CCAC and Pittsburgh Technical College announce new articulation agreement for students in Business and IT programs

CCAC PTC Signing Ceremony--6
Article by: CCAC Public Relations

PITTSBURGH-The Community College of Allegheny County and Pittsburgh Technical College have entered into a collaborative agreement that provides the opportunity for students who earn their associate degrees in business and information technology programs at CCAC an academic pathway to seamlessly transfer into a parallel bachelor's degree program at PTC. It is the first such collaboration between the two institutions.

The announcement was made during an official signing ceremony held at CCAC's Byers Hall on Allegheny Campus this morning. The articulation agreement will enable CCAC students who earn an Associate of Science in a Business program (Accounting, Business, Business Management or Tourism Management) or in an Information Technology program (Computer Information Systems, Cybersecurity, Information Technology Support, Software Development) to transfer directly to the Bachelor of Science program in Business Administration or the Bachelor of Science program in Information Systems and Technology at PTC. CCAC graduates can continue their studies at PTC as early as October 2017.

"Today, the Community College of Allegheny County and Pittsburgh Technical College have entered into a significant agreement, one which creates the foundation for a strategic partnership between our two institutions and which will enable graduates of some of CCAC's most popular associate degree programs to transfer to PTC and continue their studies without interruption in order to further their educational goals," said CCAC President Dr. Quintin B. Bullock.

"The articulation agreement between PTC and CCAC creates a bridge for students to continue their studies toward a bachelor's degree," said PTC President Greg DeFeo. "PTC is committed to focusing on the success of students so they attain the skills necessary for today's employment market. The affiliation with CCAC reflects our commitment to students, to employers and to the community."

CCAC graduates transferring 60 credits will be considered juniors and will be admitted directly into PTC's corresponding Bachelor of Science program. The normal completion time for the PTC bachelor's degree programs is 15 months for Business and 18 months for IT. The coordination of transferable coursework, supported through academic advising, will help ensure a successful transition. When transferring, CCAC students must apply for admission, submit required transcripts and meet PTC's admissions requirements. Interested CCAC students can submit a free application online during their final year at CCAC.

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