SCTCC and SCSU to expand their partnership

Campus News
July 11, 2017

St. Cloud State University and St. Cloud Technical & Community College (SCTCC) are expanding how they work together to better meet the needs of the students and communities they serve. 

St. Cloud State Interim President Ashish Vaidya and SCTCC President Joyce Helens will hold a Partnership Agreement Ceremony at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, in the SCTCC Heartland Building, 1520 Whitney Court, St. Cloud.

“We will be re-affirming our commitment to developing collaborations mutually beneficial in support of the students and communities we jointly serve,” Helens said. “We will build on the success of past collaborations to develop new ones that support the mission of both institutions.”

Among other collaboration, the agreement calls for St. Cloud State and SCTCC to pursue:

  • A Dual Enrollment/Dual Admissions process through which students will complete one application for enrollment at both institutions.
  • Development of clearly articulated Transfer Pathways for existing degrees.
  • Development of 2+2 degrees to create affordable pathways for high-demand degrees.

“This partnership reflects the hard work being done at both institutions to meet our responsibility to find innovative ways to serve our students and the region,” Vaidya said.

The university and college already collaborate on their campus card systems, public safety, library resources and opportunities afforded students through the Community College Connections program.

Kate Wallace