Engineering Team Finalist in Community College Innovation Challenge

The National Science Foundation (NSF), in partnership with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), named a team of HFC Pre-engineering students as one of the 10 finalists in the second annual Community College Innovation Challenge (CCIC) this past spring. This is HFC’s second consecutive year of earning this prestigious honor as one of the CCIC’s 10 finalist teams. The HFC...

HFC Signs Engineering Transfer Agreement with UM-Dearborn

HFC recently signed a transfer agreement with the University of Michigan-Dearborn (UM-Dearborn) where students can transfer their credits toward an undergraduate degree in Engineering to UM-Dearborn. “We’re very excited about this agreement between HFC and UM-Dearborn. It’s a logical progression that students wishing to study engineering at UM-Dearborn can transfer their credits seamlessly....
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HFC’s Medical Assistant Program – Great Career for Non-Traditional Students

HFC’s Medical Assistant (MA) program offers a gateway into the medical field for non-traditional students. And students don’t get any more non-traditional than Dawn Jones. She dropped out of high school in 2009 and earned her GED in 2011. That same year, she enrolled at HFC. Currently, she has an externship with an ear, nose and throat specialist in Dearborn. “Getting an education was the...
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HFC’s HVAC Program: Meeting Growing Industry Demand with Accelerated Associate Degree

Since demand for heating/cooling professionals in Michigan and the United States is at an all-time high, the Henry Ford College (HFC) Heating Ventilation Air-Conditioning (HVAC) program can now be completed as an advanced certificate (requiring 52 credit hours) or an associate degree in Applied Science (requiring 68 credit hours), effective fall 2016. [caption id="attachment_1525"...

President’s Column

Many great opportunities await those who are prepared and ready to meet the changing needs of the new job market. This is why HFC is driven to provide an exceptional education that prepares all students for a prosperous future. And while the future will present many challenges, we must be ready to invest ourselves in gaining the skills and knowledge necessary to overcome these challenges and...
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Get Started at Henry Ford College

HFC is ready to help you start on a path to a new career and new opportunities. With more than 100 associate degrees and certificate programs available, a new career is easy to attain. HFC is happy to help chart a course right for you. The following provides a small snapshot of the programs HFC offers and average incomes in the field. [qa] *Salaries are national medians based on the U.S. Bureau...
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Smart Job Search

Take the smart path when looking for a job When you’re looking for a job, first consider how companies fill jobs. One-fifth of outside hires were made via employee referral in 2013, according to a survey by CareerXroads. Career websites accounted for another fifth of outside hires, and job boards for about 15 percent. The survey found growing numbers of new hires from social media, especially...

Lost Your Job? Your career first aid kit

Where do you begin if you lose your job? Changing careers after years in one job can seem overwhelming. Often the first steps—the mental and emotional ones—are the hardest. “People lose their jobs for many reasons,” explained recruiting firm Harris Allied Manager Kathy Harris. “Maybe their company has decided to outsource or sell a division; it’s purely a financial decision; or the...

HFC Radiographer program receives technology upgrade

Early in 2015, the HFC Radiography (RAD) program received a technology upgrade for its Imaging Lab. Funded through a Perkins Grant, the RAD program recently installed upgraded technology – a digital flat panel detector – in its Imaging Lab. This device captures the x-ray image, converts it to a digital signal and sends it immediately to a computer monitor. Ionizing radiation creates images of...
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MAT2® progam yields success for students

When attending Salem High School in Plymouth, Mich., Rebekka Neumann – a native of Germany – was part of Salem’s first (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics team. That sparked her interest in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) field. From there, she found out about the MAT²® Program at HFC, where she enrolled upon graduation from...

Not your grandfather’s factory

Next generation industrial careers need high-tech skills What do you think of when you imagine a shift change at a factory? Unless you work inside one, chances are you think of a whistle, punch-cards and time-clocks, and thousands of workers pouring out of the gates. The assembly line of Henry Ford’s day still shapes public perception of manufacturing. But within the industry, vast changes in...
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HFC’s certified Ophthalmic Technician program = only accredited program in Michigan

The HFC Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) Program is the only accredited COT program in the state of Michigan. A COT works with ophthalmologists to provide patient care by performing numerous eye-related clinical tasks, including but not limited to: Performing vision and diagnostic tests; Instructing patients about medications and various medical procedures; Recording patients’ medical...

Get Started at Henry Ford Community College

HFCC is ready to help you get started on a path to a new career and new opportunities. With more than 100 associate’s degree and certificate programs available, a new career is easy to attain. HFCC is happy to help chart a course right for you. The following provides a small snapshot of the programs HFCC offers and average incomes in the field. Advanced Manufacturing Whether your...

HFC Respiratory Therapist program

HFC Respiratory Therapist program awarded the CoARC Distinguished RRT Credential for third straight year For the third consecutive year, the HFC Respiratory Therapist (RT) program received the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) Distinguished Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Credentialing Success Award. Additionally, this program has a 70 percent retention rate, a 100...
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7 Easy Steps to Enroll @ HFC

Phone: 1.800.585.4322 www.hfcc.edu/steps enrollmentservices@hfcc.edu 2015 Registration and Class Start Dates: March 23: Spring/Summer 2015 Registration Opens April 6: Fall 2015 Registration Opens May 12: Spring 2015 classes begin June 30: Summer 2015 classes begin Agust 27: Fall 2015 classes begin ...
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Student Profile: Zach Brukley, Biotechnology Student

Zach Brukley credits his new career as a scientist to HFCC’s Biotechnology Program, which he discovered working as a custodian. Brukley recently graduated with an associate’s degree in Biotechnology and has transferred to Wayne State University. He completed an internship at Enzo Life Sciences in Ann Arbor. “Because of a confluence of excellent instructors, the amazing resources for...

Returning to college? Ease the transition

When adults need to re-tool for a new career, community colleges are the ultimate resource. To make the most of a return to the classroom, try these tips: Don’t worry about your age. Many students will be “non-traditional” students (over the age of 25) and most are juggling jobs, families, and other responsibilities just like you. Make a beeline to the college counselor’s office....
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A Win-Win for Science Education in Southeast Michigan

They’re at two different ends of the higher education journey: some just starting on their associate degrees, others finishing up advanced training after earning a doctorate in biomedical science. But there’s a lot they can teach one another, with the help of their professors. Through a new five-year federal grant totaling $3.64 million from the National Institute of Health (NIH), the two...
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President’s Column

Welcome to the spring 2015 edition of Henry Ford College’s CareerFocus magazine. HFC students are working diligently in their studies and with less than two months remaining in the winter semester, I’m sure many look forward to commencement exercises, which take place May 9. This auspicious ceremony is just one of the many activities planned for the spring time. The College is preparing for...
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Get Started at Henry Ford College

HFC is ready to help you start on a path to a new career and new opportunities. With more than 120 degrees and programs available, a new career is easy to attain. HFC is happy to help chart a course right for you. The following provides a small snapshot of the programs HFC offers and average incomes in the field. [qa] *Salaries are national medians based on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistic...
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HFCC Celebrates 75 Years of Serving the Community!

This year HFCC celebrates 75 years of service to the Dearborn and southeast Michigan communities! The school was originally named Fordson Junior College when it was established in 1938. Later the college was adopted as Dearborn Junior College in 1946, before adopting its current institution name in 1952, which was named after the Henry Ford Trade School.  Since it was founded in 1938 as...

Enhance Your Job Searching Using Social Media

11 Tips for Using Social Media to Land a Job Traditional job application techniques aren’t enough to keep pace with new methods being used by social media-savvy applicants. Social media platforms – LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, Pinterest, Instagram – offer job-seekers the ability to leverage the power of their connections to generate leads for employment, extend their...
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Radiography Students Meet and Exceed National Benchmarks

HFC’s Radiographer (RAD) Program continues to meet and exceed many national benchmarks, including the student pass rate on the national credentialing exam. Students in the RAD Program have a 93 percent pass rate on the American Registration of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) National Credentialing Exam over the course of five years. This applies for students who passed the exam on the first...
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College at Any Age Starting over or changing careers? We have what you need

Changing careers in today’s economy often means going back to college to learn new skills. Community colleges are usually the first place to which career changers turn, and not just because they’re a good value. College for adult learners Community colleges have served adult learners for decades. We understand the challenges faced by older students who often have family and job...

HFC Partners with WIN to Provide Robotics Training

HFC recently partnered with the Workforce Intelligence Network (WIN) for Southeast Michigan to provide robotics and automation training to workers in southeastern Michigan. The U.S. Dept. of Labor’s Employment and Training Division awarded WIN a $6 million grant to train workers in robotics and automation. WIN is a partnership made up of 10 community colleges and six Michigan Works! Agencies in...

Robotics Now for the Future

While we have not quite reached the age of personal jetpacks and robotic butlers, we are well on our way! Robotics is used in everything from space exploration to mechanics to biology – the field is growing quickly. Some of the finest achievements of humanity owe a lot to robotics technology. Linda Bigonesse of NASA stated: “It would not have been possible to put together the International...

How to Avoid Massive Debt AND Get a Great College Education? Choose your local community college

There are some 37 million people in the U.S. currently holding student debt, with the national average among undergraduate student borrowers carrying a debt load of about $25,000. As a recent study by NERA Economic Consulting noted, “Student debt loads of $50,000, $100,000, and $200,000 are still the minority, but those high figures are becoming more common.” What steps can you take to...

CAD Technology/Industrial Drafting Technology Program

Providing Quality and Value to Industry The technology involved in Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) is constantly changing. Fortunately, HFC’s CAD Technology/Industrial Drafting Technology program is able to accommodate these changes and more. According to Roger Weekes, lead instructor and dept. coordinator, the College offers instruction in three different types of 3D Solid Modeling CAD software...

Brawn to Brains: Skills are the future of manufacturing

You may have heard that manufacturing jobs are a thing of the past. While it’s true that old-fashioned assembly line jobs are dwindling, a new kind of manufacturing job is starved for skilled workers. Today, over 60 percent of manufacturing employees have at least some college education, according to a U.S Department of Commerce report. And a 2011 report from the Manufacturing Institute...

Dates to Remember @ HFC

March 23 Spring/Summer 2017 Registration Is Now Open April 24 Fall 2017 priority registration April 27 Fall 2017 open registration begins May 2 Final exams begin for 15-week, 12-week and second 8-week semesters May 6 Commencement May 9 Start of the spring 2017 semester May 29  Memorial Day – College closed June 19 Final exams begin for the spring 2017 semester June 27 Summer 2017...
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Cybersecurity: Virtual Crime-Fighting, Real-World Rewards

It may be a “virtual” realm of activity on the Internet, but the criminal activity out there is real. Fraud, identity theft and trafficking in child pornography have all been identified by the FBI as serious crimes. Trained experts are needed to track down these perpetrators and prevent these illegal activities. The field of cybersecurity is still evolving right along with technology,...
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President’s Column

Every day at Henry Ford College, we reaffirm our vision and mission by helping students from around the globe achieve both career and life success. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to this ideal and work without rest to help them succeed. A great example of this is our Information Assurance Program. In the ever-changing world of industry and technology, companies must balance the...
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Henry Ford Early College has its First RN Graduate

It wasn’t the typical high school experience for Sarah Kazbour of Dearborn. She was determined to reach her goal – a goal that was almost unthought-of for a student her age. Registered Nurse—At 19! Kazbour became a registered nurse at age 19. She was a member of the first graduating class of the Henry Ford Early College program in May 2012. She is the first RN student to graduate from the...

The Right Amount of Higher Education

You don’t have to commit to four years of college to increase your income In choosing a career, it’s important to know your personal interests and talents, the job outlook for occupations matching your interests and talents, the education required, and the earnings you can expect—annually and over a lifetime. Several recent economic studies shed light on the outlook for national and...
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Henry Ford Collegiate Academy

The Henry Ford Collegiate Academy is one of the most exciting opportunities that the Dearborn Public Schools and Henry Ford Community College have ever offered students! This program provides students a chance to earn BOTH a HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA and a two-year associate’s degree in only five years at NO COST to parents or students. The best part of the program is that it doesn’t matter if...

Sign Up Now for Henry Ford College Discover Day

Save the Date! HFC Discover Day Thursday, October 1, 2015 9 a.m.–1 p.m. and 5–7 p.m. Come to campus and meet program representatives from more than 100 different programs! Talk with financial aid experts and student service associates. Take a tour. Discuss transfer plans with one of our university partners. We hope you will join us and let us answer all of your questions! Mark your...
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Get Started at Henry Ford College

HFC is ready to help you start on a path to a new career and new opportunities. With more than 100 associate degrees and certificate programs available, a new career is easy to attain. HFC is happy to help chart a course right for you. The following provides a small snapshot of the programs HFC offers and average incomes in the field. [qa]...
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High School Students, Want to Fast Track Your College Experience? Henry Ford Early College

The Henry Ford Early College (HFEC) Program prepares students in metropolitan Detroit for a future that is competitive, integrated with technology, and encourages career exploration. The HFEC is a partnership among Henry Ford Health System, Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn Public Schools in coordination with Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency and the State Board of Education....
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Veterans, College and Career

There are more than 21 million veterans in the U.S. today, about 1.6 million of whom are women. Of those veterans attending college, 43 percent of them attend community colleges across the nation. A higher percentage of male veterans (34.6 percent) go into management and professional careers than non-veterans (32.5 percent). This is even more so for female veterans (48.7 percent) compared to...

Student Engineering Team Finalist in National Competition

This past spring, a team of four Pre-Engineering students earned selection as a finalist in the Community College Innovation Challenge (CCIC) Boot Camp at the National Science Foundation (NSF) in Arlington, Va. The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) hosted this all-expenses paid event in partnership with the NSF. Innovation Boot Camp provided a hands-on learning opportunity for 10...

President’s Column

Now that the fall semester has begun and students are actively working toward their education and career goals at HFCC, I want to begin this new issue of CareerFocus by expressing thanks on behalf of the College for your continuous, unwavering support of this fine institution. Your commitment truly sets HFCC apart. As many of you know, 2013 is HFCC’s 75th birthday, an important mark in the...

Steps to apply

1.  Apply Online Complete an application by visiting www.hfcc.edu/apply. 2. Participate in Course Placement Course Placement helps you select the correct English and Math courses. It’s free and available on a walk-in basis at HFCC’s Welcome Center. Bring your photo id and allow 2½ hours to complete the tests. 3. Make it official (transcripts that is) Request to have your official...

HFC Cisco Networking Academy student selected as a member of the “Dream Team”

Only 10 students throughout the U.S. and Canada selected for CiscoLive! Kenith Lewis III, a Cisco Networking Academy student at HFC, was one of 10 students throughout the United States and Canada – and the only one in Michigan – who was selected as a member of the “Dream Team” and went to CiscoLive! in San Diego this past June. More than 160 students applied to be part of the “Dream...

New Program at HFC

HFC Launches New Supply Chain Management Associate Degree Program for fall 2015 Effective for the fall 2015 semester, HFC will launch a new associate degree program in Supply Chain Management (SCM) and a new SCM Technician Certificate through the Business and Computer Technology Division. In addition to offering an associate degree in SCM and a new 31-credit hour SCM Technician Certificate,...

Faculty Profile: Steve Glazer, HFC Ceramics instructor/director of Exhibitions

A Detroit native, HFC Ceramics Instructor Steve Glazer grew up in an artistic household; both his parents were professional musicians as are his two brothers. During his senior year at Milford High School, Glazer’s love for ceramics came about when he saw an art teacher working on a potter’s wheel. “I walked into the classroom and saw Ms. Cattallo, a new student-teacher, working at a...
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Follow Your Art

A creative career can thrive with a little planning It requires talent to make a career out of art-but even more than that it requires courage. Courage to follow your convictions, ignore your doubts and smile politely when the well-meaning person asks, “Shouldn’t you choose a more practical career?” Yet despite the skepticism, many artists do turn their talents into careers. The U.S. Bureau...
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[Infographic] The Case for College

Even if a college education is expensive, the pay-off is worth it! Need help comparing costs of an HFC education with other colleges? Check out HFC’s Tuition Comparison tool at https://www.hfcc.edu/tuition-and-payment. With one of the state’s lowest tuition costs on the books and more than 100 programs to study, HFC offers an exceptional education at a low tuition rate!...
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Facts and Finds

Calculate future debt burden Student loan debt has more than tripled over the past decade, as both the number of borrowers and the size of the average balance have increased. Nearly three in four graduates today carry a sizeable debt along with their diplomas. For these borrowers, the typical balance is $26,500, according to the Hamilton Project, a research group based at the Brookings...

President’s Column

I hope you had an enjoyable and relaxing summer, and welcome you to the fall 2015 edition of Henry Ford College’s CareerFocus magazine. I also want to welcome all of our returning and new students to campus, as well as faculty, staff, administrators and friends. As we begin a new academic year at the College, we look forward to many great things ahead for our students. This fall, we are...

Get Started at Henry Ford Community College

HFCC is ready to help you get started on a path to a new career and new opportunities. With more than 100 associate’s degree and certificate programs available, a new career is easy to attain. HFCC is happy to help chart a course right for you. The following provides a small snapshot of the programs HFCC offers and average incomes in the field. [qa]...

Student Profile: Zach Brukley, Biotechnology Student

Zach Brukley credits his new career as a scientist to HFCC’s Biotechnology Program, which he discovered working as a custodian. Brukley recently graduated with an associate’s degree in Biotechnology and has transferred to Wayne State University. He completed an internship at Enzo Life Sciences in Ann Arbor. “Because of a confluence of excellent instructors, the amazing resources for...

HFCC Celebrates 75 Years of Serving the Community!

This year HFCC celebrates 75 years of service to the Dearborn and southeast Michigan communities! The school was originally named Fordson Junior College when it was established in 1938. Later the college was adopted as Dearborn Junior College in 1946, before adopting its current institution name in 1952, which was named after the Henry Ford Trade School.  Since it was founded in 1938 as Fordson...

College at Any Age Starting over or changing careers? We have what you need

Changing careers in today’s economy often means going back to college to learn new skills. Community colleges are usually the first place to which career changers turn, and not just because they’re a good value. College for adult learners Community colleges have served adult learners for decades. We understand the challenges faced by older students who often have family and job...

How to Avoid Massive Debt AND Get a Great College Education? Choose your local community college

There are some 37 million people in the U.S. currently holding student debt, with the national average among undergraduate student borrowers carrying a debt load of about $25,000. As a recent study by NERA Economic Consulting noted, “Student debt loads of $50,000, $100,000, and $200,000 are still the minority, but those high figures are becoming more common.” What steps can you take to...

Brawn to Brains: Skills are the future of manufacturing

You may have heard that manufacturing jobs are a thing of the past. While it’s true that old-fashioned assembly line jobs are dwindling, a new kind of manufacturing job is starved for skilled workers. Today, over 60 percent of manufacturing employees have at least some college education, according to a U.S Department of Commerce report. And a 2011 report from the Manufacturing Institute...

The Right Amount of Higher Education

You don’t have to commit to four years of college to increase your income. In choosing a career, it’s important to know your personal interests and talents, the job outlook for occupations matching your interests and talents, the education required, and the earnings you can expect—annually and over a lifetime. Several recent economic studies shed light on the outlook for national and...
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Henry Ford Early College has its First RN Graduate

It wasn’t the typical high school experience for Sarah Kazbour of Dearborn. She was determined to reach her goal – a goal that was almost unthought-of for a student her age. Registered Nurse—At 19! Kazbour became a registered nurse at age 19. She was a member of the first graduating class of the Henry Ford Early College program in May 2012. She is the first RN student to graduate from the...

High School Students, Want to Fast Track Your College Experience? Henry Ford Early College

The Henry Ford Early College (HFEC) Program prepares students in metropolitan Detroit for a future that is competitive, integrated with technology, and encourages career exploration. The HFEC is a partnership among Henry Ford Health System, Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn Public Schools in coordination with Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency and the State Board of...
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President’s Column

On behalf of Henry Ford Community College, I welcome you to the winter 2014 edition of CareerFocus Magazine. I want to start this edition by expressing my sincerest thanks on behalf of HFCC for your unwavering support of this fine institution. The support of our friends throughout southeast Michigan helps HFCC in numerous ways. Did you know that a significant portion of our student population...

Steps to apply

1.  Apply Online Complete an application by visiting www.hfcc.edu/apply. 2. Participate in Course Placement Course Placement helps you select the correct English and Math courses. It’s free and available on a walk-in basis at HFCC’s Welcome Center. Bring your photo id and allow 2½ hours to complete the tests. 3. Make it official (transcripts that is) Request to have your official...

The Hawks’ Nest: Working To Decrease Food Insecurity For HFC Students

In late 2015, HFC opened an on-campus food pantry called the Hawks’ Nest. This new College resource helps to decrease food insecurity by offering non-perishable food items to needy students. [caption id="attachment_1414" align="alignleft" width="350"] Please Consider Supporting This New Resource and Help Students Stay In School: 313-317-4138[/caption] The Hawks’ Nest is located in the...
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Get Started at Henry Ford College

HFC is ready to help you start on a path to a new career and new opportunities. With more than 100 associate degrees and certificate programs available, a new career is easy to attain. HFC is happy to help chart a course right for you. The following provides a small snapshot of the programs HFC offers and average incomes in the field. [qa] *Salaries are national medians based on the U.S. Bureau...
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HFC’s Mike Adray Memorial Tournament and Scholarship Fundraiser

Celebrating 25 Years of Helping Students Achieve A College Education Wednesday, May 18, 2016 During the past 25 years, HFC’s Mike Adray Memorial Tournament and Scholarship Fundraiser has raised more than $1.25 million in scholarship funds for students seeking the dream of a college education at HFC. Since this event began, more than 1,000 students have received a scholarship to attend HFC at a...
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Six Keys to Succeeding in College

1 Start early. Perhaps the best way to prepare for success in college is to get started as early as possible with processes such as applying for financial aid, completing admission applications and taking a placement test. 2 Plan ahead. To avoid stress and manage your workload, plan ahead for all of your assignments. Get a course syllabus (or outline) for each course and read it carefully....
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The Two-Year Story: Best-Kept Secrets

Want to know a secret? More than 47 percent of the college students in the United States now attend two-year colleges. These schools are becoming increasingly popular for students with all kinds of goals. Okay, so that’s not really such a big secret. But you might be surprised to learn just how much two-year colleges have to offer prospective students. Everybody knows that community or...
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Grammy Winner and Former HFC Student Visits Campus

In late November 2015, HFC welcomed back to its campus Grammy-winning recording artist/music producer Noel Fisher, known professionally in the music industry as Detail. During his visit, Detail spoke with students and also received a recording from HFC students and alumni for his rendition of the classic holiday song “The First Noel” for his Christmas CD “Detail Presents Noel.” While on...

Get Started at Henry Ford College

HFC is ready to help you get started on a path to a new career and new opportunities. With more than 100 associate’s degree and certificate programs available, a new career is easy to attain. HFC is happy to help chart a course right for you. The following provides a small snapshot of the programs HFC offers and average incomes in the field. [qa]  ...
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HFC Launches Recording Arts Certificate Program

In early 2016, the HFC Social Science, Arts & Fitness Division launched a one-year Recording Arts Certification (RAC) program. The RAC program is for non-traditional music students who want to gain experience in the recording industry, where they learn how to produce and record music, according to Randall Knight, an HFC music instructor and the former associate dean of Social Science, Arts...
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Interested in Mechatronics? Paid Degree and Guaranteed job? Check Out MAT2

HFC and the Michigan Talent Investment Agency (TIA) have teamed up to provide a competitive opportunity for students to earn an associate degree in Mechatronics, Information Technology, Technical Product Design (TPD) or Computer Numerical Control (CNC) through the Michigan Advanced Technician Training (MAT2) program. MAT2 is accepting applications now until Wednesday, June 1. If selected, the...
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HFC Creates New University Center

This partnership is the first of its kind for HFC and represents a component of President Stan Jensen’s vision for the College’s future. The new University Center is currently located on the first floor in the HFC Welcome Center. “Our collaboration with Siena Heights University on this new University Center will serve as a model for future endeavors like this, and provides a strong...
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HFC’s Architecture/Construction Technology Program Logical Step for Richy Rodriguez

An alumnus of Dearborn’s Edsel Ford High School and Ferndale’s Joint Apprentice Training Center (JATC) where he was certified as a journeyman carpenter, Richy Rodriguez felt HFC’s Architecture/Construction Technology (ACT) program was the next logical step in his career. “I thought it was just a good path to follow. I’ve been on the building side of things – I know how a building...

Plan to Succeed: Good time management is key to reaching goals

The transition into college can be tough–whether you are a recent high school graduate or a career changer. College students must learn to juggle many projects, assignments, and deadlines every week. But establishing strong time management skills will help you succeed as a student. Good time management is key to reaching goals The most important part of good time management is making it part...
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Building a Solid Career

Construction industry needs new, skilled workers Even after taking a hit in the 2008 financial meltdown, construction remains a prime driver of the American economy. The sector has been pegging steadily upward over the past five years and is projected to gather steam in the coming decade. One hitch? Many skilled tradesmen left the construction industry never to return after the downturn and the...
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Be More Than a Student – Be a Scholar!

The Henry Ford II Honors Program   The Henry Ford II Honors Program at HFC offers a challenging and demanding academic program in which students and faculty form a learning community. Students are expected to excel academically as they develop their skills in composition, speech, independent research and critical thinking. Henry Ford II Honors Program faculty members challenge students to...

What’s Your Social Media IQ?

Your online choices can help you get – or lose – a job. Nearly nine out of 10 US companies now use Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for recruiting, and most of them review employee and applicant profiles, whether you share them or not. Find out if your social media profile makes the right impression: Do you 1. List your full name? (If you have a common name, it is especially important to...

HFC’s Student-Run Restaurant: Fifty-One O One

The Fifty-One O One restaurant is a full-service dining establishment operated by the students and staff of the HFC Culinary Arts program, offering customers gourmet dining experiences at affordable prices. Fifty-One O One employees are students learning to be future hotel/restaurant managers, chefs and other hospitality industry professionals. Students are assigned and rotated through the...
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HFC Launches First Bachelor’s Degree Program

HFC recently launched the College’s first four-year degree program – a Bachelor of Science Degree – in its award-winning Culinary Arts program. It is imperative that today’s hospitality professionals have not only business management expertise but also strong culinary skills to be competitive. Well-paying management positions in the expanding range of hotels, travel destinations,...
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Go Figure. Math + science = great careers

Looking for a job that is interesting and rewarding? How about something with strong growth that pays well and provides a secure life?  Maybe something in heathcare, engineering or IT? Well, we’ve got the jobs for you and they’re all built on a solid foundation of math and science. Advances in medicine and science improve our health and help us to understand the world around us. From...

President’s Column

Welcome to the spring edition of Henry Ford College’s CareerFocus magazine. Now that our mild winter is nearly over, I want to take a moment and say thank you to our students, community, faculty and staff for your ongoing commitment and support of this long-standing institution of higher education. [caption id="attachment_1432" align="alignright" width="240"] Dr. Stan Jensen, President, Henry...

HFC’s Pre-Engineering Program

HFC’s Pre-Engineering Program provides the first two years of a student’s engineering education and offers an associate’s degree in Science. In addition, HFC’s articulation agreements guarantee admission to the final two years of engineering school at several universities to students who satisfactorily complete the degree. The courses in the Pre-Engineering program are courses common in...

Information Technology degrees and training at HFC

HFC’s Computer Information Systems (CIS) and Cisco departments offer many courses, certifications, and associate’s degrees to prepare students for careers in the Information Technology (IT) and computer fields. In addition, IT professionals at area companies and organizations frequently enroll in computer courses at HFC to keep current in their jobs. The IT field is large and diverse, with...

Cisco Instructor Todd Browning

Todd Browning originally taught at the high school level before becoming HFC’s Cisco instructor in 1999. He has an undergraduate degree in Marketing Education from Eastern Michigan University and a graduate degree in Educational Leadership from Wayne State University. Additionally, he is certified by Cisco Systems to teach Cisco classes. “Cisco is to networking as Microsoft is to computers....
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Virtually limitless: Computer Information Systems degrees at HFC

Computer technology is advancing at a dizzying pace, in ways that most of us couldn’t have predicted even ten years ago. Today, the Internet plays an integral role in everything from how we use our phones, to how we shop or do schoolwork. Who would have imagined that we’d have over 1 million phone apps to choose from, or that Facebook would swell to more than 1 billion users? With so many...

Recent Student Honors

Three Acting Students Earn Nominations for Prestigious Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship by Kurt Anthony Krug [caption id="attachment_1524" align="alignright" width="320"] HFC acting students Zachary Ross (left) and Samantha Kenbeek (right) in a scene from HFC’s recent production of “Bug.” Ross and Kenbeek were nominated for the prestigious Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship. This is Ross’ second...

Facts and Finds

Break your smartphone habit If you’ve got a smartphone, chances are you check it compulsively. You may not even be conscious of the habit. Recent studies suggest that, on average, we check our phones between 110 to 150 times a day. That can add up to a huge timewaster and concentration sapper at work and beyond. Want to cut back? Turn off non-essential notifications in your settings. If that...
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President’s Column

I am pleased to welcome you to the fall 2014 edition of Henry Ford College’s CareerFocus magazine. The College has enjoyed a remarkable year, thanks in large part to the support of our community. With a rededicated focus on student achievement and success, the faculty, staff and students continue to work hard to make this institution one of the best in the state. With a rededicated focus on...

Get Started at Henry Ford College

HFC is ready to help you start on a path to a new career and new opportunities. With more than 120 degrees and programs available, a new career is easy to attain. HFC is happy to help chart a course right for you. The following provides a small snapshot of the programs HFC offers and average incomes in the field. [qa] *Salaries are national medians based on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistic...
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HFC’s Bachelor of Science Degree in Culinary Arts—Unique among Culinary Programs

This year, HFC launched its first four-year degree program – a Bachelor of Science Degree – in its award-winning Culinary Arts program. So far, 60 students are enrolled in this program. [caption id="attachment_1509" align="alignleft" width="320"] HFC Culinary instructors and students are often requested to help with events throughout Southeast Michigan because of their skills, talents and...
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Employers and Alumni Praise HFC’s Cisco Networking Academy Program

Employers and alumni alike have praised HFC’s Cisco Networking Academy Program, which provides students with the skills for designing, building and managing computer networks. [caption id="attachment_1506" align="alignright" width="320"] An HFC student engages in a lab project using the theories and information he learned during his Cisco program.[/caption] In partnership with California-based...
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