BUIES CREEK – Campbell University and Central Carolina Community College have signed off on an articulation agreement that will positively impact the transfer of the college’s graduates to the university.
Dr. Jerry M. Wallace, president of Campbell, and Dr. T. Eston Marchant III, president of Central Carolina, met at Campbell Oct. 23 and signed a Transfer Opportunity Program (TOP) Memorandum of Understanding.
The MOU states that the new partnership is a “recognition of the quality associate degree graduates produced by Central Carolina.” The agreement will enhance educational opportunities for the college’s associate degree program graduates by enabling them to transfer seamlessly into the university’s bachelor degree programs. It expands Campbell’s relationship with the North Carolina Community College System as a participating member of the N.C. Comprehensive Articulation Agreement.
“I’m delighted to say that this is a renewal of a long-standing relationship with Central Carolina Community College that dates back almost to the beginning of the college, said Wallace. “We look forward to increasing opportunities for students at both Campbell and Central Carolina.”
Marchant said it was an “exciting day” for the college.
“We look forward to additional opportunities that will come up for us to work together,” he said. “We are fortunate in our relationship with each other – good things are going to happen.”
Bobby Powell, chairman of Central Carolina’s board of trustees, said, “This articulation agreement is another step forward in the college’s serving our region. Any time we can do anything to expand the educational opportunities for our students, we want to do so.”
The main points of the agreement are:
• Campbell will guarantee admission and seamless acceptance of Central Carolina’s Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree graduates into the university’s Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Business Administration degree programs. The CCCC graduates must have earned a grade point average of 2.0 (“C”) or higher.
• Campbell will accept up to 64 transfer hours from CCCC’s Associate in Applied Science programs. The college’s AAS graduates with a GPA of 2.0 or higher are guaranteed admission into the university’s Bachelor of Applied Science degree program at the university’s Buies Creek, Raleigh Triangle Park, or extended campuses. In most cases, students will be able to complete their BAS in two years. The transferable credit hours include 21 general education, 30 technical, and 13 elective.
• Campbell will waive the application fee for CCCC students who meet admission requirements.
• Central Carolina graduates will be eligible for all state and federal financial aid, as well as institutional scholarships, at Campbell.
• Central Carolina students will be able to take courses toward their associate degree at Campbell. The students will pay Campbell’s tuition and fees.
• Central Carolina graduates will be eligible to participate in all academic and honors programs at the university.
• Central Carolina will provide a seamless integration of Campbell University initiatives into the college’s community and culture.
• Central Carolina will distribute Campbell and TOP printed materials through its Admissions, Advising, and AAS degree program advisors.
In July, Campbell was one of 24 North Carolina private colleges and universities to sign an Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement with the N.C. Community College System. The Campbell-Central Carolina MOU sets forth the specifics of the articulation agreement between the university and college.
“The TOP is a giant step forward for both the university and the college as well as a tremendous opportunity for our citizens and students,” said Tim McNeil, trustee of Central Carolina and a Harnett County commissioner. “There will be more collaboration as the county moves forward with our construction of a new hospital and Brightwater Science and Technology Park and the opportunities that will be available there.”
About Central Carolina Community College
Central Carolina Community College, chartered in 1958, is a public, tax-supported college devoted to the academic and vocational training needs of the residents in its service area of Chatham, Harnett, and Lee counties. It offers programs from basic education for adults to high-technology vocational career training to university transfer. It awards certificates, diplomas, and three associate degrees: Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Applied Science. In 2008, the college was one of just 12 of the state’s 58 community colleges to meet or exceed the performance measures used by the North Carolina Community College System to assess quality and client satisfaction at each of its colleges.
About Campbell University
Campbell University is a Baptist, private, coeducational institution founded in 1887. It offers programs in the sciences, arts, and professions at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree levels. The university comprises the College of Arts and Sciences, the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, Divinity School, School of Pharmacy, and School of Education. U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” ranked it in 2008 as “one of the best universities in the South offering master’s degrees.” Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc. named it one of the “100 Best College Buys.”