Graduates earn 625 degrees, certificates from Highland Community College

About 28.8 percent of the 625 degrees and certificates handed out by the Highland Community College in 2016-17 were to students in Health Professions and Related Programs programs, making them the most popular programs that year, according to the latest


About 28.8 percent of the 625 degrees and certificates handed out by the Highland Community College in 2016-17 were to students in Health Professions and Related Programs programs, making them the most popular programs that year, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

The agency's National Center for Education Statistics shows the public institution in Freeport conferred 143 certificates and 37 associate's degrees in Health Professions and Related Programs programs.

But the single most popular program was for a certificate in Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide. Data shows the school gave out 139 certificates in Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide, followed by 95 associate's degrees in Biological and Physical Sciences and 81 associate's degrees in Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

The college enrolled 1,857 students for 2016-17, all of whom were enrolled in undergraduate programs.

Degrees awarded for 2016-17
Program
Associates degrees
Certificates awarded
Total degrees and certificates awarded
Percent of total
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide
-
139
139
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
27
-
27
Medical/Clinical Assistant
8
-
8
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
-
4
4
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
1
-
1
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
1
-
1
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
-
-
-
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
-
-
-
Health Professions and Related Programs total
37
143
180
28.8
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
81
-
81
General Studies
48
-
48
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities total
129
-
129
20.6
Biological and Physical Sciences
95
-
95
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies total
95
-
95
15.2
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor
-
69
69
Transportation and Materials Moving total
-
69
69
11
Equestrian/Equine Studies
4
15
19
Agricultural Business and Management, General
8
-
8
Agricultural Production Operations, General
-
6
6
Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management
-
-
-
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences total
12
21
33
5.3
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
6
15
21
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
-
6
6
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology
-
2
2
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
1
-
1
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician
-
-
-
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians total
7
23
30
4.8
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
-
14
14
Accounting
3
5
8
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services
-
5
5
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
-
-
-
Retailing and Retail Operations
-
-
-
Business Administration and Management, General
-
-
-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services total
3
24
27
4.3
Welding Technology/Welder
-
17
17
Precision Production total
-
17
17
2.7
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician
4
3
7
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
-
4
4
Industrial Technology/Technician
-
3
3
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields total
4
10
14
2.2
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General
-
6
6
Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist
-
3
3
Personal and Culinary Services total
-
9
9
1.4
Graphic Design
3
4
7
Visual and Performing Arts total
3
4
7
1.1
Child Care Provider/Assistant
2
4
6
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences total
2
4
6
1
Information Technology
5
-
5
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
-
-
-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services total
5
-
5
0.8
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
-
3
3
Mathematics Teacher Education
-
-
-
Education total
-
3
3
0.5
Engineering, General
1
-
1
Engineering total
1
-
1
0.2
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design
-
-
-
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services total
-
-
-
-

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