News & Media

Montgomery County Community College and Peirce College celebrate expanded partnership

3/4/2019

Montgomery County Community College and Peirce College celebrate expanded partnership

Montgomery County Community College and Peirce College recently celebrated their expanded partnership, which will allow MCCC students to transfer 60 to 102 credits to Peirce to continue their education. From left: Peirce College Provost & Vice President of Academic Advancement Dr. Rita Toliver-Roberts, Peirce President and CEO Dr. Mary Ellen Caro, MCCC/Peirce alumna Shania Bebee, MCCC President Dr. Kevin Pollock and MCCC Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Vicki Bastecki-Perez. Photo by David DeBalko.

February 28, 2019, Blue Bell/Pottstown, PA. - Montgomery County Community College and Peirce College are celebrating their recently expanded partnership that will provide MCCC graduates with a seamless pathway to their bachelor’s degrees at Peirce.

“Our partnership with Peirce College enables our students to be successful in the next step of their educational journey,” said MCCC President Dr. Kevin Pollock. “This agreement recognizes the quality and rigor of MCCC’s curricula—a testament to our talented faculty—and allows our graduates to smoothly transfer credits so they can continue their momentum and earn their next degree without interruption.”

The expanded agreement includes dual admissions, core-to-core and program-to-program articulations. Through a 3+1 pathway, MCCC graduates have the option to take additional courses at MCCC after earning their associate’s degrees. Peirce will accept 60 to 102 transfer credits, depending upon the program, which results in a significant cost savings for students.

“Our goal is to make it easier for Montgomery County Community College students to earn more credits at MCCC that apply directly to a bachelor’s degree at Peirce, which helps lower cost and reduce student debt,” said Dr. Mary Ellen Caro, president and CEO of Peirce College. “This is about creating more affordable pathways to a bachelor’s degree for MCCC students and graduates.”

Majors under the articulation agreement include Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Networking, Criminal Justice, Health Services Management, Information Technology, Medical Coding, Organizational Leadership and Public Health.

MCCC and Peirce share a similar commitment of supporting the educational success of learners at all stages of life. Both institutions offer flexible schedules with online and on-campus programs, which is helpful for non-traditional, adult learners who often are managing work, family and school responsibilities.

For MCCC and Peirce graduate, Shania Bebee, the transfer partnership and Peirce’s flexible scheduling options helped her to earn her bachelor’s degree while working full-time and raising her two children.

“Montco provided a great foundation for me,” said Bebee, who earned her associate’s degree in Management at MCCC. “Peirce helped me along the way by providing the support I needed to earn my bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management.”

While MCCC’s graduates have successfully transferred to four-year institutions across the country, formal partnerships, like the one with Peirce, streamlines the transfer process. MCCC has agreements with more than 34 transfer partners.

 

Learn more about MCCC’s and Peirce College’s expanded partnership agreement.

 

About Montgomery County Community College 

For more than 50 years, Montgomery County Community College has grown with the community to meet the evolving educational needs of Montgomery County. The College’s comprehensive curriculum includes more than 100 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as customized workforce training and certifications. Students enjoy the flexibility of learning at the College’s thriving campuses in Blue Bell and Pottstown, at the Culinary Arts Institute in Lansdale, and online through a robust Virtual Campus. 

As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, the institution is positioned at the vanguard of national efforts to increase completion, improve learning outcomes, and remove barriers to access for students. The College also is recognized regionally and nationally for its sustainability leadership, work with military veterans, community service and service learning opportunities, and use of classroom technology. For more information, visit  www.mc3.edu.  

 

About Peirce College

Established in 1865, Peirce College is Philadelphia’s leading senior private, nonprofit college for adults and a pioneer in online education and leveraging technology in higher education. Today, Peirce continues its tradition of serving the unique needs of working adults through career- focused online and on-campus programs that provide students with academic excellence, flexibility and personalized support.  Peirce offers associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree

programs taught by faculty who are leaders in their respective fields.  Learn more at www.peirce.edu.

For more information about Peirce College, call 888.467.3472, or visit www.peirce.edu. Visit Peirce’s blog, Peirce Connections, at blog.peirce.edu. Become a fan of Peirce College on Facebook. Follow @PeirceCollege on Twitter. View the Peirce College YouTube Channel.

###

Montgomery County Community College
Media Contact:
Diane VanDyke, Director of Strategic Communications

dvandyke@mc3.edu / 215-461-1143 (office) / 215-630-6251 (cell)

Peirce College
Media Contact:
Amanda Hill, Director, Marketing & Communications
amhill@peirce.edu
215-670-9476