WCTC, Cardinal Stritch University partner to offer bachelor’s degree completion at WCTC’s Pewaukee campus
PEWAUKEE, Wis. (Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016) – Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) and Cardinal Stritch University today signed an agreement giving WCTC graduates a more convenient and seamless pathway to earn a bachelor’s degree – including program delivery on site at WCTC’s Pewaukee campus.
The articulation agreement provides WCTC associate degree graduates the opportunity to transfer credits they’ve earned and apply them to a Stritch business degree, which saves them money and builds on the education and skills they’ve already gained. The flexible agreement provides graduates many ways to earn their Stritch degree: online, at WCTC, or a combination of the two. Onsite delivery at WCTC is set to launch as early as January 2017.
“Our students lead busy lives – they have jobs, families and spend time giving back to our community,” said WCTC President Kaylen Betzig. “Among other benefits, this agreement gives WCTC graduates the convenient option of completing their bachelor’s degree right here on campus, providing a seamless transition to meet their educational needs and those of area employers.”
WCTC and Stritch already have several agreements in place which allow associate of applied science degree graduates to transfer specific credits into a baccalaureate program, often at junior-level standing. The new agreement marks another way the two institutions are working together to provide added options for today’s students to gain the education they seek and the skills they need to be successful in the workforce.
“This articulation agreement provides an academic and career pathway for students to reach a higher earning potential and helps provide a talented workforce to meet the growing need in the greater Waukesha County business community,” said Cardinal Stritch University President James P. Loftus. “Expanding the educational and career opportunities available to students is at the heart of this collaborative agreement. It’s a partnership for education, a partnership for jobs, and a partnership for a better community. We are extremely pleased to be working with Waukesha County Technical College.”
Also Thursday, the institutions signed a transfer agreement that enables graduates of WCTC’s
Baking & Pastry Management, Culinary Management and Hospitality Management associate degree programs to transfer to Stritch’s bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management. The Hospitality Management program at Stritch provides students with a solid, business-focused knowledge base for them to achieve a leadership role in the hospitality industry.
About Waukesha County Technical College
Waukesha County Technical College, the leader in workforce development, prepares learners for success within the region and global economy. The college offers more than 175 areas of study including associate degree, technical diploma, apprenticeship and short-term certificate programs. Customized training for employers is also available. To learn more, visit www.wctc.edu.
About Cardinal Stritch University
Cardinal Stritch University is a fully accredited Catholic, Franciscan institution based in Milwaukee, provides transformative, values-centered education to approximately 3,000 men and women of all faiths and ages in four colleges: Arts and Sciences, Education and Leadership, Business and Management, and the Ruth S. Coleman College of Nursing and Health Sciences. The university offers bachelors, masters and the doctorate, as well as certificate and other training programs. Founded in 1937 as St. Clare College by the Sister of St. Francis of Assisi, the University is rooted in the liberal arts tradition, transforms lives and communities through servant leadership, learning and service. Convenient locations in Milwaukee, Madison and Brookfield in Wisconsin, and Chicago, as well as partner learning sites and online.
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