PCC starts articulation with National America University
Pratt Community College recently started an articulation agreement with National America University.
The agreement will create a pathway for students who graduate from PCC to go to the National America University seamlessly.
The university created a transfer guide that tells a student which classes they need at PCC and how they will transfer.
The university offers bachelor degrees online for students to take.
“By having the option to get their degree online, students can work full time,” said Dr. William Wojciechowski, President of PCC. “It also allows them to work more at their own pace, which is a benefit to many students.”
Wojciechowski then added that these are benefits to all online courses but that with the National America University students can get the full degree online, which isn’t an option at all schools.
As a part of the agreement, the university is offering a discount on tuition for PCC graduates and also for PCC employees, who go into one of their bachelor programs.
Another benefit to the agreement is that the university is willing to look at student’s work experience and will give them college credit for it, if they learned the same information on the job that they would in a class. Students can receive up to 30 hours of college credit this way.
Wojciechowski said what might be the biggest perk to taking classes at the National America University after finishing at PCC is that students can transfer more than 70 hours to the university from PCC. Most 4-year schools and universities only accept 64.
According to Wojciechowski this is a benefit because students can take more courses at PCC for less money before transferring.
“Even though the cost is expensive on the surface, when you look at job experience and the additional courses you can take here, you will find it to be very competitive to other four-year schools,” Wojciechowski said.