Harper College

Palatine, IL

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Arts & Humanities

Major Certificate Program Associates
Commercial Photography
Fine/Studio Arts
General Music
General Studies
Interior Design
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation


Major Certificate Program Associates
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Banking and Financial Support Services
Business Administration and Management
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Fashion Merchandising
Fashion and Fabric Consultant
Hospitality Management and Administration
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration
Information Science/Studies
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Parts, Warehousing, and Inventory Management Operations
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management
Retailing and Retail Operations
Sales, Distribution and Marketing Operations
Selling Skills and Sales Operations
Small Business Administration/Management

Communication & Media

Major Certificate Program Associates
Graphic Design
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production
Public Relations/Image Management
Web Page, Digital Multimedia, Information Resources, and Graphic Design

Culinary Arts & Food Service

Major Certificate Program Associates
Baking and Pastry Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Food Service, Waiter/Waitress, and Dining Room Management/Manager


Major Certificate Program Associates
Teacher Assistant/Aide


Major Certificate Program Associates

Family and Consumer Science Professions

Major Certificate Program Associates
Child Care Provider/Assistant

Health & Medical Services

Major Certificate Program Associates
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Dietetic Technician (DTR)
Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance)
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) and Licensed Vocational Nurse Training (LVN)
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Nursing Assistant / Aide and Patient Care Assistant / Aide
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Registered Nurse and Registered Nursing (RN)
Ultrasound Technician

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Certificate Program Associates
Biological and Physical Sciences

Legal Professions

Major Certificate Program Associates
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Security and Protective Service Careers

Major Certificate Program Associates
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Firefighter, Fireman and Firefighting Science
Forensic Science and Technology
Homeland Security (DHS, National Security Policy, Disaster Planning and Intelligence)
Human Services

Skilled Trades

Major Certificate Program Associates
Building Property Management and Maintenance
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician (HAC, HACR, HVAC, HVACR)
Industrial Electronics Technician
Welding Technology/Welder

Technician Careers

Major Certificate Program Associates
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Other Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians


Major Certificate Program Associates
Computer Programming/Programmer
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager

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Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 3 Reviews

33% of students gave Harper College 5 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2012

Academics Rating

The classes that I have experienced were small and large groups, which were not a problem for me. There are many programs available. There are online courses and blended courses to make it easier for students that work or just can't make it to school. The professors are very knowledgeable about the course that they are teaching and is geared toward the student. The professors want the student to understand the information that they are teaching, so they involve the students to communicate in class and give feedback.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Academics Rating

Harper College Academic Details

Academic Calendar Semester
Retention Rate 64%
Carnegie Class Associate's--Public Suburban-serving Single Campus
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held in June, July, and August.

Specialty Study Options

  • Independent Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships
  • Weekend College
  • Day Classes
  • Night Classes
  • Online Classes

Faculty at Harper College

Total Faculty 888
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 20
Full-Time Professors 204
Male Faculty 414
Part-Time Professors 684
Women Faculty 474

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