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03 November 2017

HACC, Bloomsburg University to Hold Information Sessions

Institutions partner to educate HACC students and graduates about bachelor degree opportunities

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Project management, embracing workplace diversity, effective communication and conflict resolution are leadership skills sought by today’s employers.  HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, and Bloomsburg University are partners in preparing students in these skills.
That partnership is evident in the Bloomsburg Bachelor of Applied Science in Technical Leadership (BASTL), which allows HACC graduates with an associate degree to earn a bachelor’s degree in Harrisburg. HACC graduates can transfer 60 credits toward their bachelor’s degree from Bloomsburg University.
Most of the classes are held online and in the evenings to allow more flexibility for working students. Classes that must be completed in-person are held at the Dixon University Center in Harrisburg and at HACC’s Harrisburg Campus. Part-time and full-time options are available to complete the program.
“This is my first semester in the BASTL program at Bloomsburg University. This program is allowing me to get a degree at an esteemed university, but conveniently from my local community college. As an adult learner, I appreciate the convenience, but also the top-notch education I am receiving. My first class is instructional design. This class is providing me with information that is assisting me every day at my job as a branch manager for a regional bank. I would recommend this program to anyone," said Alicia Frederick, HACC alumna and BASTL student.
“This partnership started in 2015 and continues to benefit HACC alumni and current students. Alumni may be looking for opportunities to advance their technical skills to grow in their positions, and our current students are learning the emerging technology and opportunities to grow into supervisory and managerial positions in the workplace,” said Kathleen T. Doherty, Ph.D., associate provost at HACC.
Interested students are encouraged to attend an information session on Nov. 8 or Dec. 6, 2017, from 3-6:30 p.m. in the Rose Lehrman Arts Center, Room 103 on HACC’s Harrisburg Campus.
For more information about the program, please contact Georgette Brown, Bachelor of Applied Science coordinator for Bloomsburg University, at
About HACC
HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, is the first and largest of Pennsylvania’s 14 community colleges. HACC offers over 100 career and transfer associate degree, certificate and diploma programs to approximately 19,000 students. Also, the College serves students at its Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon and York campuses; through virtual learning; and via workforce development and continuing education training. For more information on how HACC is uniquely YOURS, visit Also, follow us on Twitter (@HACC_info), like us on Facebook ( and use #HACCNews.
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.

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