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HACC Expands Massage Therapy Facilities, Will Host Graphic Designer Retrospective and More
HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, celebrates expansion of Massage Therapy Training facilities with a ribbon cutting and open house. Please see HACC's latest news:

--HACC Increases Capacity for Massage Therapy Training
--Frank Baseman Retrospective Coming to HACC
--New HACC Course Focuses on American Sign Language Basics
 

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07 September 2022

HACC Expands Massage Therapy Facilities, Will Host Graphic Designer Retrospective and More

HARRISBURG, Pa. – HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, shares recent news, including:
  • HACC Increases Capacity for Massage Therapy Training
  • Frank Baseman Retrospective Coming to HACC
  • New HACC Course Focuses on American Sign Language Basics
     
HACC Increases Capacity for Massage Therapy Training
HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Massage Therapy Program at HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, recently celebrated 15 years of excellence in massage therapy training and the opening of renovated and expanded facilities for future massage therapists.

John J. “Ski” Sygielski, MBA, Ed.D., HACC’s president and CEO, cut the ribbon for the facilities alongside Susan Biggs, executive director of healthcare education at HACC; Nina Kottcamp, LMT, coordinator of holistic health and wellness programs at HACC; Ryan Unger, Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC president and CEO; and the Honorable Wanda R.D. Williams, Mayor of the City of Harrisburg.

“Massage therapists are recognized as high-priority occupations in Pennsylvania, and HACC’s Massage Therapy Program is one of the only accredited programs in our region. We are proud to continue offering exceptional training to help meet the demand for these skilled workers,” said Sygielski.

The renovated space at the College’s Harrisburg Campus allows the program to grow from 18 to 30 students. It will be used for instruction and as part of the program’s student studio. Students are required to complete a minimum of 50 supervised massages in the studio in addition to assigned classroom hours.

During the ribbon cutting event on Aug. 17, Kottcamp shared that 98% of massage therapy graduates pass the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx), which is required for licensure in Pennsylvania. More than 400 students have graduated from the program since 2007.

For more information about the Massage Therapy Program at HACC, please visit hacc.edu/Massage.  

Photo Caption: Shown from left to right are Ryan Unger, Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC president and CEO; the Honorable Wanda R.D. Williams, Mayor of the City of Harrisburg; John J. “Ski” Sygielski, MBA, Ed.D., HACC’s president and CEO; Nina Kottcamp, LMT, coordinator of holistic health and wellness programs at HACC; and Susan Biggs, executive director of healthcare education at HACC.
 
Frank Baseman Retrospective Coming to HACC
HARRISBURG, Pa. - “Rebus Quotes and Other Typographic Explorations: Design Work by Frank Baseman” is an exhibition of select work from Frank Baseman’s three-decades-plus career as a professional graphic designer. Baseman’s work will be on display in the Rose Lehrman Art Gallery at HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, Oct. 10-Nov. 8, 2022.

The exhibition will include recent work combining two of Baseman’s favorite long-term interests: rebuses – words and images coming together to make a visual puzzle (think “I Heart NY” and “America Runs on Dunkin”) – and letterpress printing.

The public is invited to a free lecture on Oct. 13 at 6 p.m. in Room 214 of Whitaker Hall on HACC’s Harrisburg Campus.

For more information, please visit our website

Photo Caption: “Rebus Quotes and Other Typographic Explorations: Design Work by Frank Baseman” is an exhibition of select work from Frank Baseman’s three-decades-plus career as a professional graphic designer.

New HACC Course Focuses on American Sign Language Basics
HARRISBURG, Pa. – Discover how to communicate using American Sign Language (ASL) with a new, short-term course offered this fall 2022 at HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College.

American Sign Language 1 will also give students a cultural awareness of the deaf and hard-of-hearing communities. The fundamentals will include:

  • Common phrases
  • Facial expressions
  • Handshapes
  • Semantics and syntax
  • Vocabulary

The in-person course will meet one hour weekly from Oct. 19-Dec. 14, 2022, at HACC’s Midtown location.  

For more information and to register, please visit bit.ly/HACC_ASL or email jmmillar@hacc.edu.

About HACC
HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, is the first and largest of Pennsylvania’s 15 community colleges. HACC offers approximately 100 career and transfer associate degree, certificate and diploma programs to approximately 14,023 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 hacc.edu. Also, follow us on Twitter (@HACC_info), follow us on Instagram (@HACC_edu), like us on Facebook (Facebook.com/HACC64) and use #HACCNews.

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