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West Oʻahu and Kapiʻolani Sign Agreements

Posted on | June 25, 2010 | Comments Off on West Oʻahu and Kapiʻolani Sign Agreements

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Making the new articulation agreement official, from left: UH West Oʻahu Chancellor Gene Awakuni, students Kevin Kruse, Elizabeth Hough, Thomas Taylor and Kapiʻolani Community College Chancellor Leon Richards

Students completing an associate’s degree in Kapiʻolani’s information technology or marketing programs have a new pathway toward a bachelor’s degree at West Oʻahu with the signing of new articulation agreements between the schools.

The new agreements take advantage of a prior agreement between the schools allowing for dual admission and dual enrollment of students in good standing and who meet West Oʻahu’s admission criteria. Qualified IT and marketing students may transfer as classified students to UH West Oʻahu’s bachelor of applied science with a concentration in IT or bachelor of arts in business administration with a concentration in marketing programs.

“These new agreements between our schools are intended to help students further strengthen their educational foundation attained at KCC while taking advantage of our baccalaureate programs in IT and marketing,” says Gene Awakuni, UH West Oʻahu chancellor. “I am grateful that we have strong ties with other UH campuses interested in meeting the workforce needs of our state.”

The agreements ensure faculty and administration at both campuses assist students with counseling and other services to further their understanding of program requirements as well as scholarship and grant opportunities that may exist at the campuses. This coordination between the campuses is designed to ease students along a university baccalaureate program path.

“Our goal is to provide pathways for our students, either to the workforce or to four-year degrees, and as a result of our collaboration with UH West Oʻahu, our students now have increased academic options,” says Leon Richards, Kapiʻolani chancellor.

Read the news release.