The Latest from HCC


  • Pinning ceremony honors HCC health sciences graduates

    The 2017 graduates of the health sciences division at Hagerstown Community College were honored at a pinning ceremony on May 13. Dental assisting, dental hygiene, medical assisting, paramedic, pharmacy technician, and radiography were among the program areas included in this year’s ceremony. 

  • HCC honors GED and EDP graduates

    Hagerstown Community College recently held its annual adult education commencement ceremony. Student speakers at the event included Amanda Hewitt, of Smithsburg, to represent the National External Diploma Program (NEDP), and Adam Jones, of Hagerstown, who represented the General Equivalency Development (GED) program. 

  • HCC holds its 70th spring commencement

    Hagerstown Community College held its 70th annual spring commencement on Saturday, May 13, in the Athletic, Recreation and Community Center at HCC. HCC President Guy Altieri and members of the board of trustees awarded 376 degrees and certificates to the spring 2017 graduating class. During the first fall commencement held in December of 2016, 293 degrees and certificates were awarded. 

  • HCC middle college students graduate

    The third class of students in the STEMM Technical Middle College (STMC) at Hagerstown Community College graduated from HCC on May 13, 2017. Ten students were recognized at a special ceremony on May 9, 2017 for their significant accomplishments in earning associate degrees from HCC at the same time they are each completing high school. The program includes educational pathways in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, math, and medical) fields.

  • HCC accepts 93 new members into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

    Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the national honor society at Hagerstown Community College, recently accepted 93 new members. To be eligible for PTK, students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher and must have completed 12 credit hours of college-level work at HCC.

  • HCC’s Robinwood Players Theater Club hosted day of theater

    The Robinwood Players Theater Club at Hagerstown Community College hosted a day of theater on Saturday, May 6, in the Kepler Center on HCC’s main campus. The day of theater included free workshops and presentations open to HCC students and local high school juniors and seniors. Topics covered included stage combat, the audition process, Shakespeare, dance, improvisation, and voice, plus theater games and ice breakers.

  • HCC to offer life balance class

    The Continuing Education and Workforce Development Division at Hagerstown Community College is offering a class entitled, “Living Life as a Joyful Being: Be Ready for Whatever Life Brings,” on Mondays, June 5 to 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. on the HCC campus. 

  • HCC students complete job training

    During the 2016-17 academic year, 49 students from Hagerstown Community College completed internships, gaining job training at local businesses. Students from 19 different majors completed a total of 7,560 hours.