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06 September 2018

HACC Signs Articulation Agreement with Eastern Mennonite University at Lancaster


LANCASTER, Pa. – Students at HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, can complete an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) or an Associate in Science (AS) degree and seamlessly transfer to the Bachelor of Science in Leadership and Organizational Management program at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) at Lancaster.

HACC President John J. “Ski” Sygielski, Ed.D., and Eastern Mennonite University at Lancaster Associate Provost Mary L. Jensen, Ed.D., signed an articulation agreement on Sept. 5, 2018, at HACC’s Lancaster Campus that allows HACC students to transfer 60 to 80 of their credits to EMU at Lancaster.

Upon successful completion of an AAS or AS degree program at HACC, students who meet all admission and application requirements for EMU at Lancaster will be guaranteed transfer of credits to the Bachelor of Science in Leadership and Organizational Management program in accordance with the terms of the agreement. Eligible HACC programs include:
Business AAS Business Administration AS
CVT: Invasive Cardiovascular Technology AS CVT: Cardiac Sonography AS
Dental Hygiene AS Diagnostic Medical Sonography AAS
General Studies AAS Gerontology AAS
Health Care Management AAS Health Science AAS
Human Services AAS Medical Laboratory Technology AS
Radiologic Technology AS Radiology Informatics AAS
Respiratory Therapist AS Surgical Technology AAS
“Eastern Mennonite’s Bachelor of Science in Leadership and Organizational Management offers great opportunity for our graduates to earn a bachelor’s degree without losing credits. With EMU’s campus so close to our HACC Lancaster Campus, students can have the face-to-face classroom time that they value and a schedule that fits the working HACC graduate,” said Kathleen Doherty, Ph.D., associate provost for HACC.

The bachelor’s degree in Leadership and Organizational Management at EMU at Lancaster offers convenience, flexibility and affordability while providing students with expertise in leadership formation, human dynamics and organizational behavior for business and public administration.
“Mutually beneficial partnerships between associate and bachelor degree granting institutions are the future of higher education. This transfer agreement makes it possible for an individual to complete a skills-based program of study, enter a highly desirable position in the local workforce and have the opportunity to receive full credit for their prior learning and apply it toward a bachelor's degree. Together, we can support the economic prosperity and wellbeing of individuals, families, communities and industries across Lancaster County,” said Jensen.

For more photos of the signing, please visit HACC’s Flickr page.

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 Eastern Mennonite University
A leader among faith-based, liberal arts universities since 1917, Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) emphasizes peacebuilding, sustainability, service to others, and social justice to students of diverse religious and cultural backgrounds. On the main campus in Harrisonburg, VA; at the Lancaster, PA site; and online, EMU educates undergraduate, graduate, professional and seminary students to serve and lead in a global context. The EMU experience challenges students to pursue their life calling through scholarly inquiry, artistic creation, guided practice, and life-changing cross-cultural encounter. 


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