Student Health Services
HCC's Student Health Services provides first aid treatment, immunizations, medical referrals, and physical examinations for students participating in college sports programs, as well as information on how to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle. The Health Services Office is located in Frost 101. Contact us at 413.552.2180 or mpysznik@
Health & Wellness
HCC offers a comprehensive array of programs and services to help every student live a healthy lifestyle.
Tutoring & Academic Support
Tutoring is available for all HCC students through the college's Center for Academic Program Support (CAPS) in Donahue 240. HCC offers peer tutors, tutoring by appointment, study groups, and "drop-in" assistance at the Writing Center in Donahue 238 and the Math Center in Donahue 240. For more information, contact the CAPS center at 413.552.2584 or caps@hcc.
Assistive Technology Center
The Assistive Technology Center offers assessment, training, and access to all academic computing programs. Registry with Perkins Talking Book Library, BookShare, Learning Ally, and direct publisher requests for electronic texts can be arranged through the ATC or through the your OSDDS Specialist.
Advising, Career & Transfer Center
The Advising, Career & Transfer Center is your resource to help navigate the process of determining your academic and career goals.
Formerly known as Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, Learning Ally serves those who cannot read standard print due to blindness, visual impairment, dyslexia, or other learning disabilities. Learning Ally provides a collection of more than 65,000 digitally recorded textbooks and literature titles that downloadable and accessible on mainstream as well as specialized assistive technology devices. Eligible individuals may be able to receive financial support for membership fees from certain referring agencies.
Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
The Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing provides services that include sign language interpreter referral service and emergency interpreter service. They can be reached at 617.695.7500 or 413.788.
MassRelay is a free, confidential 24/7 service enabling hearing people or people who do not use a text telephone (TTY) to communicate over regular telephone lines with people who are Deaf, hard-of-hearing, late-deafened, or speech disabled. They can be reached at 800.439.2370 (TTY), 800.
Massachusetts Commission for the Blind
The Massachusetts Commission for the Blind offers assistance for individuals in educational, work and home settings. They provide evaluations for technology and support services to eligible individuals with sight-related disabilities. They can be reached at 413.781.1290 or 800.392.
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission provides resources and services to assist individuals with disabilities in their efforts to enter gainful employment. Many HCC students receive support from the Commission in their academic preparation for employment. They can be reached in Springfield at 413.736.7296 (v/TTY), Holyoke at 413.536.8200 (v/TTY), Greenfield at 413.774.2326 (v/TTY). Click here for a complete listing of MRC office locations.
Stavros works to give people with disabilities the tools to take charge of their life choices, act on their own behalf, and overcome situations that reduce their potential for independence. Stavros advocates/peer counselors will work with any person with any disability who is facing a challenge to their independence. They can be reached in Amherst at 413.256.0473, Springfield at 413.781.5555, and Greenfield at 413.774.3001.