Published Thursday, February 14th, 2019
Agreements include 31 program articulations laying out the pathway of courses and academic credits from the start of the WIT programs all the way through to the completion of WSC bachelor's degrees.
Wayne State College and Western Iowa Tech will sign new articulation agreements at a public ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, in the board room at Western Iowa Tech, 4647 Stone Ave., in Sioux City. WIT president Dr. Terry Murrell and WSC president Dr. Marysz Rames will sign new transfer agreements that allow WIT students to seamlessly transfer a wide array of associate’s degrees to earn a bachelor’s degree at Wayne State College.
Thirty-one program articulations have been written, each laying out the pathway of courses and academic credits from the start of the WIT program all the way through to the completion of the WSC bachelor’s degree. These pathways will serve students and the WIT and WSC advisors working with the individual students on their plans of study.
Pathways from AAS to bachelor’s degree in technology include accounting specialist, cyber security and digital crime, financial services, human resource management, management, mechanical engineering, network administration and security, office management, technology studies, and welding technology. There is also an agreed pathway for WIT’s video and media production AAS to WSC’s mass communication and electronic media bachelor’s degree.
Pathways for associate of arts degree programs to bachelor's in science include elementary education and business administration.
“Wayne State College has been a great partner over the years, and we are looking forward to expanding our partnership to offer more opportunities to our students," said Murrell.
“Wayne State is proud to work with Western Iowa Tech to provide a high quality, accessible, and affordable pathway to a four-year degree," said Rames. "Our partnership will ensure that students in the region have the best options for following their passion and filling important roles in the workforce.”
“The depth and breadth of these agreements, from technology to education and electronic media, demonstrate Wayne State’s commitment to partnering with schools throughout our region," said Steven Elliott, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Wayne State. "We have been impressed with the level of preparation demonstrated by WIT students and look forward to providing them with new educational opportunities and expanded advising services in partnership with WIT.”
“The School of Education and Counseling is excited to be a part of this pathway between WIT and WSC," said Dr. Nicholas Shudak, dean of Wayne State’s School of Education and Counseling. "Our hope is that through this partnership opportunity, WSC can better serve the students, schools, and school communities in the greater Siouxland area. High school students in Sioux City working through dual-credit and career academies with WIT will be able to continue their studies at the WSC Extended Campus in South Sioux City upon the completion of their A.A. in education degree at WIT.”
Wayne State College, a leading, public four-year college in Northeast Nebraska, is a proud member of the Nebraska State College System.