SSC joins applied technology statewide collaborative program

The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (OSRHE) recently approved a request from Seminole State College and ten other institutions to offer an Associate of Applied Science in Applied Technology. The statewide pilot collaborative program provides a degree completion mechanism for adult learners who have received an industry-recognized credential, earned previous college credit in a technical field or require specialized interdisciplinary training.

Alongside SSC, Carl Albert State College, Eastern Oklahoma State College, Murray State College, Northern Oklahoma College, Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology, Redlands Community College, Rogers State University, Rose State College, Tulsa Community College, and Western Oklahoma State College will offer the new program, which will be available via traditional and electronic delivery statewide.

“For many adult learners, family commitments, work responsibilities and financial pressures have been barriers to college degree completion in the past, and this collaborative program will allow them to finish the college degrees they started while using industry credentials earned in their previous work,” OSRHE Chancellor Glen D. Johnson said. “The new AAS in Applied Technology partnership will provide specific technical knowledge and skills to prepare these students for employment, career advancement, or entry into a bachelor of technology program. This collaboration reflects public higher education’s continuing efforts to increase college degree completion and expand academic innovations as recommended by the 2018 Task Force on the Future of Higher Education.”

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