From courses to services, Harper College is increasing its presence on campus.
The college has announced hundreds of classroom and blended courses for the fall, added additional hours for counselors, counselors, and the library on campus, and welcomes the return of Harper’s vibrant campus community.
Students can choose courses that take place on campus, online, or a mixture of both. While browsing the courses on harpercollege.edu, students can refine their search by choosing the format that best suits them.
“In online learning, there are options – ‘Online LIVE’ and ‘Online ANYTIME’ – to create the best opportunities for students,” said Bob Parzy, Harper’s Associate Provost for Enrollment Services. “The quality of education is very high regardless of method. There is tremendous flexibility to help members of the community whether they are pursuing a certificate or degree, advancing their careers, or finding a new one.”
Harper’s Continuing Professional Education (CPE) courses are aimed at adults seeking short-term career certificates or looking to transition into a new field of work. Harper offers a range of short-term courses, including eight-, ten-, and twelve-week courses, while keeping adult student schedules in mind.
From traditional credit classes to CPE offerings, students can choose from an extensive course catalog that includes everything from accounting and architecture to diversity and dinosaurs, health and history, to composition and chemistry. Harper continues to be dedicated to innovation, providing education and training for new and aspiring workers, including drone technology and cannabis science programs.
The college is also equipped to provide financial support to students. Harper offers some of the most generous tuition assistance programs in history, including $ 500 for beginners or returnees, $ 4,000 moving forward scholarships for CPE students negatively impacted by COVID-19, women’s program funding, and more . Visit harpercollege.edu for more information.
“Harper’s student financial support is the strongest I’ve seen,” said Parzy, who has been with Harper for 15 years. “We don’t want money to be a reason why someone doesn’t register. We are doing everything we can to remove financial barriers.”
The University’; The study subsidy goes beyond the tax subsidy. Harper is increasing campus hours for services such as Admissions Outreach, One Stop, Registrar, Center for New Students and Orientation, Hawks Care Resource Center and Counseling Services, Advising Services, the Testing Center, Access and Disability Services, and the Women’s Program.
Appointments are welcome, but walk-ins are also welcome. Offices and services also have virtual opening times. Additional information, including virtual and campus hours, is available for each service on its website at harpercollege.edu.
In addition, the Foglia Foundation Health and Recreation Center, Harper College Library, MegaLab and HarperStore, as well as the subway location on campus are open. The bookstore will continue to offer online shopping and the library will maintain online services.
For freshmen or returnees looking for an introduction to the entire college or a specific program, Harper offers a range of virtual briefings for learners of all ages, those interested in Fast Track, the University Center, Paralegal Studies, career and technical programs, and more. Please see the Information Sessions page for more information. New students can register for welcome sessions hosted virtually or in person (including a campus tour).
The tours are far from the only events on Harper campus, which include the free summer concert series in the outdoor pavilion, the wellness Wednesday water workout, the InZone summer camp, and family-friendly outdoor movie nights in July and August.
“Harper is part of the community. We are you,” Parzy said. “We have several options to take you to the next phase of your education, your career, your life. We are here to serve our community.”