ERIC Number: ED476680
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
The New Transfer Student--Students Completing Job Preparatory Programs with a Transfer Goal.
This paper, from the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, describes a new kind of transfer student that is putting pressure on four-year and two-year institutions: the job-preparatory student with dual goals of job preparation and transfer. The author presents strategies related to articulation agreements (statewide and local) and discusses developments related to the new bachelor's degree. Four bachelor's degree options exist in Washington. Two are traditional, the bachelor of arts and the bachelor's of science. Two newer and non-traditional degrees are the bachelor's of applied science and the bachelor's of technology, which both build from a technical associate degree. Nearly every technical field has at least one local transfer agreement. Strategies for successful articulation agreements include: (1) ensuring faculty review at both institutions; (2) stating the number of credits and specific courses to be accepted in the general education requirements; (3) identifying number of credits and, if possible, specific courses required after transfer; (4) having the registrar's office at the receiving institution review the agreement; and (5) securing the signatures of several administrators/faculty members at each institution. Two tables are included that illustrate baccalaureate options at specific institutions. (EMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Olympia. Education Div.
Identifiers - Location: Washington