Ashland Community and Technical College offers transfer programs to help students start on a bachelor’s degree in more than 100 different fields.
"It is cost effective here at ACTC, and you have smaller classes for a quality education," said Melinda Johnson, a 2010 ACTC graduate who will graduate from Marshall University this year with a Bachelor of Science Degree.
"ACTC students receive an enormous amount of encouragement and support from faculty and staff, and that helps them get a good foundation for transfer to larger institutions," Johnson said. "I was well prepared academically for my university classes."
Students can prepare for transfer to four-year colleges and universities throughout the region. By working closely with an advisor, they can select freshman and sophomore level courses that will transfer to their choice of institutions.
Transfer agreements are structured around general education courses in math, communication, science, social science and heritage/humanities. These courses are the major component of associate degrees at ACTC and can transfer as freshman and sophomore courses to four-year institutions
ACTC’s Associate in Arts degree program prepares students for transfer into humanities or social science fields, including education and pre-law. An Associate in Science degree provides the background transfer into science fields, including pre-med and other health care specialties. ACTC also offers a specific pre-engineering curriculum for students seeking transfer in electrical, chemical, civil and other engineering fields.
ACTC students can transfer their general education courses to nearly every higher education institution in the country, or they can choose transfer through specific programs with area universities and colleges.
"Students can take general education classes at ACTC for transfer into programs ranging from Fine Arts to Nuclear Physics," said Professor Dan Bailey, health science technical and transfer advisor. "If they have a specific career goal, we’ll help them select the appropriate courses for transfer."
"In most cases, students with an Associate in Arts or Science degree can transfer to their chosen in-state or out-of-state college or university as a junior," Bailey added.
For more information on transfer options at ACTC, call the ACTC Advising Center, 606-326-2040.