MSU, OTC sign articulation agreements for two degree programs

MSU, OTC sign articulation agreements for two degree programs

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

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Mark Miller
College Director of Communication 417.447.2655 millerm@otc.edu
Laura French
Coordinator of Public Information 417.447.2659 frenchl@otc.edu

Missouri State University and Ozarks Technical Community College have signed two articulation agreements providing a seamless pathway for OTC students to transfer their Associate of Arts and Associate of Applied Science degrees to complete a bachelor’s degree entirely online with MSU.

Specifically, a Bachelor of Applied Science in technology management can be completed online for OTC students who have earned an Associate of Applied Science.  OTC students may transfer their credits for junior status with Missouri State University.

Similarly, a Bachelor of Science in criminology can be completed online for OTC students who have earned an Associate of Arts.

“This agreement is evidence of Missouri State and OTC’s shared commitment to increasing opportunities for student access and success in higher education,” said Missouri State Interim President Clifton M. Smart III.  “We expect this to be yet another successful example of how the two institutions have cooperated to benefit students over the past 20 years.”

“The opportunities presented by these new agreements will help many of our students to continue their education while staying close to home and maintaining the flexible schedule they need,” said Dr. Hal Higdon, chancellor of Ozarks Technical Community College.  “We are pleased to be able to partner with Missouri State to continue to offer more options for the students of southwest Missouri.”

According to the agreement, transfer students from OTC will have access to financial aid, scholarships and student services on the same basis as native students.