Colleges to Offer Bachelor Completion at HACC’s Lancaster Campus

LANCASTER – Beginning this fall, Lancaster students can complete a bachelor´s degree from Penn State York, Immaculata University or Elizabethtown College at the Lancaster Campus of HACC, Central Pennsylvania´s Community College.

College officials from the four institutions signed the bachelor´s degree completer program agreement today that will help students save in travel costs and provide a local and familiar environment to finish their four-year degree.

HACC graduates and college students with the sufficient number of college credits and who meet admission requirements are eligible to enroll in the program. Students are invited to an Information Night 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, in the East Building, room 203, at the Lancaster Campus, 1641 Old Philadelphia Pike.

"What an opportunity for our students as well as other college students in Lancaster," said Edna V. Baehre, Ph.D., president of HACC. "This is a community effort where four schools have come together in a collegial arrangement to meet a community need – complete a bachelor´s degree all in one place. Our goal is to increase the number of bachelor´s degree graduates in Lancaster County."

Elizabethtown College will offer an accelerated bachelor´s degree in business administration and Immaculata University will offer an accelerated degree in health care management. Students in an accelerated program complete their course work in less time.

Penn State York will offer a bachelor´s degree in human development and family studies, a degree that will be of benefit to those in education, psychology, and human services.

All the classes are taught by faculty from the respective institution. The program also includes:

§ Access to services such as admission, financial aid and registration by the respective college or university at the Lancaster Campus.

§ Advising and tutoring at the Lancaster Campus

§ Library resources at the Lancaster Campus as well as electronically or in person at the main campus of the respective institutions.

For more information about the program or the information night on April 21, call Ali Laughman, admissions recruitment coordinator, at the Lancaster Campus, 358-2262.

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