As part of our commitment to making education accessible to residents of the Pioneer Valley, HCC offers a variety of programs and services in several off-campus locations. Explore them below.
Center for Health Education
404 Jarvis Ave., Holyoke
Equipped with cutting edge technology, sophisticated patient simulation labs, and state-of-the-art classrooms, the Center for Health Education enables nursing and radiolgoic technology students to develop clinical decision-making proficiencies, refine technical skills, practice assessment techniques, and gain competency in recognizing and preventing common medical errors.
This center significantly expanded the college's capability to educate students in nursing and radiologic technology by 25-30%, and promotes diversity in the student body through innovative linkages with the local health care industry. Specially designed classrooms and a state-of-the-art X-ray room prepares students for their offsite clinical rotations by allowing them to train using the latest equipment and computer technology.
The center's location on Jarvis Ave. in Holyoke allows students and faculty to work more closely with the surrounding community, including immunization clinics for Sullivan Elementary School, diabetes and wellness workshops for residents of Beaudoin Village, gerontology internships with the Loomis Village nursing home, and increased interaction with the nearby Holyoke Soldiers Home.
Click here to learn about our nursing and radiologic technology programs.
Center for Hospitality & Culinary Arts
Cubit Building, 164 Race St., Holyoke
The MGM Resorts Center for Hospitality & Culinary Arts at Holyoke is currently under construction. Once completed, the center will house HCC's associate degree and certificate programs in Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts as well as our non-credit workforce training programs in hospitality and culinary arts. The new center will allow for increased capacity in HCC's credit programs from about 200 students now to nearly 350 when the center opens in 2017. HCC expects to enroll 400 students a year in workforce training courses.
Picknelly Adult & Family Education Center
Located on the third and fourth floors of the Holyoke Transportation Center at 206 Maple Street, the Picknelly Adult and Family Education Center was established by members of the Juntos Collaborative, Holyoke Public Schools, and Holyoke Community College to provide Holyoke residents with adult basic education and related services in an easily accessible location.
Ludlow Area Adult Learning Center
The Ludlow Area Adult Learning Center (LAALC) helps adults learn English and offers other support programs. This free program serves adults in the Ludlow/Indian Orchard area who are immigrants or refugees. Students have ranged in age from 17 to 70+.
Education to Employment Center
79 Main St., Ware
The Education to Employment (E2E) Quaboag Region Workforce Training and Community College Center is a collaboration between HCC and the Quaboag Valley Community Development Corporation. The initiative is supported by the Ware Business Association, Country Bank, Baystate Health Eastern Region, and many other area businesses.
Workforce training programs, personal enrichment classes, civic events, and student support activities are available to persons interested in college online certificate and degree programs. The learning commons has public computer access, support for HCC's online students, workforce development programs, personal enrichment classes, and a variety of student support services.
Programming at the E2E Center includes professional development, personal enrichment, and free workshops. View upcoming courses, including EMT and Home Health Aide, here.