Springfield Technical Community College (STCC)

Springfield, MA 01102
Size of school (credit students): 5000 – 10,000

Contact information:

Prof. Marcia Sias

Developmental writing program

How are students placed into developmental English courses: Accuplacer
Developmental courses are located in Developmental Studies Department.

About Accelerated Learning Program

Date began: January 24, 2011
Sections offered in 1st semester: 1
Sections offered current semester: 4
Model: CCBC model
Class size for first-year composition sections: 12
Class size for ALP developmental section: 10
The same instructor teaches the first-year composition and the developmental course in ALP.

ALP developmental class meets 3 hours per week.


Faculty are unionized and paid full credits for teaching ALP.

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Marcia Sias

About stcc

Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) in Springfield, Massachusetts has been offering ALP-style accelerated learning courses in English since 2011. We expanded to four sections fall semester 2012.