Monday, December 13, 2010

OTC and University of Illinois finalize transfer agreement

Ozarks Technical Community College and the University of Illinois at Springfield have finalized a new transfer agreement between OTC Online and UIS, an OTC news release said.

This is the second online transfer agreement. The community college has recently inked a similar agreement with University of Maryland University College.

The signing ceremony between OTC and UIS was held this morning at OTC’s Springfield campus.

The agreement is designed to provide a seamless transfer for qualified Ozarks Technical Community College students into online programs at UIS.

“Increasingly, universities from all over America are recognizing the importance of strong articulation agreements with community colleges,” OTC President Hal Higdon said. “Partnerships like this are beneficial not only for both institutions, but also for the students, who now have the opportunity to transition smoothly from OTC to UIS.”

OTC online enrollment is up more than 15 percent this fall, with 2,327 students taking the majority of their classes online.

A total of 4,104 students are taking at least one online class.

The agreement was featured in a December 10, 2010, article in the Springfield, Mo. News-Leader.

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