Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) is a multi-campus institution, offering a wide variety of programs and classes at the main Wildwood campus in Harrisburg, and at satellite campuses in Lancaster, Lebanon, and Gettysburg. Currently serving over 20,000 students, the college has enjoyed steady growth in enrollment since its creation, and provides accessible, high-quality programs with a wide variety of courses. The college is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Murray Associates produced the master plan for the 215 acre Wildwood campus in 1967, and has subsequently designed most of the buildings which exist today. The campus currently serves over 11,000 commuter students and offers Career programs, Transfer programs, and special groups of courses designed to meet the special interests and needs of students. Besides satisfying its mission as a quality educational institution, HACC serves a regional center for culture and the arts, hosting the best in theatre, music, and the visual arts.
The McCormick Library and Blocker Hall, a two-story, 91,000 square foot classroom formed the basis of the original campus. The Library was conceived as the focal point of the campus, and the later addition of Blocker and the Student Center allowed the formation of the first landscaped campus quad. As the college grew, additional classroom buildings (Hall Technology and Whitaker) and the Rose Lehrman Arts Center defined what is now the large, landscaped commons. Over the years, the athletic facility, playing fields, media services center, conference center, and maintenance facility have added the growth of the campus.
A unique aspect of the campus is the Shumaker Public Safety Center to the north of the campus center. The first of its kind, the center provides state-of-the-art training programs for police, fire, healthcare, and other emergency personnel along with safety and response training for private industry and other organizations. The 12-acre complex, including a classroom training building and specialty outdoor structures, draws students from around the mid Atlantic region and other parts of the country.
This project began in 1967, encompasses numerous buildings across three different campus locations, and continues to this day.
• buildings designed and constructed include:
Cooper Student Services Center
Stabler Hall Media Center
Rose Lehrman Arts Center
John N. Hall Technology Center
Evans Physical Education Center
North Hall Classroom, Technology and Office Building
Wildwood Conference Center
Public Safety Training Center