Utica Campus

 

Administration | Title III | Academic Programs | Career/Technical Programs | ABE/GED | UC3T STEM UP | TRIO | WIALibrary| Student Life | Wellness Center | Summer Programs

The Utica Campus, as part of Hinds Community College (formerly Utica Junior College — UJC), has a long history of serving the Utica community.  Utica Junior College was founded in 1903 as Utica Normal and Industrial Institute. It is the oldest of the six campuses of the Hinds Community College District (HCCD). UJC merged with the HCCD in 1982 but retains its Historically Black College & University (HBCU) designation and traditions.  The Utica Campus offers students a two-year educational experience comparable to the first two years of a four-year college. Students are paired with highly-trained professional instructors, small class sizes, and benefit from the close-knit, family atmosphere.  Students have the option of either living on the campus or commuting. If you would like more information regarding programs unique to the Utica campus, please call our recruiter 601-885-7009 or email cdwoodfork-thompson@hindscc.edu
  
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Administration

The administrative offices are located in the Walter Washington Administration Building at the corner of Main Drive and Union Drive. The offices of the Vice-President, Dean of Instruction, Dean of Students, Registrar, Academic Counselor and the Business Office are located on the first floor of this building.

Contact Information

Vice-President

Administrative Assistant

601-885-7002

601-885-7002

Dr. Debra Mays-Jackson

Loretta Gandy            

debra.mays-jackson@hindscc.edu

lgandy@hindscc.edu

Dean of Instruction

Administrative Assistant

601-885-7003

601-885-7004



Denise Williams          

 

dwilliams@hindscc.edu

Dean of Students

Administrative Assistant

601-885-7005

601-885-7006

Dr. Timothy Rush      

Denise Taylor                

twrush@hindscc.edu

dtaylor@hindscc.edu

 

Admissions Processor

 

601-885-7026

         

Gwendolyn Strong        

 

gstrong@hindscc.edu

Academic Counselor

601-885-7022

Tekita Williams

twilliams@hindscc.edu

Business Office

601-885-7028

Jackie German

jgerman@hindscc.edu

Address:
34175 Hwy 18 W
Utica, MS 39175

Title III 

Title III programs are funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. This grant is designed to strengthen programs and facilities of HBCUs. Some of the activities under the Title III umbrella are: Teacher Education Preparation, Business and Entrepreneurship; Health and Wellness; Information Technology; Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the Student Learning Assistance Program. These programs offer support, training/education, and various activities annually. Summer camps/programs are provided each summer to enhance the skills of participants.

Contact Information

Title III/ SAFRA Coordinator

Administrative Assistant

601-885-7024

601-885-7082

Dr. Tiffany Anderson

Doris McClure            

tanderson@hindscc.edu

dmcclure@hindscc.edu  

Director/Counselor, SLAP

Administrative Assistant

601-885-7120

601-885-7020

Dr. Priscilla Robinson    

Marquita Green          

probinson@hindscc.edu

mgreen@hindscc.edu

Director Teacher Education

601-885-7174

 

Dr. Curtis Gore     

 

curtis.gore@hindscc.edu

 

Director, Business and Entrepreneurship

Administrative Assistant

601-885-7137

601-885-7133

Jessica Smith

Jackie Braggs

jessica.smith@hindscc.edu

braggs@hindscc.edu

Director, Health Skills Enhancement & Wellness Center

Director, Wellness Center

Administrative Assistant  

601-885-7166

 
601-885-7179

601-885-7133

Lena Mason

 
Kevin Fowler

Bettie Flagg

lena.mason@hindscc.edu

 

Academic Programs 

The campus offers a number of academic programs. Hybrid (combined classroom and online instruction) courses are also offered to meet many of the changing student needs. Tutors are available at no charge and offer assistance in English and mathematics. High school students can get ahead through dual enrollment or dual credit courses by enrolling in Hinds Community College courses while still in high school. Check with a High School or Hinds counselor for more information.

The Utica Campus offers General Studies courses
(e.g. English, Science, Math, History, Fine Arts, Sociology, Psychology). 

Career/Technical Programs

Utica also offers a variety of career and technical programs. Hinds technical programs of study offer a wide variety of one-year technical certificates and two-year Associate in Applied Science degrees. These graduates are prepared for immediate employment in their field of study. A limited number of pre-approved technical courses will transfer to four year institutions and can be applied to a bachelor’s degree. Career programs of study offer one-year and two-year certificate programs that prepare the student for immediate employment in their chosen occupation. Career programs are often valuable in updating skills and knowledge for employed workers in business and industry. 

 


The Utica Campus offers the following Career/Technical Programs:

  • Automotive Technology

  • Barber/Stylist

  • Brick, Block and Stonemasonry

  • Clothing and Textile Services

  • Collision Repair Technology

  • Cosmetology

  • Early Childhood Development Technology

  • Electronics Technology

  • Food Production and Management Technology

  • Computer Programming Technology

  • Radio/Television Production and Broadcasting Technology

  • Residential Carpentry Technology

  • Welding and Cutting

Contact Information

Personnel:



Tiffany Taylor

601-885-7039

601-885-7075

 

tiffany.taylor@hindscc.edu

 

Address:

34175 Hwy 18 W

Utica, MS 39175

   

 Located in the Ples McCadney Building

ABE/GED

Hinds Community College offers Adult Basic Education (ABE) programs and the General Education Development (GED) test, along with test preparation, for interested adults. These programs provide excellent advancement opportunities for individuals who do not hold a high school diploma or those who are interested in upgrading their education level.

ABE courses are free. These services are offered for GED test preparation and other general skills such as reading, writing and math. The GED test is given at the Raymond, Utica, and Vicksburg/Warren campuses of Hinds Community College on selected dates throughout the year. For more information contact Dr. Eldridge Henderson at 601.857.3913.

UC3T STEM UP

The Hinds UC3T STEM-UP Initiative is sponsored by a grant from the National Science Foundation and is designed to increase the number of minority students who complete Associate Degrees at Hinds CC-Utica Campus and who are prepared to pursue a B.S. degree in STEM areas at four year institutions.

A Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Undergraduate Program with a core strategy that focuses on:

· Enhancing students' problem-solving and critical-thinking skills

· Enhancing STEM students' ability to use technology in content-specific and general areas

· Introducing students to STEM research

· Providing students with a head-start on their STEM college careers

· Facilitating student success and transfer to four year institutions.

Challenging students to achieve the highest level of intellectual and personal development is a focus of the Math and Science department on the Utica Campus.

If you are interested in participating in the UC3T STEM-UP Initiative, complete the pre-application and return as directed.

Contact Information

Personnel:

Dr. Mae Cathryne Jackson

Willie James Perkins

Joyce Woodhouse

601-885-7037

601-885-7108

601-885-7141

mcjackson@hindscc.edu

Willie.Perkins@hindscc.edu

Joyce.Woodhouse@hindscc.edu

Address:

34175 Hwy 18 W

Utica, MS 39175

   

 Located on the second floor of the Walter Washington Administration Building

TRIO 

Educational Talent Search and Student Support Services, and Upward Bound , two programs under the TRIO programs umbrella,are available to assist students while enrolled or prior to enrollment.

WIA 

The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998 provides services such as employment training for adults, dislocated workers and youth. The Workforce Investment Network (WIN) provides WIA services in Mississippi through the WIN Job Centers Located throughout the state. Hinds Community College has Educational Coordinators in the WIN Job Centers located in Jackson, Pearl, and Vicksburg and a WIA Administrative Assistant/I.T.A. Coordinator located on the Utica Campus.

Contact Information

Personnel:

Beverly Trimble

601-885-7136

btrimble@hindscc.edu  

Address:

34175 Hwy 18 W

Utica, MS 39175

   

 Located in the Fine Arts Building

Library 

The William H. Holtzclaw Library , named in honor of the founder of the Utica Normal and Industrial Institute, is located on the corner of School and Union drives near the center of the campus. The Black Heritage Collection, housed on the first floor of the facility, is an outstanding special collection. The library is also home to the Utica Normal and Industrial Institute Archives.

Library Hours

Regular Hours

Monday – Thursday

8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

Friday

 

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Summer Hours

Monday –Friday

 

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Contact Information

Personnel:

Jean Greene

Esther Owens

Diana Brown

jbgreene@hindscc.edu

eowens@hindscc.edu

dcbrown@hindscc.edu

Phone:

601-885-7035, 7036, 7034

Address:

34175 Hwy 18 W

Utica, MS 39175

Student Life

Students enjoy a small residential campus environment with opportunity for involvement in Phi Theta Kappa, Student Government, FBLA, SkillsUSA, and other campus organizations. Computer access is available campus wide with WIFI nodes located strategically around the campus.

Wellness Center 

The Wellness Center is located in the DWL Davis Building on Main Drive next to the Workforce Development Building. The goal of the Wellness Center is to provide students, staff, and community members the opportunity to live a healthy lifestyle.

The Center offers:

  • Approximately 2,500 sq. ft.

  • Cardiovascular exercise equipment

    • HammerStrength Free Weights
    • LifeFitness Selectorized Weight Machines
    • LifeFitness Resistance Training Machines
    • LifeFitness Treadmills, Ellipticals, Recumbent Bicycles
    • Dumbbells (5 – 100 lbs)
    • Cardio Theatre with four 32 inch LCD TVs
    • Integrated Music System
    • Pre-exercise screening/assessments/orientation (by appointment only, included in membership)

Who can join?

The Utica Wellness Center is open to students, employees, alumni, retirees, and the community. Complete a membership application and return it to the Wellness Center.

Membership Fees:

Students

$50 per semester,

$20 per summer        

Active Employees

$10 per month single membership

$20 per month spouse and employee membership              

Alumni/Retiree/Community

$20 per month single membership

membership sold in 3 month blocks

Schedule

Monday – Thursday

6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Friday

6:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon

 

Contact Information

Personnel:

Kevin Fowler kevin.fowler@hindscc.edu

Phone:

601-885-7180

Address:

34175 Hwy 18 W

Utica, MS 39175

 

Located in D.W.L. Davis Bldg.

 

Summer Programs 

Several opportunities are offered to students during the summer session. Each program  has specific admission criteria.