Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC) is invested in the success of every student enrolled. HCTC has developed for its Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) the TIPS (Transition Investment Pathways for Students) program to help students with the successful transition to college and career, with an emphasis on soft skills. To accomplish the goals of the TIPS program, HCTC will utilize the First Year Experience, FYE 100 – Strategies for College Success, course. This course will be offered to first-time, full-time students. Students will learn important skills such as financial literacy, how to locate campus resources, cover letter and resume writing, interview skills with mock interviews, job shadowing, budgeting, and soft skill development, including but not limited to, time management, critical thinking, professionalism, communication, work ethic, and teamwork. Students will also develop an academic plan that leads to their career pathway. Currently, HCTC is offering this course for free!
Dr. Ella Strong, Academic Dean
Amanda Spencer-Barnes, QEP Director
Chestina Turner, QEP Coordinator