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About Us

Welcome to Herndon Career Center! 

Herndon Career Center


Our mission at Herndon Career Center will provide students and customers high-quality, in-demand workforce training, college preparation and entrepreneurial programs in a fiscally responsible manner.  

Herndon will support citizenship & service central to the development of students. Our values are centered around what is best for each individual student. 

Herndon Career Center's history

After many years of planning with area superintendents, dating as far back as 1965, Herndon Career Center was opened in 1973. The original 317 students, who came from Hickman Mills School District, Center School District, Grandview School District, Independence School District, Kansas City Public Schools, and Lee's Summit School District, in addition to host Raytown, were enrolled in Auto Body and Fender Repair, Data Processing, Graphic Arts, Business Education, Heating and Refrigeration, Radio and TV Repair, Health Services, Food Services, Horticulture, and Technical Drafting.  A second building was obtained in 1974 to expand the program. Now condensed to one campus with three buildings, Herndon, named after long-time Superintendent Joe Herndon, continues to offer vocational programming for both students and adult learners.

Why HCC?

Dr. Cheryl Reichert

Katie Zeiger
Assistant Director

Kelli Annin
Assistant Director

Lisa Orchard
Principal's Secretary

Michelle Moore
Attendance Secretary


Monday - Friday
7:40 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.                   
11:40 a.m. - 2:10 p.m.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at 816.268.7140.  

AM SESSION: 7:40 -10:10 a.m.; doors open at 7:30 a.m.

PM SESSION: 11:40 a.m. - 2:10 p.m.; doors open at 11:30 a.m. 

Herndon Career Center's main office is open from 7 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. 

To speak to someone about: 

  • Attendance Clarifications: 816.268.7140
  • Counseling Department: 816.268.7150
  • Student Fees/Make Payments: 816.268.7156

For questions in regards to a specific program, you can reach any instructor by using the email format: