College collaboration benefits students by providing a viable path towards an advanced degree.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cambridge College and Mount Wachusett Community College are pleased to announce the signing of an Articulation Agreement between the two institutions. The agreement allows graduates of Mount Wachusett Community College to easily transfer into the Bachelor's degree programs at Cambridge College.
"We are very pleased that we have created a partnership with Mount Wachusett Community College that will lead to expanded opportunities for students," said Cambridge College President Deborah Jackson. "By providing a clear path to academic achievement, we ensure that students continue to have access to the life-changing experience of higher education."
Mount Wachusett Community College graduates became eligible to receive this benefit in the Fall semester of 2012. Formally executed in August 2012, the agreement is intended to advance both colleges' missions of ensuring student success. Under the new agreement, Cambridge College will accept for transfer credit the complete Associate of Arts degree from Wachusett graduates, and up to 90 credits overall from MWCC students.
"We are delighted to partner with Cambridge College on this new academic pathway for our graduates," said MWCC President Daniel M. Asquino. "By completing their Associate's degree before transferring, our graduates can save on the cost of their education and earn credentials beneficial in the workforce while continuing their studies in their field of choice."
According to Cambridge College Director of Admissions Denise Haile, the agreement also demonstrates Cambridge College's belief in the quality of Mount Wachusett Community College's instruction and student body.
"It's wonderful to have completed the work on this important agreement, which demonstrates the mutual academic respect between the two institutions," said Haile, who anticipates that the agreement will produce substantial new enrollment of Cambridge College students transferring from MWCC upon completion of their degrees.
About Cambridge College
Cambridge College (www.cambridgecollege.edu) is dedicated to providing academically excellent, time-efficient, and cost-effective higher education for a diverse population of adult learners for whom those opportunities may have been limited or denied. Founded in 1971, Cambridge College is a private non-profit institution of higher education accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, (NEASC CIHE). Comprised of four schools –Undergraduate Studies, Education, Psychology and Counseling, and Management – Cambridge College enrolls more than 8,000 students each year in professional education and undergraduate, graduate and doctorate-level degree programs at the main campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts and across seven regional centers nationwide in Springfield and Merrimack Valley, MA; Chesapeake, VA; Memphis, TN; Augusta, GA; San Juan, PR; and Inland Empire, CA. The College accepts selected transfer credits for both graduate and undergraduate programs, and schedules evening and weekend classes designed for adult learners.
About Mount Wachusett Community College
Founded in 1963, Mount Wachusett Community College (http://mwcc.edu) is an accredited, public, two-year institution serving North Central Massachusetts. MWCC offers more than 45 associate degree and academic certificate programs on its main campus in Gardner, satellite campuses in Devens, Leominster and Fitchburg, and online. MWCC provides relevant, high quality learning opportunities and services that respond to diverse student and community needs, foster student success, and stimulate civic, workforce, and economic vitality. The college also offers adult basic education/GED programs, education and training for business and industry, and noncredit enrichment opportunities.
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