Point Signs Articulation Agreement with Southern Union State Community College
Publication date: 15 August 2012
On Tuesday, August 14, Point University and Southern Union State Community College (SUSCC) signed an articulation agreement that allows students from SUSCC who have earned an associate degree to transfer up to 60 hours into the Access program for adult learners at Point. These transfer students will be eligible to pursue a bachelor of science degree in organizational leadership, human relations or Christian ministries.
Dr. Amelia Pearson, president of SUSCC, and Dr. Darin Baldwin, dean of technical education and workforce development at SUSCC, signed the articulation agreement along with Dean Collins, president of Point University, and Dr. Darryl Harrison, chief academic officer and vice president for adult and professional studies at Point. The agreement is effective immediately.
“We are pleased to partner with Southern Union State Community College to provide educational pathways whereby a student with an earned associate degree may pursue a bachelor of science degree through the Access program at Point University,” said Harrison.
The schools collaborated in an effort to advance the degree-earning potential of students in the Industrial Machine System Technician Registered Apprenticeship program at SUSCC. In this program, students earn an associate degree in applied science in manufacturing technology.
According to Baldwin, in the past students who wanted to pursue bachelor’s degrees after earning their associate degree were unable to transfer their credit hours to another institution. However, the articulation agreement with Point University allows the students to do this.
“Students who choose this academic and career path will have both the technical and theoretical skills that are highly valued in today’s workplace,” said Harrison. “The spiritual distinctiveness that has long been a part of a Point University education will assist each student in discovering God’s calling and purpose in his or her life regardless of his or her chosen profession.”
-Joy Ugi, Communications Coordinator