New agreement assures pathway to ATU for NAC graduates

New agreement assures pathway to ATU for NAC graduates

Thu Oct 7, 2021 at 01:33 PM

NAC President Dr. Rick L. Massengale and ATU President Dr. Robin E. Bowen

Northark President Dr. Rick Massengale and Arkansas Tech University President Dr. Robin E. Bowen sign an articulation agreement.

Arkansas Tech University and North Arkansas College signed an articulation agreement on Wednesday, Oct. 6, that will assure a smooth transition to specified baccalaureate degree programs at ATU for graduates from NAC.

Under the terms of the agreement, graduates of the following associate degree programs who are in good standing at NAC are eligible to transfer to ATU for an approved baccalaureate degree program with full junior classification upon admission.

The corresponding associate and baccalaureate degree programs included in the articulation agreement are:

  • Associate of Arts to Bachelor of Arts in organizational leadership
  • Associate of Arts to Bachelor of Science in environmental science
  • Associate of Science in agriculture to Bachelor of Science in agriculture business
  • Associate of Science in agriculture to Bachelor of Science in agriculture, horticulture option
  • Associate of Science in business to Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in business data analytics
  • Associate of Science in criminal justice to Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice and criminology
  • Associate of Science in elementary education to Bachelor of Science in elementary education

 

The agreement was signed by Dr. Robin E. Bowen, ATU president, and Dr. Rick Massengale, NAC president.

"Arkansas Tech University has long been a natural pathway for graduates from North Arkansas College due to our geographic proximity to each other," said Bowen. "This agreement further solidifies established partnerships between our two institutions and guarantees a seamless pathway for eligible Northark graduates to continue their education at Arkansas Tech. Agreements such as this align with ATU's mission of student access and student success by extending opportunity to deserving and determined students."

“NAC is actively expanding opportunities for transfer students,” Dr. Rick Massengale echoed. “We’re focused on providing high-quality and convenient paths to educational credentials for our students.”

Enrollment for the spring and summer semesters begins for current students on October 25, 2021.  New students can begin enrolling on November 25, 2021. To contact Admissions, call (870) 391-3115.

North Arkansas College is committed to providing an educational and work environment for its students, faculty, and staff that is free from sexual discrimination including sexual harassment, sexual assault, and sexual violence. No form of sexual discrimination will be tolerated. See the full North Arkansas College Title IX Policy and Procedures for the specific definitions of sexual harassment and sexual violence, including examples of such conduct.