Date: March 29, 2006
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PNC, Ivy Tech Sign Articulation Agreement for Ivy Tech Grads
Ivy Tech Community College Northwest area Chancellor J. Guadalupe Valtierra and Purdue North Central Chancellor Dr. James B. Dworkin sign the historic articulation agreement.
WESTVILLE – Purdue University North Central and Ivy Tech Community College have signed a historic articulation agreement that allows students earning associate degrees from Ivy Tech to pursue bachelor’s degrees in corresponding programs at PNC.
This agreement applies to students at all Ivy Tech campuses in Indiana. PNC Chancellor Dr. James B. Dworkin and Ivy Tech Community College Northwest area Chancellor J. Guadalupe Valtierra recently signed the agreement and made a public announcement as part of an event at Purdue North Central.
“This agreement will give Ivy Tech students throughout Indiana the opportunity to transfer their Ivy Tech associate degrees and credits earned to Purdue North Central so that students may now make a seamless transition to begin pursuing their Purdue bachelor’s degrees,” said Dworkin. “We have always welcomed Ivy Tech graduates to our campus, and this agreement will maximize the opportunities available to Ivy Tech alumni.”
“I think it is a wonderful opportunity for students at Ivy Tech to take advantage of programs at PNC. This is an example of how institutions of higher education, by working together, can make strides in improving educational opportunities for all Hoosiers,” said Valtierra. “The transfer agreement represents a leading edge approach to educational cooperation. Any student from any one of Ivy Tech’s 23 campuses statewide can come to PNC and transfer in as a fully articulated junior.”
Several years ago, Ivy Tech and PNC developed a transfer agreement that would allow Ivy Tech’s associate of applied science degree in Business Administration (Management Specialty) to transfer to the PNC bachelor’s degree program in Organizational Leadership and Supervision. That agreement between Ivy Tech and PNC was the first agreement of its kind to be worked out within the state.
Today, PNC bachelor’s degrees in Business, Biology, Organizational Leadership & Supervision, Computer & Information Technology, Engineering Technology, Nursing, Communication, Behavioral Sciences and Liberal Studies are now open to students who have earned their Ivy Tech associate degrees in equivalent areas of study. PNC academic advisors will help Ivy Tech students anticipating earning an associate degree, as well as graduates holding degrees, to determine how to proceed with their bachelor’s degree programs.
“Hours of hard work have gone into the development of this agreement,” said Dworkin. “This will have a long-lasting impact on students throughout Indiana. PNC has 12 baccalaureate degree programs, giving Ivy Tech students a broader choice of options after receiving their associate degrees.”
Another positive result of the new articulation agreement is that a PNC “counselor in residence” will regularly visit Ivy Tech campuses in Valparaiso, Michigan City, East Chicago, Gary and South Bend to speak with associate degree students about their bachelors degree options.
Ivy Tech students and alumni who want to learn more about how their Ivy Tech associate degree can help them earn a PNC bachelor’s degree can call 1-888-IVY-LINE or go to www.ivytech.edu/academics/transferop/ or contact Purdue North Central at 800-872-1231, ext. 5505 or visit www.pnc.edu/admissions/articulation.html.