Garner Cleveland Record

JCC, DeVry strike transfer agreement

Dee Dee Daughtry, left, vice president of instruction at Johnston Community College, signs the transfer agreement with Dr. Tim Kelly, senior academic affairs specialist at DeVry University.
Dee Dee Daughtry, left, vice president of instruction at Johnston Community College, signs the transfer agreement with Dr. Tim Kelly, senior academic affairs specialist at DeVry University.

Johnston Community College students who earn an associate’s degree in bioprocess technology are now eligible to transfer to DeVry University to complete a bachelor’s degree in technical management.

JCC is the first community college in North Carolina to enter into a transfer agreement with DeVry.

The agreement allows students to transfer 77 credit hours toward the degree in technical management. The schools estimate that transfer students with 64-plus credit hours can complete the bachelor’s degree in 18 months if they are attending DeVry full time.

DeVry classes are held online and at the school’s Morrisville campus. Students can elect to focus their course work to facilitate advancement in supervisory or management positions in their chosen field.

“I think this agreement will provide students with an option to maximize their transfer credits and complete a bachelor’s degree in less time,” said Donnice Taylor, DeVry University adviser. “By obtaining a bachelor’s and utilizing DeVry’s on-site career services, students will be empowered to pursue careers within their field of interest in as little as one to two years.”

“We are very excited about the opportunity this partnership creates for JCC students to pursue a bachelor’s degree in technical management from DeVry University,” said Dee Dee Daughtry, JCC’s vice president of instruction. “Our partnership ultimately creates another pathway for students to continue their education and earn an advanced degree.”

JCC has collaborative programs with other four-year schools, including N.C. State University, East Carolina University and Mount Olive College.

For more information about the transfer opportunity for bioprocess technology graduates, call Leslie Holston at 919-209-2593.

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