About STCC

Springfield Technical Community College (STCC), a public not-for-profit institution and the Commonwealth's only technical community college, continues the pioneering legacy of the Springfield Armory with comprehensive and technical education in manufacturing, STEM, healthcare, business, social services, and the liberal arts. STCC's highly regarded workforce, certificate, degree, and transfer programs are the most affordable in Springfield and provide unequalled opportunity for the vitality of Western Massachusetts. Founded in 1967, the college – a designated Hispanic Serving Institution – seeks to close achievement gaps among students who traditionally face societal barriers. STCC supports students as they transform their lives through intellectual, cultural, and economic engagement while becoming thoughtful, committed, and socially responsible graduates.

Mission Statement

Springfield Technical Community College supports students as they transform their lives.

Vision

Springfield Technical Community College will be a dynamic, multi-cultural learning community where students grow in character, intellect, and self-confidence.

Core Values

  • Dedication: We believe that with pride and determination among our faculty, staff, and students we can create a community of truly inspired individuals.
  • Integrity: We are committed to fostering an environment that promotes truth and the development of individual character.
  • Respect: We nurture mutual respect among faculty, staff, and students. With respect, we embrace differences to create an inclusive environment for all.
  • Community: As a community within the community at large, we improve lives and strengthen the region through accessible and affordable higher education.
  • Student-Centered: We encourage our students to be the best that they can be. We provide a diverse educational experience that promotes personal and professional growth.
  • Caring & Commitment: As a community of dedicated faculty and staff who care about student success, we produce graduates who will contribute to the well-being of the region and the Commonwealth.

Our Graduates

Our graduates have risen to prominence in their professions and consider STCC to be the most vital link in their successes. Whether employed by one of our region's prominent health care facilities or major manufacturers, the message from employers is always the same - STCC graduates deliver. In fact, they deliver the most vital services the Greater Springfield area depends on and cannot live without.

Student Learning Outcomes

When students complete an associate-level degree program at STCC, in addition to having acquired and demonstrated program-related skills and competencies, students will also have the following general education skills and competencies:

  • Critical Thinking: Students will be able to develop a disciplined, self-directed, systematic framework for thinking and problem solving appropriate to the situation.
  • Written and Oral Communication: Students will be writers, readers, speakers, and listeners who use the English language effectively and appropriately.
  • Quantitative Reasoning: Students will be able to develop a mathematical and logical mode of thinking.
  • Digital Literacy: Students will develop familiarity with technology that will improve their creativity, productivity, and communication skills while also developing the skills necessary for research and information management.
  • Information Literacy: Students will be able to recognize information needs and locate, analyze, evaluate, and use information regardless of format.

Number of Programs

  • 76 degree and certificate programs

Areas of Study

  • Liberal and Professional Studies
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
  • Health & Patient Simulation

Number of Faculty and Staff

  • 804

Number of Alumni

  • 38,853

Students

  • Annual Enrollment (Fiscal Year 2019): 6,800
  • Class of 2019 Credentials Awarded: 841 Associate Degrees, 132 Certificates
  • Fall 2019 Enrollment: 5,066
  • Age Range: 15-83
  • Ethnicity: White 41%, Hispanic 30%, Black 14%, Other, including unknown 14%
  • Gender: Female: 59%, Male 41%
  • Enrollment Status: Part-Time 57%, Full-time 43%
  • Average Age: 25

For more information and data about STCC including student rights and responsibilities, student outcomes, and financial aid policies, please see the Student Consumer Information page.