Eastern Mennonite University at Lancaster and Lancaster County Career & Technology Center, Reach Articulation Agreement
Allows credit transfer from specialized associate degree to baccalaureate
Lancaster, PA — Lancaster County Career & Technology Center (LCCTC) and Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) at Lancaster have reached an agreement that facilitates the generous transfer of credits from LCCTC specialized associate degree programs to an EMU baccalaureate degree in leadership and organizational management. It is the first local articulation agreement for the LCCTC that gives its graduates of Specialized Associates Degree programs pathways to a bachelor’s degree in management.
“Our articulation agreement with Eastern Mennonite University is one part of a broad effort to offer a continuum of education at the LCCTC from high school, to our own associate degree programs, and beyond to partnering institutions like EMU for a baccalaureate degree. We are proud to partner with Eastern Mennonite University and bring this valuable option to our students,” Dr. Stuart Savin, Administrative Director of the LCCTC, explained.
Under the agreement, EMU will accept up to 90 college credits earned in completion of an Associate in Specialized Technology (AST) toward the 120 hours required for the Bachelor of Science degree. An EMU Enrollment Counselor will serve as an advisor to students who plan to transfer credits earned in completion of the ASB/AST degree at LCCTC to B.S. in Leadership and Organizational Management program. The remainder of the program is designed to be completed in 16 months, attending one class per week from 6 to 10 p.m.
“At Eastern Mennonite University, we have a history of applied liberal arts; emphasizing the relationship between learning skills and learning to think critically and creatively to solve problems in order to effectively practice one’s profession for the common good,” said Mary Jensen, Associate Provost, EMU at Lancaster.
Jensen said the agreement will support the current national and local priority to increase the percentage of Americans holding undergraduate baccalaureate degrees, which research suggests is the single most effective step toward a living wage.
Eastern Mennonite University at Lancaster is committed to — and delivers — a rigorous academic program that is affordable and prepares graduates to succeed in their careers and further academic pursuits. We currently serve an annual average of 500 students. A full listing of programs is available at www.emu.edu/lancaster .
The Lancaster County Career & Technology Center is a full-service career and technical center dedicated to preparing high school students and adults for careers in the new economy. LCCTC is best among its class and strives to meet the highest standards of quality instruction. A full listing of programs is available at https://lancasterctc.edu .
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