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"The education and financial aid offices are very attentive to the students’ needs." Ariana, Accounting
Ariana, Accounting

What academic programs are available at Harrison?

From a Medical Assisting Associate of Applied Science Degree to a Criminal Justice Bachelor of Science Degree, we offer a wide range of schools and programs for you. We currently have six different schools and two ancillary programs available. Visit the schools and program pages below to learn more.

Schools:

School of Business
School of Criminal Justice and Social Services 
School of Health Sciences 
School of Information Technology
School of Veterinary Technology
The Chef’s Academy at Harrison College

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Does Harrison offer financial aid?

Yes! We provide a number of financial aid options for eligible students, including military service members and their spouses. In fact, the majority of our students receive some type of financial aid. Find out how we can help you choose a financial aid program that can lead you to a better education and a fulfilling career.

Financial Aid

Military Financial Aid

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"If you are running into financial challenges, I would encourage you to talk to your financial aid analyst about those challenges. By talking about possible rocks in the road, your financial aid analyst might be able to find another option. We are always looking for different options to resolve financial challenges. We will work as hard as we can to find the right option for you." Chris, Student
Chris, Student

How good do my grades need to be to attend Harrison?

At Harrison, we understand that school can be a struggle for many students, especially students with other financial and family responsibilities. That is why, after obtaining your high school diploma or GED, we ask you to go through the Navigate process, which involves taking a few standardized exams. These exams will be used to place you in the right classes with students of similar abilities so that you can succeed at your own pace. Whatever academic support you need to maintain your grades—including tutoring and one-on-one sessions with instructors—we will do our best to assist you.

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Does Harrison offer online classes?

Yes! We offer online classes, but not every class can be taken online. If you do not think you have time to take on-ground classes every day, we also offer blended programs that include flexible class schedules. To see which online classes are available, read about online studies.

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Is there anyone who can help me with application and admissions questions?

Absolutely. Feel free to contact an admissions representative if you are interested in learning more about Harrison. We can answer your questions and guide you through the process of applying, taking the Navigate exams and discovering financial aid options.

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What are the faculty and staff like at Harrison?

Our faculty and staff members pride themselves on creating a student-centered environment and offering help to students whenever possible. They dedicate their careers to helping you succeed in your chosen field of study.

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How do I figure out which program to pursue?

At Harrison, we understand that deciding on a major is no easy task, which is why we provide resources to help you find a major that suits your interests and goals. When thinking about which program to pursue, you should:

  • Consider what you will want in the future, not necessarily what you want today
  • Get a feel for the career you are interested in by shadowing and interviewing someone working in that field
  • Ask yourself, “What are my interests and strengths?”

If you would like to speak with a Harrison representative about deciding which program to pursue, you can always visit career services or use our career assessment tool

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What items will I need for class?

Depending on the classes you take, your materials will vary. You will most likely need a textbook for each class, and you should visit our online bookstore to order books. We also suggest having a notebook dedicated to each class as well as multiple writing utensils and folders. If you are taking certain information technology courses or online classes, you may be required to have a computer with particular software or other specifications. You can find out about these requirements by reading our resources for online students.

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How do I stay motivated with my college course work?

Staying motivated while you are trying to attain a degree can be difficult, but that is why our faculty and staff dedicate their careers to helping you continue on your journey to success. Whenever you need an extra boost, there will be someone by your side to spur you forward. All you need to do is ask for guidance. From academic advisors and tutoring services to student resource services that assist with debt challenges and child care, we are always available to make sure you have the tools to overcome the challenges you may face while getting an education.

Our student affairs specialists work as your advocate throughout your time at Harrison. They will help you with academic questions, encourage and motivate you when you are feeling discouraged or direct you to services to help with different life challenges. 

To learn more about the services available for you, visit the current students page.

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What is the class schedule like?

Your class schedule will depend on many factors, such as:

  • The program in which you enroll
  • Whether you are a part-time or full-time student
  • Whether you are eligible to test out of classes to gain credit
  • Whether you have credits to transfer from another college or university
  • How many credits you feel comfortable taking each quarter

We know that not everyone is able to work around a traditional class schedule, which is why the registrar or your academic representative will help you tailor your class schedule to fit your particular situation. Whether you take online, on-ground or blended classes, we can find a schedule that works for you.

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"Online works for me because I work a 9-to-5 job, and it gives me the advantage to do my school work at my own pace—it’s very flexible and convenient." Megan, Logistics
Megan, Logistics

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