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11-29-2012


Cumberlands and KCTCS reach agreement for business students

 


UC Vice President for Academic Affairs (left), Dr. Larry Cockrum, and Somerset Community College Provost (right), Dr. Tony Honeycutt, signed into effect the agreement between the schools.

London, Ky. – On Tuesday, November 27th University of the Cumberlands (UC) and Somerset Community College (SCC) entered into an articulation agreement which provides for a pathway for business students at SCC and other Kentucky Community & Technical College Systems (KCTCS) colleges across the state to move towards completion of the Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at University of the Cumberlands.

UC Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Larry Cockrum, and Somerset Community College Provost, Dr. Tony Honeycutt, signed into effect the agreement between the schools.

At the signing of the transfer agreement, Cockrum noted that, “This agreement will allow students with an Associate’s degree in Business Administration from KCTCS to make a seamless transition to UC in order to complete their Bachelor’s degree. Courses are affordable and are delivered entirely online to accommodate the needs of today’s working adult.”

Business online classes are scheduled during the traditional academic year in eight-week bi-terms. This format provides a flexible pursuit of the courses necessary for completion of the Bachelor of Science degree. The course schedule and online learning technology are designed to meet the needs of the working adult. Costs for programs of study are competitive and affordable. Tuition for the online business classes is $199 per credit hour.

Honeycutt states that, “We are very pleased to partner with University of the Cumberlands in this agreement. The agreement provides Somerset Community College students with an additional opportunity to transfer and complete their bachelor’s degree. The agreement will benefit students from throughout the region.”

Lois McWhorter, Associate Dean of Business and Professional Services at SCC explained that “the agreement recognizes the preparedness of students from SCC for continued and advanced study.” Dr. Vonda Moore, Director of the MBA Program UC, went on to indicate that these programs “help students build the essential knowledge and skills required for a competitive advantage in today's business world. Ultimately, this agreement can serve as a pathway for students to move on from an associate to a bachelor and on to our MBA program if they so choose.”

Individuals interested in additional information regarding Pathways can contact McWhorter from Somerset Community College at 606.878.4766 or Moore from University of the Cumberland Business Online Programs at 606.539.4293.

Somerset Community College is a comprehensive two-year institution of higher education. SCC has campuses in Somerset and London, and centers in Clinton, McCreary, Casey, and Russell counties. For admission and program information, visit our website at somerset.kctcs.edu.

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; twelve graduate degrees, including two doctorate, two specialist and eight master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs. For more information, visit www.ucumberlands.edu.