The College of St. Scholastica, a 102-year-old Catholic Benedictine college, has forged a partnership with the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) that will allow students to transfer 100 percent of their credits toward St. Scholastica’s bachelor’s programs.

Two of the hottest careers emerging in Arizona today – health information management (HIM) and social work – will be available to MCCCD students through the partnership.

St. Scholastica offers what many consider the nation’s leading HIM program ever since its creation of the first bachelor’s program in the field in 1934. As the health care industry has boomed in Arizona, so has the need for highly-trained HIM professionals to manage health data and records: the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 22 percent growth for HIM careers over the next decade. St. Scholastica’s HIM program features personalized learning plans and industry-leading faculty.

St. Scholastica social work students benefit from an emphasis on individual attention and field experience. They graduate prepared to lead community efforts in health programs, schools, shelters, service agencies and a variety of other settings.

St. Scholastica also offers six online bachelor’s programs that are accepting full transfer credits from MCCCD students:

· Bachelor of Arts in Business and Technology Studies
· Bachelor of Arts/Science in Computer Science
· Bachelor of Science in Health Informatics
· Bachelor of Arts in Management
· Bachelor of Arts in Marketing
· Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Behavior

“We’re excited to partner with Maricopa Community Colleges to offer students a pathway beyond their associate’s degrees to these highly in-demand careers,” said Maria Laughner, regional director for St. Scholastica. “MCCCD students can now earn bachelor’s degrees from a top-tier private college.”

The College of St. Scholastica’s Arizona location is at the Communiversity @ Surprise, an innovative higher learning institution and partnership. In addition, St. Scholastica operates eight other U.S. locations as well as a virtual campus, with a total enrollment of more than 4,200 students.

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