WWU, North Central Missouri College sign agreement
|2/14/2012||Mary Ann Beahon|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||(573) 592-1127|
A new agreement between William Woods University and North Central Missouri College will streamline the transfer process for NCMC students who wish to obtain a Bachelor of Social Work degree at WWU.
This agreement will provide students who complete an Associate of Arts degree at North Central Missouri College with a two-year plan to earn their bachelor's in social work from William Woods University. The plan outlines several courses required of social work majors that are offered at NCMC.
"I am really pleased that William Woods will be an option for aspiring social work majors, since not every institution has that program," said Dr. Tom Frankman, associate dean of academic services at WWU.
Both institutions have agreed to provide student support services such as admissions, academic advising, library access and technical support to make the transition from one institution to the other as smooth as possible.
"We here at NCMC are very pleased to have this agreement with William Woods. Meeting the transfer needs of our students is important to us, and we look forward to working with William Woods in the future," said Kristi Weldon, advising coordinator at North Central Missouri College.
North Central Missouri College, located in Trenton, Mo., offers a variety of associate's degrees, career programs and career certificates. They strive to give their students small class sizes and unique opportunities to connect with other educational programs and learn from hands-on experiences in the workplace.
"I think this agreement is a very positive thing. Our social work program here at Woods is perfect for this type of transfer because students can get their associate's degree at their local college and then transfer here and get their bachelor's degree in social work in two short years," said Dr. Elizabeth Wilson, director of the social work program at WWU.