Hillsdale Learning Center

Hillsdale Learning Center

22795 W. 255th St.

Paola, KS 66071



Fort Scott Community College is pleased to be a part of efforts to repurpose the closed Hillsdale Elementary School as a technical center for surrounding high schools.  A large impetus for the new arrangement is that high school students are able to gain college credits under the largess of Kansas’ SB 155 funding model.  Under Excel in CTE Initiative, Kansas high school juniors and seniors can qualify for free college tuition/fees for approved technical courses offered at Kansas technical schools and community colleges. All of the Spring 2017 courses offered at Hillsdale Learning Center are eligible for this waiver.

Speak to your school counselor if you plan to take these courses as part of your high school schedule. Your counselor will assist you in determining course and transportation scheduling. All interested students are invited to visit fortscott.edu to apply to attend Fort Scott Community College.  


Time Day Courses Number Credits
8:30 - 10:30 M-F Salon Operation & Management II BUS1233 3
8:30 - 10:30 M-F Manicuring II COS1210 5

*Additional student paid fees for licensing ($15) and personal materials ($400) are required.

Criminal Justice

Time Day Courses Number Credits
8:30 - 9:20 M-F Criminal Justice Interview & Report Writing CRJ1133 3
8:30 - 10:30 M-F Law Enforcement Operations & Procedures CRJ1123 3
9:25 - 10:30 M-F Crime Scene Investigation CRJ1243 3

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed a program, and other important information, please visit our website at http://www.fortscott.edu/gainfulemployment