University Center offers students info on transfer opportunities after JCC
Have you thought about your plans after JCC? To help students thinking about transfer to a four-year institution, the College has a “university center” located in McDivitt Hall with representatives of Eastern Michigan University, Siena Heights University and Spring Arbor University regularly available.
Eastern Michigan University has been offering classes in Jackson on the Jackson campus since the 1970s. The office is staffed by on-site personnel who can assist students in registering for classes, becoming admitted to the university, scheduling advising appointments and more. Programs offered on the Jackson campus include: master’s degree in curriculum and instruction, master’s degree in educational leadership, bachelor’s degree in nursing – Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing completion.
EMU’s main campus is located in Ypsilanti, but students may also take credit classes at its continuing education centers throughout the state, including JCC. EMU’s graduate programs are designed primarily for teachers returning to school, and many current registered nurses return for the R.N. to B.S.N. program. To learn more about Eastern’s offerings at JCC, contact Jaclyn Hassenzahl in EMU’s office, 517.787.7265, located on the first floor of McDivitt Hall just off the McDivitt Commons area, or visit online at www.ep.emich.edu.
Siena Heights University at JCC has been providing bachelor degree completion programs to adult students since 1998. Prospective students may stop by and find out more about Siena Heights’ offerings Monday through Friday. Students interested in transferring should stop by the Siena Heights office early in their studies at JCC to be sure they take the best classes for transfer.
“Students can complete their bachelor’s degree entirely on the JCC campus,” said SHU
Representative Lesley Weidner. “We’re here to answer questions and help keep students on track, to help them maximize their credits and take the right classes.”
Traditional and accelerated evening, weekend, and online classes are available. Students may be eligible to finish their degree completely online. Students can transfer up to 90 credit hours toward a 120-credit hour bachelor’s degree, representing a cost savings. Jackson area bachelor degrees include: accounting; applied science; business administration; criminal justice; and multidisciplinary studies.
Siena Heights’ main campus is located in Adrian, Mich, and enrolls about 1,200 students in associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. In addition, SHU has degree completion centers in eight cities across Michigan, as well as online. The Siena Heights office is located just off the McDivitt Commons area on the first floor. Stop in and see Lesley Weidner to learn more about SHU.
Spring Arbor University has an office in McDivitt Hall University Center where students can learn more about the transfer process from JCC to a four-year university.
SAU’s Professor of Education, Miriam Sailers, keeps regular office hours on Monday and Glenn Yamakwa, a representative from SAU’s School of Professional Studies program, is available on Wednesdays. Sailers advises students who may be interested in transfer to Spring Arbor to meet with an advisor right away to work out a plan for which classes they will take at JCC and how to make the transfer process smooth and efficient.
Students can transfer to Spring Arbor’s traditional programs, located on its main campus west of Jackson. Spring Arbor’s Adult Studies program, located in downtown Jackson and in various locations across the state, allows students to complete a bachelor’s degree in business, family life education, nursing, organizational development, and social work. JCC and SAU have an established partnership in teacher education which began in 2000 and has yielded numerous positive results.
A JCC teacher education or professional studies student can transfer up to 80 semester hours to SAU, representing a substantial savings in cost. General education courses and major/minor courses are continuously being aligned to provide equivalent course work. Students also benefit from joint programs between the two schools such as Education Forums, Epsilon Chi (Education Connection) Student Organization events which provide an integrated and “seamless” college experience over all four years. Call the SAU office, also located just off the McDivitt Commons, at 796.8534 or Sailers at 517.474.6674.
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