Mid-Plains Community College recently expanded its offerings to include an Associate of Science Degree with a Pre-Animal Science emphasis.
The emphasis is enhanced by an agreement with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) that allows students enrolled in the A to B (Associate to Bachelors) Academic Transfer Program-Animal Science Track who successfully complete the requirements for an A.S. degree in the Agriculture program at MPCC to transfer all satisfactorily completed academic credits to CASNR and study in a degree program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree.
"The A to B Academic Transfer Program-Animal Science Track is a joint program between MPCC and CASNR," explained Dr. Jody Tomanek, Area Vice President of Instruction. "Students who enroll in the program at MPCC gain a basic knowledge of Agriculture in addition to specialized course work in CASNR."
"The College knows that there are many students in our service area who are interested in agricultural related fields and this is another way for those students to start with MPCC and finish at UNL," she added.
Currently, six agricultural classes that are being offered online at MPCC this fall are eligible to transfer to CASNR if they are successfully completed by a student who is enrolled in the program. An additional benefit of the program is that transfer students of MPCC will have the opportunity to compete for CASNR transfer student scholarships.
Tomanek noted that students who are interested in enrolling in the program would be able to do so when they register for Spring Term classes. MPCC's Spring 2014 registration opens Nov. 11 for current students and Nov. 18 for new students.
Those who are interested in finding out more about this program or any of MPCC's offerings should contact an advisor at (308) 535-3774 in North Platte or (308) 345-8102 in McCook, or visit www.mpcc.edu.