Jerry Moore ’20

After a 20-year career in criminal justice, Jerry is completing his degree in social work to begin a new path — counseling youth in a school setting. “Social workers are one of the many supermen and superwomen of our communities,” he said. “The professors at STCC and Elms have been, and continue to be, encouraging, caring, knowledgeable, and professional.”

Bachelor’s Degree Completion Programs at STCC

Launch your interest in social work, computer science (CS), or computer information technology and security (CITS) into a fulfilling career. You can earn you degree in 14-20 months through the bachelor’s degree completion programs offered at Springfield Technical Community College (STCC).

Social work graduate Nicola Howe shares her experience at STCC.

The off-campus STCC programs meet all general requirements of Elms College. You enter a program in social work, computer science, or computer information technology and security with the required associate’s degree (and at least 60 credits), satisfy Elms’ core requirements, and complete the requirements of your specific degree program.

Semesters are eight weeks long. Two sessions are held every fall, spring, and summer.

Social work classes are held at on the STCC main campus in Building 2, on Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. and 1 – 5 p.m. Classes are taught by Elms faculty. By completing your coursework in 10 eight-week sessions over a 20-month period, you can save thousands of dollars.

Computer Science and Computer Information Technology and Security classes are held primarily online. Hybrid classes have varying schedules and meet either once per week or a few times throughout the semester during the evening.  A student who transfers in with 78 credits will be able to complete their coursework in seven 8-week sessions, earning their degree in 14 months.

All three bachelor’s degree programs require 120 credits. You can transfer in a maximum of 78 credits from STCC or other regionally accredited colleges. A minimum of 42 credits must be earned through Elms College.

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Alisha Cameron ’19

Photo of Alisha Cameron '19

“Our students see, on social media and reality TV, the idea that what you have is who you are. I want them to see that that doesn’t define them.”

Alisha created an innovative, compassionate program to decrease absenteeism at her middle school. Earning her social work degree through Elms/STCC gave her the research skills she needed to develop and implement the Impact Cares Program.

Curriculum

Click to view course requirements for the Social Work (B.S.).

The bachelor’s degree program requires 120 credits. You can transfer in a maximum of 78 credits from STCC or other regionally accredited colleges. A minimum of 42 credits must be earned through Elms College.

Minimum of 60 Elms Credits and a Minimum of 120 Credit to Graduate with a Baccalaureate Degree. Additional requirements: Macroeconomics; Introduction to Sociology; General Psychology; Philosophy; U.S. History I or II; Human Growth & Development; Fine/Performing Art. A college-level math is strongly recommended. Courses and sequence subject to change.

*400 hours of fieldwork required outside of the program schedule

Session 1 – Fall 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
SWK 2101Professional Communication in Social Work3
SWK 1001Introduction to Social Work3

Session 2 – Fall 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
SWK 3002Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families3
SSD 2002American Government/Public Policy (online)3

Session 3 – Spring 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
SWK 3001Social Welfare Policies and Services3
SWK 3003Mental Health and Mental Illness3

Session 4 – Spring 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
SWK 3105Social Work Practice with Communities3
MAT 1009Statistics3

Session 5 – Summer 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
SWK 2005Human Behavior in the Social Environment II3
BIO 1005Human Biology (online)3

Session 6 – Summer 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
SWK 3007Social Group Work3
REL 2105World Religions (online)3

Session 7 – Fall 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
SWK 4002AAdvanced Social Work Practice3
SWK 3100ASocial Work Research3
SWK 4001DField Work Experience*3

Session 8 – Fall 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
SWK 4002BAdvanced Social Work Practice3
SWK 3100BSocial Work Research3
SWK 4001EField Work Experience*3

Session 9 – Spring 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
SWK 4004ASurvey of Social Work Issues (Capstone)
SWK 4001FField Work Experience*3

Session 10 – Spring 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
SWK 4004BSurvey of Social Work Issues (Capstone)
SOC 3106Racial and Ethnic Groups (online)3
SWK 4001GField Work Experience*3

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

The bachelor’s degree program requires 120 credits. You can transfer in a maximum of 78 credits from STCC or other regionally accredited colleges. A minimum of 42 credits must be earned through Elms College.

Session 1 – Fall 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
CIT 1006Cyber Ethics3
Choose 1 from: History, Economics, Philosophy, Business elective3

Session 2 – Fall 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
CIT Programming Elective (Python)3
Choose 1 from: Sociology, History, Religion, Business elective3

Session 3 – Spring 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
CIT 3302Data Structures and Algorithms3
Choose 1 from: Art History, Philosophy, Religion, Business elective3

Session 4 – Spring 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
CIT 3405Digital Forensics3
Choose 1 from: Sociology, Religion, Business elective3

Session 5 – Summer 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
CIT 4802Internship3
Choose 1 from: Biology, Art History, History, Philosophy, Sociology3

Session 6 – Summer 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
Math 3700Discrete Math3
Choose 1 from: History, Economics, Religion, Business elective3

Session 7 – Fall 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
CIT 4203Professional Programming Project3
Choose 1 from: History, Economics, Religion, Business elective3

Click to view course requirements for the Computer Information Technology and Security (CITS) (B.A.).

The bachelor’s degree program requires 120 credits. You can transfer in a maximum of 78 credits from STCC or other regionally accredited colleges. A minimum of 42 credits must be earned through Elms College.

Session 1 – Fall 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
CIT 1006Cyber Ethics3
Choose 1 from: History, Economics, Philosophy, Business elective3

Session 2 – Fall 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
CIT Elective3
Choose 1 from: Sociology, History, Religion, Business elective3

Session 3 – Spring 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
CIT 2506Web Design3
Choose 1 from: Art History, Philosophy, Religion, CIT, Business elective3

Session 4 – Spring 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
CIT 3405Digital Forensics3
Choose 1 from: Sociology, Religion, Business elective3

Session 5 – Summer 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
CIT 4802Internship3
Choose 1 from: Biology, Art History, History, Philosophy, Sociology elective3

Session 6 – Summer 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
CIT 3001A+ Certification 3
or
CIT 2105Database Design3
Choose 1 from: History, Economics, Religion, Business elective3

Session 7 – Fall 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
CIT 4705Security Capstone Project3
Choose 1 from: History, Economics, Religion, Business elective3