The agreement, signed April 7, 2016 by Coker College President Robert Wyatt and MTC President Ronald Rhames, creates the MTC-Coker College Bridge Program, which will take effect this fall. The program will provide graduates from MTC’s associate-degree programs a direct transfer to Coker College, meaning that all of a student’s MTC credits will be accepted for transfer.
“MTC is very happy to partner with Coker College to create an additional pathway to higher levels of education,” Rhames said. “This will go a long way toward helping MTC students planning to transfer to Coker stay focused and engaged, and to transfer successfully.”
Graduates from MTC’s Management and Marketing career program also will be eligible for direct transfer to Coker’s Bachelor of Science in Business Management program. For these students, Coker will offer one business course per week on the Midlands Beltline Campus in Columbia. An additional general education class will be offered online, allowing students to complete six hours per eight-week term — and providing a defined path to completing a bachelor’s degree.
“MTC has a longstanding reputation of being an excellent educational institution in the Columbia area, so we’re very happy to be building this partnership,” Wyatt said. “We believe this program offers both the flexibility and the personalization that students need for a seamless transfer process.”
MTC students intending to transfer to Coker must submit an application for undergraduate admission at least two months before the transfer semester. They must submit a Coker Bridge Program Information Form to the MTC admissions office at the time of enrollment at MTC or upon their decision to transfer to Coker College.
May 2016 MTC graduates will be eligible for the first cohort in August, so they are encouraged to apply now.
For more information about the Bridge Program, contact Lacey Rice at firstname.lastname@example.org or (843) 857-4128.
For more information about the Management/Marketing Bridge Program, contact Elaine Hodges at email@example.com or (843) 857-4194.
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