Harrisburg Area Community College

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Harrisburg Area Community College
Former names
Harrisburg Area Community College
MottoLatin: Scientia Restituo Verum
Motto in English
Knowledge Restores Truth
TypePublic, Community College
Established1964, accredited in 1967
EndowmentUS$30.2 million
PresidentJohn J. "Ski" Sygielski, Ed.D.
Administrative staff
889 full-time, 1,493 part-time
Undergraduates19,000
Location, ,
MascotHawks
Websitewww.hacc.edu
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Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) is a community college in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. HACC is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. HACC serves 19,000 degree-seeking students as well as 6,000 students in noncredit programs.[1] The college has more than 90,000 alumni.[2]

History[edit]

HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, became the first community college in Pennsylvania on Feb. 14, 1964. HACC is the largest community college in Pennsylvania and consists of five campuses in Harrisburg, Gettysburg, Lancaster, Lebanon and York. HACC learners also have the opportunity to complete classes online through Virtual Learning. [3]

Campuses[edit]

HACC's Gettysburg Campus[edit]

HACC's Gettysburg Campus is located at 731 Old Harrisburg Road Gettysburg, PA 17325.[4]

HACC's Harrisburg Campus[edit]

HACC’s Harrisburg Campus is located at One HACC Drive Harrisburg, PA 17110.The campus includes the newly renovated Bruce E. Cooper Student Center, the Rose Lehrman Arts Center, and Midtown Trade and Technology Center.[5]

HACC's Lancaster Campus[edit]

HACC's Lancaster Campus is located at 1641 Old Philadelphia Pike Lancaster, PA 17602. [6]

HACC's Lebanon Campus[edit]

HACC's Lebanon Campus is located at 735 Cumberland Street, Lebanon PA 17042. [7]

HACC's York Campus[edit]

HACC's York Campus is located at 2010 Pennsylvania Ave York, PA 17404. [8]

Activities[edit]

HACC learners compete within the Eastern Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference (EPCC) in Region XIX of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). The intercollegiate sports are offered at HACC’s Harrisburg Campus and are open to all HACC learners. The sports are: men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s golf, men’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball.


There are multiple student organizations and clubs at each of campus, including Student Government Associations (SGA), honors fraternities, major-related clubs and multicultural clubs.

Name[edit]

In 2005, Harrisburg Area Community College adopted the name HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College. While Harrisburg Area Community College remains the College's full legal name, the College registered the legal alias "HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College", in 2007 and began using that name almost exclusively.[9]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Franklin, Jr., George A. (August 2009). "Virtual Campus Drives Revenue and Retention". Business Officer. National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO). 43 (1): 10. ISSN 0147-877X.
  2. ^ "Successful Alumni". www.hacc.edu. Retrieved 2018-04-09.
  3. ^ http://www.hacc.edu/AboutHACC/CollegeFactSheet/index.cfm
  4. ^ "HACC's Gettysburg Campus". www.hacc.edu. Retrieved 2018-04-09.
  5. ^ "HACC's Harrisburg Campus". www.hacc.edu. Retrieved 2018-04-09.
  6. ^ "HACC's Lancaster Campus". www.hacc.edu. Retrieved 2018-04-09.
  7. ^ "HACC's Lebanon Campus". www.hacc.edu. Retrieved 2018-04-09.
  8. ^ "HACC's York Campus". www.hacc.edu. Retrieved 2018-04-09.
  9. ^ About Us-Public Relations

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°17′28″N 76°53′05″W / 40.291133°N 76.8847°W / 40.291133; -76.8847