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Dec. 1, 2011 Volume 33, No. 14

Access Mizzou

The University of Missouri and Metropolitan Community College (MCC) in Kansas City announced Nov. 17 an agreement to help train more nurses and veterinary technologists. These transfer articulation agreements allow students who have earned an associate’s degree in either veterinary technology or nursing at MCC to reside and work in the Kansas City region while pursuing a bachelor’s degree online from MU.

MCC veterinary technology graduates may pursue an online bachelor of general studies degree at Mizzou with components in veterinary biomedical technology, coupled with American studies or behavioral studies. The nursing partnership allows registered nurse graduates of MCC to transfer their credits to MU. Students must apply and be admitted to MU’s BSN program.

In fiscal 2011, MU partnered with 14 of Missouri’s public two-year institutions to complete 29 new transfer articulation agreements. Already this year, eight more agreements have been completed and 52 are in progress.

With more students starting their academic careers at community colleges, these agreements aim to ensure a seamless transfer to MU for those who choose to complete a four-year degree.