The University of Wisconsin-Platteville and Northeast Iowa Community College recently signed three new articulation agreements that will streamline transfer opportunities for students pursuing agriculture.
“UW-Platteville and NICC have an established history of transfer agreements providing clear academic pathways for students continuing their education,” said Dr. Charles Steiner, interim dean of the UW-Platteville College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture. “These new pathways provide additional opportunities for students in critical areas of need within agribusiness, soil and crop science and dairy science.”
The agreements establish pathways of transfer for NICC’s Associate of Applied Science degrees in Agriculture Business, Conservation Agronomist and Dairy Science Technology to UW-Platteville’s Bachelor of Science degree programs in Agribusiness, Soil and Crop Science and Dairy Science, respectively.
“Northeast Iowa Community College is pleased to partner with the University of Wisconsin-Platteville to provide pathways that will expand the knowledge and the opportunities for graduates in the Agriculture Business, Conservation Agronomist and Dairy Science Technician Associate of Applied Science programs,” said Dr. Kathleen Nacos-Burds, vice president of learning and student success at NICC. “Graduates from these programs are leaders in the engagement of high impact agriculture practices to ensure the sustainability of food and water sources for future generations."
The new agreements go into effect immediately.
UW-Platteville, founded in 1866 and located in Southwest Wisconsin, is home to more than 6,400 undergraduate and graduate students. In addition to the Platteville campus, the university has branch campuses in Richland Center and Baraboo, Wisconsin. UW-Platteville is consistently ranked the best public institution in Wisconsin for annual return on investment. For more information on the university, visit www.uwplatt.edu.
About Northeast Iowa Community College
Northeast Iowa Community College serves eight counties in Northeast Iowa and surrounding areas. Offering academic programs of study in a variety of disciplines, in addition to online and blended learning, customized business and industry training, short-term certification options and adult education and literacy, the College is committed to affordable, high-quality education and training to ensure the growth and vitality of Northeast Iowa. For more information, visit www.nicc.edu.