Our 2018 "Laptop Diploma-cy" Goal

It’s a Digital World. Incoming students hear the message to “practice it and apply it” – they must learn to work and study in a completely paperless environment so they are prepared to compete in the modern tech-driven economy. Students and faculty use their laptops as their primary learning and teaching tools; and their own personal laptops are necessary for almost everything they do at HCC. They’re not a luxury; they’re essential. There is not a single printer available to students on campus because HCC is intentional about graduating technology-literate students – which is unique in Africa – who will start businesses aided by their experiences on campus.

Money Raised towards 2018 Laptop Goal 14.8%

COMPETITIVE & COMPREHENSIVE

Heritage Christian College (HCC) has a distinctive technology plan that not only promotes good environmental stewardship, but perhaps more importantly, it produces competitive students and faculty equipped for life in the 21st century. HCC students will be on the same competitive level as graduates all around the globe and from any other university in the world. Laptops are their window into this world.

A wide variety of technologies are used at HCC, and it all begins with the laptop. Students use their laptops in every aspect of the learning process. The tech-forward campus, including the library, is a paperless environment with comprehensive wi-fi. Every student, faculty member and administrator is required to have a laptop. For those students who do not have qualified laptops, HCC helps the students to cover the cost.

Be an Ambassador

We’re calling this fundraising effort “Laptop Diploma-cy” because by contributing toward student laptops, YOU become the diplomat. You make yourself an ambassador for this cause as you help students toward those vital diplomas and you help graduate ethical, spiritual-minded men and women to share their faith and their gifts in Africa.

Laptops connect the student body to the wider world, and to today’s most up-to-the-minute knowledge and technology. HCC has a very sincere, dedicated, Christian-minded, spiritual-minded, servant-minded student body, and receiving your gift(s) are an encouragement and an uplift to them. It’s an act of international diplomacy that you do, and it’s an act of caring and Christ-likeness as well. Plus you are taking a step for the environment (because you help us maintain our paper-free campus) and for the advancement of human beings in a part of the world that is lifting itself out of strife and turmoil to give work and dignity to its citizenry. Where can you apply your money where you will do so much good? We think you’ll treasure this chance to be an ambassador in an endeavor that pays off for a lifetime, and even to eternity.

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LAPTOPS & THE MAKER LAB

In the Maker Lab, students begin building their own FarmBot replicants from scratch using the 3D printer and source code that is available to them on FarmBot’s website. Additionally, they will create new devices and tools that are modified to their specific needs.

LAPTOPS & 3D PRINTER

The 3D Printer will allow HCC students to gain hands-on experience to this cutting-edge manufacturing technology that will have far-ranging applications and in many fields.

LAPTOPS & FARMBOT

FarmBot will expose students to using innovative digital technology in farming. Agriculture is critical to growing Ghana, and with this technology, it can be optimized and made simpler with little human input.

LAPTOPS & WIRELESS CAMPUS

HCC’s entire campus is wireless, meaning students can study and work on assignments outside, in the fresh air or in their dorms; they carry the library and their text books with them wherever they go on campus.

HCC SPOTLIGHT

HCC’s 3D Printer: New Dimensions for Students

There is a saying that “good things come in threes.” At Heritage Christian College, it could be said that “good things come from a 3D printer.” In 2018, students at HCC were given the opportunity to apply for the 3D printer internship offered during the long vacation through the CEPE. They were to be supervised […]

‘What Laptops Mean to Students At HCC’ by Dennis Abbey

by Dennis Abbey Dennis Abbey, a current HCC student, took some time to share his background and educational experiences at HCC, including the impact of HCC’s emphasis on technology. This is a condensed version of a video he recorded for HCCF in April. Background I have not had the smoothest of life, even though I […]

The Impact of Technology at HCC (Part 3)

In this final part of our series we will explore how HCC students augment their education using state of the art FarmBot technology. In case you missed them, please read the previous installments about HCC’s tech-forward campus, and its brand new Maker Lab & 3D printer. Click here for the previous parts of our series: […]

The Impact of Technology at HCC (Part 2)

The first part of our series highlighted the unique tech-forward environment at HCC. In this installment, we take a closer look at HCC’s Maker Lab, modeled after a similar program currently employed at Abilene Christian College (ACU). Click Here To Read Part 1 Cutting-Edge Technology at HCC Let’s dive into the specific tech-minded projects that […]

Meet the Faculty: Information Technology Department

Heritage Christian College brings unique faculty and experience to create a positive learning environment in order to deliver the greatest benefit to their students. The diverse educational backgrounds and employment experiences of HCC’s professors and staff is what creates a rich educational environment and a truly unique identity for the school. These molders of minds  [...]

The Impact of Technology at HCC (Part 1)

In the first part of our series highlighting the unique tech-forward environment at HCC, the importance of student laptops, and the unique needs of a near-paperless campus are examined. Heritage Christian College is a distinct university for many reasons. However, there is one specific aspect makes HCC especially unique and distinctive - being a highly [...]