News from the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation (CCTA)
Transfer Pathways to be Featured at Minority Male Conference
Transfer options and planning resources will be presented by CCTA and Arizona’s three public universities at a session entitled, “Journeying on College Pathways,” at the 3rd annual Minority Male Initiative Student Conference. Phoenix College will host the conference on Friday, February 24, 2012, from 8am to 3pm in the Bulpitt Auditorium.
Since the goals of the event include providing resources that empower minority males to make academic choices that improve their quality of life, transfer pathways are a key topic for the Maricopa students and employees in attendance. The session will promote awareness of online resources and transfer services throughout the district that support students as they make transfer-related decisions, including information about Maricopa’s private and out-of-state transfer partners. Representatives from Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona will share opportunities and services for students who want to learn about these institutions.
Other agenda items for the conference include keynote speaker, Dr. Kwang-Wu Kim, Dean/Director of ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, a student panel discussion, and a speed mentoring session.
Maricopa employees are encouraged to promote this event to students. For more information or to register for the conference (by February 21), go to: http://mcli.maricopa.edu/minoritymale
Legislative internship awarded to NAU student at Glendale Community College
Courtney Pigaga credits her Northern Arizona University degree program offered at Glendale Community College for helping her secure an internship with the Arizona Legislature.
Pigaga, who is earning a Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Organizational Communication, recently was chosen as a legislative intern for the 2012 spring semester.
Pigaga said her learning experience through NAU-Extended Campuses prepared her for the intern opportunity, where she will conduct research and analyze proposed legislation. She also will earn 12 credit hours, a $4,200 stipend and a tuition waiver. (Continued...)
ASU Transfer Student Success Story
Working toward her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Seven Tomek plans to continue her education and earn her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology to become a family court psychologist helping family courts determine appropriate custody arrangements.
Seven likes the location of ASU’s Tempe campus and loves the educational opportunity. “I decided to attend ASU because of its proximity to my home, but actually lucked out by being a part of an incredible psychology department. One that’s affording me the skill set to be successful in any grad school program in the country.” (Continued...)
Maricopa Grad on Track to Earn Bachelorís Degree in under 18 Months
Nick Lane, a Maricopa grad from Phoenix, took more than eight years to earn his associate’s degree, juggling work and family and a college career that included three schools within the Maricopa system. When he completes his bachelor’s degree in early 2012, it will have taken him less than a year-and-a-half. Lane is earning his bachelor’s degree in Business–HR Management from Western Governors University (WGU), an online, nonprofit university that, according to Lane, “has completely blown me away.” (Continued...)
How do you see your future?
At University of Phoenix, the goal is to help you keep your dreams in sight and put you on the road to achieving them. The Maricopa Community Colleges have teamed up with University of Phoenix to bring you a 5 percent tuition savings when you complete your associate degree and move on to a bachelor’s degree at University of Phoenix. With this opportunity you can continue to pursue your goals with a seamless transition to the next step in your educational future. In addition, 100 percent of fees associated with Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)* will be waived for Maricopa graduates. Professional training, such as seminars and courses provided by employers may be eligible for PLA. Licenses, certificates and transcripts from colleges and institutions may also be eligible.
Visit phoenix.edu/mccd to find information about available scholarships, University transfer policies, and the many Transfer Guides completed for Maricopa Community Colleges to help you transition to your bachelor’s degree.
*Certain states limit cumulative degree program credits awarded through Prior Learning Assessment. For details, please see the University of Phoenix Catalog.
What's New in Transfer! Social media Feeds
CCTA is excited to announce What's New in Transfer!, a webpage that lists Facebook posts and Twitter feeds about University Transfer within the Maricopa Community Colleges. College marketing and advising departments can use this page to obtain daily social media feeds to update college websites.
Help us get the word out to students about What's New in Transfer!
Spotlight: Environmental Management Major at University of Maryland University College (UMUC)
Youíve Come This Far...Now Go Even Further. The Kaplan University Bridge Scholarship Was Created For You
If youíve earned your associateís degree, or if your graduation day is drawing near, you have reached an important milestone in your life. Kaplan University acknowledges this achievement, and is providing a path for you to continue toward your next milestone Ė earning a bachelorís degree. Because of our relationship with your school, you may be eligible for an exciting new scholarship opportunity: the Kaplan University Bridge Scholarship. If eligible, pursue a bachelorís degree online at Kaplan University while enjoying reduced tuition costs. Itís just part of our plan to help you succeed. Click here to learn more about the scholarship program or call 866.582.9512 (Toll Free) to speak with an Admissions Advisor.
Learn Which Maricopa Community College Courses Transfer to a Grand Canyon University (GCU) Bachelorís Degree!
Grand Canyon University has partnered with Maricopa County Community Colleges to provide a seamless transition between a 2-year community college degree and a bachelor's degree at GCU. To learn which classes you need to take at your community college in order to transfer to your desired GCU bachelorís degree, click here. For more transfer information, call 877-533-7017 or email email@example.com.
Ottawa University's Commitment: Lives of personal growth, balance and enjoyment, with the ability to impact the lives of others
Achieve your goal of completing your bachelor’s degree or earning your master’s degree. At Ottawa University, we offer you courses grounded in a liberal arts worldview, caring professors motivated by engaged learners, and your own Personal Success Coach. Ottawa University is a regionally accredited, not-for-profit university. Our focus is on our students – keeping tuition rates affordable, and supporting your educational experience. (Continued...)
Calendar of Events
See what events are coming up that you won't want to miss! If you would like to add a transfer related event to the calendar, please contact Rose Rojas, Assistant Director for Transfer and Articulation. Email
|The Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation (CCTA) is a department within the Academic and Student Affairs Division. CCTA offers a wide array of services related to curriculum, articulation, and university transfer in support of the Maricopa Community Colleges.|
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