HACC, BU partner on applied science degree

For Immediate Release:  Feb. 17, 2015

HARRISBURG — HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, and Bloomsburg University signed a guaranteed admissions agreement on Feb. 16 to make it possible for HACC graduates who have earned an associate degree in applied science to complete BU’s bachelor of applied science degree program in technical leadership at HACC’s Harrisburg Campus.

Employers are searching for professionals who are technically skilled in their fields and have the ability to work collaboratively and effectively in leadership and supervisory roles.

The technical leadership program provides training in areas such as:

  • Business communication
  • Collaboration
  • Team and workgroup leadership
  • Workplace diversity
  • Staff training and development
  • Project management
  • Conflict resolution
  • Intercultural communication

This partnership with Bloomsburg University will provide a new opportunity for HACC graduates to build upon their education without losing credits in the transfer process. By allowing students to complete the program in Harrisburg, HACC and Bloomsburg will help provide the South Central Pennsylvania workforce with qualified technical leaders.

About HACC

HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, offers more than 150 career and transfer associate degree, certificate and diploma programs to nearly 20,000 students at campuses in Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon and York and through online classes. In addition, HACC serves more than 29,000 students in noncredit workforce development, public safety, adult basic education and continuing education programs offered at all campuses and off-site locations in many communities in Central Pennsylvania.

About Bloomsburg University

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.