Students from two programs at a state technical college can seamlessly continue their education at University of Wisconsin-Stout thanks to a new transfer agreement.
Mid-State Technical College students who earn an associate degree in gerontology or in health and wellness can transfer their credits to the human development and family studies Bachelor of Science program at UW-Stout.
Students would enter UW-Stout’s program, which is offered on campus and online, just short of junior status.
The human development and family studies program prepares students to work in a variety of human services fields.
UW-Stout’s efforts to develop the agreements were led by Amanda Barnett, assistant professor and program director, and Sam Zaid, online program director.
“The purpose of a transfer agreement is to create a relationship that helps students easily access the next step of their education,” Barnett said.
“We’re both excited to see this connection between Mid-State and UW-Stout so that our mutual students can achieve their personal and professional goals,” Zaid said.
Mid-State has campuses in Wisconsin Rapids, Stevens Point, Marshfield and Adams.
“I’m thrilled that we were able to partner with UW-Stout to make these new transfer opportunities a reality for our students,” said Deb Clarke, an associate dean of Mid-State’s Service and Health programs. “The agreements provide a clear educational path for our graduates to pursue a bachelor’s degree, with less wasted time and credits. As a result, they can move into their in-demand careers faster, with less cost and debt.”