HFCC winter 2014 registration opens Oct. 28

DEARBORN – Registration for the winter 2014 term at Henry Ford Community College opens at midnight Oct. 28.

Classes for the winter term begin Jan. 13.

HFCC offers courses and programs that respond to the changing needs of students, community and corporate partners. In addition, HFCC continues to develop relationships with industry sectors and organizations that provide new career and educational opportunities for students.

One such partnership includes the Henry Ford Early College. This partnership launched in 2007 and is comprised of HFCC, Dearborn Public Schools and Henry Ford Health System in coordination with Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency and the State Board of Education.

HFEC recently earned a ranking in the 99th percentile of the Top-to-Bottom rankings of Michigan schools. As a result, HFEC is among the top four schools in Wayne County and the only high school in the group. The goal of HFEC is to prepare students for employment opportunities in health careers.

This is a five-year program that students begin as a freshman and complete as a fifth-year senior. The successful HFEC student will earn a high school diploma and either a health career college certificate through an associate’s degree in a health-related field or up to two years of transferable college credits.

As a member of the Middle College National Consortium, HFEC focuses on a small school learning setting, real-world learning experiences, and service learning in an academically challenging environment. To learn more, go to www.henryford.com/body.cfm?id=50627.

The Henry Ford Collegiate Academy is another partnership between HFCC and Dearborn Public Schools. This effort provides students a chance to earn both a high school diploma and a two-year associate’s degree in only five years at no cost to parents or students.

Students enter the program at the start of their junior year based on their scores on the PLAN test taken their sophomore year. Music, athletics, clubs, commencement ceremonies, honors night, prom and all other relevant activities are still a part of their high school experience when enrolled in the HFCA.

Students also have access to all of the programs and offerings of a true college experience at HFCC. For more information, go to http://dearbornschools.org/attachments/article/255/5%20Year%20Plan%20Program%20Information.pdf.

In addition, the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan recently awarded HFCC a $100,000 grant to develop a collaborative nanotechnology and microsystems technician training program. This grant represents a partnership between HFCC’s Biotechnology Program, the University of Michigan Lurie Nanofabrication Facility, the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network and the Southwest Center for Microsystem Education to make nanotechnology and microsystems training available for community college students.

And for the second consecutive year, HFCC also has been declared a Military Friendly School. HFCC is in the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide working to ensure the educational success of American military service members, veterans and spouses. HFCC established the Office of Military and Veterans Service in 2012 and has an active Veterans of America chapter on campus.

To review up-to-date course offerings go to WebAdvisor at http://hfcc.edu/webadvisor. Once on the WebAdvisor page, click “Search for Sections” in the lower right hand portion of the page. A login is not required to view course offerings.

To register, goto http://hfcc.edu/webadvisor and log in. For information about payment and fees, go to www.hfcc.edu/academic-calendar/fall13-important.

The Office of Registration and Records is in the Welcome Center on the main campus, 5101 Evergreen. For further information, call 313-845-6403 or email registrar@hfcc.edu.