Innovative Partnership Brings Drexel University Education to Montgomery County Community College | Now

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Drexel President John A. Fry with Montgomery County Community College President Karen A. Stout at the signing ceremony.

Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) and Drexel University (Drexel) have entered into a bold and innovative partnership that will provide a pool of qualified graduates for high-demand jobs in the region, particularly in STEM (science, technology) fields. , engineering and mathematics) and health sciences, among others.

Dubbed Drexel @ MCCC, the program enables students to earn their associate and bachelor’s degrees from two leading educational institutions conveniently and affordably at the MCCC central campus at Blue Bell, or online.

Unlike traditional articulation agreements, Drexel @ MCCC is a fully integrated partnership through which faculty and advisors from both institutions work with students in dedicated learning spaces to deliver a seamless education experience. The partnership extends to all areas of the institutions; libraries, facilities and student services are just a few examples.

“Montgomery County Community College and Drexel University are at the forefront of this emerging model of higher education that not only delivers world-class education to students, but also creates a skilled workforce to improve economic viability. of our communities, ”said the president of the MCCC. Dr Karen A. Stout. “This partnership is an investment in the future: the future of our students, our institutions and an investment in the future of the greater Montgomery County region.

“Drexel’s Strategy for Meeting Challenges Begins with Expert Partnerships,” said Drexel President John A. Fry. “The challenge for higher education today is to increase access and value for all potential students, and we are proud to partner with the experts at MCCC to make it happen. Through this partnership, we look forward to serving even more residents of Montgomery County.

Prospective students will graduate from MCCC with an associate’s degree before entering a fully aligned and integrated study program with Drexel. This partnership not only saves participating students a significant amount of tuition fees while earning a rigorous two-year degree, but it also allows them to earn a bachelor’s degree at a reduced rate.

Drexel @ MCCC will launch in Fall 2014 and will feature six initial onsite programs: BS in Business Administration with Co-op; BS in Computer and Security Technology; BS in Electrical Engineering with Cooperation; BS / MS in Engineering Management with Cooperation; Mechanical BS in Engineering with Co-op; and a hybrid BSN program designed for registered nurses. In addition, the AS to BS Business Administration and Criminal Justice programs will be offered fully online through a partnership between MCCC’s new virtual campus and Drexel University Online.

The second and third years of the partnership will see Drexel @ MCCC expand significantly to include even more undergraduate and graduate programs, particularly in the health sciences. These will complete the opening of the brand new MCCC Health Sciences Center in fall 2016. The Center is expected to position the MCCC as a regional leader in health and wellness education to be the catalyst to transform lives.

The Drexel @ MCCC program is based on a growing partnership between the two institutions. Last spring, Drexel began offering doctoral, graduate and professional development programs at Pottstown and Blue Bell as part of the MCCC University Center, a setting that improves access to higher education opportunities through to partnerships with some four-year colleges and universities. The MCCC has also entered into dual-admission transfer agreements with 29 colleges and universities, both regionally and internationally.

In addition to the MCCC, Drexel has similar partnerships with Burlington County College and Delaware County Community College. Drexel has offered degrees at Burlington County College in South Jersey since 2006.

To schedule an interview with Montgomery County Community College, contact Alana J. Mauger, Director of Communications for MCCC, at 215-692-3789 or amauger@mc3.edu

About MCCC:

Montgomery County Community College has an award-winning and nationally recognized faculty committed to working closely with students in the learning process. The College’s comprehensive curriculum includes over 100 diploma and certificate programs, a virtual campus, and specialized workforce development and continuing education programs, all of which leverage the use of technology. innovations ranked nationally by the College. The College is nationally recognized for its work on sustainability and student success and is one of 73 institutions nationwide to be designated as Achieving the Dream Leader College.

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