14. July 2010 10:38
Moraine Park Technical College has signed credit-transfer agreements with the University of Wisconsin–Parkside to make bachelor’s degrees more affordable and convenient for students pursuing general studies and Water Quality Technology at Moraine Park.
Starting this fall, Moraine Park students who complete the College’s Water Quality Technology associate of applied science degree can transfer up to 67 credits to a bachelor of science degree in Sustainable Management from UW–Parkside.
In addition, up to 30 credits from Moraine Park’s general studies courses in the areas of Communications, Natural Science, Math, Social Science and Humanities will transfer to UW–Parkside. Some Moraine Park students may be able to transfer additional credits towards their major, if there are specific course equivalencies identified in their major area of study.
At the July 8 signing, Moraine Park President Gayle Hytrek called the agreements“ a momentous occasion for us.” As the first credit-transfer accords between UW–Parkside and Moraine Park and the first articulations between any of the four University of Wisconsin System campuses offering the Sustainable Management degree and a Wisconsin technical college, the agreements allow Moraine Park“ to be involved in the green/sustainable movement that is happening throughout the United States, giving more opportunities for our students," said Dr. Hytrek. “We hope many of [our students] go to UW–Parkside for the Sustainable Management degree because that will help our state.”
UW–Parkside Chancellor Debbie Ford thanked Dr. Hytrek and the Moraine Park staff who worked with UW–Parkside Biological Sciences Professor Carmel Ruffolo to create the agreements. She also noted the strong support of the Milwaukee Water Council and the financial backing of the Regional Workforce Alliance and the Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development (WIRED) Program to fund the creation of what she called “pathways” for student success.
“We had the opportunity with the WIRED grant to build academic pathways from the technical colleges, through four-year institutions like UW–Parkside and, ultimately, to the master's and doctoral level with UW–Milwaukee,” said Chancellor Ford. "So it creates pathways for students as they – using one of their expressions – ‘swirl’ from institution to institution."
For more information about these agreements, contact Karla Donohue, Moraine Park academic support/transfer specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org. To view other credit transfer opportunities at the College, visit morainepark.edu/credittransfer.
With campuses in Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac and West Bend, Moraine Park Technical College offers more than 100 associate of applied science degrees, technical diplomas, apprenticeships and certificates delivered in a variety of formats — classroom, online and blended. Training and technical assistance for businesses are also offered. For more information, visit www.morainepark.edu.