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Penn Highlands students eligible for new transfer opportunities through Francis Worldwide

February 22, 2021 Tags: Francis Worldwide

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College and Saint Francis University’s (SFU) Francis Worldwide recently expanded its articulation agreement to now include fourteen (14) 3+1 and three (3) 2+2 pathway options.

Graduates of Penn Highlands will receive a 25% tuition discount for Francis Worldwide programs and courses included in the agreement. As an added bonus, these classes are offered in an online format for the convenience of working students.

The updated agreement expands on existing Penn Highlands educational pathways and allows students to complete up to 98 credits prior to transferring into a corresponding bachelor’s degree program offered by Francis Worldwide.

There are fourteen (14) 3+1 articulation agreements in place between the two institutions. These agreements allow for three (3) years of education at Penn Highlands, followed by one (1) year at SFU to complete a bachelor’s degree. Year three includes dual enrollment at both institutions. These 3+1 agreements include:

  • Business Administration (A.S.) to Organizational Leadership (B.S.)
  • Business Management (A.A.S.) to Organizational Leadership (B.S.)
  • Criminal Justice (A.A.S.) to Criminal Justice (B.S.)
  • Criminal Justice (A.S.) to Criminal Justice (B.S.)
  • Entrepreneurship (A.A.S.) to Organizational Leadership (B.S.)
  • Information Technology – Cyber Security (A.A.S.) to Computer Systems Management (B.S.)
  • Information Technology – Network Administration (A.A.S.) to Computer Systems Management (B.S.)
  • Information Technology – Server Administration (A.A.S.) to Computer Systems Management (B.S.)
  • Marketing Management (A.A.S.) to Organizational Leadership (B.S.)
  • Medical Assisting Technology (A.A.S.) to Healthcare Management (B.S.)
  • Medical Assisting Technology (A.A.S.) to Health Studies (B.S.)
  • Medical Coding & Billing (A.A.S.) to Healthcare Management (B.S.)
  • Psychology (A.A.) to Behavioral Science (B.S.)
  • Social Work (A.A.) to Behavioral Science (B.S.)

There are three (3) 2+2 articulation agreements in place between the two institutions. These agreements allow for two (2) years of education at Penn Highlands followed by two (2) years at SFU to complete a bachelor’s degree. These 2+2 articulation agreements include:

  • Accounting (A.A.S.) to Accounting (B.S.)
  • Early Childhood Education (A.A.) to Early Childhood Education (B.A.)
  • Early Childhood Education (A.A.) to Early Childhood Education (B.S.)

“This expanded agreement shows the importance of partnering with local colleges; it allows our students to be positioned for success right here in our region,” stated Dr. Steve Nunez, President of Penn Highlands Community College. “Penn Highlands and SFU’s Francis Worldwide have been partners for many years, and this addition shows our continued commitment to each other and the communities we serve.”

“Penn Highlands and SFU’s Francis Worldwide will continue to focus on student success by offering dual enrolled programs that will allow students to have access to a bachelor’s degree at an affordable cost, all online,” added Dr. Karen Srba, Dean of Francis Worldwide. “This extended agreement between the two institutions means more adult students can access affordable education. Whether they are finishing up a degree they previously started or a new student who doesn’t want to transfer to a 4-year school, this extended program is the right choice.”

To learn more about this agreement, visit Penn Highland's transfer page.

Penn Highlands Community College has been proudly serving the Laurel Highlands and Southern Alleghenies regions for over 25 years.

 

 

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