William J. McKinney, left, and NFCC President John Grosskopf at the NFCC campus March 7, 2014.
NFCC Signs Pathways Program agreement with Valdosta State University
MADISON, FL – North
Florida Community College officially signed Pathways Program Articulation
agreements with Valdosta State University on Friday, March 7 at the NFCC campus
in Madison, Florida. The new articulation agreements will make it easier for North
Florida Community College graduates who have completed an Associate in Science
(AS) or Associate in Arts (AA) degree to seamlessly transition into select programs
offered at Valdosta State University.
Through the Pathways
Program agreements, students graduating with an AS degree from North Florida Community College can
begin working on a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree with a major in
human capital performance from Valdosta State University. In addition,
students graduating with an AS or an AA degree from North Florida Community College can begin work toward a Bachelor
of Science (BS) degree from Valdosta State University in organizational leadership.
North Florida Community College Associate in Science programs included under
the agreement include: Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Digital
Media/Multimedia Technology, Early Childhood Education, Emergency Medical
Services and Registered Nursing.
opportunities are being extended to both future and past graduates of North
Florida Community College. The related BAS and BA programs can also be
completed entirely online at Valdosta State University.
"We are very proud
to enter into these articulation agreements with Valdosta Sate University,”
said NFCC President John Grosskopf. “This partnership provides a wonderful opportunity
for North Florida Community College graduates to continue their education at a
high quality university only 30 miles away. VSU is a terrific partner and the
Pathways Program Articulation agreements will bring a number of additional options
to our district students who want to further their education."
In a separate agreement,
North Florida Community College and Valdosta State University have made the
transition process easier for those who earn an Associate in Arts (AA) at North
Florida Community College and who wish to continue their studies in a related
discipline at the baccalaureate level at Valdosta State University. In addition
to its general AA degree track, North Florida Community College offers AA
emphasis tracks in Business, Education and Nursing.
"Valdosta State is
excited to begin a new partnership with North Florida Community College and
expand educational opportunities to Florida students," said VSU President
William J. McKinney. "It is these types of collaborative relationships
that will assist more students in earning the credentials they desire, and in
helping to create a more highly educated workforce in our region."