CASC & OSUIT Join To Provide New Avenues For Degree Continuation
Officials from two Oklahoma institutions of higher education joined together October 13 to sign articulation agreements, providing a seamless transfer opportunity for students seeking comprehensive and educational degree programs.
Carl Albert State College and OSU Institute of Technology met at the CASC Poteau campus pledging to provide academic advisement and system wide support to students as they pursue academic options. Students who have acquired an associate degree at CASC and wish to continue further may now transfer earned credits and pursue a Bachelor of Technology at OSUIT.
“We are excited to come together today and sign an articulation agreement between our two institutions. By working together, we open doors for our students as they complete their degree with us and then seamlessly transfer to OSUIT to pursue a bachelor’s degree,” said CASC President Garry M. Ivey.
Ivey said degrees at OSUIT are high-demand career paths and CASC is pleased to partner and assist with providing students options as they make important career decisions. The three articulation agreements signed included Information Technologies, Instrumentation Engineering Technology, and Civil Engineering Technology.
“Our primary goal is to equip students for their future and ensure what they learn while enrolled translates to what they need to know when they embark on their careers,” said Dr. Bill R. Path. “This path to success that we have laid stones for ensures that CASC’s students have the skill and options they need to move forward and become viable candidates for employment,” said Path.
University and college administrators included with the signing agreements included: Dr. Jason Morrison, CASC VP of Academic Affairs; Dr. Greg Mosier, OSUIT VP of Academic Affairs; Mr. Bill Gann, CASC Division Chair of Business and Technology; Mr. Randy Ritchey, OSUIT Division Chair of Information Technology; Mr. Jerry Holton, CASC Division Chair of Mathematics and Science; and Dr. Abul Hasan, OSUIT Division Chair of Engineering Technologies.
“We want to thank our friends from OSUIT for taking time to come to our campus to enter into this partnership with us. It is a win-win for all of us as we continue to find avenues of success for our students,” said Ivey. “Your commitment to higher education is evident. It is a privilege to see leaders like you placing emphasis on the importance of students’ success in their educational pursuits. We look forward to working with you to build a strong, lifelong relationship between CASC and OSUIT to better the lives of our citizens.”