Photo of Elizabeth Proulx '18, a graduate of the Elms/HCC program in management and marketing

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 18 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.

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 $44,930 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

Quick Info

Click to view course requirements for the major in Accounting at HCC.

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 3001ACC 301Intermediate Accounting I3
HIS 1005HIS 105Early American History (online)3

Session 2 – Fall 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
ACC 3002ACC 302Intermediate Accounting II3
MTH 1009MTH 109Statistics (online)3

Session 3 – Spring 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
ACC 4009ACC 409Advanced Cost Accounting3
REL 2105REL 215World Religions (online)3
ENG 2203ENG 223Writing in the Profession3

Session 4 – Spring 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
ACC 3500ACC 350Accounting Information Systems3
BUS 2408BUS 248Global Business Environment3
BUS 3401BUS 341Gender and Diversity (online)3

Session 5 – Summer 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
BUS 3107BUS 317Business and Society3
BUS 3402BUS 342Managerial Communications (hybrid)3

Session 6 – Summer 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
BUS 3400BUS 340Entrepreneurship3
BUS 4801BUS 481Career Development (online)3

Session 7 – Fall 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
ACC 4001ACC 401Auditing3
PHI 2402PHI 242Ethics (online)3

Session 8 – Fall 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
ACC 4100ACC 410Personal Taxes3
BUS 3605BUS 365Marketing Research (online)3

Session 9 – Spring 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
ACC 4200ACC 420Advanced Accounting3
BUS 3101BUS 311Principles of Financial Management3

Session 10 – Spring 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
ACC 4800ACC 480Capstone in Accounting3
BUS 4800BUS 480Business Strategy (hybrid)3

Click to view course requirements for the major in Management and Marketing at HCC.

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 3405BUS 345Human Resource Management3
HIS 1005HIS 105Early American History (online)3

Session 2 – Fall 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
BUS 3705BUS 375Organizational Behavior (online)3
MTH 1009MTH 109Statistics (online)3

Session 3 – Spring 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
REL 2105REL 215World Religions (online)3
ENG 223ENG 2203Writing in the Professions3

Session 4 – Spring 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
BUS 2408BUS 248Global Business Environment3
BUS 3401BUS 341Gender and Diversity (online)3

Session 5 – Summer 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
BUS 3107BUS 317Business and Society3
BUS 3402BUS 342Managerial Communications (hybrid)3

Session 6 – Summer 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
BUS 3400BUS 340Entrepreneurship3
BUS 4801BUS 481Career Development (online)3

Session 7 – Fall 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
BUS 3707BUS 377International Marketing3
PHI 2402PHI 242Ethics (online)3

Session 8 – Fall 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
SSN 1200SSN 120Conflict Resolution and Mediation3
BUS 3605BUS 365Marketing Research (online)3

Session 9 – Spring 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
BUS 3303BUS 333Advertising3
BUS 3101BUS 311Principles of Financial Management3

Session 10 – Spring 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
BUS 3302BUS 332Sales and Sales Management3
BUS 4800BUS 480Business Strategy (hybrid)3

Click to view course requirements for the major in Psychology at HCC.

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 2002PSY 202Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (hybrid)3
PSY 3205PSY 325Personality Theory3

Session 2 – Fall 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
PSY 2400PSY 240Stress and Coping3
PSY 2100PSY 210Research Methods3

Session 3 – Spring 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
PSY 3006PSY 306Educational Psychology3
PHI 2408PHI 248Healthcare Ethics (online)3

Session 4 – Spring 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
PSY 3009PSY 309Social Psychology3
SOC 2009SOC 209Social Deviance (hybrid)3

Session 5 – Summer 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
PSY 3103PSY 313Psychology of Behavioral Management3
REL 2105REL 215World Religion (online)3

Session 6 – Summer 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
PSY 3007PSY 307Psychological Testing3
SOC 3202SOC 322Social Life through Films (hybrid)3

Session 7 – Fall 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
PSY 3004PSY 304Forensic Psychology3
PSY 3002PSY 302History and Systems3

Session 8 – Fall 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
SSN 1200SSN 120Conflict Resolution and Mediation3
HIS 1005HIS 105US History I (online)3

Session 9 – Spring 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
PSY 3008PSY 308Cognitive Psychology (hybrid)3
ART 2105ART 215Art History II (online)3

Session 10 – Spring 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
PSY 4001PSY 401Psychology Seminar (Capstone)3
PSY 1500PSY 150Writing in Psychology (hybrid)3

Click to view course requirements for the major in Healthcare Management at HCC.

Session 1 – Fall 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
HTH 2000HTH 200Introduction to Health Services3
BUS 2201BUS 221Computer Applications3

Session 2 – Fall 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
ACC 2001ACC 201Principles of Accounting I3
BUS 2402BUS 242Principles of Management (online)3

Session 3 – Spring 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
ACC 2002ACC 202Principles of Accounting II3
SOC 2104SOC 214Sociology of Healthcare (online)3

Session 4 – Spring 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
BUS 2502BUS 252Principles of Marketing3
LEG 3101LEG 311Health Law (online)3

Session 5 – Summer 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
BUS 2600BUS 260Legal Environment of Business3
BUS 3402BUS 342Managerial Communication (hybrid)3

Session 6 – Summer 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
HTH 2500HTH 250Operations in Healthcare3
ECN 2101ECN 211Maroeconomics (online)3
BUS 4801BUS 481Career Development (online)3

Session 7 – Fall 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
BUS 3405BUS 345Human Resource Management3
ECN 2102ECN 212Microeconomics (online)3
REL 3400REL 340Spirituality and Values in Healthcare3

Session 8 – Fall 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
HTH 3500HTH 350Critical Issues in the Administration of Healthcare3
PHI 2408PHI 248Healthcare Ethics (hybrid)3

Session 9 – Spring 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
HTH 4100HTH 410Capstone: Research and Leadership in Health Services Portfolio (hybrid)3
BUS 3101BUS 311Principles of Financial Management3

Session 10 – Spring 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
BUS 2408BUS 248Global Business Environment3
BUS 4800BUS 480Business Strategy (hybrid)3

Click to view course requirements for the major in Entrepreneurship at HCC.

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 3405BUS 345Human Resource Management3
BUS 2201BUS 221Computer Applications3

Session 2 - Fall 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
ENT 1001ENT 101Introduction to Entrepreneurship3
BUS 3705BUS 375Organizational Behavior3

Session 3 - Spring 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
ENT 2200ENT 220Innovation and Design Thinking3
REL 2105REL 215World Religions3

Session 4 -Spring 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
ENT 1002ENT 102Lean Launchpad3
BUS 2408BUS 248Global Business Environment3

Session 5 - Summer 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
BUS 3402BUS 342Managerial Communications3
BUS 3107BUS 317Business & Society3

Session 6 - Summer 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
ENT 3400ENT 340Startup Sales and Marketing3
BUS 4801BUS 481Career Development3

Session 7 - Fall 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
ENT 3200ENT 320Startup Finance3
PHI 2402PHI 242Ethics3

Session 8 - Fall 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
ENT Elective3
ENT 4802ENT 482Entrepreneurship Co-Op3
or
ENT 4805ENT 485Internship3

Session 9 - Spring 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
ENT 4801ENT 481Capstone in Entrepreneurship3
BUS 3101BUS 311Principles of Financial Management3

Session 10 - Spring 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
BUS 3401BUS 341Gender & Diversity3
BUS 4800BUS 480Business Strategy3

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. Read Shelly’s story.