Transfer Agreements Position College as First Option for Those Seeking Advanced Degrees
Dozens of new transfer agreements signed over the past eight months – from Biotechnology to Nursing – provide another compelling reason for graduating high school students to start their higher education at Hudson Valley Community College.
“Hudson Valley has a track record of moving students successfully from graduation directly into junior status at four-year colleges and universities,” said college President Drew Matonak. “These new agreements, which cover programs from all four schools of the college, are an expansion of the many transfer opportunities we already offer current and prospective students. Hudson Valley is an affordable option and a smart choice for students on the path to a bachelor’s degree and beyond.”
School of Liberal Arts and Science
Students interested in completing a doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree now have another path through Hudson Valley. Thanks to a new agreement with the University at Buffalo’s School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, qualified students can start in Hudson Valley’s Biological Sciences associate degree program and complete the first two years of the six-year program.
The college already has transfer agreements in place with the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences as well as Saint John Fischer College’s Wegmans School of Pharmacy.
Additional recent agreements in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences:
- Hudson Valley A.S. in Fine Arts to B.F.A. in Fine Arts at Maine College of Art
- Hudson Valley A.S. in Biotechnology to B.S. in Biotechnology at SUNY Cobleskill
- Hudson Valley A.S. in Environmental Science to B.Tech in Environmental Management at SUNY Cobleskill
- Hudson Valley A.S. in Human Services to B.S. in Applied Psychology at SUNY Canton
- Hudson Valley A.S. in Engineering Science to a B.Tech in Industrial Technology Management in at SUNY Canton
- Hudson Valley A.S. in Engineering Science to B.Tech in Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology at SUNY Canton
School of Health Sciences
Last month, the college inked an agreement with Empire State College that will allow seamless transfer for qualified students from several of its programs to the Allied Health B.S. degree offered by the SUNY online college. Designated tracks in the agreement will allow students to focus on the career path they hope to follow – teaching, community health, management or business tracks, for example, can be followed by graduates from the college’s Dental Hygiene, EMT-Paramedic, Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Care or Polysomnography programs.
The Dental Hygiene program also recently signed agreements with Excelsior College, Farmingdale State College and Vermont Technical Institute for those who wish to continue their education. These agreements give Dental Hygiene graduates a variety of options since all three baccalaureate degrees are offered completely online, and the Farmingdale agreement allows students to begin taking bachelor’s degree courses during their final semester at Hudson Valley.
Additional recent agreements in the School of Health Sciences:
- Hudson Valley A.A.S. in Nursing to B.S. in Nursing at Siena College
- Hudson Valley A.A.S. in Nursing to B.S. in Nursing at Maria College
- Hudson Valley A.A.S. in Community Health Navigation to B.S. in Health Care Management at Maria College
- Hudson Valley A.A.S. in Community Health Navigation to B.S. in Community Health at SUNY Potsdam
School of Engineering and Industrial Technologies
Late last fall, the college signed two agreements that could benefit students in its Engineering and Industrial Technologies programs. An agreement with Vermont Technical Institute will allow seamless transfer for qualified students in Hudson Valley’s Civil Engineering Technology program to VTI’s B.S. in Architectural Engineering Technology degree. Also, qualified Construction Technology graduates from Hudson Valley can now transfer to SUNY Alfred State’s B.S. in Construction Management.
School of Business
State University of New York colleges at Canton and Cobleskill have both signed recent agreements that can benefit students in Hudson Valley’s School of Business. Qualified students in the Business Administration, Marketing and Accounting programs can now seamlessly transfer into baccalaureate programs in Business Administration at SUNY Cobleskill, and graduates from Hudson Valley’s Business Administration programs can transfer directly into SUNY Canton’s Business Administration and Healthcare Management degree programs.
Additionally, eligible graduates from the Digital Marketing and Business Administration programs will now be able to seamlessly transfer into bachelor’s degree programs in Business Administration, International Business and Digital Marketing at New England College of Business. The agreement with the Boston-based private online school was signed last summer.
For up-to-date information on the college’s transfer agreements, visit the Center for Careers and Transfer on the second floor of Siek Campus Center or call (518) 629-7326.
Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 85 associate degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of nearly 11,500 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 80,000 alumni.