Huron Community Campus.
For students wishing to establish a career in healthcare, Southeast Technical College, the Huron Regional Medical Center and the Huron Community Campus have partnered to offer CNA, LPN, RN and Medical Assisting courses and programs in Huron, S.D. Classes are delivered through a combination of classroom, online, lab and clinical work and allow students to stay close to home while pursuing their education.
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Course
The Certified Nursing Assistant Course lays the groundwork for a
career in nursing. Students are taught how to help and care for patients in their daily living activities, with emphasis placed on patient safety and infection control, the aging process, communication, legal and ethical issues, patient rights, personal care, elimination, nutrition, emergencies and rehabilitation. The CNA course serves as a prerequisite to many of Southeast Tech’s healthcare programs, and upon its completion, students may take the state exam for certification.
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is in integral member of the
healthcare work force; obtaining an LPN diploma is a great way to enter into a career in nursing. LPNs work collaboratively with other healthcare professionals to care for patients, implement provider orders, and perform medication administration as well as various nursing skills. LPNs generally perform under the direct supervision of Registered Nurses and medical providers such as Medical Doctors, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants. In collaboration with the Huron Community Campus and Huron Regional Medical Center, Southeast Technical College offers the LPN diploma program to the Huron Community. This program is a part-time academic commitment, and after having all pre-requisite requirements met, is four semesters long which takes approximately one year and six months to complete.
Registered Nurse (RN)
The Registered Nurse program builds on the foundation of LPN skills
and knowledge. RNs provide and coordinate patient care,
educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members. This associate degree program through Southeast Technical College requires 750 work hours as an LPN for admittance, and can be completed in about 12 months after earning an LPN diploma.
Medical Assisting is one of the fastest growing, in-demand fields in
the healthcare industry today. Southeast Technical College's one-year diploma prepares students for work in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics and outpatient care facilities. Medical Assistants take vital signs, perform blood draws, record patient history, give injections, maintain medical records, basic coding for insurance billing and scheduling appointments.