Husson University and WCCC Reach Agreement to Facilitate the Transfer of Course Credit

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Husson University and Washington County Community College (WCCC) have entered into an agreement that will create a smooth process for the transfer of credits from WCCC to Husson. The agreement also specifies which WCCC courses can be used to meet general elective and major requirements at Husson.

Husson University is located in Bangor, Westbrook and Presque Isle, Maine.  WCCC is located in Calais, Maine.

Ten leaders from Husson University and Washington County Community College participated in a credit transfer signing ceremony on February 12, 2015 in Calais, Maine.

The key to economic recovery in Washington County is an educated workforce. To that end, WCCC and Husson are proud to work collaboratively to offer increased access to higher education downeast.

Husson University and Washington County Community College (WCCC) have entered into an agreement that will create a smooth process for the transfer of credits from WCCC to Husson. A signing ceremony, representing the culmination of the agreement process, took place earlier today at 1:30 p.m. in the Boardroom on the second floor of Riverview Hall on Washington County Community College’s campus in Calais, Maine.

The agreement covers the transfer of credits from the following WCCC associate degree programs into the corresponding Husson University bachelor’s degree programs.

1. FROM WCCC's - Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Business Management
TO HUSSON's - Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business Administration

2. FROM WCCC's - AAS in Business Management with an International Commerce Option
TO HUSSON's - BS in Business Administration

3. FROM WCCC's- AAS in Computer Technology
TO HUSSON's - BS in Computer Information Systems

4. FROM WCCC's - AAS in Computer Technology    
TO HUSSON's - BS in Software Development

5. FROM WCCC's - AAS in Criminal Justice    
TO HUSSON's - BS in Criminal Justice

6. FROM WCCC'S - Associate of Science (AS) in Education    
TO HUSSON'S - BS in Educational Studies - Elementary Education

7. FROM WCCC'S - AS in Education    
TO HUSSON's - BS in Elementary Education

8. FROM WCCC's - AS in Healthcare Administration
TO HUSSON's - BS in Healthcare Studies

9. FROM WCCC's - AAS in Human Services
TO HUSSON's - BS in Psychology

10. FROM WCCC's - AAS in Network Security/Computer Forensics    
TO HUSSON's - BS in Computer Information Systems

11. FROM WCCC's - AAS in Network Security/Computer Forensics    
TO HUSSON's - BS in Software Development

The agreement also specifies which WCCC courses can be used to meet general elective and major requirements at Husson. Individual course equivalencies listed by program are included in the agreement to assist in the student advising process.

In assessing the significance of the agreement between the two organizations, Husson University's College of Business Dean Marie Hansen said, "Students who successfully complete approved coursework in 11 different Washington County Community College programs can now seamlessly transfer their credits to corresponding bachelor’s degree programs at Husson University’s College of Business, College of Health and Education, and School of Science and Humanities.”

“We are excited to work with Washington County Community College to provide their students with a more seamless credit transfer process,” continued Hansen. “WCCC students interested in furthering their studies at Husson University will now be able to save time and avoid unneeded credits as a result of this agreement.”

WCCC’s President Joseph Cassidy is pleased with this new agreement. “Washington County Community College is excited to enter into this expansive transfer agreement with Husson University. Washington County residents will benefit from increased opportunities for success through these clear pathways established today. The key to economic recovery in Washington County is an educated workforce. To that end, WCCC and Husson are proud to work collaboratively to offer increased access to higher education downeast.”

In addition to Dean Hansen and President Cassidy, other individuals participating in the signing ceremony included:

  • Patricia Bixel, Ph.D., dean of the School of Science and Humanities, Husson University
  • George Chmielecki, computer technology instructor, WCCC
  • Alex Clifford, dean of academic affairs, WCCC
  • Deborah Drew, Ed. D., director of graduate counseling programs, College of Health and Education, Husson University
  • Rhonda French, business studies instructor, WCCC
  • Chris Howard, Ph.D., assistant professor, School of Science and Humanities, Husson University
  • David Prescott, Ph.D., director of healthcare studies, School of Science and Humanities, Husson University.
  • Elizabeth Sullivan, human services instructor, WCCC

Washington County Community College (WCCC) is dedicated to serving the State of Maine and the region with comprehensive, post-secondary, transfer and technical education. The college’s programs and services prepare and sustain a diverse student body as competitive members of a world-class workforce and contributing members of society. For more information, visit WCCC.ME.edu.

For more than 100 years, Husson University has prepared future leaders to handle the challenges of tomorrow through innovative undergraduate and graduate degrees. With a commitment to delivering affordable classroom, online and experiential learning opportunities, Husson University has come to represent superior value in higher education. The Bangor campus and satellite education centers in Southern Maine, Wells and Northern Maine provide advanced knowledge in business; health and education; pharmacy studies; science and humanities; as well as communication. In addition, Husson University has a robust adult learning program. For more information, visit Husson.edu.

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