BLUEFIELD, WV (LOOTPRESS) — Students at the Wyoming County Career and Technical Center (WCCTC) can now earn 14 college credits while taking center-specific courses and then seamlessly transition into Bluefield State College’s criminal justice program.
Through a recently approved articulation agreement including BSC, Wyoming County Board of Education, and Wyoming County Technical and Vocational Center, qualified Wyoming County CTC students who have completed the law group, Public Safety, Corrections, and Center Security can transfer a semester’s worth of college credit into Bluefield State’s criminal justice degree program.
In a recent ceremony at the Pineville Center, Ms. Stacey Lusk (Principal/Wyoming County Technical and Vocational Center) and Mike Johnson (Law and Public Safety Instructor/Wyoming County Technical and Vocational Center) were joined by Dr. Ted Lewis (Bluefield State College Provost) and James Quesenberry (BSC Visiting Instructor/Criminal Justice) in formalizing the agreement. The Articulated Program is open to Wyoming County CTC students who have completed the required coursework and maintained a 2.5 grade point average or achieved a composite ACT score of 18 or higher.
“The Wyoming County Career and Technical Center is thrilled to partner with Bluefield State and offer this option to our law and public safety students,” noted Ms. Lusk. “We believe this is an incredible opportunity to move our students in the right direction in their pursuit of a criminal justice degree. We are also excited to see how our partnership with Bluefield State can grow for future projects and other programs.
Dr Lewis and James Quesenberry then described Bluefield State’s role in the deal.
“Bluefield State College is committed to increasing the number of highly qualified students in the fields of law enforcement and corrections,” Dr. Lewis added. “The agreement creates a pipeline for students aspiring to enter this field, preparing them to meet the growing need for qualified criminal justice graduates.
“Students can now transition smoothly from Wyoming County Career and Technical Center to Bluefield State College,” explained James Quesenberry. “It establishes a systematic process for students to pursue their higher education at BSC, beyond the certificates they have earned from WCCTC.”