HCC opens two new instructional buildings


(Release: January 14, 2013) - In Jan. 2013, HCC completed its Arts & Sciences Complex with the renovation of two existing instructional buildings: The Classroom Building and the former Science Building, both of which were originally constructed in 1966.

The Behavioral Sciences & Humanities Building (BSH)

The Classroom Building has been renamed the the Behavioral Sciences and Humanities (BSH) Building and now houses classrooms, faculty offices, and the new Fletcher Faculty Development Center. The goal of the Fletcher Center is to provide resources that will strengthen the teaching skills of both full- and part-time faculty through professional development activities. Programs offered through the Fletcher Center will focus on a variety of topics including effective course development, effective teaching practices, and class/course management.

The BSH Building houses behavioral and social sciences faculty members, as well as faculty in the English and Humanities Division. Performing and visual arts faculty are housed in the Kepler Performing and Visual Arts Education Center, which opened in Jan. 2012.

The Learning Support Center (LSC)

The former Science Building has been renamed the Learning Support Center (LSC) in honor of its new function: the central location for HCC’s developmental education programs and tutoring services. The LSC offers drop-in student tutoring on a variety of subjects including science, math, English, and computers.

Learn more about these two newly renovated buildings by reading the Herald-Mail article.

The science function of the former Science Building was relocated to HCC's brand new, five-story STEM Building (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), which opened in Jan. 2012. Classes in areas such as biotechnology, cybersecurity, and alternative energy technology are now held in STEM Building.

HCC's Arts & Sciences Complex includes four buildings: the STEM Building, Kepler Center, the Learning Support Center, and the Behavioral Sciences & Humanities Building.