NEW HAVEN — Albertus Magnus College, which offers undergraduate and graduate programs at its main campus in New Haven and satellite locations statewide, last month signed an agreement with Three Rivers Community College to ensure that Three Rivers graduates can transfer their credits to AMC to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Three Rivers thus becomes the sixth Albertus satellite school location (joining New Haven, East Hartford, Shelton, Enfield and most recently Bristol) to teach undergraduate and graduate accelerated degree courses. Classes will take place at Three Rivers C.C. in Norwich.

 HAMDEN — The Connecticut Board of Education has granted Quinnipiac University licenses for programs in civil, mechanical, industrial and software engineering leading to BS degrees and enabling the university to launch its engineering program in the School of Business & Engineering.

“We can now officially market, recruit and teach courses in our four engineering disciplines,” said Scott Hamilton, chair of engineering. An outside reviewer met with Hamilton and other administrators to examine each of the programs, its plan and how it will be supported. The first engineering classes will begin this August. 

Individual engineering classes will not exceed 20 students, Hamilton said, allowing for intimate learning environments. “They will know their professor and their professor will know them,” Hamilton said.

 BRIDGEPORT — The National Association of Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), the nation’s leading organization focused on promoting entrepreneurship through community colleges, has announced that President Anita Gliniecki of Housatonic Community College has joined its new Presidents for Entrepreneurship Forum. Through the program, presidents of community colleges nationwide commit to increase the focus on entrepreneurship at their institutions and the impact these colleges have on the economic well-being of the communities they serve.

“The support of entrepreneurship is critical to the economic growth and vitality of the college’s service region and the state,” said President Gliniecki. “Thus, HCC has actively promoted and supported our students’ development of the necessary skills to be successful entrepreneurs.”