Harper College

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General Information

Admission Office

1200 West Algonquin Road

Palatine, IL 60067-7398

(847) 925-6707

Fax: (847) 925-6044

[email protected]

Contact: Robert Parzy

Director of Admissions Outreach
Main Address

1200 West Algonquin Road

Palatine, IL 60067

(847) 925-6000


Total undergrads: 15,250

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,699

Degree-seeking undergrads: 13,302


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: $25
Admissions Policies/Requirements

Selective admission to cardiac technology, dental hygiene, emergency medical technician, certified nursing assistant, electrocardiograph technology, emergency medical service paramedic, and diagnostic medical sonography. Pre-nursing examinations for nursing applicants. Critical thinking test for legal technology applicants.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Floristry/Floriculture C
Horticultural Services A,C
Landscaping C
Plant/Nursery Operations C
Turf Management A,C

Arts, Visual & Performing

Fine/Studio Arts A
Music – General A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting C
Accounting Technology A,C
Administrative/Secretarial Services C
Banking/Financial Services A,C
Business Administration/Management A,C
Credit Management C
Executive Assistant A,C
Fashion Merchandising A,C
Fashion Modeling A
Hospitality Administration/Management A
Hospitality/Recreation Marketing A,C
Hotel/Motel Management C
Human resource management C
Insurance/Risk Management C
International Business A
Marketing Research C
Office Clerical Services C
Purchasing/Procurement/Contracts C
Real Estate C
Retailing C
Sales and Distribution A,C
Sales/Selling Skills A,C
Small Business Administration A,C

Communications & Journalism

Digital Communications/Multimedia C
Journalism C

Communications Technologies

Desktop Publishing C
Graphic/Printing Equipment Operation A,C

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Forensics A,C
Computer Networking/Telecommunications C
Computer Programming – General A,C
Computer Programming – Specific Applications A,C
Computer Science A
Computer Systems Analysis A
Computer/Information Sciences – General A
Data Processing Technology A,C
Information Sciences/Systems A,C
Networking/LAN/WAN Management C
System Administration C
Web/Multimedia Design A,C

Construction Trades

Building Construction Inspection C
Building/Property Maintenance A,C


Teacher Assistance A,C


Engineering – General A

Engineering Technologies

Architectural Drafting A,C
Computer Systems C
Electrical Engineering Technologies A

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General A

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Service A,C
Family Resource Management Studies C
Family Systems C
Fashion/Fabric Consultant A,C
Home Furnishings A

Foreign Language & Literature

Sign Language Interpretation C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Cardiovascular Technology A,C
Dental Hygiene A
Diagnostic Medical Sonography A
Dietetic Technician A
Dietician Assistant C
EMT Ambulance Attendant C
Electrocardiograph Technology C
Emergency Medical Technology A,C
Medical Administrative Assistance A,C
Medical Assistance C
Medical Insurance Coding C
Medical Transcription C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Nursing Assistance C
Phlebotomy C
Radiologic Technology/Medical Imaging A

Law & Legal Studies

Legal Administrative Assistance A,C
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A,C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Electrical/Electronics Equipment Repair C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics A,C
Industrial Electronics C

Natural Resources & Conservation

Forest Technology C

Personal & Culinary Services

Baking/Pastry Arts C
Culinary Arts/Chef Training C
Food Prep/Professional Cooking C
Food Service C

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy A

Physical Sciences

Physical Sciences – General A

Precision Production Trades

Welding Technology C

Science Technologies

Nanoscience technology A

Security & Protective Services

Emergency Management/Homeland Security A,C
Fire Science/Firefighting A,C
Police Science A,C

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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