Posted at 2:10 p.m. Oct. 12, 2015

College takes lead on articulation agreements with UW

Laramie County Community College is leading the way in university articulations by signing more agreements with four-year colleges than any other community colleges in the state.

The college is working with the University of Wyoming, among other universities, to congeal programs that accelerate student success and academic completion to get them in the workforce faster.

The articulation agreement initiative is known by LCCC faculty as “True 2+2”; simply put, it is a pathway where students should expect to spend two years at the college and only two more years at a university to obtain their degree.

Thus far, the college has made 40 articulation agreements with universities.

This includes articulation agreements for 12 of UW’s 17 highest-demand transfer programs for Wyoming community colleges, according to a presentation LCCC President Dr. Joe Schaffer made at the college’s state of the college address on Aug. 25.

“I believe LCCC has signed articulation agreements in just about every one…and I think we've been first in the state to get those all signed," Schaffer said.

Most students want to complete their tenure at an institution at a pace that’s reasonable so they can enter the workforce as soon as possible while maintaining their newfound knowledge, which is also at the forefront of the college’s mission.

“I am so proud of LCCC,” Schaffer said. “Because we’re not only pushing other community colleges to do better, we’re pushing the university to do better as well.”

Signed transfer programs by Wyoming colleges:Out of 17 highest demand transfer programs for community colleges in the state, LCCC outweighed other schools. In some cases, LCCC was higher by a ratio of 4:1.

Casper College - 7

Central Wyoming College - 3

Eastern Wyoming College - 8

LCCC - 12

Northwest College - 5

Northern Wyoming Community College District - 2

Western Wyoming Community College - 5