Huntington Junior College (HJC) was founded in 1936 by Chester A. Riley, who served as president for more than 60 years. The College is centrally located in downtown Huntington, W.Va., in the former Cabell County Public Library. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places. 

The College’s initial course offerings were shorthand, typing, and bookkeeping. Today, six Associates of Applied Science degree programs are offered in Business Management, Administrative Technology, Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting, Medical Coding, and Addiction Recovery. The college also offers stackable certificates and micro-credentials.

HJC was acquired by SensibleSchool, Inc. in March 2022 and was granted nonprofit status by the U.S. Department of Education the following year.

HJC is led by Dr. Fred Fransen, president, Dr. Kiko Suarez, chief academic officer, and Lake Tackett, executive director. A board of trustees comprised of esteemed leaders in business and academia was appointed in June 2023.

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