Iowa Wesleyan, SCC to Launch Cooperative Enrollment Agreements in Criminal Justice, Nursing, Business Administration and Human Service Programs

Written by Theresa Rose on May 15, 2015

Mt. Pleasant – Iowa Wesleyan College (IWC) of Mount Pleasant and Southeastern Community College (SCC) will meet May 20 to launch enrollment agreements for four academic programs. The agreements will offer students at both institutions seamless, shared access to educational programs and services.
Four “Memorandum of Articulation Agreements” will be completed which will provide a smooth transition for SCC students when transferring to IWC’s Criminal Justice Program, RN-to-BSN Program, Business Administration Program and Human Services Program.
IWC President Steven Titus explained how the partnership between the two colleges will make a four-year degree more attainable for residents throughout the Great River Region.
Details of the agreements include guaranteed course to course equivalency to meet specific program requirements, all-college course requirement articulation under SCC’s Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees and direct transfer guarantees for SCC students having earned Applied Science degrees.
These program articulations are extensions of the comprehensive agreement which was signed by the institutions in 2014, creating students’ ability to count one institution’s classes as part of the other school’s course load, being able to take advantage of specified services offered through either school, including library, institutionally sponsored events, computer labs, and guaranteed admission to Iowa Wesleyan at the time of admission to SCC.
“SCC students wanting to continue their education beyond SCC have an option right here in their own backyard. This is a great service we can provide for students who can’t leave the area to get their four-year degree,” said SCC President Michael Ash.
On average, nearly 50 students per year enroll in IWC following their studies at SCC.
Titus explained that the partnership creates a seamless four-year degree completion pathway for SCC students.
“Combined with IWC’s online programs, and new and expanding graduate offerings, this agreement means that the residents throughout the Great River Region will have more opportunities for career development and enhancement than ever before.”
Iowa Wesleyan College will continue to offer informational and advising services, at SCC’s West Burlington campus for participating students and persons interested in learning more.
For more information about the agreements, contact Julie Duplessis, Coordinator for Adult and Graduate Studies at 319-385-6290 or julie.duplessis@iwc.edu