Starting fall 2017, students will be able to earn a bachelor’s Degree in Health and Human Services Management from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota on campus at St. Cloud Technical & Community College.
“This fills a need in the St. Cloud area for those who are looking to continue their careers in leadership and management roles in the healthcare professions,” said Kelly Halverson, SCTCC Dean of Natural and Health Sciences. “We are making it easier for working adults by bringing those degrees here.”
The Bachelor of Sciences degree in Health and Human Services (HHS) Management includes courses on communication skills for HHS professionals, public policy in HHS,
cross-cultural competency for service providers, ethical and legal issues in HHS, and applied leadership and management.
For graduates of SCTCC’s ten health sciences and human services programs or health science broad-field degree program, there is even more good news. Every credit will transfer toward the four-year degree from St Mary’s University of Minnesota.
“This is a huge financial savings for students,” Kelly said.
SMUM will be hiring the professors. SCTCC is providing the learning environment.
Kelly said he is hopeful that this partnership is the first of many future partnerships with other universities.
When approached about the partnership with SMUM, the decision was easy. “They believe like we do, that every person who wants an education should be able to get an education,” Kelly said. “That made the partnership easy.”