Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Partners With Rasmussen College On Bachelor Completer Program

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Two of Green Bay's top colleges are partnering to offer a Bachelor completer program and discounted tuition for criminal justice and accounting professionals.

We are excited to be partnering with Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

Green Bay, Wis-- Two of Green Bay's top colleges are partnering to offer a Bachelor completer program and discounted tuition for criminal justice and accounting professionals.

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College--a two year technical college--and Rasmussen College --a four year private college--have signed an agreement that will make it easier for many NWTC graduates to earn a Bachelor's degree in either Criminal Justice or Accounting.

The agreement covers two of NWTC's largest degree programs. About 114 students graduated from NWTC's Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement and Accounting programs in 2008. Those graduates can now transition smoothly into the Rasmussen Bachelor of Science degree, which can be earned online, allowing students to continue their education any time of day or night, from any computer with Internet access.

As a part of the new agreement, NWTC graduates who are accepted into the Rasmussen College Bachelor completer program will receive a 20 percent discount on tuition.

"We are excited to be partnering with Northeast Wisconsin Technical College," Rasmussen College- Green Bay, WI Campus Director Scott Borley said. "NWTC is a leader in our community, and we look forward to affording its graduates the opportunity of a Bachelor's degree that will help them to be successful and grow in their future careers."

Dr. H. Jeffrey Rafn, President of NWTC, said many students begin their education at NWTC and transfer the credits to other colleges. An October 2008 survey showed that 28 percent of NWTC's 2008 graduates chose NWTC so they could prepare for further education. Credit transfer is vital for students who may need to return to college multiple times to keep pace with technological and industry changes.

"We are pleased to enter into this partnership and provide additional opportunities for our students as they continue to pursue their education," Rafn said. "We really believe that collaboration among all of our educational institutions is essential to meet the educational needs of our community."

ABOUT RASMUSSEN COLLEGE
Founded in 1900, Rasmussen College is a regionally accredited institution of higher learning dedicated to the growth and development of its students, employees and the communities it serves. Rasmussen is a premier provider of career-focused educational experiences serving more than 12,000 students through a network of 15 Rasmussen College campuses in the Midwest and Southeast and virtual campuses operated by its Deltak Edu division. Through these campuses, Rasmussen is able to offer students a broad range of quality programs ranging from certificates to Master's focused on the areas with the greatest occupation opportunities. To learn more about Rasmussen College, please visit http://www.Rasmussen.edu.

ABOUT NORTHEAST WISCONSIN TECHNICAL COLLEGE
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College is a publicly supported, high technology college working closely with businesses, residents and students to maintain a skilled workforce and enhance economic opportunity in our region. The College serves over 40,000 people annually and offers more than 170 Associate Degrees, Technical Diplomas, Apprenticeships and certificates. NWTC has transfer agreements with over 30 colleges and universities covering 72 degree and diploma programs. Enrollments have grown 62 percent in 11 years, making NWTC one of America's 20 fastest-growing large two-year colleges in 2003, 2004 and 2006. To find out where you could be with a technical college education, visit http://www.NWTC.edu.

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