HCC partners with university on transfers

Program lets students move credits to UMUC

August 22, 2004|By Artika Rangan | Artika Rangan,SUN STAFF

Harford Community College and the University of Maryland University College are to sign an agreement Wednesday allowing HCC students with associate degrees the option of transferring to various UMUC degree programs.

Under the alliance, transfer students could enroll in UMUC programs that include accounting, business administration, computer science, computer and information science, computer studies, environmental management, human resource management, information systems management, legal studies, management studies, psychology and secondary teacher education. University officials expect to add more programs to the agreement later.

HCC President Claudia E. Chiesi said the alliance would help students transition from earning their associate's degree to a bachelor's degree. "UMUC has an international reputation with expertise in serving nontraditional students," she said.

UMUC President Gerald A. Heeger said the university is working to make sure that its programs are readily accessible to students at all community colleges in Maryland.

Students transferring from HCC would receive a free admission application to UMUC, use of the university's online library service, tutoring programs, writing assistance, career counseling and computer labs.

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