Our Utica Campus has a rich heritage and has evolved into a progressive college location with all the perks of a complete campus environment. The Utica campus, formerly Utica Junior College, was founded in 1903 as Utica Normal and Industrial Institute and is the oldest of Hinds CC’s six locations.
Utica Junior College merged with the Hinds Community College District in 1982 but retains its Historically Black College & University (HBCU) designation and traditions.
Develop close-knit relationships in the smaller environment of our HBCU campus. Embrace the culture of your history and grow and develop as you prepare for your future.
Student Government Association
Get involved! Members of student government improve relationships between the campus community and the student body. Help organize activities and promote involvement at the Utica Campus.
Explore opportunities in careers in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. Our STEM-UP program helps you complete your Associate Degree at the Utica Campus and pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in the STEM areas at four year colleges or universities.
Come For A Visit
It only takes one visit to see what sets Hinds Community College apart from other colleges. When you schedule a campus visit, you'll be able to meet with a recruiter, get a personal tour of campus, and interact with other students.
Tours are available by appointment at all six Hinds locations. You can schedule your tour by phone or online.
Academic Programs of Study
All of our campuses offer a variety of academic courses needed in your first two years of college in order to pursue any bachelor’s degree. Students will save an average of $8,000 in tuition costs when they attend Hinds CC in their first two years before transferring to a public university!
You can complete the 62 credit hours required to receive an Associate of Art Degree. In addition, we maintain a close relationship with Mississippi’s universities to ensure that your credits transfer. Be sure to check out the Mississippi Articulation Transfer Tool to guide you through academic transfer programs.
Career & Technical Programs of Study
Each of our campuses offers a variety of career and technical programs which provide you with the hands-on training you need for successful employment. These programs are 1-2 years in length and offer a career certificate, technical certificate, or an Associate of Applied Science degree.
Graduates of career and technical programs are prepared for immediate employment in their field of study. Some career and technical programs will transfer to certain four-year institutions and can be applied toward a bachelor’s degree.
The Utica Campus offers the following Career & Technical programs:
- Administrative Office
- Automotive Technology
- Barbering Instructor Training
- Brick, Block & Stonemasonry
- Clothing & Fashion Design
- Collision Repair
- Computer Programming
- Cosmetology Instructor Training
- Culinary Arts
- Early Childhood Education
- Entertainment Industry Mechanics
- Health Care Assistant
- Industrial Maintenance
- Radio &Television Production & Broadcasting
- Residential Carpentry
- Welding & Cutting
Student Support Services on the Utica Campus offers academic support in the form of professional tutoring and small group interventions, financial aid awareness, college transfer assistance, cultural enrichment, workshops and laptop rentals.
Student Services Director
The Utica Campus offers a men’s and women’s residence hall which puts you close to your classes, activities, and support services.
Need a ride to campus? The Utica Campus offers transportation to students in Utica, Jackson, Vicksburg, Crystal Springs, and Port Gibson. The cost for this service is $300 per semester. Financial aid may be applied to pay for you transportation fee. For more information about signing up for transportation, contact:
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. Talent search is a pre-college guidance intervention program funded by the U.S. Department of Education and sponsored locally by Hinds Community College Utica Campus. The purpose is to assist 8th-12th grade students in persisting through high school, graduating and enrolling in college or vocational/technical training schools after high school. There are six TS schools served by the Hinds Community College Utica Campus: Bolton-Edwards Middle School, Crystal Springs High School, Utica Middle School, Hazlehurst Middle School, and Crystal Springs Middle School. For more information, contact:
The Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) offers assistance with employment and training services. Hinds Community College has Educational Coordinators in the WIN Job Centers located in Jackson, Pearl, and Vicksburg and a WIA/TAA I.T.A. Coordinator located on the Utica Campus. For more information, contact:
WIA/TAA I.T.A Coordinator
UC3T STEM-UP is 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 careers in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics, we invite to explore the enhanced learning opportunities and scholarships available to you through the UC3T STEM-UP program. This initiative is sponsored by a grant from the National Science Foundation and is designed to increase the number of minority students completing an Associate Degree at the Utica Campus and pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in STEM areas at four year colleges or universities.
- Composite score of 17 or above on the ACT and achieve a 2.5 or above GPA
- Choose Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics as an area of interest
- Enroll in Hinds CC-Utica Campus as a full-time student
- Submit STEM-UP application and all supporting documents
- Participate in the Summer College Success Camp
- File Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
If you are interested in participating in the UC3T STEM-UP Initiative, complete the pre-application and return as directed.
The Utica Campus has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant to highlight the work of the campus’ founder, William Holtzclaw, a pioneer in African American education. William Holtzclaw is the founder of the Utica Normal and Industrial Institute, which later became Utica Junior College, and is now the Utica Campus of Hinds Community College. Further information can be found at www.holtzclawinstitute.wordpress.com. The co-directors of the project are Jean Greene, head librarian and Holtzclaw Collection Archivist, and Dan Fuller, English instructor on the Utica Campus, who is also the 2015-2016 Mississippi Humanities Teacher Award recipient for Hinds.
Title III Programs
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.
Community Learning Internship Cluster (CLIC)
The Utica Campus of Hinds Community College, in conjunction with the Community Learning Partnership (a subsidiary of Kellogg Foundation), is offering service learning opportunities to expose our students to the avenues and processes that occur in the non-profit industry as it relates to empowering community patrons.
We seek to create pathways that will ensure our students are actively in-tune with their communities and residents while creating relatable experiences to build their sensitivity and voice as community change agents and social justice mediators. Service learning is a process which immerses students in community service activities applicable to their academic and personal development.
To enhance the dedicated instruction that is received in the classroom, these opportunities will also provide a valuable resource to community non-profit businesses while exposing students to the situations and circumstances that arise and possibly inhibit citizens’ pursuits of their personal freedoms.
The Community Learning Internship Cluster (CLIC) is an opportunity for students to receive hands-on, guided experiences in their career field of interest. Under close supervision, interns will participate in structured learning experiences that allow them to learn the consequences and rewards of their decisions, to engage intellectually, physically, emotionally, and socially with professionals in their field of study, and to reflect, analyze, and synthesize relevant information that is critical to completion of their goals.
Qualifying Requirements for student participation
- Active full-time student at the Hinds – Utica Campus.
- Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
- Upload a 1-page essay discussing the importance of being a community advocate and change agent as relates to their career choice.
- Complete Online CLIC Internship Interest Form
- Upload a current résumé.
- Complete and submit the Letter of Agreement to Dr. Loving during the initial interview.
Upon selection, the student will:
- Attend a Professional Development Workshop to meet prospective business partners.
- Enroll in academic LEA course associated with CLIC to receive a letter grade for his/her work.
- Complete the Hinds Hiring Packet for Part-time Employees.
Host Organization/Liaison Responsibilities
- Complete the Internship Provider Application.
- Identify an individual liaison to work closely with the intern supervisor; liaison must have knowledge and an educational and/or professional background in the industry of the internship to work with the supervisor. Liaison must attend the Professional Development Workshop to meet prospective interns.
- Agree to comply with the Hinds Community College Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment policies in all interactions with the student intern.
- Ensure that the intern is provided with a safe workspace in a professional office, not located in a private residence or non-commercial setting.
- Ensure that no more than 25% of the intern’s duties involve clerical work.
- Ensure that the student intern does not perform inappropriate tasks, such as maintenance duties or personal errands for host organization employees.
- Submit two performance evaluations to the student intern’s Departmental Internship Coordinator during the course of the semester to be used in determining the student’s course grade in the LEA course.
For additional information you can visit Community Learning Partnership, or contact:
Dr. Marquise Loving
Academic Dean, Utica Campus
34175 Miss. 18 West
Utica, MS 39175-9599
Campus Office Hours
Monday: 8 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. — 6 p.m.
Wednesday—Friday: 8 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.
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- Business Office: 601-885-7028
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