Today, Fayetteville State University (FSU) and Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) are proud to announce a new articulation agreement that guarantees equivalencies between FSU and FTCC courses.
One of the first of its kind in North Carolina, the Reverse Articulation Agreement will be especially beneficial to students who are unable to continue their pursuit of a four-year degree at FSU. The agreement will enable these students to apply FSU credits toward a degree from FTCC. Earning an associate’s degree will not only strengthen these students’ employment opportunities, but will facilitate their future re-enrollment in any UNC institution.
FSU and FTCC have many agreements in place that specify how FTCC courses can be applied to a degree from FSU. These agreements include the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement between the community college and UNC systems and various discipline-specific agreements, such as criminal justice, nursing, intelligence studies, and professional studies.
The new agreement now provides this benefit in reverse by showing how FSU courses may be applied toward FTCC associate degree programs.
FSU will make this information available to its students who withdraw prior to completing their bachelor’s degree.
“We are pleased to make this opportunity available to FSU students who might not complete their 4-year degree as planned. By transferring to FTCC, a student who might otherwise be a “college stop-out” can then earn an associate’s degree,” stated Dr. James Anderson, chancellor of FSU. “This collaborative effort will offer an option for FSU students to reach an educational milestone and continue their education later if they so choose.”
“Our relationship with Fayetteville State University focuses on helping students achieve educational success—whether it involves FTCC students who have earned an associate’s degree and transfer to FSU to complete a four-year degree or the reverse situation with FTCC assisting FSU students by providing the opportunity to achieve an associate’s degree,” said FTCC President Dr. Larry Keen. “Statistics have proven that in many instances, students who complete an associate degree at the community college find great success in continuing their education towards a four-year degree or immediately entering the workforce. No matter which direction is involved, Fayetteville Tech is honored to play a key role in helping all students achieve educational success.”
FSU is the second-oldest public institution in North Carolina. A member of the University of North Carolina System, FSU has nearly 6,000 students and offers degrees in more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
Fayetteville Technical Community College was established in 1961 and serves over 40,000 students annually by providing over 150 occupational, technical, general education, college transfer, and continuing education programs to meet students’ needs and desires as well as the community. Visit FTCC’s website at www.faytechcc.edu .
For more information, contact Ms. Roxie Shabazz, Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management, [email protected] or 910-672-1784.