NHCC Launches Exclusive Certificate in Racial Justice and Social Transformation

NHCC Launches Exclusive Certificate in Racial Justice and Social Transformation

Exclusive to NHCC this fall, is the Racial Justice and Social Transformation certificate program. No other community colleges in Minnesota offer programs like this! It was developed from student interest survey results and occupational outlook data. This program also pairs well with Minnesota’s Equity 2030 plan, providing students with knowledge to be racial justice advocates.

We got the lowdown on NHCC’s new program from Foundations of Racial Justice course faculty, Belinda Gardner.

What course are you teaching this fall?

8 Questions with Phlebotomy Student Tiahna

8 Questions with Phlebotomy Student Tiahna

In June of 2021, NHCC launched a new Phlebotomy certificate program. To gain a better understanding of what phlebotomy is and how NHCC’s program is going, we caught up with current student, Tiahna James for a quick Q&A!

What made you want to go into the phlebotomy field?

“I chose this program because, it’s an entry-level hospital position that gets me closer to my career goal of being a Pathologists’ Assistant. I like that phlebotomy has a patient care side and you also get to know the lab side a little bit more.”

Digital Photography Students Share Their Perspective

Digital Photography Students Share Their Perspective

Each summer, NHCC Art faculty, Will Agar teaches a Digital Photography class. Many students like to take a break from school over the summer, but these NHCC students jumped on the chance to be creative with photography! 

The images below reflect the separate visual assignment themes of: 

Photographer's Eye, Abstraction, Commonly Seen, Seen Uncommonly, Time and My Favorite or Least Favorite Thing.

50+ and Fearless: Deb Fortney's Story

50+ and Fearless: Deb Fortney's Story

What a difference time can make. Deb Fortney graduated from high school in 1984. “I went to college, a few times and tried it and it just didn't work out,” says Fortney. She knew that later, when she eventually went back to school, she wanted to finish well, not just skate by. “Finally, I had raised my kids and everything. I had gotten a divorce. I felt free and I felt like the world was mine. I could do anything. The only thing truly holding me back is me,” she says.