Published on February 3rd, 2018 | by Millennium Magazine Staff0
Midlands Technical College and Columbia International University Formalize Articulation Agreement for Business Students
Caption: Columbia International University President Dr. Mark A. Smith and Midlands Technical College President Dr. Ronald L. Rhames sign the MOU recently.
(Columbia, S.C.) Midlands Technical College (MTC) and Columbia International University (CIU) have formalized an agreement that will allow a seamless transition into CIU for MTC students who are pursuing a degree in business management.
Midlands Technical College President Dr. Ronald L. Rhames and Columbia International University President Dr. Mark A. Smith signed the Memorandum of Understanding January 8, 2018.
Under this new partnership, MTC students who earn credit through the completion of an MTC Associate of Applied Science in Management will have those credits applied to CIU’s online Bachelor of Science degree in Business or CIU’s on-campus Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, which will be offered beginning in the Fall 2018 semester.
“We’re always looking to open the door of opportunity even wider for our students to continue their higher education journey,” said Rhames. “MTC students have transferred to CIU for many years, but this agreement gives our Business Management students a seamless path to having their credits transfer and achieving their education goals.”
Smith says the agreement advances academic and career opportunities for many students, and it fosters ties between the schools.
“CIU has always had a great relationship with Midlands Technical College, and this further strengthens our partnership,” Smith said. “We look forward to many years of cooperation. A special thank you to Dr. Rhames for this day.”
Students can save more than $16,000 per year in tuition by starting at MTC and transferring to CIU. In addition, MTC students who enroll in CIU’s business programs may be eligible for a tuition discount at CIU.
Prospective students interested in attending MTC to pursue a business management degree should call 803.738.8324. MTC students and alumni can learn more about transferring to CIU by calling the CIU Admissions Office at 800.777.2227.
About Midlands Technical College
Midlands Technical College (MTC) is a comprehensive, multi-campus, public, two-year college serving Richland, Lexington and Fairfield counties of South Carolina. The fifth-largest provider of higher education in South Carolina and the largest provider of transfer students to four-year colleges and universities in the state, MTC enrolls approximately 15,000 credit students annually. The college’s Corporate and Continuing Education program, one of the largest and most comprehensive in the Southeast, has 15,000 enrollments annually and provides continuing education to hundreds of area businesses each year. MIDLANDSTECH.EDU
About Columbia International University
Founded in 1923, CIU is private, Christian and multidenominational, preparing students to make a positive impact on the world through their professional calling. The university is recognized for the quality of its academic offerings, consistently ranked among the top Regional Universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report. www.ciu.edu