Elizabeth Proulx ’18

“Being part of an organization that’s in human services and helps the greater good of other people — that’s an amazing opportunity for me. I don’t think it would have been possible without my degree.”

After earning her degree in management and marketing, Elizabeth Proulx ’18 quickly found a job as a recruiting and human resources coordinator at a local nonprofit.

Bachelor’s Degree Completion Programs

The Elms College bachelor’s degree completion programs offered at Holyoke Community College (HCC) meet all general requirements of Elms College. You enter this program with the required associate’s degree, satisfy Elms’ core requirements, and complete the requirements of your specific degree program.

Classes are held on the HCC campus Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1-5 p.m., and are taught by HCC and Elms faculty. By including up to 78 credits of classes from HCC and 42 credits from Elms, you are able to complete your coursework in 10 eight-week sessions over a 20-month period. Many classes have online options.

Interested in the RN-BSN online program? Click to learn more.

Psychology

Unlock the mysteries of the human mind with a degree in psychology. Understanding why people think and act in certain ways prepares you to work in human and social services, schools, criminal justice facilities, and more.

  • Earn your degree in 20 months
  • Classes held Saturdays (8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1-5 p.m.) on the HCC campus
  • Classes taught be Elms faculty
  • Financial aid available

Having a degree in psychology is lucrative in a number of fields:

  • Social workers working in mental health and substance abuse centers earn a median salary of $43,250 per year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
  • Entry level case managers can earn an average salary of $41,536 per year, according to ZipRecruiter.
  • Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists can earn a median salary of $51,410 per year, according to BLS.

By accelerating your studies over 20 months, you can save thousands of dollars while completing your degree. All you need to do is:

  • Enter the psychology program with the required associate’s degree (and at least 60 credits)
  • Satisfy the Elms College core requirements
  • Complete the requirements of the psychology program

Healthcare Management

Earn your degree in healthcare management and bring a fresh perspective to healthcare administration. The degree completion program offered at Holyoke Community College helps you master skills like effective communication, ethical leadership, financial analysis, and human resources management.

  • Earn your degree in 20 months
  • Classes held Saturdays (8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1-5 p.m.) on the HCC campus
  • Classes taught by Elms faculty
  • Financial aid available

Healthcare managers are dynamic, coordinating the delivery of services at group medical practices, hospitals, health centers, nursing homes, and more:

  • Medical and health services managers can earn a median salary of $98,350 per year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In Massachusetts, healthcare managers earn a median salary of $128,730 per year, according to BLS.

By accelerating your studies over 20 months, you can save thousands of dollars while completing your degree. All you need to do is:

  • Enter the healthcare management program with the required associate’s degree (and at least 60 credits)
  • Satisfy the Elms College core requirements
  • Complete the requirements of the healthcare management program

Courses and sequence subject to change

Shelly Dansereau ’18

Image of Elms/HCC grad Shelly Dansereau, who earned a BA in healthcare management

“The off-campus program was one of the best benefits that Elms/HCC could have offered. For people like myself who are working full time and raising a family—and want to go back to school but can’t find the time to go to a four year college—it was great to have this option.”

A 20-year veteran in billing and collections at Baystate Medical Center, Shelly Dansereau ’18 earned her BA in healthcare management by taking a combination of off-campus and online classes.

Curriculum

Click to view course requirements for the Accounting (B.A.).

All accounting classes are scheduled for Thursday evenings 5:30 to 9:30 p.m at Elms College.

Session 1 – Fall 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
ACC 3001Intermediate Accounting I3
HIS 1005Early American History (online)3

Session 2 – Fall 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
ACC 3002Intermediate Accounting II3
MTH 1009Statistics (online)3

Session 3 – Spring 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
ACC 4009Advanced Cost Accounting3
REL 2105World Religions (online)3
ENG 2203Writing in the Profession3

Session 4 – Spring 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
ACC 3500Accounting Information Systems3
BUS 2408Global Business Environment3
BUS 3401Gender and Diversity (online)3

Session 5 – Summer 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
BUS 3107Business and Society3
BUS 3402Managerial Communications (hybrid)3

Session 6 – Summer 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
BUS 3400Entrepreneurship3
BUS 4801Career Development (online)3

Session 7 – Fall 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
ACC 4001Auditing3
PHI 2402Ethics (online)3

Session 8 – Fall 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
ACC 4100Personal Taxes3
BUS 3605Marketing Research (online)3

Session 9 – Spring 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
ACC 4200Advanced Accounting3
BUS 3101Principles of Financial Management3

Session 10 – Spring 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
ACC 4800Capstone in Accounting3
BUS 4800Business Strategy (hybrid)3

Click to view course requirements for the Management and Marketing (B.A.).

All management and marketing courses, as well as required core courses, are scheduled Saturday mornings 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Saturday afternoons 1-5 p.m.

Session 1 – Fall 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
BUS 3405Human Resource Management3
HIS 1005Early American History (online)3

Session 2 – Fall 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
BUS 3705Organizational Behavior (online)3
MTH 1009Statistics (online)3

Session 3 – Spring 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
REL 2105World Religions (online)3
ENG 223Writing in the Professions3

Session 4 – Spring 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
BUS 2408Global Business Environment3
BUS 3401Gender and Diversity (online)3

Session 5 – Summer 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
BUS 3107Business and Society3
BUS 3402Managerial Communications (hybrid)3

Session 6 – Summer 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
BUS 3400Entrepreneurship3
BUS 4801Career Development (online)3

Session 7 – Fall 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
BUS 3707International Marketing3
PHI 2402Ethics (online)3

Session 8 – Fall 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
SSN 1200Conflict Resolution and Mediation3
BUS 3605Marketing Research (online)3

Session 9 – Spring 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
BUS 3303Advertising3
BUS 3101Principles of Financial Management3

Session 10 – Spring 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
BUS 3302Sales and Sales Management3
BUS 4800Business Strategy (hybrid)3

Click to view course requirements for the Psychology (B.A.).

All psychology and required core courses are scheduled for Saturday mornings 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Saturday afternoons 1-5 p.m.

Session 1 – Fall 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
PSY 2002Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (hybrid)3
PSY 3205Personality Theory3

Session 2 – Fall 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
PSY 2400Stress and Coping3
PSY 2100Research Methods3

Session 3 – Spring 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
PSY 3006Educational Psychology3
PHI 2408Healthcare Ethics (online)3

Session 4 – Spring 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
PSY 3009Social Psychology3
SOC 2009Social Deviance (hybrid)3

Session 5 – Summer 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
PSY 3103Psychology of Behavioral Management3
REL 2105World Religion (online)3

Session 6 – Summer 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
PSY 3007Psychological Testing3
SOC 3202Social Life through Films (hybrid)3

Session 7 – Fall 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
PSY 3004Forensic Psychology3
PSY 3002History and Systems3

Session 8 – Fall 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
SSN 1200Conflict Resolution and Mediation3
HIS 1005US History I (online)3

Session 9 – Spring 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
PSY 3008Cognitive Psychology (hybrid)3
ART 2105Art History II (online)3

Session 10 – Spring 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
PSY 4001Psychology Seminar (Capstone)3
PSY 1500Writing in Psychology (hybrid)3

Click to view course requirements for the Healthcare Management (B.A.).

Session 1 – Fall 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
HTH 2000Introduction to Health Services3
BUS 2201Computer Applications3

Session 2 – Fall 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
ACC 2001Principles of Accounting I3
BUS 2402Principles of Management (online)3

Session 3 – Spring 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
ACC 2002Principles of Accounting II3
SOC 2104Sociology of Healthcare (online)3

Session 4 – Spring 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
BUS 2502Principles of Marketing3
LEG 3101Health Law (online)3

Session 5 – Summer 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
BUS 2600Legal Environment of Business3
BUS 3402Managerial Communication (hybrid)3

Session 6 – Summer 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
HTH 2500Operations in Healthcare3
ECN 2101Maroeconomics (online)3
BUS 4801Career Development (online)3

Session 7 – Fall 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
BUS 3405Human Resource Management3
ECN 2102Microeconomics (online)3
REL 3400Spirituality and Values in Healthcare3

Session 8 – Fall 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
HTH 3500Critical Issues in the Administration of Healthcare3
PHI 2408Healthcare Ethics (hybrid)3

Session 9 – Spring 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
HTH 4100Capstone: Research and Leadership in Health Services Portfolio (hybrid)3
BUS 3101Principles of Financial Management3

Session 10 – Spring 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
BUS 2408Global Business Environment3
BUS 4800Business Strategy (hybrid)3

Click to view course requirements for the Entrepreneurship (B.A.).

All Entrepreneurship classes are scheduled for Thursday evenings 5:30 – 9:30 p.m at Elms College.

Session 1 – Fall 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
BUS 3405Human Resource Management3
BUS 2201Computer Applications3

Session 2 – Fall 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
ENT 1001Introduction to Entrepreneurship3
BUS 3705Organizational Behavior3

Session 3 – Spring 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
ENT 2200Innovation and Design Thinking3
REL 2105World Religions3

Session 4 -Spring 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
ENT 1002Lean Launchpad3
BUS 2408Global Business Environment3

Session 5 – Summer 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
BUS 3402Managerial Communications3
BUS 3107Business & Society3

Session 6 – Summer 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
ENT 3400Startup Sales and Marketing3
BUS 4801Career Development3

Session 7 – Fall 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
ENT 3200Startup Finance3
PHI 2402Ethics3

Session 8 – Fall 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
ENT Elective3
ENT 4802Entrepreneurship Co-Op3
or
ENT 4805Internship3

Session 9 – Spring 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
ENT 4801Capstone in Entrepreneurship3
BUS 3101Principles of Financial Management3

Session 10 – Spring 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
BUS 3401Gender & Diversity3
BUS 4800Business Strategy3