WWU, Linn State Technical College Sign Agreement

A new agreement between William Woods University and Linn
State Technical College will make it easier for qualified LSTC students to continue
their education at WWU and complete a four-year degree.

“Under the
terms of the new articulation agreement, students who successfully complete a
two-year associate of applied science degree in certain fields at LSTC can
effortlessly transfer to WWU to pursue a baccalaureate degree,” Dr. Jahnae H.
Barnett, WWU president said.

The agreement, which goes into effect this fall, ensures a
smooth transition to WWU for LSTC students completing academic programs in
computer programming, management information systems and networking systems
technology. At William Woods, they will be able to complete a B.S. degree in
management information systems or business administration with an MIS
concentration.

Dr. Tom Frankman, associate dean of academic services at WWU, said the agreement “will provide a road map for students to pursue their educational goals. It will show them which classes will transfer and which
courses they will take at William Woods.
 
According to LSTC President Donald Claycomb, the agreement
fits well with LSTC’s mission to prepare students for profitable employment and
a life of learning.

“More and
more students want to earn a baccalaureate degree in order to advance in their
professions,” he said. “Agreements such as this ensure that happens
seamlessly.”

With more
than 35 programs, Linn State Technical College is Missouri’s only public two-year
technical college with a statewide mission. LSTC has locations in Linn, Mexico
and Jefferson City.

“We are really excited about the opportunity
this creates for students transferring from LSTC,” Sarah Munns, dean of
admissions at WWU, said.  “This relationship with allow a seamless
transition for LSTC students interested in WWU’s management information systems
or business administration with a MIS concentration.”