Moraine Park signs articulation agreement with Bellevue University

by speitz8. December 2010 09:43

Always looking to find additional transfer options for their students, Moraine Park Technical College signed an articulation agreement with Bellevue University that will give Moraine Park students an exciting new option to continue their education. The university is a leader in online learning, ensuring that all students enjoy a rich and interactive learning experience. Bellevue University’s primary campus is in Bellevue, Neb., with additional locations throughout Nebraska and Iowa.

Bellevue University will make it a smooth transition for Moraine Park students with an associate degree of applied science to continue their education by receiving a bachelor’s and even a master’s degree. Transfer students from Moraine Park will be required to complete a minimum of 30 resident post-associate-degree semester hours at Bellevue University for the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, or Bachelor of Science degrees.

For Moraine Park students, this means they can start with an associate degree of applied science from Moraine Park, or about 60 credit hours. To complete their accelerated bachelor’s degree through Bellevue University, they are required to take their chosen major requirement, 36 credit hours, plus 9 credit hours from the Kirkpatrick Signature Series totaling 45 credit hours.

The Kirkpatrick Signature Series is considered essential learning for adults in America today. The Series provides classes that examine America as a model of success, the Western social and philosophical tradition and freedom and responsibility in our society.

There are more than 20 bachelor’s degree programs offered through Bellevue university including accounting, business, management, marketing, early childhood, healthcare management, human and social services, criminal justice, computer information, information technology and software development. For a full list of programs, visit bellevue.edu/degrees.

“Our commitment to your technical college is huge,” said Dr. Mary Hawkins, president of Bellevue University, as she spoke to Moraine Park leadership and staff during the November signing. “We will treat your students the way you do—we are completely student-centered and are looking forward to working with your students to find the best fit for them.”

“Moraine Park is really the right fit for this agreement,” said Dan Ensalaco, vice president of academics and student affairs at Moraine Park. Dr. Gayle Hytrek, president of Moraine Park, agreed. “We are honored and pleased to have this relationship with Bellevue University,” said Hytrek. “We appreciate all the work that was put forward to make this happen and look forward to seeing the agreement benefit our students.”

For more information, contact Karla Donohue at 920-924-3120 or kdonohue@morainepark.edu.

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