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NSU and Texarkana College enter into articulation agreement

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Icess Fernandez





Northwestern State University and Texarkana College have entered into an agreement to create a seamless transition into fast-growing programs.

The schools created an articulation agreement for the Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counseling and Addiction Studies degree.

Which students will be involved?

Texarkana College students who earn an associate degree can transfer to NSU to continue their students.

“The agreement in addiction studies will allow Texarkana College associate degree students a seamless transfer to the bachelor’s degree track at Northwestern State,” said Joseph D. Biscoe, coordinator for the Addiction Studies degree program and an associate professor of Psychology and Addiction Studies at Northwestern State.

Graduates of the program will be able to take the test to become a certified substance abuse counselor in Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas.

Has NSU done this before?

NSU has several agreements with Bossier Parish Community College. They also have agreements with Sowela Technical Community College in Lake Charles and South Louisiana Community College in Lafayette. This is the fourth articulation agreement Northwestern State has signed with a two-year college.

This particular agreement will allow students from Texarkana to take NSU classes in person or online. Weekend, evenings, weekly and video classes are also available to them.

“The students can plan a course of study while at the community college without fear of losing credits when transferring to Northwestern State,” said Vernon Wilder, division chair of Social Sciences at Texarkana College.


Written by demon53

October 20, 2011 at 3:27 pm

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