– October 17, 2014Posted in: Higher Education
By HENRY FORD COLLEGE
Office of Marketing & Communications
Photo courtesy of Henry Ford College
Cynthia Morris, a Biotechnology Lab technician at HFC, conducts an experiment in the college’s state-of-the-art Science Center.
In early 2014, Henry Ford Community College officially changed its name to Henry Ford College, which represents a bold move forward.
Today, the college continues to enhance its new name by expanding academic programs. Earlier in 2014, the college opened a new university center in partnership with Siena Heights University. The benefits of this partnership are numerous: SHU offers undergraduate and graduate classes at HFC, as well as evening, weekend and hybrid classes; personalized advising; and transfer-friendly policies and guarantees.
“Providing students with the opportunity to complete their first two years at HFC and save money, then work toward their bachelor’s degree on campus at a high-quality four-year institution like (SHU) gives them the best of both worlds,” HFC President Stan Jensen said.
In addition, HFC continues to offer a non-cancellation guarantee, and a tuition freeze guarantee. And with many Michigan-based colleges and universities increasing tuition, the cost of HFC’s tuition remains unchanged. By completing their first two years at HFC, students save up to $40,000 on a four-year degree.
HFC assures students their schedule will remain unchanged upon registration and paying tuition. The tuition freeze guarantee ensures a student’s tuition rate will be frozen if they graduate from HFC within four years.
HFC also continues to cultivate partnerships with numerous businesses. Henry Ford Early College – a partnership between HFC, Dearborn Public Schools and Henry Ford Health System in coordination with Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency and the State Board of Education – ranked in the 99th percentile of the Top-to-Bottom rankings of Michigan schools.
HFEC’s goal is to prepare students for employment in health careers. Students begin this five-year program as a freshman and complete it as a fifth-year senior, earning a high school diploma and either a health career college certificate through an associate’s degree program in a health-related field or up to two years of transferable college credits.
Henry Ford Collegiate Academy is another partnership between HFC and Dearborn Public Schools, which offers students a chance to earn a high school diploma and a two-year associate’s degree in five years at no cost to parents or students.
Students enter HFCA their junior year based on their PLAN test scores. Music, athletics, commencement, and all other relevant activities are still part of their high school experience when enrolled in HFCA.
They also receive a true college experience at HFC, giving them the best of both worlds.
In 2013, the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan awarded HFC a $100,000 grant to develop a collaborative nanotechnology and microsystems technician training program. This grant represents a partnership between HFC’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.
HFC has earned the designation as a Military Friendly School and is in the top 15 percent of educational institutions nationwide to ensure the educational success of America’s military service members, veterans and spouses. HFC established the Office of Military and Veterans Service in 2012.
These resources, in addition to HFC’s fine arts productions, Hammond Planetarium, Hospitality Studies and Culinary Program, and Athletic Programs, offer the community opportunities to enjoy diverse cultural events as HFC redoubles its dedication to students and the community.
To learn more about Henry Ford College, go to www.hfcc.edu or call 800-585-4322.