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Springfield Technical Community College (STCC)

1 Armory Sq, Springfield, MA

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Springfield Technical Community College, located in Springfield, Massachusetts, was founded in 1967 and is the only technical community college in the state, and as a result offers programs and opportunities that are unavailable at other institutions. Many of the school's programs have employment rates for student graduates reaching 100%.  The school is dedicated to ensuring that students are given every opportunity alongside a quality education in order to guarantee career success. The school currently enrolls 8,500 students annually through its day, evening and weekend courses. The school maintains a high level interaction with the community, identifying needs and trends and assisting in the solving of problems in order to achieve a higher standard of living and education.

Academics

Springfield Technical Community College offers over 100 programs of study primarily dedicated to the development of professional skills and abilities for a given field. Students will find that as the school offers a broad selection of programs, allowing the student to pursue the path that best reflect their personal interests and goals. Technical programs typically take up to two years to complete, resulting in a certificate or associate degree that demonstrates competency, which in turn is achieved through a combination of classroom and practical courses designed to provide a controlled environment for the development of skills. Graduates may pursue employment at the entry level upon completion. STCC has a placement rate for graduates seeking employment.

Students may also pursue academic transfer to a four year institution through the completion of one of several programs designed to assist in the process. Students will complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree at STCC, followed by applying to a college or university. Transfer to a public Massachusetts school will be easier through agreements in place between the schools, though transfer to a private or out of state institution is possible, if not more difficult due to a lack of agreements and varying admissions requirements.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Springfield Technical Community College is an open enrollment institution that allows any individual that wished to enroll to do so if they meet the minimum requirements for admission submit an application and pay all related fees. Students must also supply transcripts, and if possible, test scores which may be used in lieu of a placement exam.  Students should participate in new student orientation and meet with a counselor prior to registration to discuss program enrollment and curriculum.

Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarship. Students in need of financial assistance must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information from which will be used by the school to determine need and aid program eligibility when compiling the student's aid packet. Aid must be reapplied for prior to each academic year.

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Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $8,600. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $10 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range:
    • State Residents: $750-$900
    • Out-of-State: $7,300-$8,712
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • In-State: $25-$30 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $240-$290 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid78%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships75%$4,258
Receiving Student Loans23%$3,771

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 7%.

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Springfield Technical Community College may provide services to students including:

  • Distance learning
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Assisting students to find work
  • Day care

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Many community colleges are not only a source of technical or career training but also a stepping stone for students to transfer-out to a 4-year college, therefore we have included both graduation and transfer rates below and how this school compares against other community colleges in Hampden County and the state of Massachusetts as whole.

 STCCHampden CountyMassachusetts
Graduation Rate20.0%20.9%16.6%
Transfer-out Rate16.9%17.9%18.2%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dental Assistant Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1961)
  • Dental Hygienist Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1970)
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (since 1995)
  • Physical Therapy Assistant (P.T.A.) Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (since 1970)
  • Radiology Technician Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1971)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program (more info)

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Agriculture Operations

  • Landscaping and Groundskeeping (A, C)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Computer and Information Sciences

  • Computer and Information Systems Security (A)
  • Web Design (A)
  • System Administration (A, C)
  • Computer Programming, Specific Applications (A, C)
  • Computer Science (A)
  • Computer Software and Media Applications (C)
  • Data Entry and Microcomputer Applications (C)
  • Data Processing (A)

Construction Trades

  • Building and Construction Finishing, Management and Inspection (A, C)

Education

Engineering

Engineering Technology

  • Telecommunications Technology (A)
  • Automotive Engineering (A, C)
  • Mechanical Technology Technician (A, C)
  • Civil Engineering Technology (A)
  • Computer Engineering Technology (A, C)
  • Refrigeration Technology (A)
  • Architectural Drafting cad (C)
  • Electromechanical Engineering and Technology (A)
  • Robotics Technology (C)
  • Laser and Optical Technology (A, C)
  • Electrical and Communications Engineering Technology (A)
  • Water Quality Abd Wastewater Treatment Management and Recycling Technician (C)
  • Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting cad (C)

Health and Clinical Professions

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Personal and Culinary Services

Physical Sciences

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

  • Police Science (A)
  • Fire Protection and Safety Technology (A)
  • Fire Science (C)

Social Sciences

  • Cartography (C)

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Commercial and Advertising Art (A)
  • Commercial Photography (A, C)
  • Fine Studio Arts (A)

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