STCC announces registration for summer, fall classes
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Registration is open for summer and fall classes at Springfield Technical Community College, a flexible and affordable opportunity for students enrolled at STCC or another college or university.
STCC offers morning and evening on campus classes as well as online instruction. The courses include general education classes that are guaranteed to transfer to the University of Massachusetts, Westfield State University and other institutions and offer a cost savings. Electives also are available.
Summer sessions are divided into three blocks for students’ convenience:
- Summer Session 1: June 7-July 9
- Summer Session 1E (extended): June 7-Aug. 12
- Summer Session 2: July 12-Aug. 12
“Summer session offers a chance for any student to catch up or get ahead,” said Richard Greco, dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. “Summer classes are available not just for STCC students. We also welcome students from other colleges and universities who find that taking a class at STCC is a great experience and a fraction of the cost of a class at their own school.”
General ed classes available for summer include English, history, math, among other subjects. Federal financial aid is available for students who qualify. Additionally, students who receive a federal Pell Grant often qualify for additionally Pell funding during the summer.
Because the Pell grant money does not need to be paid back, students who qualify can effectively take the courses for free. Students should contact Student Financial Services to discuss if they qualify. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (413) 755-4214 and leave a voicemail.
For more information, including how to register, visit stcc.edu/summer.
Registration for fall classes also is open at STCC, which was ranked as the fourth best community college in the United States by Academic Influence, a college ranking system. STCC also was named best local college in the MassLive and Republican Reader Raves polls for 2020 and 2021, and best two-year college in 2020 and 2021 (Valley Advocate).
STCC offers a variety of instructional methods allowing students to choose the course delivery option that best suits their needs, from on campus to online or hybrid.
The college provides a pathway to certificates and associate degrees as well as transfer opportunities to four-year colleges and universities.
“Some students have decided to start their college career at STCC instead of a four-year institution when they consider the cost,” Greco said. “STCC is the most affordable college in Springfield and is a fraction of the cost of a private college.”
STCC student Christopher Goossens of Hampden enrolled at STCC after spending a semester at Amherst College. He said the cost of attending STCC was a major factor in his decision.
“The teachers are all amazing people. They’re kind, they care and they’re actually involved. They show genuine concern,” Goossens said.
To apply for fall, visit stcc.edu/apply. For questions, call Admissions at (413) 755-3333.
About Springfield Technical Community College
STCC, 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.
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