Records at Hutchinson Community College

STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER

Committed to success for everyone, the Student Success Center at Hutchinson Community College is ready to help you succeed in your educational career. Our knowledgeable staff is trained and prepared to provide excellent academic support and is available to counsel students in the academic and life skills needed to succeed at the collegiate level. 

Advising

Academic advising services are provided to all students who have not declared a major. HutchCC advisors are here to assist you in reaching your personal and academic goals by providing one-on-one mentoring and advising.

Personal Counseling

The problems you may experience while navigating through college life can prevent you from performing at your maximum potential. If you are experiencing personal difficulties, social problems, or trouble performing to your potential, seek assistance from HutchCC's Professional Counseling staff.

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Career Exploration

An essential part of your college experience involves an internal exploration of your interests, skills, and values as well as an external search of the jobs and careers available. Career Zone is our official resume and job posting service.

Welcome to Career Zone!

Hutchinson Community College uses College Central Network as its official resume and job posting service. Please select the icon above to:

  • Search and apply to local and national full-time, part-time and internship opportunities
  • Create and upload your resume and career portfolio to make available to employers
  • Access event announcements, career advice documents, podcasts, videos and articles

Go to Career Zone

Tutoring

Everyone needs help now and then to understand difficult concepts, to get schoolwork organized, or to move past a mental block. To help you succeed in your classes, HutchCC has many tutors whom you can visit for free, based in the Rimmer Learning Resource Center.

Tutoring Services

Accessibility Services

The Accessibility Services coordinator at HutchCC collaborates with students, administrators, faculty, and staff to ensure access to reasonable and appropriate accommodations for academic programs, student involvement, and residence life.

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Testing & Assessment

Prior to registering for classes, some students may need to take English and Math placement tests as part of the admission process.  Assessment Services offers Accuplacer testing at our campuses in Hutchinson, McPherson, and Newton, or at approved testing centers nationwide.  HutchCC utilizes the ACT exam, Accuplacer Next Generation placement tests, and high school GPA for course placement.

Testing Options

Academic Advising

Academic advising services are provided to current and prospective students who are undecided or interested in a General Studies curriculum by professional academic advisors in the Student Success Center.  Students who have declared a college major are advised by advisors from their academic department and may contact the department chair to speak to a departmental advisor.  Academic advisors help students set practical and realistic academic goals; interpret academic assessment results; and provide information about degree options, course selection, enrollment restrictions, and transfer options.

HutchCC Advisors

DAVID CHASTAIN
chastaind@hutchcc.edu
620-728-8100
1-888-GO-HUTCH

BERNADETT DILLON
dillonb@hutchcc.edu
620-728-8163
1-888-GO-HUTCH

ERIN ELLIS
ellise@hutchcc.edu
620-665-3439
1-888-GO-HUTCH

DEBRA GRABER
graberd@hutchcc.edu
620-665-3581
1-888-GO-HUTCH

CHRISTOPHER LAU
lauc@hutchcc.edu
620-665-3583
1-888-GO-HUTCH

CAROLYN PARSON
parsonc@hutchcc.edu
620-728-8162
1-888-GO-HUTCH

MIKE SHIRKEY
shirkeym@hutchcc.edu
620-665-3562
1-888-GO-HUTCH

How Do My Credits Transfer?

The college offers a comprehensive parallel program of freshman-sophomore requirements for baccalaureate degrees in four-year institutions. Students who will be transferring to a baccalaureate-granting institution should study that institution's catalog, consult with their advisor, and enroll in community college courses that satisfy transfer requirements.

Transfer Credits


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Make an Appointment

To schedule an appointment please contact:

MICHELLE WORTHAM
worthamm@hutchcc.edu
620-665-3377
1-888-GO-HUTCH

Personal Counseling

Professional counselors provide a confidential and empathetic environment in which students may seek assistance with issues they face. Personal counseling services are designed to assist students with emotional and behavioral problems that may interfere with the successful attainment of college goals. Typical counseling needs among college students include stress and anxiety, alcohol and drug abuse, loneliness, eating and sleeping disorders, and relationship problems. Students in need of long-term or clinical psychological treatment are referred to outside agencies and services.

Crisis Information

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency and need professional intervention, the 24-hour mental health crisis number for Hutchinson/Reno county is 1-800-794-0163. 


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Career Exploration

HutchCC counselors assist current and prospective students through the process of exploring career options, gathering personal and occupational information, and making sound career decisions. Counselors assist students in the career decision making process using a variety of assessments including interest and personality inventories and work values questionnaires.

There is a $25.00 charge for career assessment testing for individuals who are not currently enrolled at HutchCC; there are no testing charges for currently registered HutchCC students. Links to career information are provided below, allowing students to work independently exploring their interests, values, and abilities relative to the career choice process. An HutchCC Counselor, upon request, can assist students in viewing online references such as the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Counseling Staff

CHRISTOPHER LAU
lauc@hutchcc.edu
620-665-3583
1-888-GO-HUTCH

MIKE SHIRKEY
shirkeym@hutchcc.edu
620-665-3562
1-888-GO-HUTCH

DEBRA GRABER
graberd@hutchcc.edu
620-665-3581
1-888-GO-HUTCH

  • ED 110 Career Decision Making

    Join ED 110 – Career Decision Making, a one credit hour course that provides individuals with the knowledge they need to make an informed career choice. The skills acquired in the course can be applied throughout our careers, in the event we choose – or are confronted with – a career change. In the course, students analyze their interests, values and abilities as they relate to careers. Combining this self-knowledge with current and future occupational data, individuals develop informed career options.

  • Career Links

    Whether you are exploring multiple majors or searching for information about your chosen field, this site will help you connect majors to careers. Learn about the typical career areas and the types of employers that hire people with each major, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate. Continue your research on majors and careers through the websites provided.

    The Kansas Career Navigator is an intuitive dashboard intended to aid in the selection of education and training programs, access workforce training providers, analyze performance information and labor market information.

    The O*Net has information on knowledge, skills, and abilities which are needed in different occupations. The database provides Career Exploration Tools, a set of valuable assessment instruments for workers and students looking to find or change careers. Occupational data is available at both the National and State levels.

    My Next Move is a free, comprehensive, internet-based education and career interests, skills and values assessment tool which gives access to career planning resources needed to prepare for lifetime careers. Users can search careers using key words, browse careers by industry, and connect their personal interests with career areas.

    MyPlan.com is a free resource that helps students and professionals plan more fulfilling lives by making well-informed decisions about their education and careers. Whether you’re deciding on what college to go to, choosing a major, planning ahead for your first career, or thinking about making a career change, MyPlan.com can help you explore options and bring clarity and insight into figuring out what’s right for you.

    Chegg CareerMatch provides tips for job hunting, resume and cover letter writing, and interviews.

    ACT offers this program which combines career exploration with a database of the skills required in more than 1400 American occupations.

    This Bureau of Labor Statistics website helps students quickly make a link between their interests and a career. Career information includes what a job involves, how to prepare for this occupation, salary, related fields, and job outlook.

    The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) provides a variety of information such as salary, educational requirements, and a job outlook.

    ExploreHealthCareers.org is a free, multi-disciplinary, interactive health careers website that gives students (and educators) a reliable, comprehensive source of accurate, up-to-date information about health professions.

    Glassdoor is a career community where past and current employees have contributed over 5 million pieces of content on salary information, company reviews, and interview questions. Glassdoor has over 300,000 companies, in all industries, as well as over 15 million job and internship postings

    Browse Community for Accredited Online Schools for hundreds of schools with full accreditation.  Find resources and advice for finding the best online college experience.

    Neuvoo is a job search engine that indexes jobs directly from companies' career websites, placement agencies, and job boards. Neuvoo centralizes all jobs available on the web to help people find new career opportunities.

    Simply Hired is an employment website that aggregates job listings from thousands of sites across the Web including job boards, newspaper and classified listings, associations, social networks, content sites, and company career sites


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Accessibility Services

The Accessibility Services Office, located in Parker Student Union, provides and coordinates services to students with disabilities, promotes equal educational opportunities, and provides equal access to all institutional programs and services. Accommodations are provided on an individualized, as-needed basis as outlined in the Accommodations Handbook. Students requesting accommodations must submit the accessibility services application and provide current documentation regarding the nature of his or her disability and the need for accommodation. Examples of accommodations include exam accommodations, note-taking, sign language interpreting, and the use of special equipment.

HutchCC encourages students to be as independent as possible on campus and to use those services which help maximize learning. So that services are in place on the first class day, early contact with the Accessibility Services Office for students with disabilities is encouraged.

Make an Appointment

To schedule an appointment please contact:

LISA JOLLIFF
jolliffl@hutchcc.edu
620-665-3554
1-888-GO-HUTCH


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Testing & Assessment

The Student Success Center provides career assessment for students and prospective students of Hutchinson Community College, during a scheduled appointment with a counselor.  The tests used most often are Myers-Briggs and the Strong Interest Inventory.

Assessment Guidelines and Retest Policy
Instructions for Accessing Accuplacer NextGen Study App (v508)


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