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TCTC partnership affords associate degree credit to students

Posted Jun. 6, 2011

Kent State University and Trumbull Career and Technical Center have announced an articulation agreement between the two schools that will allow students who complete the Pharmacy Tech program at TCTC to receive 24 semester hours toward the 66 hours needed toward earning an associate degree in Allied Health Management Technology at Kent State Trumbull. The agreement runs through the conclusion of Kent State Trumbull's Spring 2013 semester.

The 24 semester hours would apply only toward the Allied Health Management Technology program. However, once students complete that program, should they chose to then pursue the Bachelor of Applied and Technical Studies degree, those 24 semester hours remain.

Kent State Trumbull's Allied Health Management program is designed to prepare students for a career in health care administration and builds skills in the areas of business, management and communication skills which are necessary to become an effective administrator/supervisor.

Employment opportunities program graduates include:

·         Nursing home administrator
·         Hospital department heads
·         Administrator for public and private health facilities, including ambulatory clinics and assisted living facilities
·         Office managers in physician, dental and other medical offices

Criteria for those students choosing to participate in this joint venture include:

·         Completion of a state approved College Tech Prep Program.
·         Achieving a "B" or better in the College Tech Prep Program.
·         Completion of Algebra II (minimum).
·         Completion of Kent State University admission process within 15 months of High School graduation.
·         Completion of Kent College Tech Prep Articulated Credit Process.

According to Dr. Jim Ritter, Director of Enrollment Management and Student Services for Kent State Trumbull, the benefits of the program are many and varied.

"A few of the real keys include the motivation it provides participating students to pursue postsecondary education as a result of obtaining college credit," Ritter added, "While additionally benefitting Northeast Ohio by infusing the job market with graduates who have the skills needed to compete in the 21st century global job market."