PINEVILLE, La. (LCU) – Louisiana Christian University signed an articulation agreement Friday, May 6, 2022, with Central Louisiana Technical Community College for a new Bachelor of Applied Science degree.
LCU President Dr. Rick Brewer and CLTCC Chancellor Jimmy Sawtelle signed the agreement, creating a pathway for CLTCC graduates to attend LCU to complete their final two years of study in order to get a bachelor’s degree in applied science.
“The University is pleased to expand its academic partnership with Central Louisiana Technical Community College,” said LCU President Dr. Rick Brewer. “Chancellor Dr. Jimmy Sawtelle and the faculty and staff of CLTCC provide an excellent educational experience, which we look forward to extending to bachelor’s and graduate degree opportunities at Louisiana Christian University.”
Sawtelle said the CLTCC is proud and happy to partner with LCU on this affordable opportunity to keep its graduates here to earn their bachelor’s degrees.
“My daughter graduated from LC last year and she is now living the dream of having this college come true for her,” Sawtelle said. “Now we want our [CLTCC] graduating soon your [LCU] graduates.
Louisiana Christian University’s Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) is designed for students who have earned an Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Applied Technology, or Technology degree and builds on the expertise a student’s technique and provides the next step in advancing a student’s career goals. This program provides students with the pathway to complete the Bachelor of Applied Science degree by allowing students to transfer up to 60 hours of earned credits, 45 of which may be technical and/or approved military or police academy credits. The program requires additional study in general education courses and other academic courses. LCU’s online options provide the flexibility to meet the needs of working adults and transfer students from a variety of technical backgrounds.
With an individualized curriculum, students have the option of selecting a combination of micro-certificates, certificates, concentrations, or stackable minors to complete the necessary 30 hours once all general education requirements are met. Areas of focus, such as IT, cybersecurity, web systems, computer programming, project management, and business management, are designed to complement career goals and obtain higher-level positions.
“The real beneficiaries of this partnership are our students and our community,” said Vice President and Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Cheryl Clark. “We are excited to build on the excellent foundation students have learned at CLTCC and provide them with a pathway to advance their education and earning potential while meeting an industry demand for skilled workers. By earning the Bachelor of Applied Science and gaining the training they need for upward mobility, we prepare students for leadership roles and opportunities for promotion within their organizations. »
LCU professor Dr. Kenny Holt, dean of the Young School of Business, and Dr. Theodore Chiasson, associate professor of computer science, have worked alongside Clark to develop pathways that benefit students in technical education. and General of the CLTCC.
Chaisson said he started his own college career at a two-year school and saw the value of this partnership, especially for students in computer science and other more technical fields. Holt agreed.
“It’s exciting for us in business,” Holt said. “We look forward to finding pathways to help students transition not only through BAS, but through LCU’s MBA as well.”
LCU strives to formalize partnerships with all colleges in the Louisiana Community and Technical College System so that students in technical education programs can easily transition directly into the BAS program if they choose.
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