JWCC and QU Sign Transfer Agreements for Agribusiness, Supply Chain and Education Programs
Agreements Expand Partnership between Institutions; Focus on In-Demand Career Paths
Quincy, Ill. – John Wood Community College and Quincy University will expand their partnership through new transfer agreements in two new areas of concentration, and enhance another in a long-standing major.
All three transfer program agreements – agribusiness, supply chain management and education – address employment needs expressed by businesses and K-12 institutions in the region.
“Expanding our partnership helps students, businesses and the community, all while making the best use of public and private resources,” Mike Elbe, JWCC president said. “It is a win for everyone.”
“A key to the success of both institutions is to continue to find ways to work together, and these agreements are just one way QU is deepening partnerships within the Quincy area and beyond,” Phil Conover, QU chief operating officer shared. “We look forward to working with John Wood on other initiatives to continue to be one of the top transfer schools for JWCC students.”
JWCC students who complete Associate in Science degrees in agriculture will now have their general education and agriculture-specific courses accepted as part of a Bachelor of Arts degree in general studies with a concentration in agribusiness at QU. John Wood students choosing a supply chain associate degree will also have their major-specific and general education courses accepted as part of QU’s Bachelor of Science in business – supply chain management Degree. Education majors who begin their path to a four-year degree at JWCC will now have more education-specific courses accepted at QU in addition to all general education credits.
“John Wood is proud of our long-standing agreement with QU that guarantees all courses earned in an associate degree in art or science transfer seamlessly for students,” Dr. Laurel Klinkenberg, JWCC vice president for instruction said. “These new agreements expand those opportunities and open up new degree pathways for students to continue their major in ag and supply chain at QU. For our education majors who choose to complete their bachelor’s at QU, this agreement provides added benefits by outlining a specific plan to streamline the path to a four-year degree which saves time and money.”
JWCC graduates can transfer into the new agribusiness and supply chain management programs at QU in fall 2017. John Wood education majors will also be able to take advantage of the new agreement’s benefits in the fall at QU.
“Quincy University and John Wood Community College have a long history of collaboration,” Dr. Ann Behrens, QU vice president for academic affairs said. “These new 2 + 2 agreements are a continuation of the cooperation between our institutions as we work to provide more academic and career pathways for students. We look forward to developing additional initiatives to better serve the students of the region.”
Agribusiness Four-Year Transfer Degree
JWCC will offer courses that will transfer into a Bachelor of Arts degree in general studies with a concentration in Agribusiness offered at QU. Students who begin at JWCC will earn a two-year Associate in Science degree in agribusiness, from which all completed courses will be accepted by QU as part of a 2+2 articulation agreement signed by college officials.
Supply Chain Management Four-Year Transfer Degree
Supply chain management spans numerous industries including warehousing, distribution, transportation, manufacturing and construction. College graduates and professionals in the field are in high demand in this region, across the country and throughout the world. Supply chain professionals find ways to increase productivity and quality while reducing costs.
JWCC will offer courses that will transfer into a Bachelor of Science in Business – Supply Chain Management degree offered by QU. Students who begin at JWCC will earn a two-year associate degree in supply chain management, from which all completed courses will be accepted by QU as part of a 2+2 articulation agreement signed by college officials.
Education Transfer Degree
Students who earn an Associate in Science education degree from JWCC who transfer to QU will now have additional education-specific courses accepted in addition to general education classes as part of QU’s Bachelor of Science in education.
More information is available from JWCC’s admissions office at 217.641.4314 or firstname.lastname@example.org and by contacting Jane Cleaves, QU transfer coordinator, at 217-228-5432, Ext. 3413 email@example.com.