LCU indicators articulation settlement with CLTCC for brand new 4-year diploma

PINEVILLE, La. (LCU) – Louisiana Christian College signed an articulation settlement Friday, Could 6, 2022, with Central Louisiana Technical Neighborhood School for a brand new Bachelor of Utilized Science Diploma.

LCU President Dr. Rick Brewer and CLTCC Chancellor Jimmy Sawtelle signed the settlement, making a pathway for CLTCC graduates to attend LCU to finish their closing two years of research to earn a Bachelor of Utilized Science diploma.

“The College is happy to increase our educational partnership with Central Louisiana Technical Neighborhood School,” mentioned LCU President Dr. Rick Brewer. “Chancellor Dr. Jimmy Sawtelle and the school and workers of CLTCC are offering a superb academic expertise, which we sit up for increasing to Bachelor and graduate diploma alternatives at Louisiana Christian College.”

Sawtelle mentioned CLTCC is proud and happy to companion with LCU on this reasonably priced alternative to maintain their graduates right here to earn their bachelor’s levels.

“My daughter graduated from LC final yr, and he or she’s now dwelling the dream that this school made a actuality for her,” Sawtelle mentioned. “Now, we would like our [CLTCC] graduates to quickly be your [LCU] graduates.”

Louisiana Christian College’s Bachelor of Utilized Science (BAS) diploma is designed for college students who’ve accomplished an affiliate of science, an affiliate of utilized science, an affiliate of utilized know-how, or a know-how diploma and builds on a scholar’s technical experience and gives the following step to advance a scholar’s profession targets. This program gives the pathway for college students to finish the Bachelor of Utilized Science diploma by permitting college students to switch as much as 60 hours of earned credit, 45 of which can be technical and/or authorised navy or police academy credit. This system requires further research on the whole training programs and different educational programs. LCU’s on-line choices present the flexibleness to fulfill the wants of working adults and switch college students from quite a lot of technical backgrounds.

With an individualized curriculum, college students have the choice of choosing a mix of stackable micro-credentials, certificates, concentrations or minors to finish the 30 hours wanted in spite of everything the overall training necessities are fulfilled. Emphasis areas, corresponding to pc science, cybersecurity, internet programs, pc programming, challenge administration, and enterprise administration, are designed to enhance profession targets and acquire greater stage positions.

“The true beneficiaries of this partnership are our college students and group,” mentioned Provost and Vice President of Educational Affairs Dr. Cheryl Clark. “We’re excited to construct on the wonderful basis college students have been given at CLTCC and to supply a pathway for college students to advance their training and their incomes potential whereas assembly an business demand for expert employees. By incomes the Bachelor of Utilized Science and gaining the training they want for upward mobility, we’re making ready college students for management roles and alternatives for promotion inside their organizations.”

LCU college Dr. Kenny Holt, dean of the Younger Faculty of Enterprise, and Dr. Theodore Chiasson, affiliate professor of pc science, have labored alongside Clark to develop pathways which are helpful to each technical and common training college students from CLTCC.

Chaisson mentioned he began his personal faculty profession at a two-year faculty and understands the worth of this partnership, particularly for college students in pc science and different extra technical fields. Holt agreed.

“That is thrilling for us in enterprise,” Holt mentioned. “We’re wanting ahead to discovering pathways to help the scholars transfer not solely by means of the BAS however on to the MBA at LCU, as nicely.”

LCU is working to formalize partnerships with all schools within the Louisiana Neighborhood and Technical School System so college students in technical teaching programs can simply transition immediately into the BAS program in the event that they select.

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