Hill College

Catalog

HILL COLLEGE

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

Hill College is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment. The college does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of age, race, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status in the administration of its educational programs, activities, or employment policies.

NONDISCRIMINATION

Federal  law  prohibits the  college  from  making  preadmission  inquiries regarding  a student's  disability.   Information  regarding a  student's  disability,  voluntarily  given  or inadvertently   received,   will   not   adversely   affect   any   admission   decision.    If a student requires special services and/or accommodations as a result of a disability, the student must notify the Office of Student Services.  This voluntary self identification allows Hill College to prepare appropriate support services and/or accommodations to facilitate the student's learning. Confidentiality of the information will be maintained in accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act and shared only with College officials with a legitimate educational interest in the information. To the extent reasonably  appropriate,  the  college  will  provide  special  services  and/or accommodations to qualified individuals with a disability in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Hill College has designated the Vice President of Student Services as the Section 504 Coordinator.

Also, Hill College complies with state regulations that allow no illegal drugs on campus. Students caught with such a drug may be suspended and/or expelled from college for a specified period of time.

For information about Hill College, write or telephone the following: Hill College

112 Lamar Drive Hillsboro, TX 76645 (254) 659-7500

or visit Hill College on the

World Wide Web at www.hillcollege.edu

BULLETIN

of

HILL COLLEGE GENERAL CATALOG for

2012-2014

Hill College is accredited by

the Commission on Colleges of the

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees.

Contact the Commission on Colleges at

1866 Southern Lane

Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call

404-679-4500

for questions about the accreditation of Hill College.

Approved by

Texas Association of Community Colleges

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Member of

American Association of Community Colleges The Association of Texas Colleges and Universities The Texas Association of Music Schools

National Junior College Athletic Association

Texas Association of School Boards Association of Community College Trustees Texas Community College Association

Texas Community College Teachers Association

This catalog contains policies, regulations and procedures which were in existence as the publication went to press.  The college reserves the right to make changes at any time to reflect current board policies and administrative regulations and procedures. Please refer to the Hill College website at www.hillcollege.edu and/or contact individual departments for changes and updates.

 This bulletin is for informational purposes and does not constitute a contract.

Message from the President

Welcome to Hill College and thank you for visiting our web site.  I am excited and honored to be serving as President of this fine institution.  Our mission is to serve YOU the student.  Our web site was designed as part of our commitment to make Hill College’s information easily accessible.  It is my hope that you will find the web site easy to navigate, efficient to use, and aesthetically pleasing. 

Hill College is an institution full of opportunities.  Whether you are a high school student, a current Hill College student, someone who wants
to continue your education, take advantage of our many online and distance learning opportunities, or acquire short-term training and go directly into the workforce, Hill College is designed with YOU in mind. 

We have a rich history of providing excellence in teaching and student success.  We have dedicated and innovative faculty, as well as knowledgeable and caring staff whose mission is to enrich the lives of the students we serve.  We have nationally ranked athletic teams, a show stopping music and fine arts department, high tech academic and workforce training  educational programs, a first-class History Museum, and a family-type atmosphere where students come first.

Thank you for perusing our website.   It is my desire that you will choose Hill College to be YOUR “college of choice.”  You will find that Hill College is a unique, innovative place of learning dedicated to equipping students with the skills they need to be successful in a global economy.  Stay tuned and be watching for new and innovative programs, emerging technologies, and great things at Hill College!

Dr. Pamela Boehm

TABLE OF CONTENTS

GENERAL INFORMATION .........................................................................................

II ADMISSIONS ..............................................................................................................

III FEES AND FINANCIAL AID........................................................................................

IV STUDENT INFORMATION ........................................................................................

V ACADEMIC INFORMATION ......................................................................................

VI GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS .............................................................................

VII DEGREE PLANS AND PROGRAMS OF STUDY .....................................................

VIII COURSE DESCRIPTIONS........................................................................................

IX  ORGANIZATION........................................................................................................