STCC News

STCC to reinstate programs
Date: Monday, January 25, 2021

Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) will restore five programs that were discontinued last year in response to projected budget shortfalls brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The STCC Board of Trustees voted Monday to support biomedical engineering technology, biotechnology, civil engineering technology, dental assisting, and landscape design and management.
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Registration open for STCC dental radiology course
Date: Monday, January 25, 2021

Springfield Technical Community College is accepting applications for an intensive two-week dental radiology certificate training for dental assistants, the only program of its kind west of Boston. This hybrid (online and clinical component) course, which opens Feb. 1 at 9 a.m., trains dental assistants in the fundamentals of dental radiography. The labs will be held Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:45 p.m.-8:45 p.m., Feb. 8 and 10 and Feb. 17 and 17.
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STCC makes green energy investment with charging stations for electric vehicles
Date: Friday, January 22, 2021

Springfield Technical Community College has installed two electric vehicle (EV) charging ports in one of the campus’ parking lots as part of an effort to reduce fossil fuel emissions and encourage green energy. The charging stations are in operation and available for use by the public as well as students, faculty and staff at STCC. Each charging station can accommodate two vehicles.
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Phlebotomy for Healthcare Workers class at STCC starts Feb. 8
Date: Friday, January 22, 2021

Springfield Technical Community College will offer 60-hour training for healthcare workers who want to become a certified phlebotomist. The class, open to anyone licensed in various medical fields in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, runs Feb. 8 through March 2, with the exam offered on March 5. Class hours are 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Labs for the course will be held in person on the STCC campus. All students must wear masks and adhere to STCC COVID-19 procedures.
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STCC invests in digital literacy skills during pandemic
Date: Thursday, January 21, 2021

Springfield Technical Community College had a long-term plan to ramp up online and digital learning. But then came the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced instructional designers working as part of STCC’s Center for Online and Digital Learning to move faster than they ever imagined
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Culture clashes in Western Mass inspire STCC grad’s animated comedy series
Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021

STCC graduate Zul Manzi is focused on the animated comedy series he created for the internet called “The Matumbila’s,” which is loosely based on his own family. The series is available on KweliTV, a video network that features stories by Black writers and content producers from around the world, including independent films, documentaries, web series, kids programming and more.
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Lessons learned in STCC’s fire technology program could save a life
Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

The Fire Protection and Safety Technology program at STCC is a benefit for many area firefighters and those who want to start a career in the field. Student Dominic “Dom” Grilli is a full-time firefighter in Springfield’s station 4 on Carew Street and is working on his associate degree in STCC’s Fire Protection and Safety Technology program at night.
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Researching COVID-19 daunting but rewarding for this STCC student
Date: Thursday, January 7, 2021

STCC Student Sebastian Sanchez is working toward his associate degree in health science and considering pursuing a certification to be a sterile processing technician. Meanwhile, he has his hands full with classes at STCC. Over the summer he took three courses, including one under the auspices of the STEM Starter Academy, which aims to draw more students to the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Taking three classes was intense.
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New course at STCC prepares students for before- and after-school care
Date: Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Springfield Technical Community College this spring will offer a course that addresses a growing need: how to educate and care for children when school isn’t happening. Conor J. Bevan, the director of program development for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holyoke, will teach the new class, called Out of School Time.
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Honors Program at STCC inspires students to excel
Date: Monday, January 4, 2021

STCC students reflect on the benefits of the Honors Program, which gives them an opportunity to go deeper than they would in normal classes and explore topics of their own choosing.
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