Resources and Information for students, summer and fall 2020

Henry Ford College is focusing on safe operations and top-quality student services during the coronavirus outbreak.

Planning to enroll at HFC for the first time in Summer or Fall 2020? Visit our Admissions website, or reach out to enroll@hfcc.edu or 800-585-4322. Check out our new student videos, too.

For information about the coronavirus, visit our coronavirus website.

Campus operations are still remote. In accordance with Governor Whitmer's stay-at-home executive orders, both HFC campuses remain closed.

Summer online classes begin June 9.

Student, faculty, and staff support services are fully available through live video, online formats, and by phone.


Students whose classes were postponed for Winter 2020: You will not receive a grade for your courses until you are able to complete them.


Contact Us

Help Desk, for tech support:

helpdesk@hfcc.edu or 313.845.6345
Mon. - Fri., 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Sat. / Sun., 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Instructional Technology, for online class support

moodlesupport@hfcc.edu or 313.845.9663
Mon. - Fri., 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Call Center for other support:

313.845.9600
Mon. - Fri., 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m

How to Get Help:

CARES Act emergency student funding grants

The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act has provided funding for student emergency grants for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus.

To qualify for CARES Act funding, HFC students must:

  1. Meet financial aid requirements:
    1. Have completed a 2019-2020 FAFSA
    2. Have submitted all required financial aid documents
    3. Be enrolled in an eligible program of study at Henry Ford College (a degree-granting program)
    4. Meet SAP (Satisfactory Academic Progress) standards
    5. Be otherwise eligible to receive Title IV financial aid
  2. Be enrolled in at least one Winter 2020 15-week, 12-week, or 2nd 8-week class that was converted from an on-ground format to an online format.
  3.  

  4. Have incurred expenses directly related to the change in campus operations due to coronavirus. Note: While many hardships and expenses may have been incurred as a direct result of the coronavirus, only expenses related to the closure of the HFC campus and the change from on-ground to online classes will be considered. Funds cannot be used for tuition assistance. Categories for CARES grant funding include:
    1. Computer Purchase
    2. Internet Service
    3. Software Related to Online Courses
    4. Other Technology Related to Online Courses (Printer, Scanner, Camera, Microphone, etc.)
    5. Increased Utility Costs Related to Online Courses

Winter 2020 CARES Act Grant Request form

How to submit the form

Submit the form electronically. After you complete it, submit the CARES Act Grant Request form to the Office of Financial Aid at cares@hfcc.edu, or submit through Self Service. If you prefer to use Self Service, contact the Office of Financial Aid via email at cares@hfcc.edu or call (313) 845-9616 to request “document upload” for this form.

Application deadline

CARES grants will be made on a rolling basis, based on when applications are received. There is currently no specific deadline. However, we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. Grants will continue only as long as funding lasts.

Questions related to the HFC CARES Act grant funding and/or the application process can be emailed to CARES@hfcc.edu.


CARES Act Mandated Reporting

Other emergency student funding

HawkStrong Fund from HFC

The HFC Foundation has provided the HawkStrong Fund to assist students who have emergency funding needs due to coronavirus-related issues. Information and eligibility criteria are here.

Other funding sources may also be available. Among them:

Perkins Grants:

If you are having trouble covering the cost of household bills (gas, internet, etc.), Perkins Grants may be available to help you.
To initially qualify, you must:

  • Be a current student
  • Have a Pell Grant
  • Have a GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Be in a state-approved Perkins-eligible academic program (these are too numerous to list, but they do not include Liberal Arts or General Studies)

Requests for Perkins Grants should be sent to: Student Outreach and Support: bjhildreth@hfcc.edu

Other funding sources

As we learn more about funding available to students through the federal CARES Act or other sources, we will notify you.

If you have other questions about emergency funding, please reach out to Vice President Daniel Herbst, drherbst@hfcc.edu

Student support services

Summary:

Our student services offices are operating remotely. We are here for you!


Details:

Visit our student services and campus resources websites for details about what each of these resources is, and how we can help you.

All of the following areas are currently offering support for you in remote (online) format:

Interpreting services for the deaf

We will provide assistance for our deaf students whose classes are moving online. This will be through a remote interpreter who will assist you with access to your online assignments. Reach out to Assisted Learning Services or call 313-845-9617 using TDD if you need assistance.

If you need food assistance

We have been distributing food through the Hawks’ Nest during the coronavirus pandemic, but it is increasingly difficult for us to do so. To support health and safety, the Michigan and Wayne County governments have asked us to reduce the number of people on campus to an absolute minimum. Keeping the Hawks’ Nest open requires having people on campus.

For these reasons, we strongly recommend that students with food insecurity consider local food-bank options that are capable of serving larger numbers of people than we can currently accommodate at HFC.

Gleaners Community Food Bank offers services designed to address food insecurity. Please reach out to them today.

The HFC Hawks' Nest will return to its full set of services when we are able to return to campus and restock our shelves.

If you do not have a computer or Internet access at home

Summary:

There are various options available to assist students who do not have sufficient computer or internet access at home for online coursework.


Details:

For students who will be taking online classes, we strongly recommend that you use a computer or tablet for your coursework, rather than relying on your smart phone. You will find the online interface friendlier and more appealing if you use a larger screen and a keyboard.

Some of the options available to you:

  1. Free internet and related services are available from commercial providers for some households. Comcast and Charter Communications have announced that they are providing free wifi internet access and related services to specific audiences. (Note: This is a third-party service and is neither funded nor supported by HFC. If you choose this option, you will need to reach out to them and access these services on your own.)

  2. Resource sharing may be an option. You might wish to reach out to classmates, friends, or relatives who could share laptops, tablets, or other computer resources with you for the next two months. If you choose this option, please follow the CDC guidelines for safety (e.g. cleaning the surfaces, hand washing, and social distance practices).

  3. HFC has a computer loan program for Chromebooks. If you do not have a computer and none of the above options work for you, please email Vice President of Student Affairs Daniel Herbst or call 313-845-9610.

We are here to help you. Contact our Help Desk or Instructional Technology office (information and hours at the top of this website) if you need individual support in getting connected and using the online course interface. You may also contact the Learning Lab for one-on-one online assistance.


Academics and Academic Support:


About previous classes that are still postponed

Most HFC Winter 2020 classes were moved to an online format and were completed.

Some classes could not be delivered online and were postponed until further notice.

As of May 2020, the following classes are still in postponed status. They will resume in face-to-face format as soon as it is safe to do so. Your instructor will notify you as soon as we are able to resume in-person instruction on our campuses.

AH-192
ART-141
ART-142
ART-2953
AUTO-101
AUTO-105
AUTO-110
AUTO-120
AUTO-131
AUTO-140
AUTO-145
AUTO-150
AUTO-160
AUTO-215
AUTO-225
AUTO-227
AUTO-231
AUTO-293
AUTO-294
BIO-261
CEART-8010
CHEM-243
CHEM-244
CIMEL-102
CIMEL-104
CIMEL-105
CIMEL-110
CIMEL-111
CIMHP-112
CIMMT-102
CIMMT-104
CIMMT-105
CIMPR-100
CIMPR-101
CIMTA-106
CIMTA-109
CIMWD-100
CIMWD-101
CIMWD-102
CIMWD-110
CIMWD-111
CIMWD-112
CIMWD-112
CIMWD-120
CIMWD-121
CIMWD-122
CIMWD-123
CIMWD-130
CIMWD-131
CIMWD-140
CIMWD-141
CIMWD-142
CIMWD-210
CIMWD-211
CIMWD-212
CIMWD-220
CIMWD-221
CIMWD-222
CIMWD-230
CIMWD-231
CIMWD-240
CIMWD-241
CIMWD-250
CIMWD-251
CIMWD-260
CIMWD-261
CIMWD-262

CIS-295
DRAF-110
DRAF-120
DRAF-123
DRAF-130
DRAF-133
DRAF-134
DRAF-142
DRAF-230
DRAF-240
DRAF-260
DRAF-298
ELEC-103
ELEC-106
ELEC-115
ELEC-120
ELEC-145
ELEC-195
ELEC-200
ELEC-245
ELEC-260
ELEC-270
EMS-107
EMS-109
EMS-216
EMS-292
ENT-100
ENT-101
ENT-103
ENT-104
ENT-105
ENT-106
ENT-108
ENT-109
ENT-113
ENT-119
ENT-124
ENT-125
ENT-219
ENT-260
ENT-269
HPE-142
HPE-192
INTR-251
MOA-101
MOA-152
MTT-100
MTT-110
MTT-130
MTT-140
MTT-145
MTT-160
MTT-170
MTWD-147
MTWD-ANTH-131
MTWD-BCA-100
MTWD-CRJ-131
MUS-113
MUS-114
MUS-115
MUS-116
MUS-117
MUS-118
MUS-126
MUS-127
MUS-157
MUS-213
MUS-214
MUS-216

OPT-160
OPT-293
PLMB-101
PLMB-115
PLMB-250
PTA-122
PTA-144
PTA-295
PHT-119
RAD-158
RAD-190
RAD-290
REEN-110
REEN-160
REEN-161
RTH-170
RTH-195
RTH-294
SRG-140
SRG-290
TADV-100
TADV-283
TAEL-103
TAEL-105
TAEL-106
TAEL-145
TAEL-200
TAEL-235
TAEL-245
TAEL-260
TAEL-265
TAEL-273
TAEL-275
TAEL-276
TAEL-277
TAEL-280
TAEL-290
TAFD-117
TAFD-120
TAFD-125
TAFD-130
TAFD-150
TAFP-150
TAFP-160
TAGD-110
TAGD-120
TAGD-130
TAGD-140
TAGD-150
TAGD-155
TAGD-160
TAGD-165
TAGD-171
TAGD-172
TAGD-280
TAMA-110
TAMA-120
TAMA-130
TAMA-200
TAMT-110
TAMT-115
TAMT-123
TAMT-126
TAMT-200
TAMT-210
TAMT-220
TAMT-260
TAPT-100
TAPT-120
TASM-100
THEA-1901
THEA-1902
WFPD-162

Succeeding in online classes

Online learning is different from face-to-face learning. To make it a rewarding and productive experience, review the tips below. HFC also offers a variety of support services, listed elsewhere on this webpage, to assist you in reaching your academic and personal goals. We are here for you!

Good habits for remote learning

  • Designate a regular study space
  • Practice good time management
  • Stay organized and up to date
  • Eliminate distractions during study time
  • Actively participate in your online classes
  • Hold yourself accountable
  • Maintain good sleep habits
  • Ask for help when you need it

Our student support services remain in place for you. Direct your questions to your instructor, academic advisors, or another of the HFC resources on this webpage.


How to use the HFC online class format.

Login to your online class at my.hfcc.edu, and select HFC Online Classes (Moodle) at the top.

An online tutorial website is available here. Select the blue "Enroll Me" button at the bottom to get started.

Tutorial documents with screen shots:
How do I get to my online classes? (PDF)
How do I get to my online classes? (Word)

Still need more help?

Reach out to our Instructional Technology team or Help Desk. Contact information and hours are at the top of this page.

Dual enrollment students (high school and college together)

Students in the HFC Collegiate Academy, and all students who are dual enrolled in HFC college-level courses, will follow the Henry Ford College processes for their HFC classes.

Students will follow their high school's procedures for their high school classes.

Further information for students

Please review the information on this website thoroughly. We have designed it to respond in detail to all the major issues relating to our change in operations.

Check your Hawkmail regularly. Your instructors and the College will need to share important information with you, and this is the fastest and most secure method to make sure we reach all students.

If you have specific questions that have not been answered on this website:

Academics:
Please reach out to your instructor first. If they are unable to help, please contact your School dean's office.

Student Support Services:
Please review the "Student Services" section near the top of this page. Feel free to contact our Call Center (contact information at the top of this page) for additional questions.

Personal Support:
This is a stressful time for many. Our Counseling Office is here to provide support if you need someone to talk to. They can also refer you to outside resources as needed.

The Hawks' Nest has been closed temporarily. If you need food assistance, please call 313-317-1756 or email mlearl1@hfcc.edu.

SAFE@HFC supports a welcoming and safe campus experience for LGBTQ+ students and other community members. We are here for you. If you need support, contact Beth Preston, empreston@hfcc.edu or 313-317-1530.

If you have needs not addressed here, please contact our Call Center for help. Information is at the top of this page.


Summer and Fall 2020 Semesters:


Summer classes: register by June 9!

Summer schedules summary:

We have combined spring and summer into a single summer semester.


Details:

Almost all summer classes will be offered in remote (online) formats. If we are able to safely hold face-to-face classes later in the summer, we will open sections and notify students.

The summer semester begins June 9 and will end August 17. Some classes will run 8 weeks; others will run 10 weeks.

The final day to register is June 10, but we strongly recommend you register by June 9.

Fall semester class schedule and registration

Fall semester courses will be offered in a variety of formats. We expect to hold some face-to-face classes and some remote-format classes. We will notify students as our plans become firmer. Students should register today for the classes they want. If the format of your section has to be changed for health and safety reasons, we will notify you and provide options for you.

Fall registration is under way for all students.

New students: enrolling for summer and fall semesters

Summary:

We are open, and we welcome you to apply to Henry Ford College for summer and fall!


Details:

Summer courses will be mostly online. If face-to-face classes can be offered safely, we will notify you.

Fall semester courses will be offered in a variety of formats. We expect to hold some face-to-face classes and some remote-format classes. We will notify students as our plans become firmer. Students should register today for the classes they want. If the format of your section has to be changed for health and safety reasons, we will notify you and provide options for you.

We welcome applications now for summer and fall terms

Our student services offices are open. We are currently providing services online or by phone. We are here to help you.

Placement Testing

Review the following information for different placement testing needs.

If you have questions not answered here, please contact assessment@hfcc.edu for assistance.

Chemistry Placement

For the Fall 2020 registration period, the Chemistry placement test score has been waived for CHEM 141. As long as students meet all other course requirements they may register for CHEM 141 without taking the Chemistry Placement test. A pre-test will be given at the beginning of each CHEM 141 class and instructors will move students who do not pass the test into CHEM 111 or the appropriate class. If we are still closed when Summer registration begins, we will extend this for summer as well.

Math Placement

Additional ACT and SAT scores have been added for placement into courses that typically require Accuplacer scores.

Summary: Placement changes effective March 20, 2020, and until students can be tested on campus:

  1. Students will be placed based on the following chart:
Classes MATH SAT Score (March 2016 or later) MATH ACT Score
MATH-074 200-430 < 16
MATH-080 440-490 16-19
MATH-110 500-530 20-21
MATH-115 540-620 22-26
MATH-175 630-690 27-31
MATH-180 700-800 > 31
  1. If you do not have an SAT/ACT score as listed above, you may be placed into MATH-110, MATH-080, or MATH-074 based on your high school GPA.

    Completed high school in the last two years and have a high-school GPA 3.2 or higher: place into MATH-110
    Completed high-school in the last four years and have a high-school GPA 2.8 or higher: place into MATH-080
    Others place into MATH-074

  2. Dual-Enrollment / Early College / Collegiate Academy-Placement Into MATH 115 or 165 (Handled by Waiver)

    Based on high-school teacher, principal, or counselor recommendation, a student may be placed up to MATH-115 or MATH-165. A student wishing to take a higher class will be offered a proctored virtual exam as needed. (This only applies if a student cannot be placed based on the above criteria.)

English Placement for Early College / Collegiate Academy and Dual Enroll / Advancement Plus

For students who are in Early College, Collegiate Academy, and Dual Enrolled or Advancement Plus, you may also use ACT or SAT scores if you have completed one of the standardized tests. That is the preferred placement method. If you do not have ACT / SAT scores, you may temporarily use your high school GPA as a means for course placement.

ESL Placement

We will be offering the ESL test, CaMLA, via a remote option. Students who need to take the ESL test should use their HawkMail to e-mail assessment@hfcc.edu for more details.

Accuplacer Reading Test – for Health Career programs with a reading test score requirement

Health Careers has decided to put the Accuplacer reading test requirement on hold. Students should continue working on other requirements until testing is available again. You may continue to apply for programs. We recommend you apply early. Once we reopen our campuses, if multiple students take the Reading test on the same day and are qualified based on that test, Health Careers will use each student’s application date as the tiebreaker.

The information on this website is being regularly updated. If you see errors or have questions about the website or its content, contact communications@hfcc.edu.