The College of Our Lady of the Elms and Springfield Technical Community College have joined forces to expand bachelor’s degree offerings in Western Massachusetts, and to make earning a bachelor’s degree more convenient for area residents.

Elms, STCC Expand Bachelor’s Degree Options

Elms College President Mary Reap, IHM, Ph.D., and STCC President John Cook, Ph.D., signed an agreement Nov. 22 to expand bachelor’s degree offerings in Western Massachusetts, and to make earning a bachelor’s degree more convenient for area residents.

Elms, STCC Expand Bachelor’s Degree Options

The College of Our Lady of the Elms and Springfield Technical Community College have joined forces to expand bachelor’s degree offerings in Western Massachusetts, and to make earning a bachelor’s degree more convenient for area residents.

Under a new agreement, qualified STCC graduates holding the following associate’s degrees will transfer into corresponding bachelor’s-level majors at Elms:

  • A.S. in liberal arts with human services/social work option will transfer into the social work bachelor’s program at Elms at the junior level.

  • A.S. in health information technology and A.S. in medical coding and billing specialist at STCC will transfer into the healthcare management bachelor’s program at Elms at the junior level.

  • A.S. in graphic design at STCC will transfer into the graphic design bachelor’s program at Elms at the junior level.

  • A.S. in computer IT security and A.S. in programmer at STCC will transfer into the computer information technology bachelor’s program at Elms at the junior level.

Elms College President Mary Reap, IHM, Ph.D., and STCC President John Cook, Ph.D., signed the agreement Nov. 22.

“Healthcare management, computer information technology, graphic design, and social work are important, growing fields with expanding job opportunities for our region,” Reap said. "We are pleased to partner with Springfield Technical Community College to set students on the path to bachelor’s degrees leading to rewarding careers, empowering them to change lives for the better in Western Massachusetts.”

“With a shared commitment to students, families, and our communities, we are very thankful for the opportunity to partner with Elms College on these pathways,” Cook said. “These four programs continue key efforts to ensure strong workforce contributions, and we know the needs are great in the fields of human services, computer information technology, graphic design and healthcare.”