Agreement Awards College Credit to Cape May County Technical Schools Students

Atlantic Cape Community College and Cape May County Technical School District signed an articulation agreement this month that will award up to 25 college credits to eligible students on completion of their career technical education in both the high school and post-secondary programs.

The Prior Learning Assessment Articulation Agreement between the two institutions is effective July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017, and eligible for renewal. The agreement allows students completing one of 25 programs in the Cape May County Technical School District to earn up to 25 credits toward an Associate in Applied Science degree in Technical Studies at Atlantic Cape.

“We are very excited for our students and so pleased to have signed this new agreement,” said Dr. Nancy Hudanich, superintendent. “Since all of our high school Career and Technical programs of study provide students with more than 790 hours of instruction, structured learning experiences and an opportunity to earn a certification or industry-recognized credential, it’s natural to align this unique educational experience to college credit via the PLA at Atlantic Cape.”

Students interested in receiving these credits must complete the college’s Application for Prior Learning Assessment and continue their education at Atlantic Cape.

“This agreement is designed to provide students an accelerated route to an associate degree,” said Dr. Otto Hernandez, vice president of Academic Affairs. “Students who earn a Technical Studies degree will demonstrate competence in communication skills, critical thinking and leadership in their chosen career.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to enhance our relationship with Cape May County Technical High School, which already includes eight program and 21 course-specific agreements,” Hernandez said.

Students completing the following programs at CMCTSD will be eligible for college credit under the agreement: Advertising, Design and Commercial Art; Agriscience & Horticulture; Allied Medical; Automotive Mechanics; Business Services; Commercial Food Production; Communication Arts; Computer & Information Technology; Cosmetology, Cosmetology-Post Secondary; Culinary Arts; Dental Assisting; Diesel Mechanics & Small Engine; Early Childhood Development; Entertainment Production; HVAC & Sustainable Energies; Law Enforcement & Public Safety; Natural Science; Pastry & Baking; Practical Nursing; Pre-Engineering; Registered Apprenticeship; Travel and Tourism; Welding; Welding-Post Secondary.

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