PINEVILLE, La. (KALB) - After community college students graduate with their associate degree, most are hoping to finish at a 4-year college.
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The Louisiana College and the Louisiana Community Technical College System have plans to make that process easier for more than 130,000 Louisiana students.
On Wednesday afternoon, the two signed off on an agreement that will allow LC to accept coursework between two and four-year institutions which will allow a seamless transfer process for students wanting to earn their bachelor's degree.
Dr. Rick Brewer, president of LC, said he’s excited about the agreement.
"We do a lot of things that those two-year schools do well, such as nurturing students, mentoring them, leading them on pathways for employment, and career opportunities,” Dr. Brewer explained. “Most importantly because we're about transforming lives, preparing graduates and transforming lives, and producing what we believe are 21st-century leaders."
Dr. Brewer also said LC is hoping to have about 1,500 students attending the college by 2020. Right now, they have about 1,300.