Husson, NMCC to sign credit transfer pact

Posted Feb. 12, 2014, at 5:49 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Northern Maine Community College and Husson University have approved a memorandum of understanding that will facilitate the easy transfer of credits between the two educational institutions.

The credit transfer arrangement will benefit students interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree at Husson University on the NMCC campus or at other Husson locations. The signing ceremony, marking the start of the agreement, will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday at the E. Perrin Edmunds Library on NMCC’s campus in Presque Isle.

The agreement outlines admission and program requirements at Husson University for bachelor’s of science degrees in accounting, business administration and business and professional studies.

It also specifies which NMCC courses can be used to meet general elective and major requirements within each of these degree programs. Individual course equivalencies listed by program are included in the agreement to assist in the advising process.

“Husson University has enjoyed being co-located on NMCC’s campus since 2006,” Marie Hansen, dean of Husson’s College of Business, said of the relationship between the two organizations.

“This new articulation agreement provides students who successfully complete approved coursework at Northern Maine Community College in accounting, business administration or medical office administration with a better understanding of the transfer process,” she said, adding, “Providing students with a clear trajectory for education beyond the associate’s degree level is one of the benefits of our partnership with Northern Maine Community College. We hope every NMCC student will go on to further their education with a bachelor’s degree from Husson University after they complete their associate’s degree studies.”

NMCC Academic Dean Dottie Martin agreed.

“This transfer agreement represents a continuation of our partnership with Husson to provide increased educational opportunities to citizens of Aroostook County,” she said. “We feel confident our students receive a very firm foundation to continue their educational pursuits.”

For more information, visit NMCC.edu or www.Husson.edu.

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