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Chippewa Falls Senior High School tech ed teacher Daniel Hietpas, left, and Stanley-Boyd High School tech ed teacher Jerry Lingen check the settings on a lathe at the CVTC machine Tooling Technics lab in this Aug. 2016 photo.

MENOMONIE — The University of Wisconsin-Stout and Chippewa Valley Technical College have reached an agreement in which CVTC liberal arts students seeking to transfer to the university will be guaranteed admission.

“CVTC’s guaranteed admission agreement with UW-Stout ensures a seamless transition for our liberal arts students to complete a baccalaureate degree,” said Julie Furst-Bowe, CVTC vice president of instruction and former vice chancellor at UW-Stout. “CVTC students will be able to apply for guaranteed admission to UW-Stout as early as their first year.”

The agreement is designed for students who maintain continuous full-time enrollment in CVTC and complete their associate degree or general education core credits, then wish to attend UW-Stout to complete a bachelor’s degree in a particular program. Students who complete their associate degree at CVTC will have all of their general education requirements at UW-Stout met, except any specifically required for their UW-Stout degree program not taken as part of their CVTC program.

“UW-Stout has always had a great working relationship with CVTC and its students. This agreement solidifies the relationship even more as well as providing more contact between the students and a transfer counselor at UW-Stout,” said Linda Young, UW-Stout associate director of Admissions for transfer and articulation. “The plan is for more UW-Stout presence at CVTC for one-on-one meetings with students to answer any questions they may have.”

While the agreement guarantees admission to UW-Stout to CVTC students who meet grade and other requirements, the students must still meet any requirements for admission to their desired program.

CVTC students will be encouraged to apply for guaranteed admission to UW-Stout as early as possible so they may work with both institutions to stay on track during their college career.

“This dual enrollment will give students access to advising experts at both campuses, ensuring accurate and efficient degree completion,” Furst-Bowe said.

The guaranteed admission agreement is effective at the start of the fall 2017 semesters.

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Long past Time to recognize Tech School as a College.
35 yes ago very few Tech Courses were recognized by 'Colleges'


A marriage made in heaven, now our tech college system is actually a community college system directly in competition with the 2 year UW system colleges across the state. This should be the straw that broke the camel's back and take funding of all public higher education to the state level and the funding of the tech college system off the backs of local property taxpayers in these tech districts. Incidentally, CVTC has three four year universities in their district; River Falls, Stout, and Eau Claire. Are you telling me that these three universities can't offer a 2 year liberal arts degree? In a time when all you read is that companies can't get technical people to fill the jobs they have and students go directly into tech college for a 2 year Liberal Arts degree and it's one of CVTC's largest programs?

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