TC and Texas A&M University-Texarkana sign dual admissions agreement

TC/A&M Agreement

UnknownTexarkana College and Texas A&M University-Texarkana University officials signed a Dual Admissions Agreement today at the Texarkana College Board of Trustees meeting, formalizing a partnership benefitting students wishing to attain a baccalaureate degree.  Officials also signed a Financial Aid Consortium allowing TC and A&M-Texarkana students to be concurrently enrolled without disruption to their financial aid award.

Donna McDaniel, Texarkana College’s Vice President of Instruction said, “The agreement and cooperative plans set forth today establish seamless transitions and pathways for students who want more than an associate degree.  Students will find that transferring courses between institutions will be an easier process than ever before.”

The DAA contains cooperative degree plans and 2+2 articulation agreements for various programs and disciplines that allow students to complete two years of coursework at each institution. Officials say the agreement was designed to encourage students to complete an entire Associate of Arts, Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Science, or Certificate Curriculum at TC before transferring to A&M-Texarkana.

“The overarching goal of the Dual Admissions Agreement, Financial Aid Consortium, and 2+2 degree plans is to provide an explicit pathway to an A&M-Texarkana baccalaureate degree for all TC students,” said A&M-Texarkana Provost Dr. Rosanne Stripling. “In doing so, our expectation is that students will avoid taking courses that do not apply to their desired degrees, thereby reducing their time to a degree, as well as their financial investment.”

The management of the DAA between the two institutions will be coordinated through both TC’s and A&M-Texarkana’s Registrar offices. The DAA establishes the terms and responsibility of each institution’s role in recruitment and admissions, tuition and fees, student advising, management of student records, and student grievances and conduct.

“From the A&M-Texarkana perspective, this is yet another opportunity to collaborate with our partner institution, Texarkana College, for the benefit of our students and community,” said A&M-Texarkana President Dr. Emily Cutrer. “By working seamlessly together under the provisions of agreements such as this, we ensure that our students have a clear path to achieve their higher education goals.”

The cooperative degree plans and 2+2 articulation agreements for the various programs and disciplines are as follows:

 

Cooperative Degree Plans: Texas A&M University-Texarkana & Texarkana College

1) Cooperative Degree Plan- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

2) Cooperative Degree Plan- Bachelor of Science in Psychology

3) Cooperative Degree Plan- Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies – EC-6 Certificate

4) Cooperative Degree Plan- Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

5) Cooperative Degree Plan- Bachelor of Business Administration

 

Articulation Agreements:  Texarkana College and Texas A&M University-Texarkana 2+2 Program

1)  AAS Nursing ADN Transition Leading to Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS)

2)  AAS Nursing ADN Leading to Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS)

3)  AAS Emergency Medical Technology Leading to Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS)

4)  AAS Welding Leading to Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) 5 year plan

5)  AAS Office Careers Leading to Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS)

6)  AAS Electronics Technology Leading to Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS)

7)  AAS Drug & Alcohol Abuse Counseling Leading to Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS)

8)  AAS Diesel Technology Leading to Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS)

9)  AAS Culinary Arts Leading to Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS)

10) AAS Cosmetology Leading to Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS)

11) AAS Industrial Maintenance Leading to Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS)

12) AAS Construction Technology Leading to Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS)

13) AAS Computer Technology & Information Systems Leading to Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS)

14) AAS Computer Networking Leading to Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS)

15) AAS Child Development Leading to Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS)

16) AAS Automotive Technology Leading to Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS)