Southern Maine Community College and Kaplan University have signed new agreements that ensure graduates from select SMCC academic programs enjoy a smooth transition to correlating programs at Kaplan that will prepare them for successful careers in high-demand industries.
SMCC President Dr. Ron Cantor and Kaplan University, Maine President Dr. Christopher Quinn recently signed 10 transfer agreements (known as articulation agreements) that allow graduates from SMCC associate degree programs to seamlessly transfer earned credits to baccalaureate degree programs at Kaplan University.
The articulation agreements were signed at SMCC’s South Portland Campus.
“These agreements smooth the transfer process, removing hurdles and paperwork for students and ensuring a streamlined transfer path that will save them time and money,” said President Cantor. “These agreements support our students and ensure their success from start to finish.”
“This collaboration is a great example of how higher education institutions can work together to enhance Maine’s workforce,” said Dr. Quinn. “Employers benefit when their employees advance their skill sets and the Kaplan University online programs allow students to continue their education while working in their chosen field.”
SMCC programs covered under these agreements are Fire Science, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Information Technology, Human Services, Liberal Studies-Psychology, Business Administration and Nursing.
From those programs, SMCC graduations can transfer into the following Kaplan programs: Fire Science, Criminal Justice, Corrections, Information Technology, Early Childhood Administration, Human Services Administration, Psychology/Applied Behavior Analysis, Accounting, Business Administration and Nursing.