Social Science, Business and Professional Careers Division (SBP)

About the Division

Welcome to the Social Science, Business and Professional Careers Division! We offer our students a variety of academic options to meet their unique educational, career and life goals. Whether you are looking to quickly enter the workforce, acquire new skills and knowledge or transfer to a four-year college or university, the division offers a broad selection of programs and courses in the following areas:

Business, Hospitality and Paralegal  

Theresa Janeczek, Chair, 860-512-2626

Information Management and Office Technology
Carla Adams, Professor, 860-512-2652

Culinary Arts/Food Service Management/Hospitality
Katherine Kern, Department Co-Chair, 860-512-2794
Ricardo Aragon, Department Co-Chair, 860-512-2766

Hotel-Tourism Management
William Williams III, Program Coordinator, 860-512-2777

Mary Holland, Program Coordinator, 860-512-2632

Criminal Justice and Social Science

Criminal Justice
Kathryn Kleis, Department Chair, 860-512-2795

Global Studies: Economics/Geography/History/Political Science
Christopher Paulin, Department Chair, 860-512-2770

Social Service and Behavioral Science

Nancy Bray, Department Co-Chair, 860-512-2790

Disability Specialist
Sage Hojda, Program Coordinator, 860-512-2759

Drug and Alcohol Recovery Counselor
Kimberly Platt, Program Coordinator, 860-512-2769

Early Childhood Education
Richard Cohen, Program Coordinator, 860-512-2624

Human Services and Social Work Studies
Joanna White, Program Coordinator, 860-512-2609

Meghan Finley, Department Chair, 860-512-2791

Therapeutic Recreation
Sage Hojda, Program Coordinator, 860-512-2759

If you are thinking of transferring to complete the requirements for a bachelor of arts degree in a major such as anthropology, history, political science, psychology or sociology, the college’s Liberal Arts and Science associate in art degree or Liberal Arts and Science associate in science degree will prepare you well. The courses in these subject areas can also be used to satisfy a student’s general education knowledge areas.

With an increasing number of students looking to continue their studies and receive a bachelor’s degree, many students will start their coursework at MCC because of its high-quality instruction and more affordable tuition and fees. MCC has also developed excellent relationships with our neighboring college and university partners to ensure that our graduates are able to transfer the maximum number of credits toward their degree.

Students who are planning to transfer are encouraged to meet with their academic advisors or department chairs to discuss how MCC courses transfer to other institutions. More information on the transfer options available at MCC can be found in the Transfer Planning portion of the website.

Whatever your plans, the entire MCC professional community – its faculty, staff and support areas – is committed to preparing our students to succeed in the classroom, in the workplace and in society.