Atchison Center

The Atchison Center is located thirty minutes from St. Joseph, Missouri, 20 minutes from Leavenworth, Kansas, and only 40 minutes from the Kansas City International Airport.  The Atchison Center is not only the home of the HCC Technical Center, but also offers a variety of general education courses for the student working on an Associate degree.  Courses in English, psychology, biology, anatomy, and algebra generally begin from 3:00 to 6:00 in the evenings and on Saturday.  There is a variety of occupationally related courses offered in the evening as well. Students can enroll in Engineering Graphic courses, allied health courses such as Certified Nursing Aide (CNA) and Certified Medication Aide (CMA). Our class sizes are small; our student teacher ratio is 10 to 1.  A student has the opportunity to work full time and take college courses at night.


Atchison Center Courses

Spring enrollment is Open! 

A schedule of the current semester's Atchison Center courses may be viewed online by following the link below. The search engine may be refined to search for a variety of courses, dates, times, instructors, etc.


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Regional Scholarship

Up to ten, $500 scholarships may be awarded each year to students attending the regional campus centers. Students must enroll in at least six credit hours at a Regional Center to qualify.

Regional Scholarship Flyer (PDF)     Teacher Recommendation Form

Regional Scholarship Eligibility

  • Must be a Kansas resident
  • Must have completed 12 hours of HCC coursework from a Regional Center with an overall GPA of 2.5.
  • Must be degree seeking with Highland Community College.
  • Scholarship is available for the fall and spring semesters only (not summer).
  • Scholarships may not be used for HCC online or concurrent classes at a high school.


Students should print off the Teacher Recommendation Form and deliver to the teacher of their choosing that will serve as a reference.  You should also provide them an envelope with your name printed on the front.  Return the sealed recommendation envelope with the teacher’s signature across the back flap and include with your application.

Type your name at the top right hand corner of your page and the regional center which you attend. Provide questions and answers on the same page.

Answer the following 3 questions (EACH question should be answered with approximately 150 words).

1.    Explain the importance of your major or area of interest in our society.

2.    Discuss a special attribute or accomplishment that sets you apart.

3.    State any personal or family circumstances affecting your need for this scholarship.

Your recommendation and application should be taken to your Regional Director by May 15th.  Award recipients will be notified by June 15th.

If you have questions concerning this scholarship, please consult with your Regional Center Director.

Atchison Weather Cancellations

In the case of stormy weather, check the following for College closings:

HCC RAVE Text Alerts
KMBC Channel 9                                                                                                                                                  FOX Channel 4
KQTV Channel 2
WIBW Channel 13
KAIR Radio (93.7 FM/1470 AM)

Call the Atchison office for special messages at 785-442-6180

Our cancellations will be listed as “Highland Community College Technical Center”. Decisions for evening classes may not be made until after 4 pm.

HCC Atchison Center
1501 West Riley Street
Atchison, KS 66002 (Map)
Phone: (785) 442-6180
Fax: (785) 442-6239


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