Articulation agreement creates clear pathways for students to achieve higher education goals


Northeast Texas Community College and Texas A&M University-Texarkana officials signed an articulation agreement today at NTCC, formalizing a partnership benefiting students who wish to attain baccalaureate degrees.

The agreement creates a seamless transition for students enrolled in NTCC’s Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Community Health and Funeral Services programs to transfer to Texas A&M University-Texarkana’s Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences program.

“We have a longstanding relationship with A&M-Texarkana that has helped many of our students continue their education after graduating from NTCC. We are very pleased to partner with them to provide even more opportunities for our students,” NTCC President Dr. Brad Johnson said.

Officials say the agreement was designed to encourage students to complete an entire associate degree at NTCC before transferring to A&M-Texarkana.

“From the A&M-Texarkana perspective, this is a wonderful opportunity to collaborate with Northeast Texas Community College for the benefit of students and the region,” said A&M-Texarkana President Dr. Emily Cutrer. “This type of partnership ensures that our students have a clear path to achieve their higher education goals.”

“Once again NTCC and A&M-Texarkana’s staff and faculty are collaborating to offer more higher education opportunities for students to continue to pursue their higher education degree goals at the NTCC campus,” said Kelly Coke, program director at A&M-Texarkana at NTCC. “Once students complete their associate degrees in one of the respective allied health areas with NTCC, we want them to contact the A&M-Texarkana at NTCC Center to take the next step in earning a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree with A&M-Texarkana. The A&M-Texarkana at NTCC team is happy and ready to assist future students in this life-changing journey.”

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