SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The UMass Center in Springfield is still under construction, but will offer its students forty courses beginning this fall.
The courses will concentrate on certain areas that other campuses might not offer. This includes nursing, which will have three classrooms specialized for students to examine each other and perform labs.
The construction on the second floor of Tower Square in downtown Springfield will hold ten classrooms. Three of these classrooms will be interactive, and that means students in Springfield can watch classes that are taking place at other UMass campuses and also participate.
UMass Amherst alumni, Peter Limoncelli, told 22News that he is happy to see this expansion in Springfield. “There is a big demand I feel, and if you can get a university at a reasonable price into Springfield then I believe it would be successful.”
The UMass Center at Springfield is working with a number of enrolled students from Holyoke Community College and Springfield Technical Community College.
There is no official enrollment number yet. Classes begin September 2nd.