CPCC, Catawba College partnership allows CPCC graduates to earn bachelor’s degree

last modified Mar 20, 2012 01:32 PM

Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) is excited to announce it has partnered with Catawba College’s School of Evening and Graduate Studies to create an evening degree program that will allow CPCC graduates to earn a bachelor’s degree from Catawba College on CPCC’s Central Campus.

Beginning August 2012, CPCC graduates who have earned an associate of applied science degree in accounting, business, human resources management, international business or marketing will be eligible to enroll in this new program and earn a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Catawba College in just two years. This timeline is made possible by a joint articulation agreement that stipulates CPCC students can transfer up to 60 credit hours of their associate degree coursework into Catawba College’s bachelor’s degree program.

The program’s curriculum is both vigorous and challenging; therefore, it has been divided into one-month blocks, so students may digest and process the information more easily. To accommodate students’ busy schedules, each of the program’s classes will be offered on Monday and Thursday evenings (8 sessions) per month, and include one Saturday morning class per month as well.

The program has been designed to meet the needs of today’s working professional who is seeking to earn his/her bachelor’s degree “after hours.” In addition to the benefits mentioned above, students also will enjoy the program’s affordable tuition rates – financial assistance is available for qualified students – and the personal attention they will receive from Catawba College’s quality instructors.

“The faculty and administration of the Catawba College School of Evening and Graduate Studies are thrilled at this opportunity to bring a program that we have been refining for more than 15 years to the vibrant Central Campus of Central Piedmont Community College,” said Dr. Edith Bolick, dean of Catawba’s School of Evening and Graduate Studies. “Graduates of CPCC have demonstrated the desire and the credentials to excel, and Catawba College is proud and honored to be part of their future.”

To learn more about this joint partnership program, please call 1.800.CATAWBA or visit www.catawba.edu/cpcc.

About Catawba College

Founded in 1851, Catawba College is located on a 276-acre campus in Salisbury, N.C.  It is the sixth oldest college in the state.  A private, coeducational college, Catawba has a student body of close to 1,000 traditional day students, and more than 300 enrolled in its evening program.  The institution offers over 40 fields of academic study and fields 18 NCAA Division II athletic teams.  Students enjoy smallclasses with an average student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. For more information on Catawba College, visit www.catawba.edu.

Central Piedmont Community College is the largest community college in North Carolina, offering close to 300 degree and certification programs, customized corporate training, market-focused continuing education, and special interest classes. CPCC is academically, financially and geographically accessible to all citizens of Mecklenburg County. In 2002, the National Alliance of Business named CPCC the Community College of the Year for its response to the workforce and technology needs of local employers and job seekers through innovative educational and training strategies.

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