SALINA – Salina Area Technical College and Fort Hays State University are partnering on a series of agreements that will make it both easier and more affordable tor people across North Central Kansas to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in a number of different disciplines.
President Tisa Mason of Fort Hays State University and President Greg Nichols of Salina Area Technical College are scheduled to sign the agreements in a ceremony at 10:30 a.m. February 13, in Room A-131 of Building A on the Salina Tech Campus.
These new agreements allow students to take more than half of their classes through Salina Tech and earn an Associate of Applied Science degree, and then transfer all of those credits to Fort Hays State University, where they can continue on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in a number of different fields.
The fields included in the agreement are:
General Studies: Students can take up to 45 hours of General Education courses at Salina Tech ‑‑ such as English Composition I and II, College Algebra and World History – before transferring to Fort Hays to earn a Bachelor of General Studies degree.
Criminal Justice: Students will be able to earn an Associate Degree in Salina Tech’s new Police Science program, which also accepts credits from the Kansas Highway Patrol Academy and the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center, and then transfer to Fort Hays to earn a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice.
Health Studies: Students who earn an Associate of Applied Science in one of Salina Tech’s health care programs, such as Dental Assistant or Medical Assistant, will be able to transfer to Fort Hays to earn a Bachelor of Science in Health Studies.
Technology Leadership: Students who earn an Associate of Applied Science in any of Salina Tech’s technical programs, such as Auto Collision Repair, Machine Tool Technology, Welding or any of the college’s health care fields, will be able to transfer to Fort Hays to earn a Bachelor of Science in Technology Leadership, with a concentration on either Career and Technical Education or Business and Industry.
Whichever pathway students choose, they will have the support of both institutions, including academic advising, the advantage of the low tuition rates offered by both institutions and the convenience of taking many of their classes online.