It’s now a little bit easier for students at Northampton Community College to continue their education at Penn State University.
The schools have signed an articulation agreement which will facilitate the transfer of NCC students’ class credits into 11 bachelor’s degree programs at 14 Penn State branch campuses, including Lehigh Valley and Schuylkill.
Katherine Noll, associate director of communications for NCC, said that while the community college has had transfer and articulation agreements with Penn State before, they were much more limited, generally covering one major or were allowable on a limited number of satellite campuses, and nothing close to the depth of this agreement.
“This is a large expansion for us,” Noll said. “It gives our students so many opportunities.”
NCC officials said the process for transferring credits to those 14 Penn State campuses will now be seamless for students working with a transfer counselor.
“This agreement with Penn State expands access to students seeking higher education, which is the core of our mission at Northampton Community College,” said Mark H. Erickson, president of NCC. “Our students will now have even more options when it comes to completing a bachelor’s degree.”
The baccalaureate degree programs covered in the articulation agreement include:
– Bachelor of science in business (management and marketing, individualized options).
– Bachelor of arts in corporate communication.
– Bachelor of science in information sciences and technology.
– Bachelor of arts/bachelor of science in psychology.
– Bachelor of science in rehabilitation and human services.
– Bachelor of arts/bachelor of science in administration of justice.
– Bachelor of arts in English.
– Bachelor of science in human development and family studies.
– Bachelor of arts in letters, arts and sciences.
– Registered nurse to bachelor of science in nursing.
– Bachelor of science in science.