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The Hocking College Experience

Everything You Need To Know About Ohio Peace Officer Training

by Tim Brunicardi

Ohio Peace Officer Training is a great opportunity to develop real-world skills and expand your career options.

Learn more about the Ohio Peace Officer Training, the requirements, and the benefits to your career outlook here.

Top Programs at Hocking College

by Tim Brunicardi

Hocking College has 56 certificate and two-year associate degree programs designed to help students launch successful careers quickly. Some programs at Hocking College attract more interest than others.

These four options stand out as some of the top programs at Hocking College for students who want to get their careers started as soon as possible.

How to Become a Business Manager in Ohio

by Tim Brunicardi

Are you a natural leader? Can you make tough decisions under pressure? If so, then you might want to look at how to become a business manager in Ohio. These professionals manage an organization's employees and day-to-day activities.

A business manager wears many hats. He or she is a supervisor, a mentor, and a team player. A business manager is the "captain of the ship" — someone who navigates a company through choppy waters.

Convinced yet? Read more to learn how to become a business manager in Ohio.

Things to Do In Nelsonville, Ohio

by Tim Brunicardi

If you’re thinking of attending Hocking College to get your two-year degree in Ohio, it’s a good idea to make sure there is plenty to do nearby.

Save Money with The Benefits of Community College

by Tim Brunicardi
We all know a college education is a valuable asset to have, yet the traditional four-year college plan isn’t right for everyone. Some students aren’t ready to commit to the four-year plan for a variety of reasons, and may end up opting out of college altogether. The good news is that there are alternatives to attending school full time for 4 years.
Community college is an awesome way to pursue higher education on a 2-year plan – which can be helpful if you aren’t sure what you want to study or are looking for a more affordable way to attend college. There are many benefits of community college. Here are just a few things to consider when deciding between a 2-year and 4-year college experience.

How to Stay Focused in College

by Tim Brunicardi

College can be a very exciting adventure, especially during your first year. If you have never been on your own before, there is a lot to get used to. Sometimes this responsibility can be a bit overwhelming and might cause you to lose focus on your studies, but it doesn't have to be that way. Staying focused in college takes some work, yet is well worth it in the end. Here are some tips that will show you how to stay focused in college so you can get the most out of your experience.

Eating Local: Athens, Ohio and Its Locavore Movement

by Tim Brunicardi

In recent years, the push to eat local and support local businesses has grown. The importance of eating local is glaringly evident as ethical and efficiency issues with industrial farming come to light. Local food systems are becoming more respected and more prominent, and creating a movement as they grow.

Things to Look For and Ask About on Your Campus Tour

by Tim Brunicardi

Get the Most Out of Your Campus Tour

As you research and apply to colleges, some of the most important information you’ll need to make your decision about which school to attend will come from your campus tour.

Almost all colleges and universities offer guided tours for prospective students, and it’s a great way to assess the facilities and ask any questions you may have about what life is like on campus. Here’s what to expect and some important tips for your campus tour that will help you get the most out of your time. 

What is Agroecology?

by Tim Brunicardi

Hocking College is offering an exciting new program this coming fall!

Agroecology is a 2-year degree program that will train students in soil remediation methods, sustainable growing techniques, and cutting edge developments in organic and sustainable agriculture. Students will find out everything they need to know on what Agroecology is.

Hocking is partnering with a microbe-based remediation company based in Columbus called Alpha-Omega, as well as with a non-profit foundation that will operate a farm adjacent to Hocking College. This allows us to be the only 2-year college in Ohio to offer an Agroecology program of this kind. 

Firefighter School: A Guide to Hocking College's Fire & Emergency Services Program

by Tim Brunicardi

If you are looking for a career change or some extra training, one place you can look to is a two-year college. Hocking College is a college that also offers two-year degrees in Ohio. One program that has gained real momentum is the Firefighter II Certification. This hands-on program gives students the tools they need in order to complete and pass the state-certified exam through the use of state-of-the-art technology and the tutelage of experienced instructors. Plus, those who successfully complete the program are not only employable but are also able to move on to the Fire and Emergency Services Associates Degree program.