Courses & Programs

Special Info Sessions

Attending an information session to find out more about a degree program is important and often required.

Below is a list of information sessions (and other relevant information) for our Foundations of HealthNursingPractical NursingRadiologic Technology, and Veterinary Technician programs. In addition, the college hosts program spotlight events that focus on other areas of study. To learn more, contact admissions@hcc.edu or 413.552.2321

Foundations of Health Information Sessions

The Foundations of Health degree offers students a variety of courses that will prepare them for many different healthcare options and careers. As an FOH student, you will work with your advisor to design the best track to match your goals. You could earn a certificate, graduate with a FOH degree, or apply to one of our selective programs. The list of courses intentionally includes the requirements for the Nursing, Practical Nursing, and Radiologic Technology programs.

Information sessions are held on Thursdays in the Center for Health Education building. Information sessions begin promptly! Late arrivals will not be permitted to enter the info session.

Parking is available in designated student parking spots at the Center for Health Education. Additional parking is available on main campus in Q Lot. There is a shuttle that will bring you from Q Lot to the CHE Building. The shuttle runs until 4 pm. Please allow an extra 15 minutes to be take the shuttle from the HCC main campus Q lot to the CHE building. Register here.

September 6, 2018 12 noon – 1 p.m.  CHE 102
October 4, 2018 12 noon – 1 p.m. CHE 101A
November 15, 2018  12 noon – 1 p.m. CHE 101A
December 6, 2018 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. CHE 101A
January 17, 2019 12 noon – 1 p.m. CHE 101A
February 7, 2019 12 noon – 1 p.m. CHE 101A
March 7, 2019 12 noon – 1 p.m. CHE 101A
April 18, 2019 12 noon – 1 p.m. CHE 101A
May 9, 2019 12 noon – 1 p.m. CHE 101A
June 6, 2019 12 noon – 1 p.m. CHE 101A
July 11, 2019 12 noon – 1 p.m. CHE 101A
August 8, 2019 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. CHE 101A


Information sessions are for advisors, faculty, staff, and students (current and new) who have questions or who would like to learn more about this exciting new program at Holyoke Community College. 

No reservations necessary.

For more information please contact: Becky Lewis, Foundations of Health, Program Coordinator at 413.552.2426 or fohadvising@hcc.edu.

Nursing Information Sessions (Associate & Practical)

Acceptance to the nursing programs at Holyoke Community College is competitive, and space is limited in each program. Students who successfully complete the Associate program are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN exam to become a Registered Nurse (RN). Students completing the Practical Nursing program are eligible to take the NCLEX-PN exam to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).

The deadline to apply to either of HCC's nursing programs is February 1. There are requirements that must be met prior to applying. To learn more about these programs and the respective requirements, it is required that you attend a nursing information session prior to February 1 and within the past year of submitting your application.

Each session lasts approximately one hour and is conducted by a member of the Division of Health Sciences at HCC. Late arrivals will not be admitted to the information session, and will need to register for a future information session.

Information sessions are held on Thursdays in Room 101A in the Center for Health Education (CHE), 404 Jarvis Ave. Information sessions begin promptly! Late arrivals will not be permitted to enter the info session.

Parking is available in designated student parking spots at the Center for Health Education. Additional parking is available on main campus in Q Lot. There is a shuttle that will bring you from Q Lot to the CHE Building. The shuttle runs until 4 pm. Please allow an extra 15 minutes to be take the shuttle from the HCC main campus Q lot to the CHE building. Register here.

September 6, 2018 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
October 4, 2018 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
November 15, 2018  1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
December 6, 2018 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
January 17, 2019 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
February 7, 2019 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
March 7, 2019 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
April 18, 2019 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
May 9, 2019 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
June 6, 2019 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
July 11, 2019 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
August 8, 2019 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.


For more information, please visit the nursing page, call 413.552.2321, or send an email to admissions@hcc.edu.   

Radiologic Technology Information Sessions

Space in Radiologic Technology program at Holyoke Community College is limited. Students who successfully complete the two-year Radiologic Technology program are eligible to take the ARRT exam to become a Registered Radiologic Technologist.

Prerequisites must be met prior to applying to this program. You are required to attend a Radiologic Technology information session within the past two years of submitting your application. Each session lasts approximately one hour and is conducted by a representative from the Radiologic department. 

No reservation needed. 

Deadline to apply each year: February 1.

Information sessions are held on Mondays in room 106 of the Center for Health Education (CHE), 404 Jarvis Ave. Register here.

September 10, 2018  2 p.m.
October 9, 2018 2 p.m.
November 14, 2018 6 p.m.
December 10, 2018 2 p.m.
January 22, 2019 2 p.m.
March 11, 2019 2 p.m.
May 13, 2019 2 p.m.
July 8, 2019 2 p.m.

 
For more information download the information packet, call 413.552.2321, or email admissions@hcc.edu for more information. 

If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in these programs, please contact the Division of Health & Life Sciences to discuss your specific needs at 413.552.2467.

Veterinary Technician Information Sessions

The Veterinary Technician Program has selective admissions with a deadline of February 1. Biology 107 with a grade of "C" or better and eligibility to take college math are requirements for admission. Rabies vaccination is strongly recommended but not required, and observation in a veterinary facility is also recommended but not required for admission. Attendance at an information session is also required.

Information sessions are held on Mondays in Frost 309. Register here.

September 17, 2018  9 a.m.
October 15, 2018 9 .am.
November 19, 2018 9 a.m.
December 10, 2018 9 a.m. & 5 p.m.


Call 413.552.2321 or email admissions@hcc.edu for more information.