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How My Hardest Semester Taught Me the Most

Posted on 11 December 2018 by

I had just completed my first two semesters at HCC with perfect grades, and a 4.0 GPA, so I decided it was time for a challenge. I was taking four classes each semester, so I thought one more class couldn’t hurt. I signed up for five classes during my third semester, which I didn’t think […] Continue Reading…

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Foreign Air in Spring

Posted on 01 April 2016 by

Would you like to visit Italy while earning three credits in a humanities course? Learn about the Italian culture and history which has shaped the country? That is what a number of students did this semester, over Spring Break, as part of their curriculum. Jamilet Ortiz is an Assistant Professor of Spanish here at HCC […] Continue Reading…

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Author Visit Kicks Off One Book One College Program

Posted on 29 March 2016 by

Books are a standard component of a college education, but HCC has taken the concept to another dimension.   In the fall of 2015, the committee composed of HCC Professors Rebecca Adams, Karyn Smith, Kristen Carley, and Steve Mark; Librarians Jennifer Lutris and Peter Everett, and Counselor Marilyn Wehr asked all HCC faculty, staff and […] Continue Reading…

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Making Friends

Posted on 05 February 2016 by

Having a friend in a class can make the class much more enjoyable. For those with friends at school, they can sign up for the same class. Some are not as fortunate to have friends that need to fill the same requirements, or want to take the same classes. To make up for this, it […] Continue Reading…

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Forward: A Niche Program with Campus-Wide Relevance

Posted on 08 December 2015 by

Tucked away in a side hall on the third floor of Beacon Hall lie the offices of the Forward program. Stereotyping is wrong, but I’d bet if you’re an average, everyday HCC student, you haven’t heard of this program or its mission. It serves those students interested in healthcare and IT, and yet, its ideas–such […] Continue Reading…

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Humans of Housatonic #10: “I Took My Wife’s Class…”

Posted on 07 May 2015 by

“I took my wife’s class. Everyone thought she would give me an easy A, but I had to work for it.” — Ed Bloom, General Studies More Humans of Housatonic here.  Learn about the Humans of Housatonic series here.   

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Humans of Housatonic #4: “A Very Good Stepping Stone”

Posted on 05 May 2015 by

“I think [Housatonic] is a very good stepping stone from the high school to college experience. I feel like if I had gone to a four year school right away I would have gotten lost in the party aspect, but now that I know a bit more about the academic side of things, I’m more […] Continue Reading…

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Why Early Career Experience is Important

Posted on 30 April 2015 by

Picking a career is one of the most stressful things a student will go through. Many students may go through three different majors before they have chosen the right one. Having the opportunity to learn from experts in one’s desired field of interest or just being immersed in the responsibilities and average day of someone […] Continue Reading…

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The Best Classes on Campus

Posted on 28 April 2015 by

Housatonic offers over 50 programs for students to choose from. Some students may be switching majors or just have absolutely no idea which class to take next. This can be difficult when creating a schedule for the upcoming semester. An easy way to make this process a bit easier is to ask some fellow students […] Continue Reading…

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Medical Assisting Program Takes Flight

Posted on 03 April 2015 by

Housatonic now offers a Medical Assisting Program as an associate in a science degree.  Medical Assistants work alongside practitioners, in mainly outpatient and ambulatory care facilities such as medical offices and clinics. “Medical assisting is one of the nation’s fastest-growing fields today,” program coordinator Letizia Morales said. Medical assistants are cross-trained to perform clinical and […] Continue Reading…