Tabor signs articulation agreement with WATC

Tony Kinkel (left), president of WATC, and Jules Glanzer, president of Tabor College, shake hands after signing an articulation agreement at the National Center for Aviation Training in Wichita Jan. 27. Tabor College photo

The Tabor College School of Adult & Graduate Studies in Wichita has entered into an articulation agreement with Wichita Area Technical College.

The agreement, signed Jan. 27 by the presidents of both schools, is effective immediately.

The agreement provides a seamless way for current and former students of WATC to transfer their college credits in technical fields toward completion of a liberal arts bachelor?s degree, either at Tabor College in Wichita or through the Tabor College online degree programs.

For example, this agreement helps allied health students finish a fully job-related bachelor?s degree?with an emphasis in health-care administration?in less time and with much less expense, than in the past.

Jules Glanzer, president of Tabor College, said the partnership with WATC is a ?wonderful opportunity? for both schools..

?Part of the future of higher education is the partnerships with a variety of schools,? Glanzer said, ?and this way we are serving our community and serving our students who want to have a four-year liberal arts education.?

The new agreement will apply to students pursuing a bachelor of science degree in business administration or a bachelor of science in Christian ministry.

Students interested in the bachelor?s degree in business administration can choose an emphasis in the following areas: accounting, entrepreneurship, health-care administration, human resources and operations management.

WATC offers associate of applied science degrees, technical certificates and certificates of completion in business, health care, other technical fields and general education, that align with the bachelor?s programs at Tabor.

?This new articulation agreement with Tabor College is another way WATC is reaching out to four-year colleges and universities to provide options for our student to continue their education,? said Sheree Utash, WATC vice president of academic affairs.

Due to advances in the content and quality of technical post-secondary education at community and technical colleges, Tabor now can transfer in the general education courses previously completed by allied health and other technical workers.

Tabor can also transfer up to 40 credit hours of its hands-on technical college courses into a bachelor?s degree program.

?Our staff is equipped to help each person with their individual degree plan and work with them regarding their financial aid, such as Pell Grants and federal student loans,? said Brett Andrews, vice president of Tabor College in Wichita.

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