May 19, 2022
  • May 19, 2022

Mid-State signs two new IT transfer agreements with UW-Whitewater

By on May 4, 2022 0

Subway wire staff

Two new paths to an affordable computer science degree have opened up, thanks to a transfer collaboration between Mid-State Technical College and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

The new “2+2” articulation agreements signed in March grant junior status to students with the indicated Mid-State associate degree and are effective beginning in the fall 2022 semester.

With these two new agreements, students in Mid-State Computer Science programs (Computer Software Developer, Computer Network Specialist, Computer Computer Support Specialist, and Computer Security Specialist) can transfer and complete a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree. in computer science with a specialization in applied computer science. or a Bachelor of Science or Arts degree in cybersecurity with a specialization in cyber operations.

These program-to-program articulation agreements allow students to obtain up to 60 to 64 credits for this degree.

Inter-college transfer agreements help students experience an easier and more successful transition when transferring from one institution to another. These agreements guarantee transfer, provide a course map from program to program, and allow students to maximize credits that count toward degree requirements.

“We are excited to work with our four-year partners to once again increase the number of quality transfer agreements for students, this time creating new opportunities for all four Mid-State IT programs,” said the Dean. of Business and Technology Missy Skurzewski- Servant. “Tuition savings are significant for students beginning their journey to a four-year degree.”

“Mid-State and UW-Whitewater, working in tandem, will improve the availability of skilled IT professionals,” said Jeff Ramlow, vice president of internal IT and facilities management at Skyward. “This collaboration will benefit businesses in central Wisconsin as we seek highly skilled employees to meet our growing needs.”

“The opportunity to complete this two-year degree at Mid-State before transferring to UW–Whitewater not only saves students time and money, but also provides them with the individual attention and experience networking they will need in their future careers,” said Mid. -State Information Technology Instructor Brian Krause. “At Mid-State, we go beyond theory and give students the practical, hands-on experience that leads to confidence with their knowledge in real-world computing environments, forming the perfect foundation of technical know-how to students who want to move on to get a bachelor’s degree.”

To learn more about Mid-State’s Computer Network Specialist and Computer Software Developer programs, go to mstc.edu/programs.

Transfer agreements can be viewed at mstc.edu/transfer, and any questions can be directed to Suzanne Rathe at 715-342-3124 or [email protected]