New agreement makes transfer easier for NTC students

June 27, 2011

Inside Newsroom of UW-Green Bay: “Initiative extends UW-Green Bay bachelor’s options for Wausau tech students”— A program starting this fall will make it easier for students from the Wausau-based Northcentral Technical College to transfer in at junior status and earn bachelor’s degrees from UW-Green Bay.

The two schools finalized the partnership this past spring in a signing ceremony at NTC’s main campus in Wausau. UW-Green Bay Chancellor Tom Harden and President Lori Weyers (above) represented their respective institutions.

Under the agreement, UW-Green Bay will offer some weekend classes at NTC and employ an academic adviser on that campus to help placebound NTC graduates earn their bachelor’s degrees either fully online or in combination with weekend offerings.

“What they’ll get from the program we offer is an opportunity to extend the application of those technical skills, to get a broader education,” Harden told reporters at the April announcement. “To think sometimes in a broader way, a different way, is something you find business leaders looking for in employees.”

A student who earns 60 credits from NTC can begin as a junior with UW-Green Bay, regardless of when he or she earned a degree from NTC.

 

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