Hibbing Community College, popularly known as HCC, was established in 1916 as a co-educational, community college in Hibbing, Minnesota. It was initially located within the campus of Hibbing High School before it moved to it present location. During the 1990s, HCC and the Hibbing Technical College merged forming the current instituation. One of the oldest two-year colleges in the country, it caters to approximately 1,400 students. With the merger between the HCC and the Range Technical Institute, the campus buildings now cover nearly one-third of a mile.
The most popular courses at HCC are security and law enforcement. Students can obtain associate's degrees from the college as well. The other career programs are aviation, business, culinary arts and human services.
In addition to being a part of Northeast Minnesota Higher Education District, HCC is also part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. The campus includes a library and offices, a bookstore, dining services and a fitness center.
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