Snow Closing
Holyoke Community College will be closed on Wednesday, November 26th due to inclement weather. There will be no day or evening classes. The college will re-open on Monday, December 1st.

Transition to Business

Transition to Business (TTB) and Bridge to Business (BTB) 

Are you an ALANA* student who is interested in studying business? TTB is a free program that offers advising and mentoring as you work toward an associate degree in business administration. And that's just the beginning. You also can participate in BTB, a free program that prepares you to transfer to the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst for a bachelor's degree. BTB will connect you with support services, a weekly seminar, and special events hosted by the Isenberg School of Management.

* African American, Latino, Asian American, Native American


Both TTB and BTB serve African-American, Latino, Native-American and Asian-American students who enroll at HCC to study business.

TTB is a one-year program that offers a supportive community and:

  • academic advising
  • study groups
  • mentoring and supplemental instruction.

BTB is a collaborative project between HCC and the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. It provides counseling and academic support services, as well as:

  • individual tutoring and guidance from teaching assistants
  • a weekly Bridge to Business seminar
  • access to events hosted by the Isenberg School of Management.

BTB students receive a provisional letter of admission from UMass, contingent upon the successful completion of the Associate Degree in the Business Administration Transfer program at HCC.

Schedule and Location

TTB/BTB is a two-year program that takes place on the HCC campus.

Transportation and Parking

Transportation to the HCC campus is available via PVTA buses. Parking is available in student lots.

To Apply

There is no formal application for TTB/BTB. To learn more about the program, contact Harold Santiago in the Admissions Office (see contact information below).


Harold Santiago, Admissions Counselor
Phone: (413) 552-2324
Fax: (413) 552-2745


Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave. Holyoke, MA 01040
(413) 538-7000