Directory of Student Services

HCC's Student Services and activities program are designed to meet the unique needs of students and provide an environment of growth. The student services staff at HibbingCommunity College will help you meet your needs outside the classroom. Services include programs and activities that will enhance your college experience ranging from academic and career advising and academic support, to intercollegiate athletics, fine arts activities, student government, student clubs and Phi Theta Kappa.

We invite you to explore the possibilities HCC offers. You'll find the support and the challenges that will make your education at HCC a time of growth.

The following services are provided.

Academic Advising:
Schedule an appointment: 218-262-7292
Building M
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Advising is an integral part of student success at HCC. All students have an opportunity to discuss educational, personal, and career interests and goals with advisors or counselors. Other advising services include assistance with course selection, transfer, study skills, goal setting, time management, and motivation.

Academic Center:
Phone: 218-262-6745
Room: D132
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

The Academic Center offers many services to students for improving study skills, test-taking skills, and time management. Trained peer and professional tutors are available, at no charge to students, to assist with specific subjects. Study groups also meet in the Academic Center.

Activities:
Phone: 218-262-7363
Office: M171

Activities for students are coordinated through the activities director. Contact the activities director with any programming suggestions.

Admissions:
Phone: 218-262-7207
Building M
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Applications for admission, information on academic programs, course catalogs, and housing information are available. Students can also change their major with the Admissions Office.

Athletics:
Phone: 218-262-6749
Office: PE 148

Intramural sports and activities for students are coordinated through the activities director. Contact this person for more information. Participants in NJCAA must maintain academic standards to maintain eligibility for competition. Varsity men's athletics include basketball, and baseball. Varsity women's athletics include volleyball, basketball, and softball. Intramural offerings include 3-on-3 basketball, co-ed volleyball, bowling, indoor soccer, and open gym nights.

Bookstore:
Phone: 218-262-6706
Room: C115
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Additional hours will be available at the beginning of each semester. The HCC Bookstore stocks new and used books required to complete coursework and various items including supplies, clothing, and backpacks.

Business Office:
Phone: 218-262-7205
Building 125
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Tuition and fees can be paid and financial aid awards are disbursed in the Business Office.

Career Services:
Phone: 218-262-6775
Building M
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Resources available include: information on HCC programs, two and four-year college catalogs, career exploration, job information, and computers available for career or job searches.

Computer Lab & Services:
Phone: 218 262-7232
Hours are posted next to computer lab in C222
Monday - Friday

HCC provides computer facilities for classroom instruction and student applications. The computer lab offers a broad spectrum of current software for student use as well as Internet access,E-mail capabilities and test proctoring. A lab assistant is available to offer assistance. Students experiencing difficulty with online courses may contact computer services.

Community Resources:

Counseling Services:
Phone: 218-262-7208 or 218-262-6786
Building M
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Counselors are available by appointment or on a drop-in basis to discuss personal, academic, and career concerns.

Disability Services:
Phone: 218-262-6712
Office: M166
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

HCC is committed to meeting the needs of students and staff with disabilities. HCC complies fully with the provision of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act, which mandates equal access for physically and learning disabled persons in educational program. Accommodations and support for students with disabilities are available through the Disability Services Office and the Student Support Services Program. Services include assistance with application and registration procedures, career and academic counseling, auxiliary aids and adaptive equipment, classroom and testing accommodations, advocacy, accessibility information, and referrals to community agencies. It is the responsibility of the student to request services of accommodations and to provide documentation of the learning or physical disability. All information is kept confidential.

Financial Aid:
Phone: 218-262-7378 or 218-262-6731
Building M
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. or evening by appointment

The financial aid office assists full and part-time students in obtaining financial assistance in the form of grants, loan, scholarships, and employment through work-study in order to ensure their ability to access education.

Food Service:
Phone: 218-262-7228

The Culinary Arts Department provides service for snacks, rolls, lunches, and grill. This is available to students, staff, and guests. Beverages are also available including coffee, juices, fountain pop, etc. Hours of operation are 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Vending machines are available throughout the campus with snacks and bottled water, juices, and soft drinks.

Graduation:
Phone: 218-262-6735
Building: M
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Questions regarding applying for graduation and diplomas are referred to the records office. Graduation forms are available here

Harassment:
Phone: 218-262-6759
Office: M173
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Students needing to discuss harassment issues should see David Olds, HCC Harassment Officer.

Housing/Residence Life:
Phone: 218-262-7246 or email: housing@hibbing.edu
1601 E 25th Street
Monday - Friday

HCC has on-campus housing available to students. The housing facility provides a comfortable, private environment at a reasonable cost and is operated by trained staff under the direction of the Housing Director. Laundry facilities and community room are available.

ID Cards:
Phone: 218-262-7292
Building M

Students receive photo ID cards. There is a $5 reprint fee for lost or stolen cards.

Library:
Phone: 218-262-7258
Building L
Academic Year Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Saturday/Sunday Closed (all hours subject to change)

This library is a vital part of the college's instructional program. The librarian cooperates with classroom instructors to assure that students develop skills in information literacy appropriate to their career and professional goals. An extensive collection of books, periodicals, audiovisual materials, and electronic resources are available to students, staff, and community. Library resources are accessible via MnPALS at http://hibbing.mnpals.net as well as other databases. The HCC collection is accessed from locations on and off campus via the Interlibrary loan allowing for identification and borrowing of materials from regional, state, and national academic, public and special libraries. The HCC library also has textbooks and special resources on reserve for students to use in the library for most HCC courses. The library has a quiet, comfortable environment for study, research and reference work. Campus-networked computers, tables equipped for AV use, a conference room for group study and video viewing, microfiche readers and printers, a photo copy machine and other amenities are available for student use.

Lost and Found:
Check with Receptionists in Building C or Building M for lost items.

Multi-Cultural Services:
Phone: 218-263-2969
Office: C152

HCC is committed to creating a comfortable and welcoming environment to all students. Assistance in securing financial aid, housing, transportation, admissions and program information, personal and academic advisement and community resources referrals are provided.

Placement Services:
Phone: 218-262-7292
Building M
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

HCC has a placement service to aid students in seeking positions. Services include job search, resume writing assistance, mock interviews and distribution of employment opportunities. A job board is located in Building M.

Placement Testing:
Phone: 218-262-6712
Building M
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Assessment tests are administered to all new students enrolling at HCC and are used to determine placement levels in Reading and Math. The Disability Services Director needs any request for testing accommodations; accommodations for students with physical or learning disabilities need to be requested by the student.

Records Office:
Phone: 218-262-6735
Building M
Contact the records office with questions regarding grades, grade changes, diplomas, transfer credits and Veteran's benefits.

Recruiting/Campus Tours:
Phone: 218-262-6713 or 218-312-1508
Building: M
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Visitors are always welcome at HCC. Contact the HCC recruiter for campus visits. College visits are hosted by staff members who will acquaint prospective students with the college, answer questions, and visit with program instructors.

Registration:
Phone: 218-262-7292
Building M
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Students can have Personal Identification Numbers (PIN) reset, change address, verify enrollment for insurance, and request transcripts. Students can also receive assistance with computer registration. Contact this department or the records office regarding holds, student status, or background checks. The registration department should be contacted to reach students in emergency situations. More information can be found at: http://www.hibbing.edu/current-students.html

Service-Learning:
Phone: 218-262-2952

Hibbing Community College is committed to community involvement and collaboration. One avenue of participation is through service-learning, a teaching/learning method by which students learn and develop through active participation in thoughtfully organized service experiences. A growing number of instructors are incorporating service-learning components into their curricula. Some examples are nursing, composition, health, and law enforcement. The student/community partnership is one of mutual reward.

Student Support Services:
Building M
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The SSS Program is funded by the Department of Education and provides eligible students with a variety of services. All services and activities are provided at no charge to the students. To be eligible, students must meet one of the following criteria: first generation (neither parent had a 4-year degree by the time the student turned 18 years old), be low income, or have a documented disability. SSS provides: academic, career, personal, transfer, and financial aid advising; tutoring and study groups; campus visits; workshops; Transition to College and Choosing A Major/Career courses; and cultural activities. Program participants apply to the program and are contacted by the SSS Director if they meet eligibility requirements.

SSS Staff:

Director 262-6759
Counselor 262-6786
Disability Services 262-6712

Advisor 262-7363
Advisor 262-6774

Transcripts:
Phone: 218-262-7378
Building M

Transcript requests can be made at www.getmytranscript.com. There is a $5 fee for official transcripts. Students have access to print their own unofficial transcripts and DARS reports at E-Services.

Tutoring Services:
Phone: 218-262-6745
Room: D132
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

For academic assistance, test proctoring, and tutoring, visit the Academic Center

Veterans Benefits:
Phone: 218-262-6735
Building M

Hibbing Community College is approved by the Minnesota State Approving Agency for Veterans' Educational Benefits. Veterans can receive up to 45 months of educational assistance through the GI bill for full-time attendance. Benefits are also paid for part-time attendance. The veteran must notify the Records Office when they register, add, drop or withdraw from classes or of address changes or of any change in dependents. The Veterans Administration, Fort Snelling, provides work-study jobs for full-time student veterans. Veterans can earn up to $1,800 each semester enrolled. Students must be enrolled full time to be eligible.

Veteran's Services:
Phone: 218-262-6739
Cell: 218 208-7094
Building M

Information and assistance is provided to veterans and their families on a full range of benefits on and off campus. Please contact us for more information regarding all services.

Athletics (Intercollegiate, Club, Intramurals)
HCC has a complete and competitive athletic program for both women and men. Participants must maintain academic standards set by NJCAA to be eligible to play. As a Division III school, HCC does not award athletic scholarships. Men's varsity athletics include, basketball and baseball. Women's varsity athletics include volleyball, basketball, and softball.

If you enjoy athletics but don't have the time to devote to varsity-level play, the intramural program offers a variety of options, including table tennis, 3-on-3 basketball, co-ed volleyball, bowling, floor hockey, weight lifting, and family recreation nights.

Fitness Facilities
Our fully-equipped fitness center is located in the HCC physical education building. You can build a personal fitness program around life-cycles, elliptical machines, stair steppers, free weights, as well as Nautilus-like equipment. When you've finished your work-out, you can refresh in the saunas in both the men's and women's locker rooms. All HCC students, staff, and faculty are welcome to use the facilities whenever they are available. There is no charge.