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Springfield Technical Community College

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Springfield Technical Community College better known as STCC (pronounced "stick" by locals) is a two-year community college in Springfield, Massachusetts, in the United States.


[edit] History

Springfield Technical Community College was built on the site of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site. The armory, established by George Washington was an important supplier of US armaments for over a century and a half before closing in 1968

It was originally known as the Springfield Technical Institute and was located a few blocks to the west. Enrollment exceeded all expectations. The college moved in to occupy the majority of the Armory shortly after the armory closed. That same year the school was renamed to its current name.

While 20 acres (81,000 m2) of the 55-acre (220,000 m2) site remained in the hands of the National Park Service for historic preservation, 35 acres (140,000 m2) went to the college. Century old buildings were reused as classrooms while newer state-of-the-art facilities were built elsewhere.

[edit] Today

STCC remains one of the most diverse campuses in the state college system of Massachusetts. Offering the associate degree in over 30 programs and dozens of certificate/completion programs, the college is highly respected in the region. As with all two-year colleges in the United States, graduates of STCC may enroll at four-year colleges or universities to pursue additional education. In 2005 the women's soccer team won the national division 3 NJCAA title. The men's basketball team regularly wins 20 games a season as well and has advanced to Nationals in past seasons.

[edit] Knowledge Corridor

STCC is a member of the Hartford, Connecticut, Springfield, Massachusetts regional economic and cultural partnership alliance known as New England's Knowledge Corridor.

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Coordinates: 42°6′31.42″N 72°34′48.67″W / 42.1087278°N 72.5801861°W / 42.1087278; -72.5801861

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