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New agreements give students opportunities to complete bachelor’s degrees|
CONTACT: Rhonda Tracy, vice president for academic affairs, 304-424-8244
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Parkersburg, W.Va. 7/12/11 – Students at New River and Blue Ridge Community and Technical Colleges will now be able to seamlessly move from an associate of applied science (AAS) degree to a bachelor’s degree thanks to a special agreement with West Virginia University at Parkersburg. Students will be able to complete their programs of study without traveling to the WVU Parkersburg campus.
Classes will be offered through a variety of delivery modes, including online courses, point-to-point video conferencing and face-to-face courses delivered by WVU Parkersburg faculty to New River and Blue Ridge. Those with an AAS in business at New River can enter the bachelor of applied science in business administration at WVU-P. Those with an AAS in computer information technology at Blue Ridge can enter the bachelor of applied technology in business administration at WVU-P.
“We have high hopes for the success of these programs,” said WVU Parkersburg Vice President of Academic Affairs Rhonda Tracy. “Our goal is to help increase the number of West Virginians earning baccalaureate degrees and obtaining education in the applied sciences.”
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