The new fall semester at Springfield Technical Community College starts on Tuesday, Sept. 8. Yes, that’s less than a week, so you will need to apply as soon as possible.
Admissions counselors are available online Thursday and Friday. Go to stcc.edu and click “Chat Now” to get more information. You also can call (413) 755-3333.
Additionally, you can register for a Zoom virtual info sessions. On Thursday, Sept. 3, at 2 p.m., you can get information about the Urban Studies program. On Friday at 10 a.m., a STCC counselor will host a Zoom session to offer general information about the admissions process, financial aid, scholarships, student life and much more.
Louisa Davis-Freeman, the dean of admissions, has been meeting with faculty and said they have been training all summer to develop their classes. The fall semester will include online classes and low-density labs on campus.
STCC started planning the conversion to online learning in April, about a month after the college moved away from face-to-face learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The college spent nearly $500,000 for 100 full-time and 76 adjunct faculty to develop 416 online classes and labs scheduled this summer and fall. Faculty trained through STCC’s Center for Online and Digital Learning.
“Most of our classes will be online,” Dean Davis-Freeman said. “And the beauty of that is you can go to class when you can. So, if you’re working a second shift, you can log in to your account and go take your class when you get home or before you go to work. Or, you might have other responsibilities, etc., that that keep you home.
“The faculty have been training all summer and putting together some amazing classes online.”
STCC will assist students with the online learning experience. The college is able to provide some students with Chromebook laptop computers and WiFi hotspots.
STCC maintains an open admissions policy, which means the college will admit anyone who has earned a high school diploma or high school equivalent (GED or HiSET) from an accredited high school.
To fill out an online application, visit stcc.edu/apply.