Moraine Park students can transfer credits to online bachelor degree

by admin28. May 2008 19:00

Moraine Park Technical College students who are pursuing or have received an associate of applied science degree have a new option if they desire to extend their education. Through an articulation agreement with Chadron State College, a public four-year college in Nebraska, Moraine Park students can transfer 64 to 67 credits toward a bachelor of applied science degree with an option in Management or Management & Communication through fully online courses.

 

“Students can transfer the bulk of what they’ve already earned to Chadron State,” said Kirk Lacy, assistant to Chadron President Janie Park. “They will need only 61 credits to complete their bachelor degree.” Those credits can be completed through Chadron online courses or other transfer credits, with at least 30 of the 61 credits being earned from Chadron.

 

“We are very excited about this agreement,” said Dr. Gayle Hytrek, Moraine Park president. “It allows our students to continue their online degree. It is a great opportunity for them as well as for our staff.”

 Moraine Park and Chadron presidents with other executives from both colleges.

In addition to the credit transfer, another advantage for Moraine Park students is affordability, with all online courses offered at the same flat-rate tuition for both in-state and out-of-state students. Federal financial aid is available to qualifying students. And the flexibility of eLearning allows students to work at locations and times that are convenient for them. Working adults can take advantage of four-week (summer), eight-week and 16-week formats.

 

“This new transfer agreement with Chadron State College offers our graduates a wonderful opportunity to pursue lifelong learning past their associate degree from Moraine Park,” said Dan Ensalaco, Moraine Park vice president of academics and economic development. “In addition to the low tuition rate available at Chadron, students who have taken online or blended courses at Moraine Park will be very comfortable in taking this online bachelor program since Chadron uses the same eCollege online course platform as Moraine Park. The transition for our students will be very simple.”

 

Chadron also offers an online Master of Business Administration degree as well as a master of science degree in Organizational Management.

 

Moraine Park has program-to-program transfer agreements with private four-year colleges in which certain Moraine Park associate of applied science degree programs can be articulated toward a bachelor degree. Moraine Park also has program-to-program transfer agreements with 10 of the universities within the University of Wisconsin System, as well as general studies transfer agreements with UW-Green Bay and UW-Oshkosh. General studies agreements also exist with four-year private colleges such as Marian College and Milwaukee School of Engineering, as well as out-of-state institutions and online universities.

 

For more information about Moraine Park’s credit transfer agreements, contact the admissions specialists at each Moraine Park campus: (920) 887-4425 in Beaver Dam; (920) 924-6398 in Fond du Lac; and (262) 335-5877 in
West Bend. Those in other areas may call (800) 472-4554.

 

For more information about Moraine Park’s programs, visit www.morainepark.edu.

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