The memorandum of understanding formally recognizes the public-private collaboration between the educational systems and will expand access to baccalaureate education, the schools said in a news release.
"We are delighted to be collaborating with the S.C. Technical College System on this agreement,” said Carol A. Moore, president of Columbia College. “Students can begin their educational journey at one of the 16 technical colleges across the state then transfer seamlessly to Columbia College. … This partnership works to build the educated workforce we need for stronger communities and a stronger economy.”
Students who have completed an associate degree in the arts, science or applied science with a specified grade-point average will be able to enter Columbia College as a junior. All transfer courses will be accepted and applied to the student’s major.
“This memorandum of understanding is a tremendous opportunity for our students," said Tim Hardee, president of the S.C. Technical College System. “Accessibility and affordability are the foundation of the S.C. Technical College System. This collaborative agreement works to strengthen those fundamental values by expanding access for our students to a baccalaureate education with a college that has such a long and rich tradition.”