New agreement allows HACC students to earn four-year degrees locally
HARRISBURG – Representatives from HACC and Delaware Valley College signed a new 2+2 dual admission agreement today that gives students the opportunity to complete a DelVal bachelor’s degree without leaving the area.
Starting in fall 2012, a HACC student who completes an associate degree in a business administration program can transfer to DelVal and specialize in accounting, management, marketing or business administration.
“Our students now have another transfer option for earning a four-year degree,” said John J. “Ski” Sygielski, Ed.D., HACC president. “We are pleased to collaborate with Delaware Valley College to offer the convenience of continued study at our Harrisburg Campus. This opportunity adds to the existing dual admission agreements and degree-completer programs HACC has with more than 80 four-year institutions.”
“This 2+2 program provides a wonderful opportunity for the students of Harrisburg Area Community College to affordably complete a four-year degree in business administration through Delaware Valley College, a nationally recognized college,” said Robert McNeill, DelVal director of continuing education. “One of the major benefits of this partnership is that students will be able to complete their degree in a familiar educational environment right on HACC’s Harrisburg Campus.”
Students can save money on the cost of college by completing an associate degree at HACC then transfer to DelVal for the remaining two years. Students pay DelVal’s tuition but save on the cost of room and board by taking courses at HACC’s Harrisburg Campus rather than enrolling at DelVal’s campus in Doylestown. Classes will be offered during the day.
The dual admission arrangement also gives students access to academic advising at both colleges on subjects including meeting academic requirements and the process of transferring. A similar agreement signed in 2009 between the two institutions benefits students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness.
Students can learn more about the new business administration degree completion program at HACC by contacting Delaware Valley College Office of Continuing Education at 215-489-4848.
HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, was established in 1964 as the commonwealth’s first community college. HACC offers nearly 200 associate and transfer degrees, certificate and diploma programs to more than 22,000 credit students in a 10-county area with regional campuses in Harrisburg, Gettysburg, Lancaster, Lebanon and York, and an online Virtual Campus that reaches students on a global scale. In addition, HACC is the region’s premier workforce development provider with more than 50,000 students in workforce training programs. For more information, go to www.hacc.edu.