Is tuition-free college in your future?

The recent Opportunity Scholarship proposal by Governor Whitmer to provide tuition-free community college makes sense to expand opportunities for students of all ages and to make sure that Michigan businesses have the talent they need. People from both sides of the aisle agree with the governor about this idea. This proposal would extend the life-changing Detroit Promise model to all Michigan...
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Imagining Michigan’s future: HFC is closing the skills gap

Governor Gretchen Whitmer visited Henry Ford College in March to talk about the skills gap and how HFC is helping bridge that gap. She brought her vision for Michigan and how greater educational access at places like HFC will meet Michigan’s future needs. Whitmer toured two of HFC’s more than 150 programs: The School of Health and Human Services Surgical Technology program The...

State-of-the-art labs for state-of-the-art health science programs

The Surgical Technology and Respiratory Therapist programs in HFC’s School of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently unveiled two new state-of-the-art labs. Surgical Technology: From classroom to OR Surgical Technology’s newly-renovated lab and equipment simulate real-life patient care scenarios and provide innovative, surgical robotic training. Critical and creative thinking is encouraged...

Alumnus earns Paramedic certificate at HFC after graduating from med school

At first, Dr. Jared Ross, a physician specializing in emergency medicine, was a guest lecturer in HFC EMS Program Director Shannon Bruley’s classes. Not long after, he became one of her students. “I spoke with Shannon about wanting to complete a paramedic degree. I’d done my EMT (emergency medical technician) basics at the University of California Los Angeles. I’ve been a...

Personalized enrollment assistance

Free T-shirt included! We’re here to provide one-on-one assistance to get you started at HFC. Call one of our Enrollment Specialists today at 313-845-9600, or send a message to enroll@hfcc.edu. It’s easy to enroll. You’ll apply for admission and financial aid, submit your transcripts, see an academic advisor, attend orientation, and register for classes. And we’ll walk you through all...
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HFC grads excel in Wayne State’s competitive pharmacy program

A remarkable 27 and 25 percent of the last two incoming pharmacy classes at Wayne State University are students who studied at HFC before transferring to Wayne State’s Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. HFC-to-Wayne-State was the path graduate student Nour Baalbaki chose when graduating from high school in her native Ivory Coast. She received her associate degree in...

Instructional innovations: a different path from remedial math

Sometimes a student isn’t fully prepared for college-level courses in a specific required subject. How does HFC provide the needed bridge to advance student learning and long-term success? In some cases, it starts with remedial coursework: extra courses designed to prepare students to succeed in their required courses. Nationwide, more than half of freshmen in community colleges and 40...

HFC Interior Design students to re-create two apartments in Henry Ford Village

Following last year’s success of redesigning a 1-bedroom apartment home at the Henry Ford Village (HFV) senior living community in Dearborn – which was sold in 15 minutes – HFV management invited the HFC interior design (ID) students to renovate two 2-bedroom apartments during the 2018-19 academic year. “This is more comprehensive than last year,” said HFC ID program coordinator Karen...

Expert tips from HFC: Spring car maintenance

After a brutal winter, spring is finally here. As you’re doing spring cleaning and maintenance, don’t forget your car! HFC automotive instructor Ashley Smith has offered some tips for how to get the most out of your car for the long haul. Wash and wax: Once winter is over, thoroughly wash and wax your car. Driving in the winter causes a huge amount of dirt, debris, and, worst of all,...

A head for business, a heart for kids: HFC student credits his success to Grow Detroit’s Young Talent and Developing K.I.D.S.

HFC student Tyrone Bean credits his success to his involvement in the non-profit organizations Grow Detroit’s Young Talent (GDYT) and Developing K.I.D.S. Bean was the youth presenter at the GDYT 2019 kick-off at DTE Energy headquarters in Detroit earlier this year, which HFC President Russell Kavalhuna and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan attended. “I was excited but nervous,” said Bean....
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Henry Ford Early College’s School of Education is free; open to all Wayne County high school students

At the start of the 2019-20 academic year, HFC and the Dearborn Public Schools will launch the Henry Ford Early College (HFEC) School of Education, the fourth collaborative program that combines a high school diploma and an associate degree. The School of Education will allow students to earn an associate degree in either child development or pre-education for the elementary or secondary levels...

Graphic Arts offers new nano certificate program

HFC’s Graphic Arts department recently introduced its new nano certificate program, which introduces students to design industry software and techniques for supplemental career fields. Students learn the fundamentals of graphic design software, including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign to enhance their career objectives. After this two-course program, students should be able...

HFC and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland alumnus lives history as an actor

HFC alumnus Timothy Pollack initially wanted to teach history. Instead, he’s living it. “Shakespeare lets me live history. His plays are more than 400 years old. I get to wear period clothing, speak the language of the day, and get into sword fights. Theater is where it is!” said Pollack. The classically trained Shakespearean actor, a Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS)...

Hawks basketball team, players earn post-season honors

The HFC Hawks men’s basketball team finished the 2018-19 season in championship form with an overall record of 23-9. The season included multiple highlights, including: a second-consecutive MCCAA Eastern Conference Championship, the MCCAA State Championship, and advancing to the District 10 Championship game, where they concluded their season with a loss to St. Clair County Community College,...
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